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2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline near Romeoville, IL

For a midsize pickup that you can depend and count on, you can’t go wrong with the Nissan Frontier. Capable, rugged, and strong, this is one truck that truly has it all. To see how it stacks up against the competition, we at Thomas Nissan of Joliet created a comparison between the 2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline.

Having the capability to haul is a huge factor to consider when looking for a new truck, and thanks to this head-to-head battle, we see that the Frontier takes the cake in this category. When equipped with the V6 powertrain, the Nissan Frontier is able to support a maximum 6,710-lb. towing capacity1. The Honda Ridgeline severely lacks in this area, as it only hosts a maximum 5,000-lb. towing capability2. Along with this, the Frontier also boasts an available front tow hook on 4x4 models. If you’re in the Honda Fit, you won’t have access to this feature in any trim levels.

When the going gets tough, the Frontier is there for you. This truck is well-equipped to handle a variety of circumstances, especially when your rides turn into adventures. Although both pickups boast Hill Start Assist, only the Nissan Frontier also offers Hill Descent Control, which ensures seamless declines in rough conditions. Whether you’re embarking uphill or downhill, the Frontier is the perfect companion to have in such instances. Furthermore, the 2017 Frontier also features available Bilstein®3 Off-road Performance Shocks, which provide you with responsive handling and exceptional driving dynamics. Once again, the Ridgeline doesn’t offer this feature at all.

In terms of exterior amenities, the Frontier effortlessly maintains its lead in this comparison of midsize pickup trucks. Up top, this vehicle offers roof rails4 with available crossbars, allowing you to bring along more items. If you're in the Honda Ridgeline, you won’t have access to roof rails4 in any model. And, for extra protection in less-than-ideal conditions, the Frontier has you covered with available skid plates. With these shielding your oil pan, fuel tank, and 4x4 transfer case, you can venture to the great outdoors knowing that vital aspects of your truck are protected. You won’t find these in any trim of the Honda Ridgeline.

When it comes to our comparison between the 2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline near Romeoville, IL, you simply can’t go wrong with the Frontier. With its exceptional power and off-road finesse, this is one midsize truck that you won't be disappointed with. See it at Thomas Nissan of Joliet today!


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2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline near Romeoville, IL

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*Vehicle shown above (top photo) is the 2017 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X King Cab® in Lava Red.

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10 Trucks That Last the Longest (2017 Model)
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Initial Quality: Highest Ranked in Midsize Pickup Segment (2017 Model)
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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. Bilstein® is a registered trademark of ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH.