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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD
2020 Ford Ranger
Lariat SuperCab 4WD
MSRP
$36,500
Invoice
$35,041
Average Price Paid
$34,943
163 listings nationwide

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2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD
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2020 Ford Ranger
Lariat SuperCab 4WD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,500
16 listings nationwide

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2020 Ford Ranger
Lariat SuperCab 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$39,295

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Introduced in 2004, the current Nissan Frontier pickup is among the older automotive designs on American roads. However, as the Frontier enters 2019, Nissan leaves it mostly unchanged....

2020 Ford Ranger
Lariat SuperCab 4WD
George Kennedy Preview:

Pickup trucks are sturdy tools for those who need them for work or choose to drive them for their inherent utility. While full-size pickups are rugged and capable, they can be overkill...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD
Fun2drive51 writes:
Fairly outdated and crude vehicle. Engine noise and ride are adequate. Controls are easy to use and requires l...
Family Car Ranked 2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E AWD better.
"Just about everything but the main display interface and control"
Value Ranked 2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E AWD better.
"The smooth delivery of power, the tactile feel of all controls, excellent seats and ride. "
Mjbell45 writes:
Outdated no power uncomfortable
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck Extended Cab LB RWD better.
"It doesnt look like a box"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck Extended Cab LB RWD better.
"Much bigger cargo area"
Hlckkg writes:
Has 5 gears on an automatic vs the Tacoma’s 6. Makes a big difference. In order to open the back sliding windo...
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Toyota Tacoma SR V6 Double Cab 4WD better.
"N/a"
2020 Ford Ranger
Lariat SuperCab 4WD
Steven (Steve) writes:
Great truck
Power Ranked 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab 4WD worse.
"It seems to get up to higher speed faster"
Family Car Ranked 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab 4WD worse.
"Splitting hairs on this one!"

Specs

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD
2020 Ford Ranger
Lariat SuperCab 4WD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X2
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.1 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
261 hp @ 5,600 RPM
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Torque
281 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
10:1
Displacement
4,000 cc
2,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.76 in x 3.62 in
3.44 in x 3.7 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 3 stars --
Front Crash Overall 3 stars --
Front Crash Driver 3 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 2 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom 33.6 in 30.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- --
Maximum Payload 1,340 lbs 1,650 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity -- 3,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 6,620 lbs 7,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 205.5 in 210.8 in
Width 72.8 in 85.8 in
Height 70.1 in 71.1 in
Wheelbase 125.9 in 126.8 in
Bed Length 59.5 in 72.8 in

Available Options

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic Blue Metallic
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Cayenne Red Metallic
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Pearl

Option Packages

  • [A93] Bed Liner/Trailer Hitch Package
2020 Ford Ranger
Lariat SuperCab 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Lightning Blue Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Race Red
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Saber Metallic
  • Shadow Black
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

Option Packages

  • Black Appearance Package
  • Chrome Appearance Package
  • Black Aluminum CROSSBED Toolbox By Weather Guard
  • Hard Folding Tonneau Box Cover
  • Retractable Tonneau Box Cover
  • Soft Folding Tonneau Box Cover
  • 5" Rectangular Black Running Boards
  • 5" Rectangular Chrome Running Boards
  • FX4 Off-Road Package
  • Sport Appearance Package
  • Technology Package
  • Equipment Group 501A Mid
  • Wheels: 18" Machined Aluminum W/Magnetic Pockets

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