Compare 1998 Nissan Frontier 2WD vs 1998 Dodge Dakota

1998 Nissan Frontier 2WD
1998 Dodge Dakota
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Std Reg Cab Manual
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
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Reg Cab 112" WB Base
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 56.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.0
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
52.0 49.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume (ft³)
73.8 47.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 57.8
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.02 11.3 x 0.9
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 15.0
Fuel Tank Location
RH Rear Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
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
Steering Type
Manual Recirculating Ball Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1583
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TMD
Trailering
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Weight Information
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
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3250
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 9.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 117
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5200 120 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.22
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
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
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier 2WD Dodge Dakota
Body Code
104.3" WB 112" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab Reg Cab 6.5'
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 30.2
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent Coil
Frame
Frame Type
Body-on-Frame w/Box Section Ladder

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