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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 $16,638 $17,540
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic XE 19 23 $17,631 $18,590
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $18,624 $19,640
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $19,380 $20,440
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $19,617 $20,690
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $20,373 $21,490
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $21,130 $22,290
2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $21,886 $23,090
4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $21,692 $23,140
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $22,124 $23,340
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $22,880 $24,140
4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $22,675 $24,190
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $23,357 $24,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,422 $24,990
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $23,442 $25,010
4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $24,170 $25,790
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,405 $26,040
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,704 $26,360
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,947 $26,620
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 19 $24,706 $26,660
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $25,153 $26,840
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $25,414 $27,120
4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $25,594 $27,620
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $25,677 $27,710
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $26,926 $29,060
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $27,120 $29,270
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $27,629 $29,820
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual 19 23 $16,531 $17,220
2WD Ext Cab I4 Manual Comfort 19 23 $17,688 $18,425
2WD Ext Cab I4 Automatic Premium 17 22 $20,808 $21,675
2WD Ext Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $21,979 $22,895
2WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic 15 20 $22,281 $23,210
2WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $23,400 $24,375
2WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed Sport 15 20 $23,736 $24,725
4WD Ext Cab V6 Automatic Sport 15 20 $24,475 $25,495
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed Sport 15 19 $26,227 $27,320
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic RMZ-4 15 19 $27,408 $28,550
4WD Crew Cab V6 Automatic RMZ-4 Sport 15 19 $29,376 $30,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,638
$16,531
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,540
$17,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$287 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Nissan Frontier clearly isn't as large or capable as full-size trucks, but it offers enough toughness for personal use along with an especially good feature list. The 2009 Suzuki Equator is capable, versatile, and rugged for towing and off-roading, but it's not the best choice for day-to-day on-road use.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.3
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 25.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 87.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in) 31.3 -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 205.5 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.7 -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 68.7 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.2 -
Wheelbase (in) 125.9 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.7 -
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) - 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.6
Length, Overall (in) - 206.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Liftover Height (in) - NA
Track Width, Rear (in) - 61.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 30.9 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 61.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.0 NA
Cargo Volume (ft³) 33.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.4 44.4
Tailgate Width (in) 58.8 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 73.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.7 11.1 x .7
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.7 11.3 x .7
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1
Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 21.75
Steering Type Pwr Rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.55 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 20.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.55
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA -
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P235/75R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7936 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2531 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1687 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4690 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2531 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1981 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3686
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 NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.4 9.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 550
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Engine
Fuel System NA MPFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4400 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code TR2 QR25
Displacement 2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 5200 152 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.58
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.81
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.08 2.08
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.08
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style King Cab Small Pickup
Vehicle Name Nissan Frontier Suzuki Equator
Body Code 125.9 WB -
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Axle Type - Rear NA -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.08 -
Axle Type - Front NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Over slung multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Stabilizer bar
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Type -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 -
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 2WD Small Pickup Truck
 
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