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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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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








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2017 Ridgeline Interior

Standard Push Button Start

Honda Ridgeline with Apple CarPlay™

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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.