LG Versus Frigidaire Refrigerators Compared

LG and Frigidaire refrigerators are two top-rated, well-respected brands. But which is the better option? To find out, here’s a side-by-side comparison of LG versus Frigidaire refrigerators, looking at pricing, selection, storage capacity, and more, along with warranty information.

LG Refrigerators

Let’s start with pricing. The most affordable LG refrigerator, the 7 cu. ft. Single Door Refrigerator costs $399. And the most expensive product, the LG STUDIO 26 cu. ft. Smart Side-by-Side Built-In Refrigerator with Ice & Water Dispenser costs $9,499. The vast majority of products, however, range between $1,500 to $3,000.
LG’s selection of refrigerators is quite impressive, as they currently have over 120 different products, including French door, side-by-side, bottom freezer, top freezer models, and more. This means you have a wide array of options to find your perfect refrigerator based on size, setup, features, and style.
In terms of storage capacity, LG’s smallest refrigerators are just 6 cu. ft. and go all the way up to 30 cu. ft. So if you need a high volume of storage, LG is a brand that can deliver it.
Some other benefits of LG refrigerators are that they’re well designed, with many products having a sleek, high-tech look and innovative features. The 27 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Smooth Touch Ice Dispenser, for example, has:
  • Door-in-door for quick access to your favorite foods
  • CoolGuard interior panel
  • Dual ice maker with craft ice
  • Pharmaceutical water filter for clean, fresh water
  • AI-driven ThinQ technology that connects to your smart home

Frigidaire Refrigerators

Though Frigidaire has cheaper compact refrigerators, the most affordable full-sized product is the 13.9 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator which costs $879. As for the most expensive product, it’s the Frigidaire Professional 21.4 cu. ft. Counter-Depth 4-Door French Door Refrigerator which costs $4,299. Across the board, you can expect to pay $1,000 to $2,500.
When it comes to selection, Frigidaire has about 50 products — less than half of what LG offers. That said, it’s still a sizable selection with pretty much everything an average consumer could want.
As we just mentioned, Frigidaire has multiple compact refrigerators available, with the smallest being just 3.1 cu. ft. And their largest French door refrigerators max out at 27.8 cu. ft., which is just slightly smaller than LG’s 30 cu. ft. models.
Other notable things to mention about Frigidaire refrigerators are:
  • Their energy efficiency, with many being ENERGY STAR certified
  • The innovative SpaceWise Organization System, which helps “maximize refrigerator space and organization — even counter depth, including expandable door bins, customizable shelving, a SnackZone, and flip-up shelf for taller items”
  • Their CrispSeal crispers, which minimize moisture and block dry air to keep food fresher for longer

Which Brand Should You Choose?

If you’re basing your decision solely on pricing, you’ll likely want to go with Frigidaire. While there’s not a massive disparity, refrigerators, on the whole, tend to cost a bit less with this brand. When it comes to selection, LG is the overwhelming winner here. While Frigidaire’s product line is certainly respectable, LG has more than double the choices of Frigidaire.
Storage capacity is about the same, with LG offering slightly larger products. As for overall design and product features, both brands have plenty to be excited about. However, LG is a bit more high-tech.
Overall, we have to give the slight edge to LG, primarily due to its larger selection, innovative features, and reputation for quality. Also, its products tend to get higher ratings than Frigidaire. To quantify, LG received 4 out of 5 stars on Top Consumer Reviews, while Frigidaire received just 2 ½ stars.

Getting an Extended Warranty

One last question you may have is whether or not you should buy an extended warranty for an LG appliance or Frigidaire refrigerator. The answer in nearly all cases is yes. There are three main reasons why.
First, like most refrigerator brands, the manufacturer warranty only lasts one year, covering defects in materials or workmanship. After that period has ended, you’re responsible for paying for repairs or a replacement. And that can be significant considering the average refrigerator repair costs between $200 to $300, and buying a new product will typically cost a minimum of $1,000.
Second, an extended warranty lasts much longer than a one-year manufacturer warranty. Upsie, for instance, offers three-year and five-year plans, which means you can stay protected for up to five years.
Finally, the price of an extended warranty is more affordable than you may think, especially if you buy from a third-party provider like Upsie rather than a retailer. As of August 2022, a three-year plan on an LG refrigerator (costing between $1,000 to $1,499.99) was just $115.99 and a five-year plan was $199.99.
When compared with the cost of a repair or replacement, an extended warranty makes much more sense financially. You can find more details on Upsie refrigerator warranties here.

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