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2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Nissan Frontier near Sterling, VA

2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Nissan Frontier near Sterling, VA

Honda Ridgeline In-Bed Trunk

Not all midsize pickup trucks are created equal. While you expect it to be tough and ready to tackle the day, you always want it to go above and beyond in terms of features. If you are unsure which truck option can effortlessly do both, let us at Honda of Chantilly help! We have compared the 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs the 2017 Nissan Frontier near Sterling, VA, so you can be sure the Ridgeline is right for you.

The differences between the 2017 Honda Ridgeline and the 2017 Nissan Frontier are abundant, and they start under the hood. For instance, the Ridgeline comes standard with a fully-loaded 3.5L V6 engine that produces an impressive 280 horsepower. On the other hand, the Frontier is standard with a much less impressive 2.5L 4-cylinder, which only has a measly 152 horsepower. When you pay more for a higher trim level, the Frontier also comes equipped with a V6 engine, but even then, it still falls short with only 261 horsepower.

These discrepancies also come into play when comparing capabilities of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs the 2017 Nissan Frontier near Sterling, VA. When it comes to the standard towing capacity, the Ridgeline runs circles around the Frontier, thanks to its standard V6 engine providing drivers with a whopping 5,000-lb. towing capacity1. Since the Frontier only has a 4-cylinder within the base trim, you’re stuck with a 3,760-lb. towing capacity2 as standard. The same can be said for how much you can expect from your truck bed. In the Ridgeline, you’ll have a maximum 1,465-lb. payload capacity3, plus eight heavy duty tie-down cleats as standard. In the Frontier, you won’t be able to bring as much with you, as it only has a maximum 1,350-lb. payload capacity4, while the Utili-track® Channel System4 only has four tie-down cleats, and is only offered in top trims.

The 2017 Ridgeline also has more exciting features than you’ll find when driving the 2017 Frontier. It sits on stunning, and standard, 18-inch wheels, with fog lights on all trims except the base trim, which provide you with clear visibility no matter the weather. To compare, the Frontier only has 15-inch standard wheels, and fog lights are only available in the top trim. What are sure to astound are the many features found within the truck bed of the Ridgeline. The dual-action tailgate can open from the side, revealing the In-Bed Trunk with 7.3 cubic ft. of storage space3. There’s also the industry-first Truck Bed Audio System, which makes tailgating a Virginia Cavaliers football game even more fun. None of these innovative features are found within the Frontier.

The same can be said for state-of-the-art features on the inside. Kick on your engine with push button start and keep your valuables secure with the locking glove compartment. Both of these features are standard in the Honda Ridgeline and not found on any trim of the Nissan Frontier. In terms of tech, the Ridgeline comes standard with Bluetooth® streaming audio5, which is considered an optional feature on the base level of the Frontier, meaning you’ll have to pay extra for it. And, only the Ridgeline gives you seamless smartphone integration with available Apple CarPlay™6 and Android Auto™7.

For a midsize pickup truck that simply gives you more, the Honda Ridgeline is the clear winner of our head-to-head between the 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs the 2017 Nissan Frontier near Sterling, VA. To take one for a test drive, visit us here at Honda of Chantilly, open seven days a week. 

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  • Features
  • Specs



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



Warnings and reminders low battery, low fuel level, maintenance due, tire fill alert
Instrument cluster screen size 4.2 in.
Trip computer
Gauge tachometer
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Multi-function display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Oil monitor
Trip odometer 2

Audio System

Radio voice operated, touch screen display, AM/FM, HD radio
Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Internet radio app Pandora
Watts 540
Rear audio pickup bed
Antenna type diversity, mast
Subwoofer 1
Total speakers 7
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM

In Car Entertainment

Infotainment HondaLink, Apple CarPlay ready, Android Auto ready
Connected in-car apps Google POIs, Google search
Infotainment screen size 8 in.


Electronic messaging assistance with read function
Satellite communications voice guided directions
Wireless data link Bluetooth
Phone voice operated
Navigation system touch screen display, voice operated
Real time traffic



Moonroof / Sunroof tilt/slide, one-touch open/close, anti-trapping, power glass, sliding sunshade


Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights
Taillights LED
Headlights auto high beam dimmer, LED, auto on/off

Exterior Features

Pickup bed light LED
Front bumper color body-color
Mirror color body-color
Door handle color body-color
Tailgate dual-action
Window trim black
Rear bumper color black
Grille color black chrome

Tires and Rims

Spare tire size temporary
Tire type all season
Wheels painted alloy
Spare tire mount location inside
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System


Pickup sliding rear window power horizontal
Window defogger rear
Front wipers variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse
Rear privacy glass
Laminated glass acoustic



