2012 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2012 Nissan Frontier
Looking to buy a new 2012 Honda Ridgeline in Boulder? The Ridgeline has been popular with drivers looking for a pickup truck that can match up with tough competition served up by competing automakers while still delivering smooth handling and performance. You can see this exceptional model for yourself when you come to Fisher Honda. A good pickup needs power and a plenty of space in the bed, while still maintaining good fuel economy and an affordable price. The 2012 Nissan Frontier is a fellow competitor in the pickup class — so how does it stack up against Honda’s entry?
The Ridgeline is a Smart Choice
Drivers respect a good balance between power and fuel economy. Both the new 2012 Honda Ridgeline RT and the 2012 Nissan Frontier SL 4×4 are four-wheel drive vehicles that come equipped with a crew cab, making them both good choices for taking your team to and from the job. That said, Honda’s pickup truck delivers better fuel economy than its rival, achieving 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway/17 mpg combined*; the Frontier, meanwhile, gets 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway/16 mpg combined. This difference adds up when you consider how much use pick-ups get from their owners.
Pickup drivers in Boulder and the rest of the state care a lot about the hauling limits of their vehicles. After all, what are pickups for? The Ridgeline maxes out its payload at 1,546 pounds, almost 300 pounds more than the Frontier. It’s clear which truck is built to handle the toughest jobs.
The Ridgeline comes equipped with some excellent features for the work that a pickup is expected to do. The following features are standard on Honda’s pickup truck and unavailable on the Frontier: a rear locking differential, a rear stabilizer bar, and brake assist. Honda adds a standard trailer hitch that’s optional for the Nissan truck. Finally, The Ridgeline boasts superior passenger volume to the Frontier (112 cubic feet vs. 101.1 cubic feet).
Take a Test Drive at Fisher Honda
Come and see what the 2012 Honda Ridgeline has to offer at Fisher Honda, located at 6025 Arapahoe Road in Boulder. Visit our dealership today to take a test drive. We look forward to seeing you!
*Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.