Full-size pickups are always among America’s best-selling vehicles. Capable yet comfortable, they have broad appeal. But they’re also expensive and bulky, leaving space for smaller mid-size trucks to also win many fans.
We tested two freshly updated mid-size pickups that offer different sorts of alternatives to a full-size model. There’s the recently restyled 2022 Honda Ridgeline, which uses a car-like unibody platform to bring full-size-like space and comfort to a smaller, less-expensive market segment. And there’s the redesigned 2022 Nissan Frontier, a conventional model that complements an even lower price with a rough-and-tumble character. For this review, we tested both the Ridgeline and the Frontier so we could compare them across eight categories and then name an overall winner. Keep reading to learn which one we picked and which one sounds like the mid-size pickup for you.