2016 Nissan Frontier vs 2016 Ford F-150
For many years, the Ford F-150 has sat atop the full-size pickup truck sector and for good reason. This truck is solid, goes where you need it to go, and is a workhorse. So what does a full-size pickup need to do to compete with this class-leading truck?
Enter the 2016 Nissan Frontier, a powerful entry into the market that combines the best in full-size pickup truck performance with the luxury, comfort, and handling that people have come to expect from a Nissan vehicle.
For our Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton customers, here’s a look at how the 2016 Nissan Frontier compares to the Ford F-150.
The Ford F-150 has improved its interior space this year, with a roomy and comfortable extended cab that taller drivers and passengers will appreciate. The 2016 Nissan Frontier is no slouch in this area either, though, offering plenty of space to stretch out as well as premium cabin trim, great upholstery, easy-to-reach and user-friendly console controls, and a number of posh luxury features. In fact, when driving the Frontier, you may feel more like you’re in the cabin of a luxury sedan rather than behind the wheel of a tough truck.
EPA-estimated fuel economy between the two trucks is similar and respectable for vehicles of their size and class, meaning that each will deliver about the same convenience and stops at the gas station.
It’s hard to put out solid cost numbers, as there are so many factors that go into a vehicle’s price, from the MSRP to the destination charges to the trim level and options chosen. However, in the end, the Ford F-150 is going to come out being a lot more expensive overall than the Nissan Frontier, when all options and variables are similar.
Power and Performance
The F-150 appears to offer more powerful engines out of the gate, with options being a V6 or a V8, where the 2016 Nissan Frontier offers an inline-4 or a V6 option. Also out of the gate, the F-150 offers more towing capacity and appears to deliver more horsepower to muscle out the Frontier.
Base numbers can be deceiving, though; the Nissan is far more efficient at transferring the horsepower to performance, and it puts out more torque, which results in a higher overall performance. The F-150 is also wider than the Frontier, meaning it’s harder to maneuver and has a wider turn radius.
In the end, when one considers the price point and overall performance, the Nissan Frontier has every bit as much to offer as the Ford F-150 and is even better, especially for those looking for a reliable and comfortable full-size pickup at an entry-level price.
At Nissan 24, we’re proud to offer a variety of styling and trim levels of the 2016 Frontier for all of our Randolph, Stoughton, and Brockton customers. Stop in and get behind the wheel for a test drive today!