For years, it was the Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma battling it out for mid-size pickup buyers—and it was a close match.
But the Tacoma was treated to a redesign for 2016, and it's much fresher but also a lot pricier.
The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, meanwhile, came back from the dead and now offer the best ride and nicest interior in their class among body-on-frame pickups.
They also offer a desirable turbodiesel engine that nets them around 30 mpg on the highway.
The caveat, however, is that you'll pay a lot more for this classiness.
Then there's the Honda Ridgeline, also a reborn pickup.
It's not meant for heavy duty use, but it'll be more than adequate for most users.
Its unibody construction endows it with a roomier interior and a better ride than any rival, too.
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|2017 Nissan FrontierBrowse Used Listings||2017 Chevrolet ColoradoBrowse Used Listings||2017 GMC CanyonBrowse Used Listings||2017 Honda RidgelineBrowse Used Listings||2017 Toyota TacomaBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|King Cab 4x2 S Manual||2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base||2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SL||RT 4x2 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed||SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT (SE)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|King Cab||Extended Cab Pickup||Extended Cab Pickup||Crew Cab||Access Cab|
|Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2017 Nissan Frontier vs. 2017 Chevrolet Colorado||2017 Nissan Frontier vs. 2017 GMC Canyon||2017 Nissan Frontier vs. 2017 Honda Ridgeline||2017 Nissan Frontier vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma|