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Selected Style 2-Door Club Cab 131 ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Club Cab 131 ST 16 22 $18,638 $20,340
4-Door Quad Cab 131 ST 16 22 $19,914 $21,740
2-Door Club Cab 131 SLT 16 22 $20,266 $22,170
2-Door Club Cab 131 4WD ST 16 20 $21,204 $23,190
4-Door Quad Cab 131 SLT 16 22 $21,431 $23,445
4-Door Quad Cab 131 4WD ST 16 20 $22,470 $24,590
2-Door Club Cab 131 4WD SLT 16 20 $22,833 $25,020
2-Door Club Cab 131 Laramie 16 22 $23,297 $25,575
4-Door Quad Cab 131 4WD SLT 16 20 $23,988 $26,295
4-Door Quad Cab 131 Laramie 16 22 $24,542 $26,940
2-Door Club Cab 131 4WD Laramie 15 19 $25,863 $28,425
4-Door Quad Cab 131 4WD Laramie 15 19 $27,098 $29,790
XE King Cab I4 Manual 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
King Cab I4 Manual 2WD XE 22 25 $15,038 $15,900
King Cab I4 Automatic 2WD XE 19 24 $16,030 $16,950
King Cab V6 Manual 2WD SE 17 21 $18,064 $19,100
King Cab V6 Automatic 2WD SE 16 20 $19,057 $20,150
Crew Cab V6 Manual 2WD SE 17 21 $19,813 $20,950
King Cab V6 Manual 4WD SE 17 21 $20,389 $21,800
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 2WD SE 16 20 $20,806 $22,000
King Cab V6 Automatic 2WD Nismo 16 20 $20,997 $22,450
King Cab V6 Automatic 2WD LE 16 20 $21,184 $22,650
King Cab V6 Automatic 4WD SE 15 20 $21,372 $22,850
Crew Cab V6 Manual 4WD SE 17 21 $22,120 $23,650
King Cab V6 Manual 4WD Nismo 17 21 $22,289 $24,100
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 2WD LE 16 20 $22,774 $24,350
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 2WD Nismo 16 20 $22,915 $24,500
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 4WD SE 15 20 $23,102 $24,700
King Cab V6 Automatic 4WD Nismo 15 20 $23,260 $25,150
King Cab V6 Automatic 4WD LE 15 20 $23,445 $25,350
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 4WD LE 15 20 $24,970 $27,000
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 4WD Nismo 15 20 $25,155 $27,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,638
$15,038
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,340
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$265 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 25.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.7
Passenger Capacity 3 4
Second Hip Room (in) 56.9 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 58.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.9 8.7
Cab to Axle (in) 39.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.3 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.1 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 38.7 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) 74.3 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 130.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 218.8 205.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.2 10.1
Cab to End of Frame (in) 88.1 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.7 69.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.8 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 131.3 125.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) 53.3 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.8 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 30.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.6 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.6 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 46.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 59.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.2 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.28 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.1 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 21.1
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.8 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 44.0 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA 3.55
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 713 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1903 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code TVF NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 713 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code TVF NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1903 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3,300 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3600 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1800 1690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3100 - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7,700 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2461 1985
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 3600 173 @ 4400
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/226 2.5L/152
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 154 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System MPI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11.9 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.36
Trans Type 6 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.84 3.64
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.53 2.08
Trans Order Code DEJ NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 3.58
Summary
Body Style Club Cab 6'5" Bed King Cab
Vehicle Name Dodge Dakota Nissan Frontier
Body Code 131.3" WB 125.9" WB
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3600 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Hypoid NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3600 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder NA
 
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