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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.


Contact Information


Sales Hours

(815) 741-5353
  • Features
  • Specs

Features

Features

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

Technology

Audio System

Radio voice operated, AM/FM
Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Internet radio app Pandora, iHeartRadio
Antenna type diversity, mast
In-Dash CD single disc, MP3 Playback
Total speakers 4
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM

Telematics

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

In Car Entertainment

Connected in-car apps Facebook
Infotainment NissanConnect

Instrumentation

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

Comfort

Comfort Features

Shift knob trim urethane
Interior accents metallic-tone
Floor material carpet
Steering wheel trim urethane

Convenience Features

Cupholders front, rear
Steering wheel tilt
One-touch windows 1
Reading lights front
Power steering variable/speed-proportional
Cruise control
Retained accessory power
Multi-function remote keyless entry, panic alarm
Power windows lockout button
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone, voice control
Rearview mirror manual day/night
Vanity mirrors dual
Power outlet(s) three 12V
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Storage front seatback, under rear seats, sunglasses holder, door pockets
Assist handle front

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning zones single
Front air conditioning

Interior

Seats

Driver seat manual adjustments height, 8, lumbar, reclining
Rear headrests 2, adjustable
Passenger seat manual adjustments 4, reclining
Rear seat folding split, folds up
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Front seat type bucket
Upholstery cloth
Rear seat type jumpseats

Seatbelts

Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt force limiters front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point
Emergency locking retractors front

Steering

Steering ratio 20.4
Turns lock-to-lock 3.6

Exterior

Tires and Rims

Spare tire size full-size non-matching
Wheels alloy
Tire type all terrain
Spare tire mount location underbody
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Windows

Pickup sliding rear window manual
Front wipers variable intermittent
Rear privacy glass
Power windows remotely operated

Lights

Front fog lights
Taillights rear center
Headlights auto delay off, halogen

Exterior Features

Door handle color black
Mirror color black
Pickup bed light
Front bumper color body-color
Grille color chrome
Tailgate removable
Rear spoiler tail-gate
Rear bumper color body-color
Rear spoiler color black
Window trim black

Doors

Side door type dual rear-hinged access

Safety

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear
Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor

Safety

Active head restraints dual front
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Crumple zones front

Security

Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer
2-stage unlocking doors

Mirrors

Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding

Mechanical

Brakes

Rear brake type ventilated disc
Front brake width 1.1
Rear brake diameter 11.3
Rear brake width 0.71
Front brake diameter 11.7
Front brake type ventilated disc
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes

Suspension

Front suspension classification independent
Front suspension type double wishbone
Rear suspension classification solid live axle
Rear spring type leaf
Front spring type coil
Tuned suspension off-road
Rear suspension type multi-leaf
Rear shock type gas
Front shock type gas
Front stabilizer bar diameter 34 mm
Front struts

Drivetrain

Axle ratio 2.94

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control

Engine

Alternator 130 amps
Spark plugs iridium tipped
Battery saver

Towing and Hauling

Cargo tie downs

Specs

Specs

Drive Type

Drive Type 4X2

Seating

Standard Seating 4
Max Seating 4
Head Room (front) 39.7 in
Head Room (rear) 38.3 in
Hip Room (front) 55.8 in
Hip Room (rear) 55 in
Shoulder Room (front) 58.3 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 54.9 in
Leg Room (front) 42.4 in
Leg Room (rear) 25.4 in
Seating Rows 2

Truck Specifications

Bed Length 73.3 in
Max Payload 1435 lbs

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 205.5 in
Width 72.8 in
Width (without mirrors) 72.8 in
Height 69.7 in
Wheelbase 125.9 in
Ground Clearance 8.6 in
Angle of Approach 31.5 degrees
Angle of Departure 22.6 degrees
Track Width (front) 61.8 in
Track Width (rear) 61.8 in
Break-over Angle 19.5 degrees

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 5690 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 5001-6000 lbs
Curb Weight 4165 lbs
Gross Combined Weight Rating 11230 lbs
Base Towing Capacity 6500 lbs
Max Towing Capacity 6500 lbs

Performance Specifications

Turning Circle 43.6 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 21.1 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type P265/75R16
Front Wheel Diameter 16.0 x 7.0 in
Rear Tire Type P265/75R16
Rear Wheel Diameter 16.0 x 7.0 in

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume 87.7 cu ft

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.
)

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.
4
1
4
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.
4
1
4
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 King Cab PU/EC RWD

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

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

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

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Testimonials

Excellent experience!

Nicholas George
3-27-2016
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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.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2017 Nissan Frontier 4x2 Desert Runner 4dr King Cab 6.1 ft. SB 5A for Sale in inventory

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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