2024 Nissan Frontier vs. 2024 RAM 3500 Review

Picture of the 2024 Nissan Frontier

2024 Nissan
Frontier

MSRP*: $30,510 to $43,380
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Picture of the 2024 RAM 3500

2024 RAM
3500

MSRP*: $46,255 to $79,140
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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 - 74.9 ft3
Engine
  • 310-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 370-hp, 6.7-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 400-hp, 6.7-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 410-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 310 hp 370 - 410 hp
Towing Capacity 6,180 - 6,690 lbs 14,290 - 23,000 lbs
Exterior Length 210.2 - 224.1 in 232.0 - 260.8 in
Exterior Width 73.0 - 74.7 in 79.4 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 39.7 - 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 3500 than in the Nissan Frontier. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Frontier and the RAM 3500.

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 3500, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Frontier is much slimmer than the RAM 3500, 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 3500.

Handling
The Nissan Frontier has a significantly smaller turning radius than the RAM 3500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 3500 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 3500.

Powertrain
The Nissan Frontier offers much less torque than the RAM 3500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Nissan Frontier has less seating than the RAM 3500, making the RAM 3500 the better choice if you often have passengers. The Nissan Frontier has a little less cargo capacity than the RAM 3500 for hauling material.