West Michigan truck owners are being wowed by what the 2017 Honda Ridgeline has to offer over other vehicles in the same segment. The 2016 Nissan Frontier is a fitting competitor, but it still lacks many of the basic features that set the Ridgeline apart from other trucks. We took a closer look at what the Ridgeline offers over the Frontier, and the results say a lot about the superior value of the Ridgeline.
Efficiency and Power
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline comes equipped with 3.5L V6 engine that pumps out 280 hp, while the Nissan Frontier’s 4.0L V6 can only muster 261 hp, making it one of the weakest trucks in the segment. All that power in the Ridgeline can still support high efficiency with an mpg rating of an EPA-estimated 19 city/26 highway mpg in 2WD models.* The Nissan Frontier can only muster 15 city/21 highway mpg, making you wonder where the power it does have goes. With such high fuel efficiency for a truck, the Ridgeline is even attractive to more environmentally conscious drivers. Plus, the improved efficiency will have less impact on your wallet in the long run.
Your truck needs to be comfortable to drive for long hauls, and the Ridgeline does not disappoint with a rear window defroster for easy preparation in colder climates, floor mats to protect your investment, and a telescopic steering column to adjust how you ride. The Frontier doesn’t even offer these features in its base model. Plus, the Ridgeline has 8 more cubic feet of passenger volume and more headroom, hip room, and legroom than the Frontier, making it great for a small family on the go or a work crew headed out to a construction site.
Truck owners want to haul cargo, and the Ridgeline makes it easier by offering pre-wiring for towing and a trailer hitch standard. It makes you wonder if the Frontier was even meant to be a truck. Plus, the Ridgeline has 5 inches more bed length than the Frontier, and anyone who’s packing groceries or moving a bike knows that more room always comes in handy.
Get a Hands-on Feel for the Ridgeline
Not convinced yet? Come into any West Michigan Honda Dealer and get behind the wheel to experience the Ridgeline for yourself and see all of its impressive offerings in person.
*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.