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2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete XL 19 18 $23,280 $24,000
2WD SuperCab 6' Box XL 21 26 $23,572 $24,300
2WD SuperCrew 5' Box XL 21 26 $25,900 $26,700
2WD SuperCab 6' Box XLT 21 26 $26,996 $28,120
4WD SuperCab 6' Box XL 20 24 $27,607 $28,460
2WD SuperCrew 5' Box XLT 21 26 $29,083 $30,295
4WD SuperCrew 5' Box XL 20 24 $29,935 $30,860
4WD SuperCab 6' Box XLT 20 24 $30,836 $32,120
2WD SuperCab 6' Box LARIAT 21 26 $31,095 $32,390
4WD SuperCrew 5' Box XLT 20 24 $32,923 $34,295
2WD SuperCrew 5' Box LARIAT 21 26 $33,182 $34,565
4WD SuperCab 6' Box LARIAT 20 24 $34,935 $36,390
4WD SuperCrew 5' Box LARIAT 20 24 $37,022 $38,565
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King Cab 4x2 Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
King Cab 4x2 Manual S 19 23 $18,443 $19,090
King Cab 4x2 Automatic S 17 22 $22,365 $23,160
King Cab 4x2 Manual SV-I4 19 23 $23,135 $23,960
King Cab 4x2 Automatic SV-I4 17 22 $24,147 $25,010
Crew Cab 4x2 Manual S 16 22 $24,185 $25,050
King Cab 4x2 Automatic SV 16 23 $24,831 $25,720
Crew Cab 4x2 Automatic S 16 23 $25,197 $26,100
King Cab 4x2 Automatic Desert Runner 16 23 $25,486 $26,400
Crew Cab 4x2 Automatic SV 16 23 $25,920 $26,850
Crew Cab 4x2 Automatic Desert Runner 16 23 $26,864 $27,830
King Cab 4x4 Automatic SV 15 21 $27,316 $28,610
Crew Cab 4x2 Automatic Long Bed SV 16 23 $28,434 $29,460
Crew Cab 4x4 Automatic S 15 21 $28,155 $29,490
Crew Cab 4x4 Automatic SV 15 21 $28,679 $30,040
Crew Cab 4x4 Automatic Long Bed SV 15 21 $29,080 $30,460
Crew Cab 4x4 Manual SV 16 21 $31,387 $32,880
Crew Cab 4x4 Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $31,381 $33,240
King Cab 4x4 Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $31,655 $33,530
Crew Cab 4x2 Automatic SL 16 23 $32,558 $34,110
Crew Cab 4x4 Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $32,372 $34,290
Crew Cab 4x4 Automatic SL 15 21 $34,879 $36,950

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.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,280
$18,443
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,000
$19,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$400 / month
$318 / 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 55.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Leg Room (in)
30.4 25.4
Front Head Room (in)
41 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
126.8 125.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.4 7.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
85.8 72.8
Overhang, Front (in)
35.8 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.4 7.6
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
210.8 205.5
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 68.7
Cab to Axle (in)
31.3 32.2
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- 48.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
26.5 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 44.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 73.3
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 18
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- 61.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 11.3
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42 43.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/70SR16 P235/75TR15
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3240 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/70SR16 P235/75TR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3240 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6050 4700
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3500 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8650 7936
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1527 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3130 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2395 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 15 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 15 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
700 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3000 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 2.5 L/146
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 5500 152 @ 5200
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 23
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 1.36
Trans Type
10 5
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.87 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98 2.08
Trans Order Code
44U NA
Transfer Case Model
None None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 3.58
Summary
Body Style
SuperCab King Cab
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger Nissan Frontier
Body Code
T T
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3500 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3130 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 4.08
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2885 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Leaf
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 4.08
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3500 -
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-
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