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Selected Style Std Reg Cab Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
Std Reg Cab Manual 22 26 $11,541 $11,990
King Cab Manual SE 22 26 $16,385 $17,990
King Cab Automatic SE 20 24 $17,341 $19,040
2-Door Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 119" WB 15 21 $14,370 $16,335
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB 15 21 $14,612 $16,620
2-Door Reg Cab 119" WB 4WD 13 17 $17,500 $19,965
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB 4WD 13 17 $17,789 $20,305
2-Door Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,298 $14,560
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,535 $14,830
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB 13 18 $16,751 $19,095
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB 13 18 $16,989 $19,375
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 17 $19,562 $22,355
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 17 $19,842 $22,685
4-Door Quad Cab 139" WB 13 18 $17,437 $19,890
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB 13 18 $17,675 $20,170
4-Door Quad Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 17 $20,238 $23,150
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 17 $20,518 $23,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,541
$13,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,990
$14,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$200 / month
$243 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 15 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 65.6
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 66.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 118.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.2 8.8
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 39.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.5 79.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 31.0
Overhang, Front (in) 34.7 37.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 116.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 184.3 199.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.2 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 79.7
Height, Overall (in) 62.2 71.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 52.0 43.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.7 50.0
Tailgate Width (in) 59.8 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 77.4 77.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.8 64.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.1 19.4
Cargo Volume (ft³) 73.8 55.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 60.4
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 - 11.0 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.02 11.6 x 1.26
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 26.0
Fuel Tank Location RH Rear Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.4 40.6
Steering Type Manual Recirculating Ball Variable Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1803
Front Tire Size P195/75R14 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 817 713
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 P225/75R16
Front Tire Order Code NA TR8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1803
Spare Tire Order Code NA TR8
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 817 713
Rear Tire Size P195/75R14 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - 713
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1803
Rear Tire Order Code NA TR8
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) 350 700
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 1680
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3650
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - 7800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1663 2340
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4690 6400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3800
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 20.0
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 V6
Fuel System SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 4000 230 @ 3200
Engine Order Code NA EHC
Displacement 2.4L/146 3.9L/239
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5200 175 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.57
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.33
Trans Order Code NA DDC
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 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 9.45 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.38
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Frontier 2WD Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code 104.3" WB 119" WB
Body Style Reg Cab Reg Cab 6.5'
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 3.21
Axle Type - Front Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 31.8
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3650
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 - 3800
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 31.8
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Wide Track
Frame
Frame Type Body-on-Frame w/Box Section Ladder
 
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