2014 Nissan Frontier vs. 2014 Honda Ridgeline

2014 Nissan FrontierHere at our Swift Current and Regina-area car dealership, we understand how much Canadians love their trucks. Not every driver has the same trucking needs, though, and not everyone needs a full-size truck. A midsize pickup like the 2014 Nissan Frontier offers nimbler handling and better fuel efficiency, while still delivering versatile utility. While there aren’t as many midsize trucks, there are still competing models like the 2014 Honda Ridgeline. Which one is going to be right for you? Let’s take a look.

Truck Price

Even though the 2014 Ridgeline is a smaller truck, it still has a full-size price attached to it. You’ll have to pay at least $34,990 to drive off in one of these Hondas. Meanwhile, the Nissan Frontier starts much lower at $20,998. That’s a substantial difference that’s sure to make a different to a lot of drivers.

Fuel Economy

You’ll keep saving when you choose a 2014 Frontier due to its fuel efficiency. The Frontier is rated at 10.8L/100 km city and 8.6L/100 km highway. On the other hand, the 2014 Ridgeline makes you keep paying in fuel. Those models are rated a bit higher at 13.6L/100 km city and 9.6L/100 km on the highway.

Performance and Capability

Nissan gives you the choice of a more efficient 2.5L four-cylinder or a bigger 4.0L V6 that can deliver 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. That much power can help you move up to 6500 pounds. Honda only gives you the choice of a 3.5L V6 delivering 250 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. That may not seem like a big difference in output, but the Ridgeline can only tow up to 5000 pounds.

Vehicle Features

While the Frontier comes in at a lower price, it actually offers more standard features than the Ridgeline. Frontier models come equipped with Bluetooth and an auxiliary audio jack. You’ll have to pay even more for those features on the Ridgeline.

Take a Test Drive at Knight Nissan in Swift Current

With more features, more power, better fuel economy, and a lower starting price, the 2014 Nissan Frontier is the clear winner. To make the final decision, contact our sales team for more information or just head on over to Knight Nissan. We’re centrally located in Swift Current at 1420 South Service Road, a short drive from Regina.