Compare 2019 Ford Ranger vs 2019 Nissan Frontier

2019 Ford Ranger
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LARIAT 2WD SuperCab 6' Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger LARIAT 2WD SuperCab 6' Box 21 26 $31,095 $32,390
Ranger LARIAT 2WD SuperCrew 5' Box 21 26 $33,182 $34,565
Ranger LARIAT 4WD SuperCab 6' Box 20 24 $34,935 $36,390
Ranger LARIAT 4WD SuperCrew 5' Box 20 24 $37,022 $38,565
Ranger XL 2WD SuperCab 6' Box 21 26 $23,572 $24,300
Ranger XL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete 19 18 $23,280 $24,000
Ranger XL 2WD SuperCrew 5' Box 21 26 $25,900 $26,700
Ranger XL 4WD SuperCab 6' Box 20 24 $27,607 $28,460
Ranger XL 4WD SuperCrew 5' Box 20 24 $29,935 $30,860
Ranger XLT 2WD SuperCab 6' Box 21 26 $26,996 $28,120
Ranger XLT 2WD SuperCrew 5' Box 21 26 $29,083 $30,295
Ranger XLT 4WD SuperCab 6' Box 20 24 $30,836 $32,120
Ranger XLT 4WD SuperCrew 5' Box 20 24 $32,923 $34,295
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Crew Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic 16 23 $27,057 $28,030
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic 16 23 $25,390 $26,300
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Manual 16 22 $24,378 $25,250
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SL Automatic 16 23 $32,749 $34,310
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 16 23 $26,112 $27,050
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic Long Bed 16 23 $28,627 $29,660
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 15 21 $32,560 $34,490
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Manual 16 21 $31,570 $33,440
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 15 21 $28,345 $29,690
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic 15 21 $35,067 $37,150
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 15 21 $28,870 $30,240
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $29,270 $30,660
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Manual 16 21 $31,577 $33,080
Frontier King Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic 16 23 $25,679 $26,600
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Automatic 17 22 $22,557 $23,360
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Manual 19 23 $18,636 $19,290
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 16 23 $25,023 $25,920
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV-I4 Automatic 17 22 $24,340 $25,210
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV-I4 Manual 19 23 $23,328 $24,160
Frontier King Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 15 21 $31,843 $33,730
Frontier King Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 15 21 $27,507 $28,810

2019 Ford Ranger vs. 2019 Nissan Frontier: Compare Trucks

In pitting the 2019 Ford Ranger against the 2019 Nissan Frontier against one other, we find ourselves comparing the newest mid-size pickup truck on the market with the elder statesman of (relatively) inexpensive haulers. The Ranger was revived for 2019 while the Frontier’s design hasn’t been significantly updated since 2005.

It’s no surprise, then, that the 2019 Ranger is the clear victor here. We rate the Ranger at 5.8 out of 10, which is good for a pickup truck, given our scale applies equally to all new cars. The 2019 Frontier comes in at 4.0, one of the lowest scores we’ve assigned.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,095
$27,057
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,390
$28,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$540 / month
$467 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
3.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Ranger isn’t a revival, it’s a comprehensive rethink. The 2019 Nissan Frontier is an endearing, affordable mid-size truck that lacks the flash of competitors—we like that.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 55.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Leg Room (in)
30.4 33.6
Front Head Room (in)
41 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 70.1
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
126.8 125.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.4 8.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
85.8 72.8
Overhang, Front (in)
35.8 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.4 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
210.8 205.5
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- 48.2
Cab to Axle (in)
- 18.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
55.4 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72 59.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.8 18
Cargo Volume (ft³)
51.8 27.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.4 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.8 44.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 11.3
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)
12.2 11.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42 43.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3240 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60SR18 P265/75TR16
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3240 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60SR18 P265/75TR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 630
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6300
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 6300
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2885 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2368 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6050 5600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3500 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8650 11230
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1777 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 16 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 550
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
800 550
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3000 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 4.0 L/241
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 5500 261 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
None None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 3.84
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 1.53
Trans Type
10 5
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.87 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98 2.35
Trans Order Code
44U NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger Nissan Frontier
Body Code
T T
Body Style
SuperCab Crew Cab
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 3.13
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3500 -
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3500 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2885 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.13
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2885 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Leaf
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 9.3
Crash Test Ratings
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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 Rear Seat
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