Compare 1998 Nissan Frontier 2WD vs 1998 Dodge Ram

1998 Nissan Frontier 2WD
1998 Dodge Ram
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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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2-Door Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 Reg Cab 119" WB 15 21 $14,370 $16,335
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB 15 21 $14,612 $16,620
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB 13 18 $16,751 $19,095
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB 13 18 $16,989 $19,375
4-Door Quad Cab 139" WB 13 18 $17,437 $19,890
2-Door Reg Cab 119" WB 4WD 13 17 $17,500 $19,965
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB 13 18 $17,675 $20,170
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB 4WD 13 17 $17,789 $20,305
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 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.2
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 66.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 65.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Lucas-Varity NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
RH Rear Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 26.0
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
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
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4690 6400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3800
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
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 20.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 15
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.57
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 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
Summary
Body Code
104.3" WB 119" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab Reg Cab 6.5'
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier 2WD Dodge Ram 1500
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type
Body-on-Frame w/Box Section Ladder

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