Camera system rear multi-view
Rearview monitor in dash
Cross traffic alert rear
Autonomous braking
Pre-collision warning system audible warning, visual warning
Lane keeping assist
Automatic emergency braking front
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Impact absorbing bumpers
Parking sensors rear, front
Blind spot safety sensor/alert
Lane deviation sensors
Crumple zones front, rear


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


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


Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding
Side mirrors heated



Drive mode selector
Axle ratio 4.25
4WD type on demand


Rear stabilizer bar diameter 27 mm
Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type multi-link
Rear spring type coil
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms
Rear shock type gas
Front shock type gas
Rear struts
Front stabilizer bar diameter 25 mm


Rear brake type disc
Rear brake diameter 13.0
Front brake diameter 12.6
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes


Cylinder deactivation
Alternator 150 amps

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control

Towing and Hauling

Auxiliary transmission fluid cooler
Trailer hitch Class III
Trailer wiring 7-pin


Comfort Features

Armrests dual front
Floor mat material carpet
Heated steering wheel
Steering wheel trim leather
Floor mats rear, front
Floor material carpet

Convenience Features

Ambient lighting color
Cupholders front, illuminated, rear
Memorized settings 2 driver, driver seat, side mirrors
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
Adaptive cruise control
Center console front console with storage
Power outlet(s) 115V cargo area, 12V front and rear
One-touch windows 2
Reading lights front
Power steering
Retained accessory power
Power windows lockout button
Courtesy lights door
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone, multi-function, navigation
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Assist handle rear, front
Remote engine start
Rearview mirror auto-dimming
Conversation mirror
Universal remote transmitter Homelink - garage door opener
Storage front seatback, in bed, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, under rear seats, sunglasses holder, door pockets
Multi-function remote proximity entry system
Capless fuel filler system

Air Conditioning

Rear air conditioning automatic climate control, independently controlled
Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear air conditioning zones single
Humidity/dewpoint sensors
Air filtration



Upholstery accents contrast stitching, perforated
Driver seat power adjustments height, 10, lumbar, reclining
Passenger seat heated
Driver seat heated
Rear headrests 3
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Passenger seat power adjustments 4, reclining
Front seat type bucket
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench
Upholstery leather-trimmed
Rear seat folding folds up


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


Turns lock-to-lock 3.0
Steering ratio 15.6



Drive Type

Drive Type AWD


Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 39.5 in
Head Room (rear) 38.8 in
Hip Room (front) 59.1 in
Hip Room (rear) 56.6 in
Shoulder Room (front) 62 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 61.5 in
Leg Room (front) 40.9 in
Leg Room (rear) 36.7 in
Seating Rows 2

Truck Specifications

Bed Length 64 in
Max Payload 1499 lbs

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 210 in
Width 78.6 in
Width (without mirrors) 78.6 in
Height 70.8 in
Wheelbase 125.2 in
Ground Clearance 7.9 in
Angle of Approach 20.1 degrees
Angle of Departure 22.1 degrees
Track Width (front) 66.1 in
Track Width (rear) 66 in
Break-over Angle 19.6 degrees

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 6019 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 6001-7000 lbs
Curb Weight 4515 lbs
Gross Combined Weight Rating 9986 lbs
Base Towing Capacity 5000 lbs
Max Towing Capacity 5000 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 7.3 cu ft
Passenger Volume 108.9 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Turning Circle 44.4 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 19.5 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type 245/60R18 105H
Front Wheel Diameter 18.0 x 8.0 in
Rear Tire Type 245/60R18 105H
Rear Wheel Diameter 18.0 x 8.0 in

Vehicle shown above is 2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E.

2017 Ridgeline Interior

Standard Push Button Start

Honda Ridgeline with Apple CarPlay™

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There are currently no 2017 Honda Ridgeline AWD Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab 5.3 ft. SB for Sale in inventory


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NHTSA Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

1 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.

2 Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Maximum towing of 6,710 lbs for Frontier SV V6 King Cab® 4x2 and Frontier Desert Runner King Cab. 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.

3 Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines.

4 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo. Heavy loading of the vehicle with cargo, especially on the roof, will affect the handling and stability of the vehicle.

5 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.

6 Apple CarPlay™ is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Depending on use, Apple CarPlay™ can share user and vehicle information (e.g. vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone®. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay®. Use of CarPlay® is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay® terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay® vehicle integration is provided ”as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay® operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay® software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolescence of vehicle-integration hardware or software. See Honda dealer for details. Only use CarPlay® when conditions allow you to do so safely.

7 Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.