2016 Nissan Frontier vs. 2016 RAM 3500 Review

Comparison Review

Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the RAM 3500 than in the Nissan Frontier. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Frontier and the RAM 3500.

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 3500, 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 3500.

Since the Nissan Frontier is much slimmer than the RAM 3500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Nissan Frontier, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the RAM 3500.

The Nissan Frontier offers much less torque than the RAM 3500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The Nissan Frontier has a smaller turning radius than the RAM 3500, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.

In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 3500 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 3500.

The Nissan Frontier has less seating than the RAM 3500, making the RAM 3500 the better choice if you often have passengers. The RAM 3500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Nissan Frontier.

The Nissan Frontier comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 3500.

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2016 Nissan

More Details & Photos New 2016 Nissan Frontier
MSRP*: $18,190 - $35,510

2016 RAM

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MSRP*: $32,285 - $58,275
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.39%
City MPG: 15 - 19 --
Highway MPG: 21 - 23 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 5 3 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $17,576 - $33,521 $30,786 - $54,406

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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