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.