Compare 2011 Nissan Frontier vs 2011 Dodge Dakota

2011 Nissan Frontier
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2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,262 $18,200
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 22 $18,255 $19,250
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,269 $21,380
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $20,827 $21,970
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $21,055 $22,210
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $21,262 $22,430
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $21,820 $23,020
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $22,009 $23,220
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $22,048 $23,260
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,002 $24,270
4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $23,123 $24,670
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,399 $24,690
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $23,347 $24,910
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $24,105 $25,720
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $24,292 $25,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $24,330 $25,960
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,947 $26,620
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,274 $26,970
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $25,639 $27,360
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,667 $27,390
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,056 $28,120
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,061 $28,880
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,879 $29,010
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,165 $29,320
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,528 $29,380
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,850 $30,060
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,210 $31,530
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,719 $32,080
2011 Dodge Dakota
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,262
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,200
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
With enough toughness for personal use, as well as a good feature list, the 2011 Nissan Frontier shows that you might not need to go full-size.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
23 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
25.4 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 -
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 -
Passenger Capacity
4 -
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.2 -
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.7 -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 -
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 - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.0 -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.4 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 -
Tailgate Width (in)
58.8 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.3 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
30.9 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.7 -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.7 -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 -
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.4 -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & pinion -
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2531 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1658 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4690 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2531 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2027 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7936 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 -
Front Wheel Material
Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200 -
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl -
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection -
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 -
Trans Type
5 -
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.63 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.07 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual -
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 -
Summary
Body Style
King Cab -
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier -
Body Code
125.9 WB -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 -
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)
- TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Axle Type - Rear
C200 -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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