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2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2010 Nissan Frontier 2010 Honda Ridgeline
  • RWD 4dr XLT
  • 4WD 4dr XLT
  • RWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • AWD 4dr Limited
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Auto XE
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE
  • 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Auto SE
  • 2WD King Cab V6 Auto SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE
  • 4WD King Cab Manual SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab LWB Auto SE
  • 4WD King Cab Auto SE
  • 2WD King Cab V6 Auto LE
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE
  • 2WD King Cab V6 Auto PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto PRO-4X
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto LE
  • 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab LWB Auto SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab LWB Auto LE
  • 4WD King Cab Auto LE
  • 4WD King Cab Auto PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto LE
  • 4WD Crew Cab LWB Auto LE
  • RT
  • RTS
  • RTL
  • RTL w/Navigation


MSRP $28,210 $17,540 $28,450
Invoice $26,386 $16,638 $25,783
Avg. Paid $20,510 $12,218 $17,952

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.5 8.3
Critics' Rating 7.9 9.2 8.7
Performance 8.2 8.9 8.0
Interior 7.8 7.9 7.7
Operating Cost 7.3 7.5 7.3
Safety 9.0 8.6 9.4
Reliability 4.0 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • Upscale cabin
  • Powerful V8
  • Impressive towing capacity
  • Good reliability score
  • Good reliability score
  • Impressive off-road ability
  • Pleasant on-road ride
  • Comfortable, car-like ride
  • Innovative tailgate and in-bed trunk
  • Outstanding safety score
  • Above-average reliability score
  • Short bed limits cargo-carrying capability
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Low towing capacity

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 4.0L/245 Gas 4-cyl 2.5L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy 19 City / 23 Hwy 15 City / 20 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door King Cab 4 Door Crew Cab


Wheelbase(in) 130.5 125.9 122.0
Length, Overall (in) 207.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 72.8 77.8
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 68.7 70.3

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door Standard
Fourth Passenger Door Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Sliding Rear Window Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Bed Liner Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4504

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 112.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.7 40.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4 40.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 58.3 63.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.8 57.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.3 39.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 25.4 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 54.9 62.6
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.0 57.2
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 37.5 33.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 44.4 30.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-cyl Gas V6
Displacement 4.0L/245 2.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 210 @ 5100 152 @ 5200 250 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 254 @ 3700 171 @ 4400 247 @ 4300
Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 36.8 - TBD - 42.6


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 19 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 21.1 22


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Leaf


Automatic Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.