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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 25 $16,459 $17,145
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 25 $17,356 $18,270
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 25 $18,614 $19,390
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 25 $19,802 $20,845
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $23,925 $25,185
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 14 20 $25,056 $26,375
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 18 25 $22,747 $23,945
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 17 23 $25,189 $26,515
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 14 20 $26,319 $27,705
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $19,824 $20,650
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $20,686 $21,775
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $21,782 $22,690
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $22,747 $23,945
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $26,823 $28,235
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 16 21 $26,177 $27,555
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 21 $27,621 $29,075
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,566 $19,340
4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,883 $22,795
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,262 $18,200
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 22 $18,255 $19,250
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,269 $21,380
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $21,262 $22,430
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $20,827 $21,970
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $21,820 $23,020
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,947 $26,620
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $21,055 $22,210
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $22,048 $23,260
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $22,009 $23,220
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,002 $24,270
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $25,639 $27,360
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,061 $28,880
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,399 $24,690
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,528 $29,380
4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $23,123 $24,670
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $24,105 $25,720
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,056 $28,120
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,165 $29,320
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $23,347 $24,910
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $24,330 $25,960
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $24,292 $25,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,274 $26,970
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,879 $29,010
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,850 $30,060
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,210 $31,530
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,667 $27,390
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,719 $32,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,459
$17,262
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,145
$18,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$303 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line With enough toughness for personal use, as well as a good feature list, the 2011 Nissan Frontier shows that you might not need to go full-size.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 58.3
Passenger Capacity 3 4
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) - 25.4
Second Hip Room (in) - 55.0
Second Head Room (in) - 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 110.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 192.4 205.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.7 8.7
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 64.9 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 48.2
Wheelbase (in) 111.3 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.7 8.7
Cab to Axle (in) 34.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 33.0 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 33.9 31.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA 30.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 57.2 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.6 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.0 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) NA 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.6 44.4
Tailgate Width (in) 52.4 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 72.8 73.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.3 x 0.7
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 1.6 11.1 x 0.7
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 21.1
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Rail NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 43.4
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.31 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 NA
Rear Tire Order Code QRD NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 NA
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA NA
Spare Tire Size Compact P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code QRD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 NA
Spare Tire Order Code ZCY NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 240 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 3500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1888 2027
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6000 7936
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2896 2531
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1478 1658
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4850 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2633 2531
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 550
Engine
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 2800 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code LLV NA
Displacement 2.9L/177 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5600 152 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.07
Trans Order Code MA5 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.58
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.63
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Colorado Nissan Frontier
Body Code E63 125.9 WB
Body Style Regular Cab King Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2633 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating C200
Suspension Type - Front Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2633 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 4.08
Axle Type - Front Independent NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 8.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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