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2024 Nissan Frontier vs. 2024 Honda Ridgeline Comparison – Kelley Blue Book

It’s a good time to be in the market for a midsize pickup. The industry has rediscovered the segment, and competition is fierce.

The 2024 Nissan Frontier and 2024 Honda Ridgeline are among the best examples of what a midsize pickup can be. Between the two of them, they range from a basic workhorse to more of a family vehicle that can haul and tow small trailers, boats, or campers.

Both have plenty to offer, so let’s compare the 2024 Nissan Frontier and the 2024 Honda Ridgeline.

2024 Nissan Frontier

2024 Nissan Frontier Hardbody in red.

The 2024 Nissan Frontier is the old guard of the midsize truck segment. When other automakers left the segment to focus on full-size pickups, the Frontier remained. However, as the segment reawakened several years ago, the Frontier finally received a long-awaited and much-needed makeover for the 2022 model year.

Part of that makeover was an overhaul of its powerplant. The Frontier is powered by an impressive V6 and enhanced with a more rugged-looking exterior. The Frontier is offered as both a King Cab and Crew Cab, the latter with the choice of a standard or long bed. The Frontier should be on the list if you’re looking for a traditional pickup. Pricing starts at $31,540, including destination fee.

Nissan Frontier Highlights

Powerful engine: For its latest generation, the Nissan Frontier comes standard with a robust 310-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 — comparable to the upgraded engine in some of its competitors.

Comfortable front seats: No matter if you’re using this truck for work or play, every kind of owner can appreciate the comfort of the Frontier’s driver’s seat.

Ready to help: The truck can be had with what Nissan calls the Utili-track system. It has three rails in the bed with adjustable tie-down cleats, providing quite a bit of versatility when securing a load.

Check this week’s Fair Purchase Price or see the Frontier models for sale near you.

2024 Honda Ridgeline

2024 Honda Ridgeline TrailSport in blue driving down a dirt road.

Which of these is not like the others? It’s the 2024 Honda Ridgeline if we’re playing the game with midsize pickups. Pickups are historically built on ladder frames, so it’s unusual that the Ridgeline employs a more car-like unibody construction. That means a ride quality that is far plusher than a traditional body-on-frame truck.

Fortunately, other than that difference beneath the metal, the Ridgeline looks like a truck and sounds like a truck, so … yeah, it’s a truck, and a very good one. It’s especially for those who just need a truck to pick up mulch from the local home improvement superstore occasionally. The Ridgeline comes exclusively as a crew cab with one bed length. It is powered by a 280-horsepower V6 and has all-wheel drive standard. Pricing starts at $41,145, including destination fee.

Honda Ridgeline Highlights

Comfortable ride: Because of that unibody construction, the Ridgeline doesn’t give occupants that bouncy, rough ride sometimes associated with pickups. Since most truck owners use their pickup as a daily commuter, that softer, more controlled ride is good news for your back.

Ideal interior: Honda put a lot of thought into the cabin of the Ridgeline, making it more functional on a daily basis. For example, the center console is large enough to hold a full-size tablet in the armrest storage unit. While a bit short on legroom, the back seat features several easy-to-access cubbies for passengers. With the seats flipped up, you get plenty of room for weather-sensitive cargo, such as groceries or that new television.

Multifunction tailgate: While they’re more prevalent now, the Ridgeline was a pioneer of the multifunction tailgate and additional cargo space in the truck bed. The cargo door folds flat and opens like a regular door, giving you access to items deeper in the bed. You can’t get a tailgate like this on the Frontier.

Check this week’s Fair Purchase Price or see the Ridgeline for sale near you.

Similarities

They’re both midsize pickups with V6 engines. They look a bit alike, are close to the same size, and have the same fuel economy ratings and warranty coverage.

Conclusion

These trucks are in the same class, but they’re not the same. The Frontier is designed to be a more traditional truck. The Nissan has a lower starting price, mainly because you can get one with a King Cab and 2WD, while every Ridgeline has a crew cab and AWD. If you can afford the upgrade, you can dress up the Frontier in its PRO-4X off-road form. However, the Ridgeline is perfectly suitable if you need an agreeable daily commuter with enough capability for some towing, hauling, and camping.

2024 Nissan Frontier 2024 Honda Ridgeline
Starting Price $31,540 $41,145
Popular Powertrains
Engine 3.8-liter 6-cylinder 3.5-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower 310 hp @ 6,400 rpm 280 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 281 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm 262 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm
Transmission 9-speed automatic 9-speed automatic
Fuel Economy 18 city/24 highway/21 combined mpg 18 city/24 highway/21 combined mpg
Also Available 4WD NA
Specs
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
NHTSA Overall Safety 4 stars 5 stars
Max Seating Capacity 5 5
Wheelbase 126.0 inches 125.2 inches
Overall Length 210.2 inches 210.2 inches
Width 73.0 inches 78.6 inches
Height 71.8 inches 70.8 inches
Turning Diameter 42.7 feet 43.4 feet
Headroom, Front 39.9 inches 40.1 inches
Headroom, Rear 38.6 inches 38.8 inches
Legroom, Front 42.3 inches 40.9 inches
Legroom, Rear 33.2 inches 36.7 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 58.2 inches 62.0 inches
Shoulder Room, Rear 58.3 inches 61.5 inches
Cargo Volume 40.1 cubic feet 33.9 cubic feet



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