Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac vs 2010 Nissan Frontier

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Change
2010 Nissan Frontier Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style RWD 4-Door XLT
Switch Style

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $26,386 $28,210
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $30,804 $33,065
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $28,684 $30,735
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $33,102 $35,590
AWD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $33,102 $35,590
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Engine

Drivetrain

Trim

Other

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
$26,386
$16,638
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,210
$17,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$292 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line If you're torn between an SUV and a pickup and cutting-edge styling isn't important, the 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac might be the answer. 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 25.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 58.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 145.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 210.2 205.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.5 8.7
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 44.3 48.2
Wheelbase (in) 130.5 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 8.7
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 30.9 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4 31.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 21.2 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 37.5 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 49.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.0 44.4
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 49.6 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.4 30.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 61.4 61.4
Brakes
Brake Type Power 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) 11.81 x 0.39 11.3 x 0.7
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.97 x 0.43 11.1 x 0.7
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 21.1
Fuel Tank Location Midship NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA 3.55
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.9 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 NA
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721 NA
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code T53 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721 NA
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721 NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 NA
Rear Tire Order Code T53 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3320 2531
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2076 1687
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6020 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3080 2531
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2507 1981
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 7936
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 9.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 550
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 99E TR2
Displacement 4.0L/245 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 152 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System SEFI NA
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 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) 3.07 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.08
Trans Order Code 44V 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. Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.58
Summary
Body Style 4 Door King Cab
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Sport Trac Nissan Frontier
Body Code 131" WB 125.9 WB
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3600 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3000 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 4.08
Axle Type - Front Twin-forged SLA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 34.9 NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3240 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3400 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.9 NA
Frame
Frame Type Fully boxed ladder Ladder Type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 5
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.