Matt Castrucci Honda compares Ridgeline, Frontier

Current Honda pickup easily outshines Nissan competitor

DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is the second model year of the automaker's midsize pickup truck that has been available in the Matt Castrucci Honda showroom. Tight competition within the pickup truck segment of the automotive industry is nothing new, but within the class occupied by the Ridgeline, there are fewer options, so a customer's choice carries greater consequences. To help make sure buyers make the best decision the first time around, the product experts at Matt Castrucci Honda have done a head-to-head comparison of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline against the 2018 Nissan Frontier. Even though the current version of the Ridgeline has been carried over from its inaugural model, it still has more than enough to offer to put it ahead of the aging Frontier. 

Performance and capability are always going to be primary concerns of truck-buyers – regardless of size. As it applies to the competition between the 2018 Ridgeline and 2018 Frontier, Honda built its truck to be a winner. Under the hood of all six grades of the current Ridgeline is a naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. This will give drivers the ability to use 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, most available versions of the 2018 Frontier are powered by a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making barely more than 150 horsepower. 

In more practical terms, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline also demonstrates a sizeable towing capacity advantage over the Frontier. When it is properly equipped, the 2018 Ridgeline can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The Frontier does as much as it can with what it has, but its towing capacity tops out at just 3,500 pounds. Furthermore, the innovative design of the Ridgeline allows drivers to more easily haul large items in the cargo bed. A full-size sheet of plywood can fit between the Honda pickup truck's wheel wells. 

Anyone can view the full inventory available at Matt Castrucci Honda by visiting the dealership's website, The showroom is located at 3013 Mall Park Drive, Dayton, OH 45459. Buyers interested in learning more about the 2018 Honda Ridgeline can schedule a test drive in the mid-size pickup truck today by calling, 855-250-8986. 

Media Contact: Todd Williams, Matt Catrucci Honda, 855-250-8986,

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