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2017 Nissan Frontier

2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline near Aurora, IL

2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline near Aurora, IL

Left photo: Vehicle shown is the 2017 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X® King Cab® in Lava Red.

Interior of the Nissan Frontier

A full-size pickup that can not only haul a substantial load, but also one that boasts state-of-the-art technology and supreme safety capabilities is available here at Thomas Nissan of Joliet, your local Nissan dealer. However, we understand the amount of options that are currently in the truck market, and we decided to lend you a hand in your research by creating a comparison between the 2017 Nissan Frontier and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline to see which one comes out on top!

The first order of business is performance. While both models offer spectacular engine ratings, the Nissan Frontier takes it up a notch with its maximum 6,450-lb. towing capacity1, allowing you to bring along a myriad of items with the utmost ease. If you’re in the Honda Ridgeline, you may feel limited as to what you can haul, since it features a mere maximum 5,000-lb. towing capability2. Furthermore, the Frontier even integrates two systems, Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist, both of which are sure to come in handy when pavement turns to terrain. With these intact, you’ll be able to take on any decline or incline with utter grace. Unfortunately, the 2017 Ridgeline only offers Hill Start Assist as standard; Hill Descent Control isn’t available at all.

Next up, we’ll discuss technology. Although the Frontier and the Ridgeline equip comparable features, the Nissan Frontier has the upper hand in several areas. As a standard offering, the Frontier comes integrated with Siri® Eyes Free3, a system that lets you easily connect with your iPhone®. The Honda Ridgeline doesn’t provide this feature at all, and it only implements smartphone integration in top trims. On top of this, the Nissan Frontier also features a hands-free text messaging assistant4 as standard, allowing you to interact with your texts seamlessly and, more importantly, safely. Once again, the Ridgeline fails to offer such a feature until you reach higher models. As a bonus, the Frontier boasts an available, maximum 10-speaker Rockford Fosgate®5 audio system, while the 2017 Ridgeline offers an optional 8-speaker audio system, which is the best it can do.

When it comes to safety, the Nissan Frontier equips a couple more features than what the Ridgeline has to offer. The 2017 Frontier comes standard with front-seat active head restraints, which help eliminate rearward displacement of your head in the event of an impact. Also furnished in this pickup truck is an energy-absorbing steering column. This assists in lessening injuries in a collision by collapsing to reduce trauma to the driver’s head, neck, and breastbone. Those in the Honda Ridgeline won’t have the same peace of mind while on the road, as it doesn’t implement either of these capabilities in any of its models.

We at Thomas Nissan of Joliet think that the Frontier is the superior truck in this comparison between the 2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline near Aurora, IL. Visit us today to see it in action! You can find us at 1427 North Larkin Avenue in Joliet, IL.


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Features

Features

  • Technology
  • Comfort
  • Mechanical
  • Exterior
  • Safety
  • Interior

Technology

Audio System

Radio voice operated
Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth
Internet radio app Pandora
Internet radio app iHeartRadio
Antenna type diversity
Antenna type mast
In-Dash CD single disc
In-Dash CD MP3 Playback
Total speakers 6
Radio AM/FM
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input jack
Auxiliary audio input USB
Auxiliary audio input iPod/iPhone
Satellite radio SiriusXM

Telematics

Electronic messaging assistance with read function
Electronic messaging assistance voice operated
Wireless data link Bluetooth
Phone hands free

In Car Entertainment

Infotainment NissanConnect

Instrumentation

Clock
Gauge tachometer
Digital odometer
Warnings and reminders low oil level
Warnings and reminders low fuel level
Trip odometer 2
Warnings and reminders tire fill alert

Comfort

Mechanical

Exterior

Safety

Interior

Specs

Warranty

Dealership Information


Green Score

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
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Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
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6
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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1
3
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( LEV-II ULEV ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
6
1
6
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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1
3
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

Additional Vehicle Information

Crash-Test Ratings

2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC 4WD

Overall
Front Crash Overall
Front Crash Driver
Front Crash Passenger
Side Crash Overall
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Side Barrier Passenger
Side Pole Driver
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Rollover

Awards

Award
10 Trucks That Last the Longest (2017 Model)
- Autobytel

Award
Best Cars for Off-Roaders (2017 Model)
- Cars.com

Award
Best Environmental Performance Brand (2017 Model)
- Automotive Science Group

Award
Initial Quality: Highest Ranked in Midsize Pickup Segment (2017 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

Available Incentives

LEASE OFFER - $299 per month for 36 months

Lease a 2017 Frontier SV 4x4 AT with Floor Mats for $299 per month for 36 months with $2999 due at signing Plus $700 Package Savings.
Excludes taxes, title, and license. $2,999 initial payment required at consummation. (Includes $2,700 consumer down payment, $299 first month payment.) (Offer valid only when financed through Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation.) Subject to residency restrictions. 2017 Frontier SV 4x4 AT with Floor Mats lease model 32217 subject to availability to well-qualified lessees through Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation. $29,855 MSRP incl. destination charge. Net capitalized cost of $26,921 includes a $595 non-refundable acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may affect actual price set by dealer. Monthly payments total $10,764. At lease end, purchase for $20,301, plus purchase option fee up to $300 (except KS & WI), plus tax, or pay excess wear & use plus $0.15 per mile for mileage over 12,000 miles per year. Lessee is responsible for maintenance and repairs. Disposition fee due at termination of lease term. No security deposit required. Must take delivery from new dealer stock. See participating dealer for details. Offer ends 09/05/2017. $700 SV CC Value Truck Package Savings based on MSRP of individual options if purchased separately. Dealer sets actual price, see dealer for details. Subject to residency restrictions.
- * On Approved Credit - Expires:09-05-2017
OR

NMAC Special APR Tier 1-2

- * On Approved Credit - Expires:09-05-2017

* While we check with car manufacturers and other sources to confirm the accuracy and completeness of the data contained in this chart, we make no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the data in this report. Although we make every attempt to keep this chart up to date, all incentive information is subject to change without notice.

Testimonials

Excellent experience!

March 27, 2016

he experience my fiance and I had at Thomas Nissan was hands down, by far the best dealer experience we've ever had. Matt Richards did a great job helping us with our purchase. He was very professional, courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. Colin in finance, went above and beyond to help get my fiance and I financed. I will definitely choose Thomas Nissan the next time I am in the market for a vehicle.

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1. When towing at or near Maximum Trailer Weight, the allowable vehicle cargo and/or number of passengers is reduced because it is necessary to stay below the Gross Combined Weight Rating and the Gross Axle Weight Rating. If the vehicle has cargo and passengers, the allowable Maximum Trailer Weight is reduced. Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Nissan towing guide and owner’s manual for additional information.

2. 5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity for AWD models; 3,500 lbs. for 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details.

3. Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. Only use feature when safe to do so. Compatible smartphone required. Availability of specific feature is dependent upon the phone’s Bluetooth® support. Please refer to your phone Owner's Manual for details. Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nissan is under license. See NissanUSA.com/bluetooth for details. Text rates and/or data usage may apply. Certain services, including Siri®, are provided by independent companies not within Nissan's control. Should service provider terminate/restrict service, service may be suspended or terminated without notice or liability to Nissan and/or its agents. Nissan not responsible for any equipment replacement or upgrades, or associated costs, that may be required for continued operation due to service changes. Siri® Eyes Free is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.

4. Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. If you have to use the feature while driving, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.

5. Rockford Fosgate® is a registered trademark of Rockford Corporation