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King Cab I4 Manual 2WD XE
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
Crew Cab V6 Manual 2WD SE 17 21 $19,813 $20,950
King Cab V6 Manual 4WD SE 17 21 $20,389 $21,800
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 2WD SE 16 20 $20,806 $22,000
King Cab V6 Automatic 2WD Nismo 16 20 $20,997 $22,450
King Cab V6 Automatic 2WD LE 16 20 $21,184 $22,650
King Cab V6 Automatic 4WD SE 15 20 $21,372 $22,850
Crew Cab V6 Manual 4WD SE 17 21 $22,120 $23,650
King Cab V6 Manual 4WD Nismo 17 21 $22,289 $24,100
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 2WD LE 16 20 $22,774 $24,350
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 2WD Nismo 16 20 $22,915 $24,500
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 4WD SE 15 20 $23,102 $24,700
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 Automatic 4WD LE 15 20 $24,970 $27,000
Crew Cab V6 Automatic 4WD Nismo 15 20 $25,155 $27,200
Select style
2-Door Club Cab 131 ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Club Cab 131 ST 16 22 $18,638 $20,340
4-Door Quad Cab 131 ST 16 22 $19,914 $21,740
2-Door Club Cab 131 SLT 16 22 $20,266 $22,170
2-Door Club Cab 131 4WD ST 16 20 $21,204 $23,190
4-Door Quad Cab 131 SLT 16 22 $21,431 $23,445
4-Door Quad Cab 131 4WD ST 16 20 $22,470 $24,590
2-Door Club Cab 131 4WD SLT 16 20 $22,833 $25,020
2-Door Club Cab 131 Laramie 16 22 $23,297 $25,575
4-Door Quad Cab 131 4WD SLT 16 20 $23,988 $26,295
4-Door Quad Cab 131 Laramie 16 22 $24,542 $26,940
2-Door Club Cab 131 4WD Laramie 15 19 $25,863 $28,425
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.9
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 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
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 46.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 59.6
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
NA Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.0
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
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 713
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA TVF
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 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
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3100
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 - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 16
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Code
125.9" WB 131.3" WB
Body Style
King Cab Club Cab 6'5" Bed
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Dodge Dakota
Suspension
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
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - 3.21
Frame
Frame Type
NA Ladder

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