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2020 Nissan Frontier vs. 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

New 2020 Nissan Frontier

2020 Nissan
Frontier

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New 2020 GMC Sierra 1500

2020 GMC
Sierra 1500

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MSRP*
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$26,790 to $37,490
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$29,600 to $58,900
Invoice* $25,862 to $35,387 $28,446 to $55,425
MPG - City 17 - 18 15 - 20
MPG - Hwy 23 - 24 20 - 24
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 3 - 6
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
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Sierra 1500 than in the Nissan Frontier. The GMC Sierra 1500 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Nissan Frontier.

Convenience
The GMC Sierra 1500 requires less frequent visits to the gas station than the Nissan Frontier, 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). Clearly, the Nissan Frontier is a better financial choice over the GMC Sierra 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 GMC Sierra 1500.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Frontier is much slimmer than the GMC Sierra 1500, 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 GMC Sierra 1500.

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

Handling
The Nissan Frontier has a smaller turning radius than the GMC Sierra 1500, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 1500 is clearly the choice over the Nissan Frontier for pulling heavy loads. The Nissan Frontier has a little less horsepower than the GMC Sierra 1500.

Utility
The Nissan Frontier has less seating than the GMC Sierra 1500, making the GMC Sierra 1500 the better choice if you often have passengers. The GMC Sierra 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 GMC Sierra 1500.