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2018 Honda Ridgeline vs 2018 Nissan Frontier

2018 Honda Ridgeline in Maroon vs 2018 Nissan Frontier in Red

The Honda Ridgeline has evolved over time to become an ultra-modern, premium vehicle outfitted with the latest technologies and amenities. Sleek, yet rugged, the pickup truck is ideal for a night on the town or a day of hard work. See how it compares to another popular truck with the following 2018 Honda Ridgeline vs 2018 Nissan Frontier comparison. 

The Honda Ridgeline's higher starting price indicates that it has more standard features to enjoy, such as its dual-action tailgate and In-Bed Trunk®. Both pickup trucks sport V6 engines and, although the Ridgeline's engine is smaller, the Ridgeline delivers the most horsepower. The Nissan Frontier, however, generates more torque and boasts a higher towing capacity. Which truck best fits your needs?

2018 Honda Ridgeline

Trim: RT


2018 Nissan Frontier

Trim: Crew Cab S


Starting MSRP


3.5L SOHC i-VTEC® 24-valve V6  &

6-speed automatic

Powertrain Specs

4.0L 24-valve V6

6-speed manual

280 horsepower & 

262 lb-ft torque

Engine Output

261 horsepower &

281 lb-ft of torque

5,000 lbs. (AWD) – 3,500 lbs. (2WD)**

Towing Capacity

Up to 6,630 lbs.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**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.

Honda Ridgeline Cabin Features

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline offers a refined, upscale cabin filled with comfort and convenience amenities and technology systems to enhance the experience behind the wheel or on the job. 

Check out some of the Ridgeline’s standard and available cabin features below:

  • Push-Button Start
  • 8" Audio Touch-Screen Display
  • Ambient LED Lighting
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof
  • ...and much more!