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2018 Honda Ridgeline vs 2018 Nissan Frontier

2018 Honda Ridgeline vs 2018 Nissan Frontier

Pickup trucks are known to be built tough and strong in order to complete any number of tasks for drivers. Many drivers use trucks for heavy-duty workloads and to get the job done. But it can be difficult to find out which truck will suit your needs the best. So, we compared two versatile and powerful trucks that are on the market: the 2018 Honda Ridgeline and the 2018 Nissan Frontier. And both of these trucks are known to be reliable and durable.

Both the Ridgeline and the Frontier are hard-hitting trucks that have had outstanding ratings in the past. Though, when it comes to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Frontal Crash review, the 2018 Frontier received a 3-star rating, whereas the 2018 Ridgeline received a remarkable 5-star rating. And looking at the chart, there are some other key differences between the two trucks as well.

2018 Honda Ridgeline RT FWD Auto Crew


2018 Nissan Frontier S RWD Auto Crew

19 / 26 MPG Fuel Economy (CTY/HWY) 16 / 22 MPG
3.5-liter V6 Engine 4.0-liter V6
38.8 / 36.7 inches Rear Room (Head/Leg) 38.6 / 33.6 inches
1,465 pounds Maximum Payload 1,460 pounds

These are usually some of the most looked at aspects of a truck when people are shopping for a new one. Both offering great improvement in fuel efficiency, though the Ridgeline comes ahead with a better fuel economy than the Frontier. And for having passengers in the back, there is more rear seating room in the Ridgeline than the Frontier as well.

2018 Honda Ridgeline available in Indianapolis, IN

While the 2018 Nissan Frontier is a commendable competitor, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline offers more features and benefits to drivers. One of the coolest features is the In-Bed Trunk that is standard on the Ridgeline. This makes traveling, tailgating or getting work done easier, more efficient and more fun. There are also many great available convenience features that are offered on the different 2018 Ridgeline trims, like:

  • Honda Sensing
  • HondaLink
  • Blind Spot Visibility
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof
  • Push Button Start
  • And many more!

If you're interested in learning more or taking a tour of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline, you can stop by or contact us at Indy Honda and we will gladly answer any of your questions. You are also able to schedule a test drive online.


*19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 18 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Use for comparison purposes only. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Honda Ridgeline Tailgating

Tailgating with the Honda Ridgeline!

No matter the sport, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline will meet your tailgating needs!  With great features and the ability to bring just about anything, your Ridgeline will be the place to be before, during and after game time.  And feel free to bring along as many games as you can, the Ridgeline can fit them, you and your friends, your food and drinks, chairs and a grille in its versatile truck bed.

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