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Selected Style 2WD Ext Cab ST
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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
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,514 $30,180
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
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $29,653 $31,365
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $31,304 $33,180
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
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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 I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $19,617 $20,690
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $19,380 $20,440
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $20,373 $21,490
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $23,442 $25,010
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $23,357 $24,920
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $21,130 $22,290
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $22,124 $23,340
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
2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $21,886 $23,090
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $22,880 $24,140
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $25,414 $27,120
4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $21,692 $23,140
4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $22,675 $24,190
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 19 $24,706 $26,660
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $25,677 $27,710
4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $25,594 $27,620
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,422 $24,990
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,405 $26,040
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 Manual SE 15 19 $24,170 $25,790
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $25,153 $26,840
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 25.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.9 8.7
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 20.4
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
Tires
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
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4650 3500
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
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3100 2531
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2419 1981
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9000 7936
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3600 2531
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1781 1687
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 - 9.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 550
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-cyl
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Dakota Nissan Frontier
Body Code 131.3" WB 125.9 WB
Body Style Extended Cab 6'6" Bed King Cab
Suspension
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
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
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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