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2023 Ford Ranger vs. 2023 Nissan Frontier Review

Picture of the 2023 Ford Ranger

2023 Ford

MSRP*: $27,400 to $40,945
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2023 Nissan

MSRP*: $29,190 to $39,300
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 17 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 26 MPG 22 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 43.3 - 51.8 ft3 40.1 - 49.6 ft3
  • 270-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 310-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 hp 310 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 6,180 - 6,720 lbs
Exterior Length 210.8 in 210.2 - 224.1 in
Exterior Width 77.8 in 73.0 - 74.7 in
Leg Room Front 43.1 in
Rear 30.4 - 34.5 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 26.2 - 33.2 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 35.9 - 38.3 in
Front 39.9 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.6 in

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Comparison Review

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

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Ranger as you will with the Nissan Frontier, as they can travel a similar number of miles on a tank of gas.

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). Whether you pick the Ford Ranger or the Nissan Frontier, it's going to cost you about the same.

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. When looking at overall length, the Ford Ranger takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Frontier.

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

The Ford Ranger has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Frontier.

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

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. The Ford Ranger has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the Nissan Frontier.