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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
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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 $25,725 $26,520
2WD SuperCab 6' Box XLT 21 26 $26,822 $27,940
4WD SuperCab 6' Box XL 20 24 $27,607 $28,460
2WD SuperCrew 5' Box XLT 21 26 $28,910 $30,115
4WD SuperCrew 5' Box XL 20 24 $29,759 $30,680
4WD SuperCab 6' Box XLT 20 24 $30,662 $31,940
2WD SuperCab 6' Box LARIAT 21 26 $30,921 $32,210
4WD SuperCrew 5' Box XLT 20 24 $32,750 $34,115
2WD SuperCrew 5' Box LARIAT 21 26 $33,010 $34,385
4WD SuperCab 6' Box LARIAT 20 24 $34,761 $36,210
4WD SuperCrew 5' Box LARIAT 20 24 $36,850 $38,385

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
$18,443
$23,280
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,090
$24,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$318 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.0
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Nissan Frontier is an endearing, affordable mid-size truck that lacks the flash of competitors—we like that. The 2019 Ford Ranger isn’t a revival, it’s a comprehensive rethink.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
25.4 30.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 41
Second Hip Room (in)
55 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 35.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 70.7
Cab to Axle (in)
32.2 31.3
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 126.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.6 8.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 85.8
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.2 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.6 8.4
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
205.5 210.8
Overhang, Front (in)
- 35.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.5 26.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.3 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 12.1
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)
11.1 12.2
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.4 42
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/75TR15 P255/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/75TR15 P255/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 3240
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 3240
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4700 6050
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7936 8650
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3500
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1527
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3130
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2395
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6.5 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6.5 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
550 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 700
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400 310 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA 99H
Displacement
2.5 L/146 2.3 L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200 270 @ 5500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.77
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 4.87
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.70
Transfer Case Model
None None
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 2.15
Trans Type
5 10
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.52
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
No No
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 2.98
Trans Order Code
NA 44U
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.27
Summary
Body Style
King Cab SuperCab
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Ford Ranger
Body Code
T T
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.08 3.73
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.08 3.73
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2885
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3500
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3500
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3130
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 9.8
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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