2019 Nissan Frontier vs. Its Competition

2019 Nissan Frontier
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Nissan Frontier competes with a growing class of mid-sizers that are all newer than it.

The Frontier’s long been lapped by others in comfort, quality, power, and fuel economy, but it’s much less expensive than the rest.

The Toyota Tacoma is the standard-bearer in the class, but it’s not very ergonomic or comfortable.

The related Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon are more comfortable, with an available turbodiesel, but can be pricey.

The Ford Ranger is new and boasts a turbo-4 and 10-speed automatic for better fuel economy.

The Honda Ridgeline is the logical pick, even if it doesn’t have much flavor.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Nissan Frontier is an endearing, affordable mid-size truck that lacks the flash of competitors—we like that.
The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is a jack-of-all-trades: humble work truck, comfortable urban runabout, or off-road all-star.
The 2019 Ford Ranger isn’t a revival, it’s a comprehensive rethink.
The 2019 GMC Canyon is a solid mid-size truck thanks to its terrific and diverse powertrain options, refined interior, and classy demeanor.
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline pickup is all the truck we need, but is it enough truck to be what buyers want?
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma has its assets, but its reputation might be its primary lure for some shoppers.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Style Name     
King Cab 4x2 S Manual2WD Ext Cab 128.3" BaseXL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SLRT 2WDSR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
King CabExtended Cab PickupSuperCabExtended Cab PickupCrew CabAccess Cab
Manual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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