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Ram 1500 vs. Nissan Frontier

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Ram 1500

$656
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Nissan Frontier

$472
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
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.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
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.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$656
inexpensive
expensive
$472
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.28
not often
very often
0.19
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
12%
not urgent
urgent
9%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(0)
4
(1)
3
(0)
2
(0)
1
(0)
“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...”
“Overall awesome truck. Hopefully the last one I'll ever own in my lifetime. I only drive it abo...”
5
(1)
4
(14)
3
(11)
2
(5)
1
(0)
The Nissan Frontier ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in brakes.
“Had to replace radiator, transmission and prior to that the fuel guage sensor in gas tank and windshield washer tank. Then the engine died along with the rear axle locking up. Had to junk it at 14...”
“Had to replace radiator, transmission and prior to that the fuel guage sensor in gas tank and win...”
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