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2019 Honda Ridgeline 2019 Nissan Frontier Versus

2019 Honda Ridgeline

vs.

2019 Nissan Frontier

3.5-liter V6

Engine

2.5-liter 4-Cylinder
19 city / 26 hwy*

Fuel Economy

19 city / 23 hwy
280 HP

Horsepower

152 HP

PRICE RANGE

$29,990  to  $43,420**
$18,990  to  $33,430

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Differences Between 2019 Honda Ridgeline & 2019 Nissan Frontier

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One of the most interesting classes in the automotive industry is the one that involves midsize pickup trucks the likes of the Honda Ridgeline. Just a few years off of its unique makeover, Honda continues to wow car enthusiasts, especially in this popular class. For the new model year, a review between the 2019 Honda Ridgeline vs 2019 Nissan Frontier will serve proof how the Ridgeline edges out the latter.

Performance

The Ridgeline’s 3.5 SOHC V6 engine produces a horsepower of 280 and a torque of 262 lbs ft. The Frontier meanwhile produces 128 less horsepower - only at 152 - and a torque of 171 lbs ft.

Honda’s new year model comes with an automatic transmission that offers drivers more comfort when it comes to city driving. Meanwhile, you’ll add to have more for the Frontier if you want this feature. For the Ridgeline, a six-speed automatic is standard for lower engine speed on the highway and improved acceleration. For the Frontier, a five-speed automatic is standard.


Suspension and Handling

For the best handling and ride, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline has front and rear suspensions that are fully independent. This allows the wheels to follow the road using the best angle to grip the pavement, which in turn won’t compromise the comfort of the ride. The Nissan Frontier has a non-independent read suspension and a solid rear axle. For a better ride, control, and handling, the Ridgeline uses coil springs for its front and rear suspension. The Frontier uses leaf springs in the rear. With coil springs, there is more compression and suspension for less bottoming out and a smoother ride.

It also has front and rear stabilizer bars, helping the Ridgeline controlled and flat when it comes to cornering. The Frontier’s suspension, meanwhile, doesn’t have a stabilizer bar on the rear. The Ridgeline’s average track is 4.4 inches wider in the front and 4.4 inches wider in the rear than that of the Frontier, allowing better stability and handling.


Safety

The Ridgeline is integrated with a safety cell construction with a 3D ultra-strength frame surrounding its passenger compartment for better protection.it gives additional protection from impact and a strong mounting location for side impact beams and door hardware. The Frontier lacks these features with its body-on-frame design, sans frame members atop the vehicle’s floor. Both cars have rearview cameras, electronic stability systems, traction control, four-wheel antilock brakes, plastic fuel tanks, height adjustable front shoulder belts, front seatbelt pretensioners, side-impact head airbags, front side-impact airbags, and passenger frontal airbags. All these features are standard.


Both the 2019 Honda Ridgeline and the 2019 Nissan Frontier are top selling midsize pickup trucks, but the Ridgeline edges out the Frontier in so many aspects. It’s clear that the Ridgeline has more innovative features and delivers better performance than the Nissan. Honda’s pickup truck is no doubt a smarter investment and a better option between this game. Visit our showroom today to test drive this awesome car and our team will assist you in structuring a finance offer for you to finally have your own Ridgeline.

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.