The 2013 Honda Ridgeline vs. The 2012 Nissan Titan

2013 Honda Ridgeline

Your Easton area Honda dealer has the 2013 Honda Ridgeline right now at Silko Honda in Raynham. This mid-size pickup is a competitive option for drivers who are looking for a truck with a high-tech, spacious cabin that can also do the serious work of towing cargo. While there are plenty of qualified models to choose from when you’re looking for a pickup, the Ridgeline provides a winning combination of comfortable handling, safety, comfort, and plenty of hauling capacity. If you’re in the market for a pickup, another model that some people are looking at is the 2012 Nissan Titan. In addition to the Ridgeline, this model is worth taking a look at as well, but when you match them up side by side and breakdown the facts… well, you’ll see.

Safety Features

There are certain features in truck safety that have become standard over the years, and both the Ridgeline and the Titan deliver on all of these measures, including:

 

  • Standard driver and passenger frontal and side-impact airbags
  • Height-adjustable front shoulder belts
  • Four-wheel antilock brakes
  • Traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding

 

While this is a good start toward ensuring safety, the 2013 Honda Ridgeline provides top-of-the-line protection by stepping up its game with a host of other standard safety features that are not available at all in the 2012 Nissan Titan. Smart airbags in the Ridgeline provide maximum protection for passengers of all sizes with technology that lets the airbags know the size of the individual as well as the force and speed of impact before releasing, giving added safety to children in an accident. Additional features that are standard on the Ridgeline but not on the Titan include:

 

  • A tougher frame around the cabin to protect passengers
  • Full-time four-wheel-drive for extra traction in all conditions
  • Daytime running lights for added visibility

 

All of this explains why the Honda Ridgeline has been awarded a 2012 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), so whether you’re driving cargo alone across the country of taking your family across town, you can drive with the confidence of knowing that the Ridgeline is built to handle anything you might confront on the road.

Interior Comfort and Convenience

While both of these vehicles are more than capable of getting the job done when it comes to towing, the 2013 Honda Ridgeline again outperforms the 2012 Nissan Titan in terms of cabin experience. While both of these models are available with expected amenities like climate control, power windows, CD player, MP3 compatibility, and Bluetooth, the Honda Ridgeline steps it up with added standard and optional amenities. Standard features on the Ridgeline that are lacking on the Titan include cruise control, steering wheel mounted controls, map lights, and a multi-function remote. Not even available on the Titan but standard on the Ridgeline are an all-new rearview camera and a driver’s side illuminated vanity mirror. You’re simply getting a lot more bang for your buck with Honda’s truck.

Test Drive the 2013 Honda Ridgeline at Silko Honda

There’s a lot to say about the new 2013 Honda Ridgeline, but drivers in Raynham, Easton, and the surrounding area are going to have to drive it to believe it. Come to Silko Honda for a test drive and to talk to one of our financial professionals about financing a new Honda Ridgeline. Located at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, we’re just a 20-minute drive southeast from Easton off of Highway 44. Visit us soon!