Can the 2022 Nissan Frontier Wreck the 2022 Ford Ranger?

The 2022 Nissan Frontier vs the 2022 Ford Ranger. It’s tough to decide between these best-selling midsize trucks. While both the 2022 Nissan Frontier and 2022 Ford Ranger have a lot going for them, you’re probably only going to want to buy one pickup. Let’s look at what the Nissan truck and Ford truck have to offer so you can decide which truck is right for you.

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Are Nissan Frontiers any good?

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

The Nissan Frontier comes with just one engine choice. That’s a 3.8-liter V6 that makes 310 hp. This is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. In addition, all Nissan Frontier trucks come with forward collision warning, a rear door alert, and a driver awareness sensor. The towing capacity of the Nissan Frontier is 6,720 pounds.

Is a Ford Ranger a good buy?

The 2022 Ford Ranger starts at $25,285. However, that price can go up to about $39,250, depending on trims and add-ons. $25,285 is for the new Ford Ranger base trim with the six-foot bed. This comes with the SuperCab, which is the smaller cab. It’s 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.

The 2022 Ford Ranger also comes with important safety systems like forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection.

All 2022 Ford Rangers also come with a decent infotainment system. Even the XL has Wi-Fi, as well as remote start and remote lock and unlock.

Which is better, the 2022 Nissan Frontier or the 2022 Ford Ranger?

There are some similarities and differences between the 2022 Nissan Frontier and 2022 Ford Ranger. The Ranger is cheaper than the Frontier, and it 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.

All 2022 Ford Rangers also come with a decent infotainment system. Even the XL has Wi-Fi, as well as remote start and remote lock and unlock. The 2022 Nissan Frontier comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has wireless charging, a Wi Fi hotspot, and a Fender sound system.

It isn’t easy to say who the winner is in the battle of the 2022 Nissan Frontier vs the 2022 Ford Ranger. The answer is largely personal. If you’re looking for a budget, no-frills work truck, you’ll probably be very happy with the Ford Ranger. If you’d like to get something a bit more pricey, then the 2022 Nissan Frontier is right for you. Either way you’ll likely love whichever pickup truck you buy.