Two big trucks, two big companies created two similar models, but still different in quality and price. It’s up to customers to decide which truck is better for them.
Lets start with some stats in this comparison:
Ford Ranger has 207 hp @ 5,250 RPM and Nissan Frontier has 261 hp @ 5,600 RPM, torque 238 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM and 281 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM. As we can see Frontier is more powerful.
Payload: Ranger 1,330 lbs, Frontier 1,451 lbs
Towing: 6,300 lbs, 3,340 lbs
The new Ranger will have four options when it comes to power, one gas and three Duratorq diesels, all of them available with either manual or auto transmission with 6-speeds.
It is expected that the 2017 Frontier model will use a Cummins diesel engine.
The exterior style of the 2017 Nissan Frontier is pretty standard and traditional and we cannot deny that it is likeable. With a classic small grille to the front, a standard roof rack that is available on every trim, large fender flares and actually everything else, it is a model that looks the part but also acts the part as well.
The Ford Ranger comes with a newly designed grille, bumpers and with new improved chassis. The headlights and taillights will be sharper and more ambient, with LED lighting.
The inside of the 2017 Nissan Frontier also goes for a classic look. But unfortunately it does not go well for the inside as it worked for the outside. Much of the inside looks dated even despite the hard plastic inserts and the ergonomic look. The car sports a bulky three-spoke steering wheel with a pretty chunky shifter and also adds a small navigation screen, all things that make it less desirable.
This 2017 Ford Ranger will undergo a comprehensive redesign in the interior. It will be more luxurious, spacious and comfortable compared to the previous model. There will be more legroom and the headroom. The seats are expected to be made from high quality fabric material.
The estimated price (MSRP) of iconic Ranger depending on a market where sales, and is somewhere around $20,000 for the basic version with a gasoline engine.
The price of Frontier is going to be set at a starting base MSRP of $18,090.