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2013 Chevrolet Avalanche vs. 2014 Nissan Frontier Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the Chevrolet Avalanche than the Nissan Frontier. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Avalanche and the Nissan Frontier.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Avalanche you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Frontier, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Avalanche will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Nissan Frontier, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Chevrolet Avalanche is much higher than that of the Nissan Frontier.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Avalanche is much wider than the Nissan Frontier, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Avalanche, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Nissan Frontier.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Avalanche transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Frontier.

Handling
The Chevrolet Avalanche has a similar turning radius to the Nissan Frontier, so both should maneuver just as easily in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Frontier is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Avalanche for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Avalanche has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Frontier.

Utility
The Chevrolet Avalanche offers a little more seating capacity than the Nissan Frontier, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them. You'll be able to haul more material in the Chevrolet Avalanche than the Nissan Frontier, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Avalanche comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Frontier.

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2013 Chevrolet
Avalanche

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MSRP*: $35,980 - $47,885
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2014 Nissan
Frontier

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MSRP*: $17,990 - $34,410
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.30%
City MPG: 15 15 - 19
Highway MPG: 21 21 - 23
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 6 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $33,461 - $44,533 $17,252 - $32,233

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