Compare 2010 Ford Ranger vs 2008 Nissan Frontier

2010 Ford Ranger
2008 Nissan Frontier
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2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 22 27 $16,800 $17,820
2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 22 27 $17,659 $18,960
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 22 27 $18,358 $19,515
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 22 27 $19,132 $20,580
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 21 $20,566 $22,155
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 21 $20,867 $22,485
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 21 $21,536 $23,220
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $23,068 $24,905
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $23,883 $25,800
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2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE 19 23 $15,683 $16,530
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $17,669 $18,630
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $18,426 $19,430
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $18,661 $19,680
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $19,418 $20,480
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,175 $21,280
2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,931 $22,080
4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $20,747 $22,130
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,168 $22,330
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,925 $23,130
4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $21,729 $23,180
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $22,244 $23,730
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Nismo 15 20 $22,290 $23,780
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $22,478 $23,980
4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,226 $24,780
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $23,460 $25,030
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 15 20 $23,553 $25,130
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $23,834 $25,430
4WD King Cab Manual Nismo 15 19 $23,569 $25,430
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,209 $25,830
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,301 $25,930
4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $24,494 $26,430
4WD King Cab Automatic Nismo 14 19 $24,540 $26,480
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 14 19 $25,788 $27,830
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,020 $28,080
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,250 $28,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,800
$15,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,820
$16,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$297 / month
$276 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Ford Ranger isn’t so modern and refined, but it’s a practical, fuel-efficient, and reasonably safe choice for those who just want a truck. For those of us who don't live on a ranch, the 2008 Nissan Frontier is large enough to haul real people and cargo, but sized for the urban-congestion reality.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 55.8
Passenger Capacity
3 4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.7
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 25.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
44.0 48.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.9 8.7
Cab to Axle (in)
37.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
34.0 31.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
33.0 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
107.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
189.4 205.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.9 10.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
81.8 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.2 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.4 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.5 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
52.0 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.7 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA 30.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
54.4 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.5 18.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.28 x 0.39 11.14 x 0.71
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.26 x 0.71
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship NA
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA 3.55
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.7 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
22.0 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 21.75
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1594 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
765 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Mini P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1594 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
765 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1540 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
154 - TBD -
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1356 1687
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4300 4676
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2000 2531
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1752 1981
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
4800 7936
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2350 2531
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Mini 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 9.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1650 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5250 154 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System
SEFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 3750 173 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99D NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.5L/152
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 23
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.81
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.08
Trans Order Code
44R NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.58
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
9.0 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger Nissan Frontier
Body Code
111.5" WB 125.9" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 6' Styleside King Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 NA
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating NA
Suspension Type - Front
SLA w/Coil Springs Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2750 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 4.08
Axle Type - Front
Twin-Forged SLA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2350 - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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