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2010 Dodge Ram 2500
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2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $25,125 $27,215
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $27,868 $30,190
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $27,909 $30,360
2WD Crew Cab 149" ST N/A N/A $28,222 $30,465
2WD Crew Cab 169" ST N/A N/A $28,399 $30,665
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $30,864 $33,575
4WD Crew Cab 149" ST N/A N/A $31,317 $33,860
4WD Crew Cab 169" ST N/A N/A $31,494 $34,060
2WD Crew Cab 149" SLT N/A N/A $32,425 $35,215
2WD Crew Cab 149" TRX N/A N/A $32,425 $35,215
2WD Crew Cab 169" SLT N/A N/A $32,602 $35,415
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $33,135 $35,915
4WD Crew Cab 149" Power Wagon N/A N/A $35,405 $38,480
4WD Crew Cab 149" SLT N/A N/A $35,405 $38,480
4WD Crew Cab 149" TRX N/A N/A $35,405 $38,480
4WD Crew Cab 169" SLT N/A N/A $35,582 $38,680
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $36,075 $39,180
2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie N/A N/A $36,032 $39,290
2WD Crew Cab 169" Laramie N/A N/A $36,209 $39,490
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $36,741 $39,990
4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie N/A N/A $38,919 $42,450
4WD Crew Cab 169" Laramie N/A N/A $39,096 $42,650
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $39,588 $43,150
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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
$25,125
$16,638
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,215
$17,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$454 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
N/A mpg 19 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Passenger Capacity
3 4
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.7
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
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 8.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
- TBD - 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.2
Wheelbase (in)
140.5 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 8.7
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - - 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)
- TBD - 205.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
96.0 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 30.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- TBD - 61.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.3 x 0.7
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
35 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - 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
- TBD - 20.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3000 NA
Rear Tire Order Code
TWD NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
LT245/70R17E P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
675 NA
Spare Tire Size
LT245/70R17E P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
TWD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3000 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
675 NA
Rear Tire Size
LT245/70R17E P235/75R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 7936
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 1981
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8650 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2531
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 1687
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2531
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.2 9.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
1904 NA
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI NA
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
395 @ 4200 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EZC TR2
Displacement
5.7L/345 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
355 @ 5400 152 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas 4-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
6.29 3.58
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.4 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.74 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.48 2.08
Trans Order Code
DGQ NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 2500 Nissan Frontier
Body Code
140.5" WB 125.9 WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 8' Box King Cab
Suspension
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
Full-floating NA
Suspension Type - Front
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
3.73 4.08
Axle Type - Front
Hypoid NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Multi-Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder Type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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