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2022 Nissan Frontier vs. 2022 Ford Maverick

When it comes to compact pickup trucks, two stand out from the rest. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they’re two of the most popular ones-the Nissan Frontier and the Ford Maverick. No matter what type of cargo room, capabilities, or creature comforts you’re looking for, the 2022 Nissan Frontier and 2022 Ford Maverick have everything you could ever want in a compact pickup truck. But which one of them stands out from the other? Which one holds up to the test of durability and performance?

That’s exactly what your friends here at Maus Nissan of New Port Richey wanted to find out, and why we’ve pitted these two compact trucks in a head-to-head battle for the compact pickup crown.

Let’s see who can stand the heat of competition and come out of the end alive.

2022 Nissan Frontier vs. 2022 Ford Maverick

From the outside, these two popular compact trucks may appear to be evenly matched, but as you look closely at them and put them through the wringer, there’s only one clear winner. And when the 2022 Nissan Frontier wins this competition, be sure to come down to Maus Nissan of New Port Richey and take one for a test drive!

Let the best compact truck win!

Engine & Performance

The rebirth of the Nissan Frontier is as sleek and sexy as it is robust and durable no matter what type of road or conditions you want to put in its path. With a standard 3.8-liter V6 engine that puts out a powerful 310-horsepower sitting on a durable suspension, you’ll enjoy the driving experience that comes with the Frontier. If you’re looking for towing power, the Frontier starts at 2,844 pounds and can get up to 6,000 pounds on the Pro4X trim.

However, the Ford Maverick only comes with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and only gets 191-horsepower. So, while it has a bit of pep to it, it only has up to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity. A 250-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-four engine option provides 4,000 pounds of towing capacity but comes with a price.

Interior Features

Nissan added “zero gravity” seats for ultimate comfort for any kind of driving. With an available 9-inch diagonal touchscreen infotainment system and optional Fender Premium 9-speaker audio system, you’ll have entertainment for days. The Frontier comes with wireless charging pads and USB ports as well.

In comparison to the Ford Maverick, you’ll find standard features like 8-inch touchscreen infotainment that’s hard to see in the daylight, along with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, and a six-speaker stereo. Unfortunately, you have to pay for an entertainment or premium upgrade package for anything else worthwhile.

Off-Road Capabilities

The Nissan Frontier was built with off-road adventure in mind. With available Bilstein off-road shocks, extra underbody protection, a Dana rear axle, electronic locking rear differential, and all-terrain tires on the Pro4X, you can take on any kind of terrain you want.

There is only one clear winner when it comes to off-road stuff. The Frontier is a clear winner. The Maverick comes with you can consider a standard off-road package that is a costly upgrade and includes larger all-terrain tires, hill descent control, and off-road-focused drive modes that are designed to help with mud, rut, and sand. But if you’re going to pay for an off-road capable upgrade, it pales in comparison to what’s available on the 2022 Nissan Frontier.

Safety Features

Nissan’s state of the art Safety Shield 360 suite is as good as it gets for standard driver safety and assistance features that include:

● Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection

● Rear Automatic Braking

● Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

● Lane Departure Warning

● High Beam Assist

You’ll also get additional features exclusive in the 2022 Nissan Frontier that include:

● Intelligent Cruise Control

● Forward Collision Warning

● Traffic Sign Recognition

● Driver Attention Alert

● Tire Pressuring Monitor System

For the 2022 Ford Maverick, you have to put down some cash for an add-on package at every trim level to get all of those features. And if you want to have high-tech features like adaptive cruise control, lane centering, rear parking sensors, evasive steering assist, you can only get them in the top-of-the-line Lariat trim.

Bottom Line?

It’s pretty apparent which one of these compact trucks is the clear winner in this head-to-head battle royale. The 2022 Nissan Frontier beats out the 2022 Ford Maverick in every category and does it with style.

Here’s a quick recap of the ways that the Frontier beats the Maverick:

● Better engine performance.

● Higher standard towing capacity.

● Premium off-road features and capabilities.

● More standard driver safety and assistance features.

Test Drive A 2022 Nissan Frontier Today!

If you’re ready to see the 2022 Nissan Frontier and the performance, safety, and interior features for yourself, then it’s time to come down to our showroom and take one for a test drive!

Come down to Maus Nissan North Tampa today or give us a call to schedule your test drive at (813)-800-6287!