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2021 Ford Ranger vs. 2021 Nissan Frontier Review

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2021 Ford
Ranger

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2021 Nissan
Frontier

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MSRP*
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$24,820 to $38,785
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$27,190 to $37,890
Invoice* $24,075 to $37,234 $26,247 to $35,765
MPG - City 20 - 21 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 23 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
The Nissan Frontier requires less frequent visits to the gas station than the Ford Ranger, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Ford Ranger is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Frontier. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Ranger and the Nissan Frontier have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Ranger 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 Ford Ranger, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Frontier.

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

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

Performance
With the Ford Ranger, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Nissan Frontier, due to its slightly better towing capacity. The Ford Ranger has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Frontier.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Ford Ranger as you will the Nissan Frontier. You'll be able to haul more material in the Ford Ranger than the Nissan Frontier, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

Warranty
The Ford Ranger comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Frontier.