2023 Nissan Titan vs. 2023 Honda Ridgeline
To say that Americans have fallen head over heels in love with pickup trucks would be something of an understatement. Throughout the last few years, for the first time in history, people in this country have been buying more pickup trucks than cars. It’s clear that we just can’t get enough of them. You can hardly blame them, though, when you see all the fantastic options that are out there. The 2023 Nissan Titan and the 2023 Honda Ridgeline are just two of the many new pickup trucks out on the road today.
Whether you need something to haul heavy loads for work or want a comfortable ride for getting around the St. Louis, Missouri, area, if you’ve been thinking about the idea of purchasing a pickup truck, you might want to consider going with either a 2023 Nissan Titan or a 2023 Honda Ridgeline. But how can you determine which of the trucks is right for you? Read on below as our team at AutoCenters Nissan looks at how they stack up against each other so you can decide which is better for you.
Bigger tends to be better when it comes to a pickup truck. And this gets the 2023 Nissan Titan off to a strong start in its competition with the 2023 Honda Ridgeline. The 2023 Titan is almost 230 inches long, 80 inches wide, and between 75 and 77 inches high, depending on which trim you choose. The 2023 Ridgeline, meanwhile, is about 210 inches long, just under 79 inches wide, and almost 71 inches tall. This instantly gives the 2023 Titan a leg up on the 2023 Ridgeline in the size department.
Burly is one of the first words that’ll come to mind when you look at the 2023 Nissan Titan. It’s aggressively styled and looks every bit as intimidating as you want a pickup truck to be. From its beefy grille to its tall tires, almost every aspect of the 2023 Titan’s exterior looks powerful with just a touch of elegance.
The 2023 Honda Ridgeline is also an aesthetically pleasing pickup truck when you first lay eyes on it, but it doesn’t have the same oomph that you’ll get from the 2023 Titan. So if you want a truck that looks as good as it performs, the 2023 Nissan Titan wins.
When purchasing a pickup truck, you obviously want it to look tough. But more importantly, you want it to be capable in terms of what its engine can do. The engine is yet another area in which the 2023 Nissan Titan outshines the 2023 Honda Ridgeline. The 2023 Titan has a 5.6-liter V-8 engine that produces up to 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 2023 Ridgeline only has a 3.5-liter V-6 engine producing up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.
Do you plan on using your truck to tow your camper for a weekend away from St. Louis? Not surprisingly, the 2023 Nissan Titan gets the best of the 2023 Honda Ridgeline in this department thanks to its powerful engine. You can tow well over 9,000 pounds with any of the 2023 Titan trims. All the various Ridgeline trims will max out at 5,000 pounds. That puts the Ridgeline well behind not just the Titan but also many other pickup trucks on the road today.
One of the few ways the 2023 Honda Ridgeline matches up nicely with the 2023 Nissan Titan is its interior. The 2023 Ridgeline is surprisingly roomy on the inside when you consider how much smaller it is than the Titan, but this is primarily because the Ridgeline has a small bed compared to other pickups. But even here, the 2023 Titan still manages to outdo the Ridgeline.
It’s every bit as roomy as the latest Ridgeline. And it’s an extremely comfortable ride for your commute in St. Louis thanks to features like its zero gravity front seats, manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and six available cup holders.
Both the 2023 Nissan Titan and the 2023 Honda Ridgeline come with 8-inch touch screens with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability included. You’ll also have the choice to go with an optional 9-inch touch screen when you buy a 2023 Titan. Some 2023 Ridgelines have an in-bed audio system that’ll be a cool feature during tailgate parties. But there are also 2023 Titans available with strong Fender audio systems that are just as impressive (and loud).
One of the only ways the 2023 Honda Ridgeline gets the best of the 2023 Nissan Titan is its safety features. It has a few more standard safety features, such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. But some of the 2023 Titans will outdo the 2023 Ridgeline with optional safety features such as a 360-degree camera and a motion-detector system, one of the most unique safety features you’ll ever see.
Although the 2023 Nissan Titan outdoes the 2023 Honda Ridgeline in many ways, you might be surprised to hear that it’s not much more expensive than the Ridgeline. It starts at $39,950, while the Ridgeline starts at $38,800. So that’s one more reason why you might want to give the 2023 Titan an edge over the 2023 Ridgeline.
2023 Nissan Titan vs. 2023 Honda Ridgeline: Which Should You Buy?
Now that you’ve seen how the battle of the 2023 Nissan Titan vs. the 2023 Honda Ridgeline plays out, you can probably see why so many people are excited about the newest Titan. It shouldn’t take you too long to realize what all the hype is about. If you’re intrigued by it, take a trip to AutoCenters Nissan to see what it’s all about in person. We have lots of Titans you can take out for a test drive to experience this pickup truck for yourself.
Get in touch with us today to schedule a test drive in a 2023 Nissan Titan.