Honda Ridgeline vs. Nissan Frontier
Honda Ridgeline
Nissan Frontier
At a Glance: Ridgeline vs. Frontier
Honda Ridgeline

You like to veer off the road and explore the unbeaten path, so you need a truck that’s as prepared to do that as you are. Let the team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine help you choose the right truck for your lifestyle.

In our Honda Ridgeline vs. Nissan Frontier comparison, we’ll go over some important features of each model so drivers in Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, and Tustin, CA can see how they stack up. Let’s get started!

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A Test of 2 Trucks: See the Difference
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Honda Ridgeline

You have a lot of reasons for buying your next truck. The one you choose needs to keep up with your exciting life. It needs to be able to handle the jobsite, the campsite, and everything else you set your sights on. Let’s see how the Honda Ridgeline and the Nissan Frontier can do exactly that.

Load up the Bed

In this competition, the Ridgeline has a distinct edge in the cargo department. This comes down to a handy standard feature called the dual-action tailgate . It opens down like a traditional tailgate and swings out to the side like a door. The Frontier only features a traditional tailgate.

The standard 7.3-cubic-foot In-Bed Trunk® is exclusive to the Honda Ridgeline. It’s great for packing up your smaller items like hiking gear or a toolbox. It can even double as a cooler for those long days tailgating at the stadium. Just fill it up with ice and your favorite drinks.

Protect Your Investment

The Nissan Frontier is available with a spray-in bedliner to help protect it from scratches and dings. The composite truck bed of the Honda Ridgeline, however, goes a few steps further. It’s scratch-resistant and UV stabilized , so it can take a beating from both the sun and your cargo and keep working hard.

Honda Ridgeline

Now that your outdoor toys are packed up neatly in the bed, it’s time to get inside and start your next adventure. The Ridgeline and the Frontier are designed with interiors that will be your home base regardless of how far your journey takes you.

Cool and Comfortable

As you settle into the Nissan Frontier, you’ll be able to get comfortable in the available 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The Ridgeline, however, will let you find the ideal level of support with its optional 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat .

You spend a lot of time outside on the worksite. Whether it’s hot or cold outside, these trucks can be your sanctuary. The Honda Ridgeline will let everyone set their ideal temperatures with its available tri-zone automatic climate control system , while the Nissan Frontier is only available with dual-zone automatic temperature control.

Advanced Infotainment

Whether you’re keeping up with the crew at work or home, these trucks come with a bevy of technology features to keep you connected. They both bring features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ and put it all on a standard 8-inch touchscreen .

Honda Ridgeline

The most important features are the ones that help keep you and your crew safe. Both the Honda Ridgeline and the Nissan Frontier offer safety suites that feature a bevy of smart driver-assistance features to help you cruise with confidence on every trail.

Honda Sensing® vs. Nissan Safety Shield® 360

Honda Sensing® and Nissan Safety Shield® 360 are both packed with smart safety features. They offer several brand-specific versions of technologies like:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning

What’s the difference? The Ridgeline comes standard with all the Honda Sensing® Technologies , while you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim for the full suite of Safety Shield® 360 features.

Built to Protect

The Honda Ridgeline is ready to protect you all the way to its core. It’s built with the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure , which is designed with specially engineered front crumple zones that absorb and deflect collision force away from the passenger cabin to better defend you in the event of an impact.

Choose Your Tried-and-True Truck!
Honda Ridgeline

When you’re ready to make your decision between the Honda Ridgeline and the Nissan Frontier, visit or contact the team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine to set up your test drive. We’re committed to helping all our friends in the Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, and Tustin, CA communities find the best trucks for them.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new Ridgeline for yourself are conveniently available right here online.


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