In recent times, buyers in the automotive industry have seen a number of vehicles and 2018 year are very important for most of the manufacturers as there are many automakers expected to launch their vehicles. In this context, Nissan and Honda both will fight head to head with their latest model and both of them are discussed below in every possible aspect.
|Models||2018 Nissan Frontier||2018 Honda Ridgeline|
|Powertrain||2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder
4.0-liter DOHC V6
|Transmission||6-speed manual transmission
5-speed manual transmission
5-speed automatic transmission
|6-speed automatic transmission|
|Fuel Economy||23/19/21 city/highway/combined||21 mpg on combined|
|$35,000 and $33,000
2018 Nissan Frontier
Nissan Frontier 2018 is one of the most anticipated mid-size pickup truck for the lover of Nissan vehicles as this pickup truck is expected to be launched with noted features, both its interior and its exterior. This vehicle is also known by other names like NP300, Navara, and Frontier. It will be launched in 5 different trims. The makers are expected to power this vehicle with two different engine variants in which the first one will be 2.5-liter 4 cylinder engine. It has the ability to produce 152 Hp and 171 lb-ft of torque.
Another engine will be a 4.0-liter V6 engine, and it generates the power of 261 HP and 281 lb-ft of torque. It can tow the maximum limit of 6,500 pounds and can sprint 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds. This vehicle is also expected to be launched with 2WD and 4WD technology. In addition use of 8-speed automatic transmission will help to reduce the fuel consumption up to 30 percent.
In its inner cabin, there are some top-notch features like:
- 15-inch steel glass
- Dual-zone automatic climate control system
- Keyless entry and ignition
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls mounted on it
- Rockford Fosgate audio system with 10 speakers
- Front heated seats
- 5-inch touchscreen display from Nissan Connect
- Power locks
The safety features of this vehicle consist of wide-angle camera, traction control system, forward collision warning system, ABS, etc.
2018 Honda Ridgeline
The latest model of Honda Ridgeline will be launched as a light pickup truck, and it is evident that the second generation model was unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Like its forerunner, 2018 Honda Ridgeline will also be launched with unibody platform, and it will also arrive with a front-wheel drive system.
So, the latest vehicle from Honda will be perfect for those who wished to have pickup truck suitable for outside venture. This vehicle has the ability to tow 5,000 pounds, and it will also provide a comfortable ride to its passengers because of its independent suspension and unibody chassis.
Exterior and Interior design
In its previous model, there were some drawbacks in the design of this vehicle. But this time, the makers have corrected each of them and have given a refreshed look. Now it will be launched as a 4 door pickup truck, and it will also have an appealing and stylish front fascia. With the help of its low bumper in it front position, the designers have given the much more strong outlook. There will be redesigned grille and tailgate.
Coming to its interior features then it can be said that the makers have made the inner cabin spacious, and there will be ample space for the legroom and headroom of the passengers. The seats given to this pickup truck are manufactured with leather upholstery. The rear seats given to this vehicle can also be folded in order to access the flat load floor. For the entertainment of its occupants, Honda has also given 8-inch LCD display, and there will be Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
The makers of 2018 Honda Ridgeline has enhanced the safety features of this vehicle. In which there will be blind spot monitoring system, automatic emergency braking system. Also, lane departure warning system, front collision warning system, multi-view rearview camera, etc.
Thus, it can be said that both the models are great, and both of them have the ability to enthrall its buyers. Even it will also be able to fulfill the purpose of its buyers. Now the choice is completely yours, whether you want to opt for 2018 Honda Ridgeline or 2018 Nissan Frontier.