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LARIAT 2WD SuperCab 6' Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger LARIAT 2WD SuperCab 6' Box 21 26 $31,833 $33,160
Ranger LARIAT 2WD SuperCrew 5' Box 21 26 $33,922 $35,335
Ranger LARIAT 4WD SuperCab 6' Box 20 24 $35,386 $36,860
Ranger LARIAT 4WD SuperCrew 5' Box 20 24 $37,474 $39,035
Ranger XL 2WD SuperCab 6' Box 21 26 $24,317 $25,070
Ranger XL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete 19 18 $24,075 $24,820
Ranger XL 2WD SuperCrew 5' Box 21 26 $26,645 $27,470
Ranger XL 4WD SuperCab 6' Box 20 24 $28,058 $28,925
Ranger XL 4WD SuperCrew 5' Box 20 24 $30,386 $31,325
Ranger XLT 2WD SuperCab 6' Box 21 26 $27,955 $29,120
Ranger XLT 2WD SuperCrew 5' Box 21 26 $30,043 $31,295
Ranger XLT 4WD SuperCab 6' Box 20 24 $31,507 $32,820
Ranger XLT 4WD SuperCrew 5' Box 20 24 $33,595 $34,995
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Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic 18 24 $26,932 $27,900
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 18 24 $27,799 $28,800
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic Long Bed 18 24 $30,313 $31,410
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 17 23 $35,387 $37,490
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 17 23 $29,870 $31,290
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 17 23 $30,538 $31,990
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic Long Bed 17 23 $30,938 $32,410
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Automatic 18 24 $25,862 $26,790
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 18 24 $26,710 $27,670
Frontier King Cab 4x4 S Automatic 17 23 $28,646 $29,680
Frontier King Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 17 23 $29,175 $30,560
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,833
$26,932
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,160
$27,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$465 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.2
3.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Ford Ranger ventures further off the pavement this year with oversized off-road packages for the mid-size truck. A new V-6 gives buyers a reason to shop the 2020 Nissan Frontier this year, but waiting for next year’s redesign is a better idea.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 55.6
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
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.4 9.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.8 72.8
Overhang, Front (in)
35.8 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.4 9.8
Length, Overall (in)
210.8 205.5
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 70.1
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
126.8 125.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Tailgate Width (in)
55.4 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72 59.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 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 11.7
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 43.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/60SR18 P265/70TR16
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3240 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60SR18 P265/70TR16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3240 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6620
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 6620
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 662
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6050 6012
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4145 4320
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3500 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8650 11230
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1777 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2885 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2368 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
800 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 185
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 -
Engine
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 3.8 L/231
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 5500 310 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3000 281 @ 4400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.25
Trans Type
10 9
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.71
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.87 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98 3.26
Trans Order Code
44U NA
Transfer Case Model
None None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.65
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.00
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 5.42
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger Nissan Frontier
Body Code
T T
Body Style
SuperCab Crew Cab
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3500 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2885 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.69
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2885 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Leaf
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 3.69
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
7.7 9.0
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
-- --
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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