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Selected Style XE King Cab I4 Manual 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
King Cab I4 Manual 2WD XE 22 25 $15,038 $15,900
King Cab I4 Automatic 2WD XE 19 24 $16,030 $16,950
King Cab V6 Manual 2WD SE 17 21 $18,064 $19,100
King Cab V6 Automatic 2WD SE 16 20 $19,057 $20,150
King Cab V6 Automatic 2WD Nismo 16 20 $20,997 $22,450
King Cab V6 Automatic 2WD LE 16 20 $21,184 $22,650
Crew Cab V6 Manual 2WD SE 17 21 $19,813 $20,950
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 2WD SE 16 20 $20,806 $22,000
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 2WD Nismo 16 20 $22,915 $24,500
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 2WD LE 16 20 $22,774 $24,350
King Cab V6 Manual 4WD SE 17 21 $20,389 $21,800
King Cab V6 Automatic 4WD SE 15 20 $21,372 $22,850
King Cab V6 Manual 4WD Nismo 17 21 $22,289 $24,100
King Cab V6 Automatic 4WD Nismo 15 20 $23,260 $25,150
King Cab V6 Automatic 4WD LE 15 20 $23,445 $25,350
Crew Cab V6 Manual 4WD SE 17 21 $22,120 $23,650
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 4WD SE 15 20 $23,102 $24,700
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 4WD Nismo 15 20 $25,155 $27,200
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 4WD LE 15 20 $24,970 $27,000
2-Door Club Cab 131 ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Club Cab 131 ST 16 22 $18,638 $20,340
2-Door Club Cab 131 SLT 16 22 $20,266 $22,170
2-Door Club Cab 131 Laramie 16 22 $23,297 $25,575
4-Door Quad Cab 131 ST 16 22 $19,914 $21,740
4-Door Quad Cab 131 SLT 16 22 $21,431 $23,445
4-Door Quad Cab 131 Laramie 16 22 $24,542 $26,940
2-Door Club Cab 131 4WD ST 16 20 $21,204 $23,190
2-Door Club Cab 131 4WD SLT 16 20 $22,833 $25,020
2-Door Club Cab 131 4WD Laramie 15 19 $25,863 $28,425
4-Door Quad Cab 131 4WD ST 16 20 $22,470 $24,590
4-Door Quad Cab 131 4WD SLT 16 20 $23,988 $26,295
4-Door Quad Cab 131 4WD Laramie 15 19 $27,098 $29,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,038
$18,638
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
$20,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$339 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 22 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 32.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.6
Passenger Capacity 4 3
Second Hip Room (in) 58.0 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 36.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 48.8
Wheelbase (in) 125.9 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.7 7.9
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 39.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 74.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 32.1
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - 38.7
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 74.3
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 130.7
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 205.5 218.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 10.1 8.2
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 88.1
Height, Overall (in) 69.7 68.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 46.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 59.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 45.2
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 53.3
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 73.3 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 30.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 61.4 59.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.0 17.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 11.6 x 2.28
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.3 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.0
Fuel Tank Location NA Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 44.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.55 NA
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 713
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA TVF
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1903
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 713
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1903
Rear Tire Order Code NA TVF
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P245/70R16
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 330
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 3,300
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3100
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - 7,700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1985 2461
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - TBD - 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1690 1800
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 136
Engine
Fuel System - TBD - MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 173 @ 4400 235 @ 3600
Engine Order Code NA EKG
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 154 @ 5200 210 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 4.23
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.67
Trans Type 5 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again w/OD NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64 3.84
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.08 2.53
Trans Order Code NA DEJ
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Frontier Dodge Dakota
Body Code 125.9" WB 131.3" WB
Body Style King Cab Club Cab 6'5" Bed
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - TBD - 3.21
Axle Type - Front NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3100
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - TBD - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3600
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear NA Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3100
Frame
Frame Type NA Ladder
 
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