2016 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2016 Nissan Frontier Review

Comparison Review

Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the GMC Sierra 1500 than the Nissan Frontier. The GMC Sierra 1500 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Nissan Frontier.

With the GMC Sierra 1500 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.

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 GMC Sierra 1500 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 GMC Sierra 1500 is much higher than that of the Nissan Frontier.

Since the GMC Sierra 1500 is much wider than the Nissan Frontier, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the GMC Sierra 1500, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Frontier.

With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the GMC Sierra 1500 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Frontier.

The GMC Sierra 1500 has a similar turning radius to the Nissan Frontier, so both should maneuver just as easily in and out of tight spots.

If you've got something you need to tow, the GMC Sierra 1500 will do just as well as the Nissan Frontier, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the GMC Sierra 1500 greatly outmuscles the Nissan Frontier.

The GMC Sierra 1500 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 GMC Sierra 1500 than the Nissan Frontier, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

The GMC Sierra 1500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Frontier.

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2016 GMC
Sierra 1500

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MSRP*: $27,515 - $54,340

2016 Nissan

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MSRP*: $18,290 - $35,610
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.80% As low as 5.04%
City MPG: 15 - 18 15 - 19
Highway MPG: 21 - 24 21 - 23
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 3 - 6 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $26,414 - $50,536 $17,672 - $33,616

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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