The 2016 Nissan Frontier is a pickup truck that offers a list of standard features and equipment that gives drivers more comfort, convenience, and technology. But how does it compare to another vehicle on the road: the 2017 Honda Ridgeline? Let’s take a look at the entry-level models of both vehicles and see which one offers drivers more.
A Look at Features
The 2016 Nissan Frontier and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline are both five-passenger pickup trucks. The entry-level models of both vehicles have mainstays in their list of standard equipment that include keyless entry, voice-activated controls, rearview camera, MP3 player, and alloy wheels. But the Ridgeline takes the lead by offering more features that are not available on the Frontier such as:
- Telescopic steering column
- Rear window defroster
- Stereo anti-theft
- Locking bed trunk storage
- Armrest storage
- Brake assist
- And more!
Other standard features on the Ridgeline, including floor mats and a trailer hitch, are only available on the Frontier as options, which means they’ll cost extra.
The Ridgeline Comes Ready to Tow
The Honda Ridgeline is also fully equipped and ready to tow with standard features such as the trailer hitch mentioned above, towing stability, and towing pre-wiring. For the Frontier, you’ll have to explore higher trim levels and equipment additions to get it ready to tow.
Price and Fuel Economy
You might be thinking that because the Frontier comes less equipped than the Ridgeline that it must be cheaper. But the Ridgeline 2WD RT is priced at just $29,475 MSRP* compared to the Frontier’s $35,005.
The Ridgeline also has a better, more efficient fuel economy, which translates to even more savings down the road with fewer visits to the pump. The Ridgeline 2WD models achieve an EPA-estimated 19 city/26 highway mpg.** Compare that to the Frontier, which earns just 15 city/21 highway mpg.
Test Drive the Ridgeline Today
The Ridgeline comes out on top over the Frontier in terms of offering more standard features and equipment and better fuel economy, all at a lower price tag. To find out more about everything the Ridgeline has to offer, visit any Hampton Roads Honda Dealer today and take one for a test drive.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.
**Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.