While the Nissan Frontier and Jeep® Renegade are not in the same class, they are often compared by shoppers looking for excitement, ruggedness, durability, and capability. When it comes to those most essential essentials, the Nissan Frontier offers quite a lot more bang than the Renegade.
The following compares the 2018 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab S (2WD) to the 2018 Renegade Sport (2WD).
Powertrain. When you choose the spacious Crew Cab design, the Frontier comes with a powerful 4.0-liter V6 engine and your choice between a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain generates 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. With the Renegade’s Sport trim, it comes with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that is only rated at 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The Sport trim is only available with a six-speed manual transmission.
Technology. Along with offering less performance, the Renegade Sport comes with fewer standard features. Inside, you will find six speakers, auxiliary and USB inputs, a rearview camera, Bluetooth®, and a 5-inch touch screen.
As for the Frontier Crew Cab, its standard tech features include cruise control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth®, steering wheel audio controls, a 5-inch central screen, Siri® Eyes Free voice commands, a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, power outlets, a hands-free text messaging assistant, and both USB and auxiliary inputs. Advantage: Frontier.
Cargo. The Nissan Frontier Crew Cab and Jeep® Renegade offer nearly identical interior cabin space. The Frontier comes with 101.1 cubic feet of passenger space, while the Renegade has 100.1 cubic feet. But, in terms of cargo carrying capabilities, the Renegade doesn’t stand a chance against the Frontier.
Behind the rear seat in the Renegade, there is 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space. In the Frontier, its bed comes with 27.1 cubic feet of space. However, in true pickup fashion, you can carry items that are much taller than the bed itself, as long as they are properly secured.
If you’ve been considering the Jeep® Renegade, we’ve got a truly rebellious idea for you: opt for the new 2018 Nissan Frontier instead. One test drive at Bates Nissan, and we think you’ll be hooked.