Ford Ranger vs. Nissan Frontier
Ford Ranger
Nissan Fronter
At a Glance: Ranger vs. Frontier
Ford Ranger

Whether you’re hitting new trails or on the job around Delaware, Marion, or Sunbury, OH, you need a rugged road companion by your side. Choosing your next truck is a big decision, and with so many options, how will you know which one is best for you?

The Byers Ford team is here to help you decide on your favorite truck. In this Ford Ranger vs. Nissan Frontier comparison, you’ll get a closer look at which model suits your needs.



7,500 lbs. | 6,690 lbs.
Ranger vs. Frontier


20 cty/26hwy | 18 cty/24hwy
Ranger vs. Frontier


43.1" | 42.3"
Ranger vs. Frontier
How Do the Ford Ranger and the Nissan Frontier Compare?
Select a category below to learn more about how the Ford Ranger compares to the Nissan Frontier.
Ford Ranger

Impressive towing capacity, unparalleled speed, and nonstop capabilities. What do these things have in common? You'll find it all in the Ford Ranger and the Nissan Frontier trucks!


When properly equipped, both the Ranger and the Frontier offer plenty of muscle to haul your belongings. The Ranger has a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds. Close behind is the Frontier’s maximum towing capacity of 6,690 pounds.

To achieve these capacities, both trucks are powered by strong engines, allowing them to effortlessly reach new speeds. You'll have a 2.3L EcoBoost® engine piloting the Ranger and a 3.8L V6 engine in the Frontier.

Fuel Efficiency

Wherever you head next, you need a truck that can keep up with your adventures. You'll find that the Ranger and the Frontier are both fuel-efficient trucks ready to travel a promising distance between gas station stops. One truck, however, may take you a bit farther.

The Ranger delivers an EPA-estimated 20 city/26 highway MPG. Its Auto Start/Stop technology and 10-speed automatic transmission help it drive as efficiently as possible. In the Frontier, you’ll have an EPA-estimated 18 city/24 highway MPG accompanied by a 9-speed automatic transmission.

Ford Ranger

While the rugged capabilities of your next truck shine on the road, you want to relax inside a cozy, modern cabin. You spend a good portion of your time behind the wheel, and whether you’re traveling with friends or seeking a solo adventure, you deserve a perfectly comfortable interior space.

Cabin Features

Every driver has different needs on the road. With either the Ranger or the Frontier, you can customize your cabin to fit your desired comforts. For example, both trucks have an available Dual-Zone Climate Control, so you and your passengers can set the right individual temperature for each of you.

When you’re driving, it’s important to sit upright and in a good position. To make this possible, the Ranger has an 8-way manual driver’s seat as well as a 6-way manual front seat for your front-row passenger. The Frontier has a 6-way manual driver’s seat to encourage safe driving, too.

Interior Dimensions

Along with features to customize your cabin, you want to ensure your truck boasts plenty of interior space to stretch out in. You'll find the Ranger and the Frontier are both up for the challenge! The Frontier has front legroom of 42.3 inches and rear legroom of 26.2 inches. It also boasts front headroom of 39.7 inches and rear headroom of 36.6 inches.

In the Ranger, you’ll have a spacious 43.1 inches of front legroom and 30.4 inches of rear legroom . In terms of headroom, you’ll have 39.8 inches in the front and 35.9 inches in the second row. No matter where you sit in this Ford truck, you can count on having room to relax.

Ford Ranger

A smart truck is a reliable truck. You want seamless technology guiding your travels and helping you stay safe. From advanced driver assistance to entertaining connectivity features, the Ranger and the Frontier are ready to transform your time on the road.

Stay Safe

When you’re traveling, safety is crucial. The engineers of the Ranger and the Frontier know this, which is why they make safety a priority. Each truck has its own set of driver-assistive features that keep an eye on the road around you. The following similar safety features are available with each truck:

  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System)
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps

If you’re using your truck to tow a trailer or a fun-sized family boat, you want to make sure your haul is secure. Trailer Sway Control is equipped with both the Ranger and the Frontier to create a safe and smooth towing experience wherever you go.

Stay Connected

When it comes to thrilling technology, the Ranger and the Frontier have plenty to offer. Each truck has an 8-inch touchscreen available up front with seamless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.

Speaking of smartphone connectivity, your next truck should be able to keep the good times going with crystal-clear sound. To maximize your audio experience, check out the available premium sound systems—Bang & Olufsen® in the Ranger and Fender® in the Frontier—and see how their 10 strategically placed speakers reignite your favorite tunes.

Choose Your Favorite Truck
Ford Ranger

At Byers Ford, we know the Ford Ranger vs. Nissan Frontier each offer their own collection of exciting features. If, after reading through this comparison, you want to learn more about the Ford Ranger, you can schedule a test drive with us.

See how you explore the roads around Delaware, Marion, or Sunbury, OH in your favorite truck.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new Ranger for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

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