The Ford F-150 vs. Nissan Frontier: A Clear Victor
Once again, the Ford F-150 finds itself contending for the top spot as the best performing truck in Alberta. While the Nissan Frontier proves itself a worthy competitor, the answer is immediate at this point. The Ford F-150 reigns supreme in the battle for pickup truck dominance, and we haven’t even gotten into the comparison yet.
Why is that? If you read on, the evidence is as clear as day. In this latest addition to Kentwood Ford’s comparison, we’ll be taking a look at how the Ford F-150 excels when compared to the Nissan Frontier.
|2018 Ford F-150 XL 4×4 Regular Cab Styleside 6.5′ box 122″ WB||2018 Nissan Frontier SV 4×4 Crew Cab 6′ box 139.9″ WB|
|Engine||2.7L Ecoboost V6||4.0L 24-valve V6|
|Fuel Efficiency City/Hwy/Combined (L/100km)||11.9/9.0/10.6||15.8/11.5/13.9|
|Horsepower (hp)||325 @ 5000 RPM||261 @ 5600 RPM|
|Torque (lb-ft)||400 @ 2750 RPM||281 @ 4000 RPM|
|Towing Capacity (kg)||3,447||3,044|
We narrowed down our engine choice for this comparison to the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine, showcasing how much power can be produced despite its lower engine size. While the Frontier uses a more traditional method of using a bigger 4.0L engine, it only manages to produce up to 261 horsepower, while the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 on the F-150 rises above with 325. Thanks to the EcoBoost engine’s innovative direct injection technology, this truck can produce an incredible horsepower while saving more on fuel at the same time.
Speaking of saving more fuel, it’s fairly evident that the F-150 also excels when it comes to fuel consumption as well. Aside from having a smaller engine size, the EcoBoost technology allows for the F-150 to consume fuel at only 11.9L/100km in the city, 9.0L/100 km and on the highway.. Again, the Frontier’s traditional 4.0L size requires more air and fuel to be pushed inside, making it harder to save on gas when it needs that much to power the engine.
Towing Capacity & Payload
The good news is that both of these trucks are made of a strong aluminum build, which is lighter, less harsh on fuel, and durable enough to tow higher loads. However, the F-150 still takes the lead in this category, with both a superior towing capacity of 3,447 kg and a payload capacity of 785 kg.
The F-150 also excels not just in horsepower, but with the power of choice. Ford has up to 5 engine options available for you to add to your F-150, ranging from the 3.3L Ti-VCT V6, all the way to the most powerful, High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost®, which produces up to 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft. of torque.
Want to learn more about what else the Ford F-150 has to offer? Contact Kentwood Ford today, or visit our website to learn everything you need to know. If you’re already interested, make sure to book a test drive ahead of time!