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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Std Reg Cab Manual 22 26 $11,541 $11,990
Reg Cab Manual XE 22 26 $12,560 $13,190
Reg Cab Automatic XE 20 24 $13,560 $14,240
King Cab Manual XE 22 26 $13,486 $14,640
King Cab Automatic XE 20 24 $14,452 $15,690
King Cab Manual SE 22 26 $16,385 $17,990
King Cab Automatic SE 20 24 $17,341 $19,040
Reg Cab 112" WB Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 20 25 $11,950 $13,125
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 16 22 $11,950 $13,125
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 20 25 $11,950 $13,125
Reg Cab 124" WB Base 20 25 $12,355 $13,585
Reg Cab 124" WB SLT 16 22 $12,355 $13,585
Reg Cab 124" WB Sport 20 25 $12,355 $13,585
Club Cab 131" WB Base 20 25 $14,797 $16,320
Club Cab 131" WB SLT 20 25 $14,797 $16,320
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 20 25 $14,797 $16,320
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $15,487 $17,105
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $15,487 $17,105
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $15,487 $17,105
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $17,854 $19,755
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $17,854 $19,755
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $17,854 $19,755
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,541
$11,950
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,990
$13,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$200 / month
$219 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 58.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 56.7
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 52.0 49.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 111.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.2 8.5
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 38.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.5 71.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 30.0
Overhang, Front (in) 34.7 34.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 103.2
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 184.3 195.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.2 7.8
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 62.2 65.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 73.8 47.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 57.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.7 44.7
Tailgate Width (in) 59.8 57.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 77.4 77.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.8 59.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.1 17.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.02 11.3 x 0.9
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) Lucas-Varity NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Rear-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 9 x 2.5
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) 15.8 15.0
Fuel Tank Location RH Rear Inboard LH
Steering
Steering Type Manual Recirculating Ball Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 16.5 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.1 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.4 36.0
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1583
Rear Tire Order Code NA TMD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1583
Front Tire Size P195/75R14 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 817 755
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 P215/75R15
Front Tire Order Code NA TMD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1583
Spare Tire Order Code NA TMD
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 817 755
Rear Tire Size P195/75R14 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - 755
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 400
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3250
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1244 1421
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - 5400
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1663 1852
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4690 4570
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 9.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 490 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5200 120 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 4000 145 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA EPE
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 25
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 4.22
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.33
Trans Order Code NA DDQ
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 w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.32 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 9.45 9.1
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.44
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab Reg Cab 6.5'
Vehicle Name Nissan Frontier 2WD Dodge Dakota
Body Code 104.3" WB 112" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 30.2
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.59
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 3.55
Axle Type - Front Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3100
Suspension Type - Rear Rigid Multi-leaf Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3250
Frame
Frame Type Body-on-Frame w/Box Section Ladder
 
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