|2014 Honda Ridgeline||2014 Nissan Frontier|
|1,537 lbs.||Payload||1,457 lbs|
2014 Honda Ridgeline vs 2014 Nissan Frontier
Trucks serve a wide range of purposes, from towing to storage to simply being a useful everyday truck for tough jobs. When comparing trucks between brands it helps to narrow the focus on what the needs are for the job. When Honda set out to build a capable, durable truck, it did so with the aim of making something everyone could use, not some sort of unwieldy monster that can tow a state but is like drive a pile of bricks. They produced the 2014 Honda Ridgeline in Dayton, OH, an agile but capable truck built for both comfort and work. Its closest rival is the 2014 Nissan Frontier.
Despite being wider than the 2014 Nissan Frontier, the 2014 Honda Ridgeline actually has a smaller turning radius and tighter handling. Not only is the Ridgeline a more engaging drive, it has all wheel drive, as opposed to the Frontier’s rear wheel drive, giving a safer more competent ride in treacherous terrain, as well as quiet, car-like ride on the road. These factors combine to make a much more useful truck for day to day business, as opposed to the rest of the massive uncomfortable behemoths available on the market. Both capable of about the same gas mileage and horsepower with different motors, the base models of both vehicles offer about the same in terms of capabilities. However, its the interior that sets the 2014 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2014 Nissan Frontier apart.
Hard Work doesn’t mean a Hard Drive
Honda has long been known for the comfort and numerous amenities it provides in its vehicles, and its truck is no different. Not only does the 2014 Honda Ridgeline offer more seating than the 2014 Nissan Frontier, but it offers better options and features than its competitor. The simplest difference, is a two hinged rear tailgate. The Ridgeline’s innovative design allows it to both be lowered like a regular tailgate, or swung outward like a door. Other smart design bonus include easy entry to both sets of seats, which are wide and comfortable.
With Honda’s usual simple and effective design, the console and dashboard are incredibly well setup and easy to use. And while the Nissan is all well-designed, it doesn’t offer the straightforward and effective layout that the 2014 Honda Ridgeline gives consumers.