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2016 Nissan Frontier vs. 2016 RAM 1500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Nissan Frontier offers just a little more head- and legroom than the RAM 1500, making it a little roomier and more comfortable.

Convenience
With the RAM 1500 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Frontier, due to its tank size and 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). Clearly, the Nissan Frontier is a better financial choice over the RAM 1500, when considering 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 Nissan Frontier carries a much lower Destination Charge than the RAM 1500.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Frontier is much slimmer than the RAM 1500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Frontier takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the RAM 1500.

Drivetrain
The Nissan Frontier offers much less torque than the RAM 1500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Nissan Frontier has a larger turning radius than the RAM 1500, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 1500 is clearly the choice over the Nissan Frontier for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Frontier is clearly outclassed by the RAM 1500.

Utility
You'll be able to bring along a larger crew with the Nissan Frontier than the RAM 1500, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The RAM 1500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Nissan Frontier.

Warranty
The Nissan Frontier comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500.

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2016 Nissan
Frontier

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MSRP*: $18,290 - $36,110

2016 RAM
1500

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MSRP*: $26,145 - $52,665
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.38% As low as 0.05%
City MPG: 15 - 19 15 - 21
Highway MPG: 21 - 23 21 - 29
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 5 2 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Not Tested ****-*****
Invoice*: $17,672 - $34,087 $25,152 - $48,021

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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2016 Nissan Frontier

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.