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2022 Nissan Frontier vs. 2022 RAM 1500 Classic Review

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2022 Nissan
Frontier

MSRP*: $28,690 to $38,120
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2022 RAM
1500 Classic

MSRP*: $29,650 to $47,540
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MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 15 - 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 24 MPG 21 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 2 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 40.1 - 49.6 ft3 50.3 - 74.7 ft3
Engine
  • 310-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 395-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 310 hp 305 - 395 hp
Towing Capacity 6,260 - 6,720 lbs 4,350 - 8,240 lbs
Exterior Length 210.2 - 224.1 in 209.0 - 237.9 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 79.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 26.2 - 33.2 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 34.7 - 40.3 in
Head Room Front 39.9 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.6 in
Front 39.9 - 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 - 39.9 in

*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 RAM 1500 Classic than in the Nissan Frontier. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Frontier and the RAM 1500 Classic.

Convenience
With the RAM 1500 Classic you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Frontier, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 RAM 1500 Classic, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Frontier is much slimmer than the RAM 1500 Classic, 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 1500 Classic.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Nissan Frontier is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 Classic for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Nissan Frontier and the RAM 1500 Classic.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Frontier transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the RAM 1500 Classic.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Nissan Frontier as you will the RAM 1500 Classic. The RAM 1500 Classic has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Nissan Frontier.