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2020 Ford Ranger vs. 2020 Nissan Frontier Review

New 2020 Ford Ranger

2020 Ford
Ranger

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New 2020 Nissan Frontier

2020 Nissan
Frontier

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MSRP*
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$24,110 to $38,675
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$26,790 to $37,490
Invoice* $23,387 to $37,128 $25,862 to $35,387
MPG - City 19 - 21 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 18 - 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** **** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ***
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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). Whether you pick the Ford Ranger or the Nissan Frontier, it's going to cost you about the same. The destination charge is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Ranger will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Frontier.

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
The Ford Ranger 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 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.