2022 Ford Ranger vs 2022 Nissan Frontier: Which Is a Better Buy?

If you’re in the market for a new pickup truck, you may find yourself torn between the 2022 Ford Ranger vs the 2022 Nissan Frontier. Which is the better pickup truck, and which offers you more truck for your money? Let’s take a look at what each of these pickup trucks has to offer, and which truck is right for you.

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How much will the 2022 Nissan Frontier cost?

The base model 2022 Nissan Frontier price is $29,015. This is called the 2022 Nissan Frontier S King Cab 4×2. If you want the extended cab, expect to pay at least $31,715. You can only get the extended cab on the S and SV trim levels. No matter which cab you get, your 2022 Frontier will come with a six-foot bed. You can, however, add four-wheel drive for an extra $3,200.

The Nissan Frontier also only comes with one engine. That’s a 3.8-liter V6 that makes 310 hp, matched with a nine-speed automatic transmission. In addition, all Nissan Frontier trucks now come with forward collision warning, a rear door alert, and a driver awareness sensor.

Need something bigger? You can opt for the Nissan Frontier S Crew Cab. Like all crew cab pickup trucks, this comes with five-foot beds, with the exception of the long-wheelbase option. There’s also a higher-end 2022 Nissan Frontier SV King Cab, which starts at $33,315. If you want the long-wheelbase option, that number becomes $35,215. You can also buy the top-of-the-line 2022 Nissan Frontier Pro-X, which starts at $35,415 for the 2WD option. If you want the 2022 Frontier Pro-4X, that will be $38,415.

How much does a fully loaded 2022 Ford Ranger cost?

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The 2022 Ford Ranger starts at $25,285 and goes up to about $39,250, depending on trims and add-ons. The base trim 2022 Ford Ranger is called the XL, according to Kelley Blue Book, and the price doesn’t include the destination fee. The 2022 Ranger XL comes in rear-wheel drive. Like all new Ford Rangers, the XL has a turbocharged 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine. This makes 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. It’s matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission. You can opt to add 4WD to your 2022 Ford Ranger. There are several bed options, including a SuperCab which is six feet from cab to tailgate and a SuperCrew, which is five feet.

The 2022 Ford Ranger also comes with important safety systems. Standard in the new Ford Ranger are forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection.

Which is a better truck, the 2022 Ford Ranger vs the 2022 Nissan Frontier?

While the 2022 Nissan Frontier is a good truck, the 2022 Ford Ranger offers an awful lot for less money. There are some similarities and differences between the 2022 Nissan Frontier and 2022 Ford Ranger. The Ranger gets slightly better gas mileage, at 19-23 mpg to the Frontier’s 19-21 mpg. That’s in part due to its smaller engine.

If you’re torn between the 2022 Ford Ranger and the 2022 Nissan Frontier, you’ve got a difficult decision ahead of you. Yet the 2022 Ford Ranger just may be the better deal and give you better gas mileage, too.

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