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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 25 $16,305 $16,985
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE1 18 25 $17,271 $18,180
2WD Reg Chassis Cab 15 20 $18,412 $19,180
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 25 $18,460 $19,230
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $19,670 $20,490
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 18 25 $19,717 $20,755
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE1 18 24 $20,648 $21,735
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $21,628 $22,530
4WD Reg Chassis Cab 16 21 $21,729 $22,635
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 18 25 $22,681 $23,875
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 18 24 $22,709 $23,905
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 17 23 $24,348 $25,630
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 17 23 $25,821 $27,180
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 16 21 $26,153 $27,530
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 17 23 $27,341 $28,780
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 16 21 $28,343 $29,835
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 $15,683 $16,530
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $17,669 $18,630
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $18,426 $19,430
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $18,661 $19,680
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $19,418 $20,480
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,175 $21,280
2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,931 $22,080
4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $20,747 $22,130
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,168 $22,330
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,925 $23,130
4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $21,729 $23,180
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $22,244 $23,730
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Nismo 15 20 $22,290 $23,780
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $22,478 $23,980
4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,226 $24,780
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $23,460 $25,030
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 15 20 $23,553 $25,130
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $23,834 $25,430
4WD King Cab Manual Nismo 15 19 $23,569 $25,430
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,209 $25,830
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,301 $25,930
4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $24,494 $26,430
4WD King Cab Automatic Nismo 14 19 $24,540 $26,480
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 14 19 $25,788 $27,830
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,020 $28,080
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,250 $28,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,305
$15,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,985
$16,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$276 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 GMC Canyon returns with its powerful V-8, more safety features, and new exterior colors, but a cheap interior remains a letdown. For those of us who don't live on a ranch, the 2008 Nissan Frontier is large enough to haul real people and cargo, but sized for the urban-congestion reality.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 58.3
Passenger Capacity 3 4
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 55.8
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
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 110.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 192.4 205.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 10.1
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.5 69.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 48.2
Wheelbase (in) 111.3 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 8.7
Cab to Axle (in) 34.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 33.0 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 33.9 31.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA 30.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 57.2 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.6 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.0 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.6 44.4
Tailgate Width (in) 52.4 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 72.8 73.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.26 x 0.71
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 1.6 11.14 x 0.71
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
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 21.1
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 21.75
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 3.55
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA NA
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QRD NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Compact P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code QRD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code ZCY NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1888 1981
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6000 7936
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2896 2531
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1478 1687
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4850 4676
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2633 2531
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 550
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System SFI - TBD -
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 2800 173 @ 4400
Engine Order Code LLV NA
Displacement 2.9L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5600 154 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.08
Trans Order Code MA5 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. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.58
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.64
Summary
Vehicle Name GMC Canyon Nissan Frontier
Body Code E63 125.9" WB
Body Style Regular Cab King Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2633 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 NA
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating NA
Suspension Type - Front Coil Springs Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2633 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 4.08
Axle Type - Front Independent NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 -
 
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