Compare 2011 Ford Ranger vs 2011 Nissan Frontier

2011 Ford Ranger
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2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 22 27 $17,187 $18,160
2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 22 27 $17,880 $19,120
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 22 27 $18,747 $19,855
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 22 27 $19,353 $20,740
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $20,887 $22,425
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 21 $21,082 $22,640
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $21,861 $23,495
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $23,285 $25,060
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $24,204 $26,070
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2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,262 $18,200
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 22 $18,255 $19,250
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,269 $21,380
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $20,827 $21,970
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $21,055 $22,210
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $21,262 $22,430
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $21,820 $23,020
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $22,009 $23,220
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $22,048 $23,260
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,002 $24,270
4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $23,123 $24,670
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,399 $24,690
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $23,347 $24,910
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $24,105 $25,720
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $24,292 $25,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $24,330 $25,960
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,947 $26,620
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,274 $26,970
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $25,639 $27,360
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,667 $27,390
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,056 $28,120
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,061 $28,880
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,879 $29,010
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,165 $29,320
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,528 $29,380
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,850 $30,060
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,210 $31,530
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,719 $32,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,187
$17,262
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,160
$18,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
With enough toughness for personal use, as well as a good feature list, the 2011 Nissan Frontier shows that you might not need to go full-size.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 58.3
Passenger Capacity
3 4
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 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 8.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
81.8 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.2 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
44.0 48.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 125.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.4 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
54.4 61.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x 0.39 11.3 x 0.7
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.28 x 0.39 11.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
22.0 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 43.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
765 NA
Spare Tire Size
Mini P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1594 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
765 NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1594 NA
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P235/75R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1384 1658
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4300 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2400 2531
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1752 2027
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
4800 7936
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2350 2531
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Mini 15 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
1350 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Engine
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5250 152 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System
SEFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 3750 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99D NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
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 NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.07
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 w/OD 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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger Nissan Frontier
Body Code
111.5" WB 125.9 WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 6' Styleside King Cab
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2750 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 4.08
Axle Type - Front
Twin-Forged SLA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35.1 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2350 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating C200
Suspension Type - Front
SLA w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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