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2019 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2019 Nissan Frontier

One of the most intriguing classes in the automotive industry is the one that contains midsize pickup trucks like the Honda Ridgeline. Just a few years removed from a radical redesign, the automaker continues to dispel conventional wisdom within this increasingly competitive class. For the new model year, a comparison of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2019 Nissan Frontier will show how the former is able to stand out from the rest of the class. The 2019 Ridgeline is currently available at the Meridian Honda showroom and shoppers will be able to find a platform that works for them with six trim grades available to choose from: RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and Black Edition. Meridian Honda shoppers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Honda Ridgeline today by calling, 601-693-4651.

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline has done away with the method that is used to build other trucks in its class, like the 2019 Frontier. Honda employs unibody construction in the Ridgeline, which helps it be easier to handle on the road, with few compromises to overall capability. Independent reviews have praised the 2019 Ridgeline for having ‘a settled demeanor that is far more polished’ than it’s more traditional competitors like the Nissan Frontier. Additionally, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline can be outfitted with more advanced technology than what’s available with the 2019 Frontier. Buyers can find smartphone integration as standard equipment on RTL-T trims of the Ridgeline and higher. The new Frontier doesn’t have this capability at all. Finally, Meridan Honda customers can also choose versions of the Ridgeline that are equipped with Honda Sensing®.


2019 Honda Ridgeline Vs. 2019 Nissan Frontier
3.5-L, V-6 Engine 4.0-L, V-6
280/262 Horsepower/Torque 261/281
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed manual
19/26* Fuel Economy 16/23


Performance Specs

Both the 2019 Honda Ridgeline and 2019 Nissan Frontier are powered by V-6 engines. However, the powertrain used by the new Honda midsize pickup truck is able produce more horsepower and get better fuel-economy scores. Under the hood of the 2019 Ridgeline is a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine making 280 horsepower and it’s attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. The current 2019 Frontier’s base powertrain setup is a 4.0-liter, V-6 engine attached to a six-speed manual transmission that produces a bit more than 260 horsepower.

Front-wheel-drive versions of the 2019 Ridgeline will be able to achieve Environmental Protection Agency scores of 19 miles per gallon in the city* and 26 miles per gallon* on the highway. Customers who opt for all-wheel-drive on their 2019 Honda Ridgeline will see a drop of one-mile per gallon* on both measurements.

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

A photo of rocks being placed in the back of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline.
A photo of the rear seat in the 2019 Honda Ridgeline.
A photo of the infotainment system in the 2019 Ridgeline.
A photo of the lockable storage compartment in the cargo bed of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline.