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Selected Style 2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE 19 23 $15,683 $16,530
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $17,669 $18,630
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $18,661 $19,680
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $18,426 $19,430
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $19,418 $20,480
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Nismo 15 20 $22,290 $23,780
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $22,244 $23,730
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,175 $21,280
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,168 $22,330
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 15 20 $23,553 $25,130
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $23,834 $25,430
2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,931 $22,080
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,925 $23,130
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,301 $25,930
4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $20,747 $22,130
4WD King Cab Manual Nismo 15 19 $23,569 $25,430
4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $21,729 $23,180
4WD King Cab Automatic Nismo 14 19 $24,540 $26,480
4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $24,494 $26,430
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $22,478 $23,980
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $23,460 $25,030
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 14 19 $25,788 $27,830
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,020 $28,080
4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,226 $24,780
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,209 $25,830
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,250 $28,330
2WD Reg I4 MT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 25 $13,233 $14,280
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $14,040 $15,150
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $14,067 $15,180
2WD Access I4 MT 20 25 $16,257 $17,720
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $16,953 $18,480
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $17,083 $18,620
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $18,289 $19,935
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
4WD Dbl V6 MT 15 18 $22,418 $24,735
4WD Dbl V6 AT 16 20 $23,217 $25,615
4WD Dbl LB V6 AT 16 20 $23,670 $26,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,683
$13,233
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,530
$14,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$276 / month
$238 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line For those of us who don't live on a ranch, the 2008 Nissan Frontier is large enough to haul real people and cargo, but sized for the urban-congestion reality. The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 53.6
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.0
Passenger Capacity 4 3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 31.3 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 205.5 190.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 10.1 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.7 65.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 125.9 109.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.7 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 73.3 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 30.9 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 61.4 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.0 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 33.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.4 41.5
Tailgate Width (in) 58.8 52.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.14 x 0.71 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.26 x 0.71 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.0
Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 21.75 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.55 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 17.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 350
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2531 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1687 1440
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2531 2380
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7936 7500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1981 1760
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4676 4550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.3 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.7L/164
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 154 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 173 @ 4400 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again w/OD NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64 4.22
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.08 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.95
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.44
Summary
Body Style King Cab Regular Cab
Vehicle Name Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Body Code 125.9" WB - TBD -
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.08 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Frame
Frame Type NA Ladder
 
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