Compare 2018 Jeep Wrangler vs 2018 Nissan Frontier

2018 Jeep Wrangler
2018 Nissan Frontier
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Rubicon 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Wrangler Rubicon 4x4 17 25 $36,123 $37,945
Wrangler Sport 4x4 17 25 $27,482 $27,945
Wrangler Sport S 4x4 17 25 $27,482 $27,945
Wrangler JK Altitude 4x4 17 21 $29,104 $30,445
Wrangler JK Freedom Edition 4x4 17 21 $23,651 $23,995
Wrangler JK Golden Eagle 4x4 17 21 $23,651 $23,995
Wrangler JK Rubicon Recon 4x4 17 21 $32,048 $33,645
Wrangler JK Sahara 4x4 17 21 $29,104 $30,445
Wrangler JK Willys Wheeler 4x4 17 21 $23,651 $23,995
Wrangler JK Willys Wheeler W 4x4 17 21 $23,651 $23,995
Wrangler JK Unlimited Sport RHD 4x4 16 20 $31,924 $32,695
Wrangler Unlimited Moab 4x4 18 23 $36,522 $38,295
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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 22 $26,382 $27,330
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic 16 22 $24,715 $25,600
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Manual 16 22 $23,704 $24,550
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SL Automatic 16 22 $32,034 $33,560
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic 16 22 $25,438 $26,350
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic Long Bed 16 22 $27,953 $28,960
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 15 21 $31,900 $33,790
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Manual 16 21 $30,910 $32,740
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 15 21 $27,774 $29,090
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic 15 21 $34,360 $36,400
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $34,739 $36,800
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $28,202 $29,540
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $28,604 $29,960
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Manual 16 21 $30,910 $32,380
Frontier King Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic 16 22 $25,004 $25,900
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Automatic 17 22 $21,883 $22,660
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Manual 19 23 $18,347 $18,990
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 17 22 $23,665 $24,510
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Manual 19 23 $22,653 $23,460
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic 16 22 $24,350 $25,220
Frontier King Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 15 21 $31,184 $33,030
Frontier King Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $26,840 $28,110
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,123
$26,382
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,945
$27,330
Monthly Payment Estimate
$632 / month
$456 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
4.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler skips over the on-road part of the driving test, and heads straight for the hills. The 2018 Nissan Frontier is a good, basic truck, but there are far more modern options for not too much more.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 55.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 33.6
Front Head Room (in)
42.6 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
45 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
41.7 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
96.8 125.9
Liftover Height (in)
30 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
10.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
166.8 205.5
Height, Overall (in)
73.6 70.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 -
Cab to Axle (in)
- 18.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.6
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- 48.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
12.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
31.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
12.9 -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 27.1
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 59.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 18
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 44.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 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)
13.4 11.3
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Re-Circulating Ball Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 43.6
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
TXA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
LT285/70SR17 P265/75TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TXA NA
Front Tire Size
LT285/70SR17 P265/75TR16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 6300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 630
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 630
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 6300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 6300
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8016 11230
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5250 5600
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
650 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 550
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERC NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 4.0 L/241
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6400 261 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.49 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 2.35
Trans Order Code
DEM NA
Transfer Case Model
Manual None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.13 3.84
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.53
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Jeep Wrangler Nissan Frontier
Body Code
S T
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Arm Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.10 3.13
Suspension Type - Front
Leading Link Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Non-Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.10 3.13
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 9.8
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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