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Ram 1500 vs. Nissan Frontier

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Ram 1500

2013 Ram 1500
$656
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Nissan Frontier

2015 Nissan Frontier
$472
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

Above Average

The Ram 1500 Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 2nd out of 17 for fullsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $656 which means it has average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the 1500.

Excellent

The Nissan Frontier Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 1st out of 7 for midsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $472 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are lower than other vehicles, so the Frontier is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$656
inexpensive
very expensive
$472
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.3
not often
way too often
0.2
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
12%
minor issues
major issues
9%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

(1 Reviews)
(30 Reviews)
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“Overall awesome truck. Hopefully the last one I'll ever own in my lifetime. I only drive it about 5K Miles a year and only 28K miles after 5 years of ownership. Multiple FCA Recalls for the U Co...”

Rating Details
5 star
(1)
4 star
(14)
3 star
(11)
2 star
(4)
1 star
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The Nissan Frontier ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in brakes.

Read more detailed reviews here.

“Truck has 30,000 miles. Rides/Runs great.4.0 liter strong and gets as good mileage as my toyota 2.7 liter. I use synthetic oil only. I haven't heard any unusual noise from timing chain area but I w...”


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