2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Nissan Frontier

In the pickup truck world, there are two designations that dominate: light-duty and heavy-duty. Heavy-duty trucks are generally reserved for the blue-collar workforce, offering grit and strength to consumers. Light-duty trucks, such as the 2017 Honda Ridgeline and 2017 Nissan Frontier, operate like SUVs and crossovers; they bring punch and adrenaline to a package that is also functional, stylish and efficient. The Ridgeline and Frontier are two of the top performers in the light-duty truck market, but how well do they match up with each other?

Our team at Planet Honda wants to give you an informative and comprehensive car buying experience, so we've done some research on the Ridgeline and Frontier models. Let's jump in and see what these two vehicles can do for you and your family! 

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2017 Ridgeline vs 2017 Frontier
3.5-liter V6 Base Engine 2.5-liter Inline 4
280 / 262 Horsepower / Torque 152 / 171
Up to 5,000 / 1,588 lbs Towing / Payload Capacity 3,500 / 936 lbs
4,242 lbs Curb weight 3,708 lbs

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It's clear that for the top performance from the light-duty truck class, both the 2017 Honda Ridgeline and 2017 Nissan Frontier are viable options to you as a consumer. However, there are definite aspects in which the Ridgeline holds an upper hand. Its base 3.5-liter V6 produces a horsepower and torque output rivaling much larger SUVs in the Honda model line, far exceeding that of the Frontier. Stepping inside, both your work and play are accented by classy styling that sweeps through the Ridgeline's interior, as well as serious tech innovation that caters to your need for both connectivity and safety. Some of the many tech features that the Ridgeline brings to the table includes:

  • Available 540-watt Premium Audio System
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • HondaLink® Blind Spot Visibility
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Many more!

If you're interested in seeing what else the 2017 Ridgeline brings to the table, feel free to contact our sales team here at Planet Honda. We'll get you behind the wheel for a test drive and help you work out a financing deal if you're convinced that the Ridgeline is the right light-duty truck for you. Stop in and see our sales team today!

2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior features and performance
2017 Honda Ridgeline interior features and technology
2017 Honda Ridgeline cargo volume
2017 Honda Ridgeline towing and payload capacity

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