2011 Ford
F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
vs. 2011 Nissan
Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X

2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X

9.6

starting from

$28,160

Reasons to buy the Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X

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Very inexpensive
$28,160
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Tighter turning radius
43.5 ft
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Premium radio
Standard
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Roof rails
Optional
2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat

9.2

starting from

$42,045

Reasons to buy the Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat

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Quite powerful
365 HP @ 5,000 RPM
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Spacious back seats
66.4 ft3
Entertainment System 7.8 vs 10.0
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X Winner: Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X's satellite radio
  • The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 8 vs 4
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat Winner: F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
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  • Leather comes standard on the F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat; the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
Cost 8.6 vs 10.0
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X Winner: Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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  • The best price we've seen is $13,885 cheaper (more than 30% less), $28,160 vs $42,045
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Child door locks come standard
  • Both vehicles' brakes will do well under heavy use
Performance 9.9 vs 10.0
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  • Both provide sporty handling
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Poor protection, 21% to 30% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Practicality - vs 10.0
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have lots of cupholders
  • Limited towing capacity
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.2 vs 9.6

Entertainment System

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F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X Nissan
Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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Number of speakers 4 vs 8 The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X has more speakers, but the F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs Yes The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Luxury Features

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F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X Nissan
Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Optional Conveniently adjust your seat with the F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat; the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X only offers cloth seats

Cost

Ford
F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X Nissan
Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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MSRP $42,045 vs $28,160 The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X has a great price, but the F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 15 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X Nissan
Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs 4 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both vehicles' brakes will do well under heavy use
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

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F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X Nissan
Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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Horsepower 365 HP @ 5,000 RPM vs 261 HP @ 5,600 RPM The F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat is fairly powerful, but the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor Turbocharger vs None The F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.7 lb/hp vs 16.2 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 50.4 ft vs 43.5 ft The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X can make tight turns, and the F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat is comparable to most other vehicles

Crash Test Ratings

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F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X Nissan
Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 3 stars Poor protection, 21% to 30% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Practicality

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F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X Nissan
Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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Passengers 6 vs 5 The F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat has lots of passenger seats and the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X is OK, too
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Cargo space Unknown vs 36.8 ft3
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front seats 64.7 ft3 vs 57.2 ft3 The F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat has average-sized front seats, while the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1560 lb vs 1271 lb Limited towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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Cupholders 6 vs 6 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X Nissan
Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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0-60 mph 6.2 seconds vs 7.9 seconds The F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat can accelerate to 60mph quickly, but the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X is pretty bad
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Braking distance at 60mph 132 ft vs 142 ft The F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X is just OK
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1/4 mile 14.8 s @ 95 mph vs 16.3 s @ 86 mph The F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat's 1/4 mile time is good, but the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X's is below average for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.71 g vs 0.71 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed 100 mph vs Unknown

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