Ford Ranger vs. Nissan Frontier

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$24,000 - $30,860
$19,090 - $29,490

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.33 / 5
6 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 hp
152 - 261 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.3L EcoBoost
2.5L DOHC I4
4.0L DOHC V6

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41 in.
39.7 - 39.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
30.4 - 34.5 in.
25.4 - 33.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.9 - 38.3 in.
36.6 - 38.6 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
26.5 - 51.8 cu. ft.
27.1 - 33.5 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4 - 5

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
LT265/65SR17 - P265/65SR17
P235/75TR15 - P265/70TR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
126.8 in.
125.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
42 ft.
43.3 - 43.6 ft.

Width

Width
85.8 in.
72.8 in.

Mechanical Specs

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 hp
152 - 261 hp

Torque

Torque
310 ft. lbs.
171 - 281 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
3500 - 7500 lbs.
3500 - 6300 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 - 750 lbs.
350 - 630 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
19 - 24 mpg
18 - 21 mpg

City

City
19 - 21 mpg
15 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
18 - 26 mpg
21 - 23 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger
Nissan Frontier

Body Style

Body Style
SuperCab - SuperCrew
Crew Cab - King Cab

Body Code

Body Code
T
T

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4 - 5
4 - 5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap
6050 lbs.
4700 - 5816 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 - 23 mpg.
17 - 21 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 - 21 mpg.
15 - 19 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
18 - 26 mpg.
21 - 23 mpg.

Gross Combined Wt Rating

Gross Combined Wt Rating
8650 - 12500 lbs.
7936 - 11230 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 - 7500 lbs.
3500 - 6300 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 - 750 lbs.
350 - 630 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 - 7500 lbs.
3500 - 6300 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 - 750 lbs.
350 - 630 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
3500 - 7500 lbs.
3500 - 6300 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Regular Unleaded I-4 - Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.3 L/140
2.5 L/146 - 4.0 L/241

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
10
5 - 6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70
3.58, 3.84, 4.37

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98
2.08, 2.35, 2.52

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15
1.36, 1.53, 1.74

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77
1.00 - 1.28

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52
0.81, 0.84, 1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.87
2.76, 3.64, 3.97

Trans PTO Access

Trans PTO Access
No
No

Transfer Case Model

Transfer Case Model
Electronic - None
Electronic - None

Transfer Case Power Take Off

Transfer Case Power Take Off
No
No

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700
550

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
700
550

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7, 8.0, 9.8
8.4, 9.3, 10.4

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
110 - 130

Engine Oil Cooler

Engine Oil Cooler
None
None

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf
Leaf

Axle Type - Front

Axle Type - Front
Independent
Independent

Axle Type - Rear

Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle
Rigid Axle

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73
3.13, 3.36, 3.54, 3.69, 4.08

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73
3.13, 3.36, 3.54, 3.69, 4.08

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
LT265/65SR17, P255/65SR17, P255/70SR16, P265/65SR17
P235/75TR15 - P265/70TR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
LT265/65SR17, P255/65SR17, P255/70SR16, P265/65SR17
P235/75TR15 - P265/70TR16

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Full-Size
Full-Size

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 7 - 17 X 7.5 in.
15 X 6.5 - 16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 7 - 17 X 7.5 in.
15 X 6.5 - 16 X 6.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Full-Size in.
Full-Size in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Styled Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Styled Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
42 ft.
43.3 - 43.6 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in.
11.1 - 11.7 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.1 in.
11.3 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 gal.
21.1 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41 in.
39.7 - 39.9 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
42.4 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56.6 - 56.7 in.
58.3 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.8 in.
55.6 - 55.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.9 - 38.3 in.
36.6 - 38.6 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
30.4 - 34.5 in.
25.4 - 33.6 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.2 - 56.3 in.
54.9 - 58.3 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.5 - 55.3 in.
55 - 58 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
126.8 in.
125.9 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
85.8 in.
72.8 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
70.7 - 71.5 in.
68.7 - 70.1 in.

Cab to Axle

Cab to Axle
31.3 in.
18.5 - 32.2 in.

Ground Clearance, Front

Ground Clearance, Front
8.4 - 8.9 in.
7.6 - 8.9 in.

Ground Clearance, Rear

Ground Clearance, Rear
8.4 - 8.9 in.
7.6 - 8.9 in.

Cargo Box Length @ Floor

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
60 - 72 in.
59.5 - 73.3 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear
61.4 in.
61.4 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Floor

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
61.4 in.
61.4 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
44.8 in.
44.4 in.

Cargo Box (Area) Height

Cargo Box (Area) Height
20.8 - 20.9 in.
18 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
26.5 - 51.8 ft³.
27.1 - 33.5 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Ranger
Frontier

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Small Pick-up
Small Pick-up

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
SuperCab - SuperCrew
Crew Cab - King Cab

Body Cab Style

Body Cab Style
Crew Cab - Extended Cab
Crew Cab - Extended Cab

Bed Style

Bed Style
regular
regular

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.3
2.5 - 4.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4 - 6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4