2022 Nissan Frontier vs. 2022 RAM 2500 | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2022 Nissan Frontier vs. 2022 RAM 2500 Review

Picture of the 2022 Nissan Frontier

2022 Nissan
Frontier

MSRP*: $28,690 to $38,120
See details & photos

Find Your Best Price Today!

Picture of the 2022 RAM 2500

2022 RAM
2500

MSRP*: $42,775 to $75,355
See details & photos

Find Your Best Price Today!

MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 22 - 24 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 2 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 40.1 - 49.6 ft3 57.5 - 74.7 ft3
Engine
  • 310-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 410-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 310 hp 410 hp
Towing Capacity 6,260 - 6,720 lbs 10,520 - 15,220 lbs
Exterior Length 210.2 - 224.1 in 232.0 - 260.8 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 79.1 - 79.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 26.2 - 33.2 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 40.2 - 43.1 in
Head Room Front 39.9 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.6 in
Front 39.8 - 40.9 in
Rear 39.8 - 40.3 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 2500 than in the Nissan Frontier. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Frontier and the RAM 2500.

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 2500, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Frontier is much slimmer than the RAM 2500, 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 2500.

Handling
The Nissan Frontier has a significantly smaller turning radius than the RAM 2500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 2500 is clearly the choice over the Nissan Frontier for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Frontier is clearly outclassed by the RAM 2500.

Powertrain
The Nissan Frontier offers much less torque than the RAM 2500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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 2500. The RAM 2500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Nissan Frontier.