Is the 2022 Honda Ridgeline Really $9,000 Better Than the 2022 Nissan Frontier?

The 2022 Nissan Frontier vs the 2022 Honda Ridgeline. It’s tough to decide between these two top-of-the-line midsize trucks, but if you’re looking for a new truck, you’re going to have to do it. While both the 2022 Nissan Frontier and 2022 Honda Ridgeline have a lot going for them, you’re probably only going to want to buy one pickup. Let’s look at what the Nissan truck and Honda truck have to offer so you can decide between them.

Gray 2022 Nissan Frontier parked on some rocks
2022 Nissan Frontier | Nissan

Are Nissan Frontiers any good?

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The 2022 Nissan Frontier is a good truck. The 2022 Nissan Frontier S King Cab 4×2, the base model Nissan truck, is $29,015, according to Car and Driver. The extended cab Nissan Frontier price is $31,715. The extended cab only comes on the S and SV trim levels. No matter which cab you get, your 2022 Frontier will come with a six-foot bed. You can, however, add four-wheel drive for an extra $3,200.

The Nissan Frontier comes with one engine choice. That’s a 3.8-liter V6 that makes 310-hp, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. In addition, all Nissan Frontier trucks now come with forward collision warning, a rear door alert, and a driver awareness sensor.

The towing capacity of the Nissan Frontier is 6,720 pounds.

How much is the Honda Ridgeline?

A taupe 2022 Honda Ridgeline against a white background.
2022 Honda Ridgeline | Honda

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The 2022 Honda Ridgeline starts at $36,890. One of the better aspects of the Honda truck is that it comes with four doors and generous seating for five passengers. The Honda Ridgeline has a unibody structure, which is unusual in a pickup truck.

As far as its engine, the 2022 Ridgeline has a 3.5-liter V6 that can make 280-hp and 262 lb-ft of torque and a 9-speed automatic transmission. As far as safety, the Honda Ridgeline has Honda Sensing, which comes with forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning.

The 2022 Honda Ridgeline towing capacity is 5,000 pounds.

The 2022 Nissan Frontier vs the 2022 Honda Ridgeline

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If you’re considering the Nissan Frontier vs the Honda Ridgeline, you’ll also want to know about the extras. Both the 2022 Nissan Frontier and 2022 Honda Ridgeline come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Honda Ridgeline has an 8-inch touchscreen, while the Nissan Frontier has a 9-inch touchscreen. That may not seem like a big deal, but if you’re paying almost ten thousand dollars more for the Ridgeline, you probably want it to top the Frontier.

There aren’t any safety ratings from the NHTSA or the IIHS on either the 2022 Frontier or the 2022 Ridgeline, so it’s impossible to say yet which pickup truck is safer.

The 2022 Honda Ridgeline is more expensive than the 2022 Nissan Frontier by $9,000. Is it worth paying an extra nine grand for the Honda truck over the Nissan truck? Probably not, unless you’re a huge fan of the Honda truck. Not only is the 2022 Honda Ridgeline more expensive, but it can also tow less, it has as smaller infotainment screen, and it has a less powerful engine. If you’re in the market for a new pickup truck, you should look at the 2022 Nissan Frontier vs the 2022 Honda Ridgeline.

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