2019 Ford Ranger vs 2019 Nissan Frontier 

2019 Ford Ranger vs 2019 Nissan Frontier

With the return of the Ranger, Ford looks to reclaim its top spot in the midsize truck segment with this revamped classic as its champion. The all-new Ranger hits the ground running with an all-new lineup that pushes the limits on power and capability. Today, we’ll see how this model performs when we stack it against a long-time market favorite. Join us as we pit the 2019 Ford Ranger and the 2019 Nissan Frontier against each other to see which model takes the lead. 

2019 Ford Ranger 


2019 Nissan Frontier 

270 hp / 310 lb-ft  Max Horsepower / Torque  261 hp / 281 lb-ft 
1,860 lbs.  Max Payload  1,460 lbs. 
7,500 lbs.  Max Towing  6,720 lbs. 
43.3 - 51.8 cubic feet  Bed Cargo Volume  27.1 - 33.5 cubic feet 

Comparing the Capability and Power Ratings of the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2019 Nissan Frontier 

As you can see, the Ford Ranger whoops the Nissan Frontier on the capability front. The Ford pickup pulls ahead with +400 lbs. max payload and +780 lbs. max towing. Whether you’re looking at a short or long bed, the Ranger also packs more bed space than the Frontier to match its hefty payload ratings.

The 2019 Nissan Frontier lineup offers two engine options to choose from. The standard option is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, which matches with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic. This setup will score you 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque off the bat. If you’re looking to upgrade, the Frontier also offers an optional 4.0-liter V6, which maxes the model out to 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque.

The Ranger lineup sticks to one engine option across all three trims, but that’s all the pickup needs to have competing segment leaders sweating to keep up. The Ranger’s standard 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine partners with a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission to deliver 270 horsepower, plus a class-leading torque rating of 310 lb-ft.