2020 Nissan Frontier vs. Its Competition

2020 Nissan Frontier
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

No midsize pickup truck is perfect, but some are better than others.

The Chevy Colorado and its GMC Canyon twin strike a pleasant balance between performance, refinement, and value, but they’re light on crash-avoidance tech.

The Toyota Tacoma has earned a deserved reputation for toughness and durability, but it has gotten too expensive.

Look to the Ford Ranger for strong turbo power and a good infotainment system, though its ride is unrefined.

The odd truck out is the SUV-based Honda Ridgeline, which also makes it the most appealing.

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Quick Specs
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.
The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado checks many of the mid-size pickup truck boxes, but leaves safety by the side of the road.
The 2020 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup is a willing companion to weekend adventures. It’s our worst best friend.
The 2020 GMC Canyon has its virtues, but its design is beginning to feel old and it hasn’t done well in crash tests.
The 2020 Honda Ridgeline pick-ups differently; it’s a truck that’s more comfortable and practical than tougher-duty rivals.
Myriad detail upgrades keep the 2020 Toyota Tacoma competitive in the increasingly competitive mid-size pickup truck market.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Style Name     
King Cab 4x2 S Automatic2WD Ext Cab 128" BaseXL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete2WD Ext Cab 128" SLSport 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
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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