Compare 2010 Dodge Dakota vs 2010 Nissan Frontier

2010 Dodge Dakota
2010 Nissan Frontier
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2WD Ext Cab ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 15 20 $21,678 $22,755
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,473 $23,630
2WD Crew Cab ST 15 20 $24,078 $25,305
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $25,006 $26,325
4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $25,635 $27,005
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,431 $27,880
4WD Crew Cab ST 14 18 $26,823 $28,255
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $27,751 $29,275
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,514 $30,180
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $29,653 $31,365
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $31,304 $33,180
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2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE 19 23 $16,638 $17,540
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic XE 19 23 $17,631 $18,590
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $18,624 $19,640
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $19,380 $20,440
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $19,617 $20,690
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $20,373 $21,490
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $21,130 $22,290
2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $21,886 $23,090
4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $21,692 $23,140
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $22,124 $23,340
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $22,880 $24,140
4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $22,675 $24,190
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $23,357 $24,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,422 $24,990
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $23,442 $25,010
4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $24,170 $25,790
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,405 $26,040
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,704 $26,360
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,947 $26,620
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 19 $24,706 $26,660
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $25,153 $26,840
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $25,414 $27,120
4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $25,594 $27,620
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $25,677 $27,710
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $26,926 $29,060
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $27,120 $29,270
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $27,629 $29,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,678
$16,638
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,755
$17,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$379 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Dodge Dakota could be a fine full-size pickup alternative, but its lack of standard safety gear, sloppy handling, and low-grade fit and finish knock it out of contention. The 2010 Nissan Frontier clearly isn't as large or capable as full-size trucks, but it offers enough toughness for personal use along with an especially good feature list.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 58.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
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
Second Leg Room (in)
32.1 25.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.9 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 31.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
218.5 205.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.1 8.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.2
Wheelbase (in)
131.3 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 8.7
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
30.0 30.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.6 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
46.6 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
59.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.2 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
59.6 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.8 73.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.1 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.3 x 0.7
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
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
- TBD - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.0 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 3.55
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 20.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Order Code
TVF NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
TVF NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 P235/75R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
465 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
698 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4650 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4650 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9000 7936
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 2531
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1781 1687
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 2531
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2419 1981
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - NA
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI NA
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EKG TR2
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 152 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.58
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.36
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.08
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style
Extended Cab 6'6" Bed King Cab
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dakota Nissan Frontier
Body Code
131.3" WB 125.9 WB
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 4.08
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder Type
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11 8.9

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