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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
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,200
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$0 / month
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 33.5
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.6
Tires
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
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
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350
Weight Information
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
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2531
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1658
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550
Engine
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
Displacement 2.5L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36
Trans Type 5
Trans PTO Access NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Frontier
Body Code 125.9 WB
Body Style King Cab
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD -
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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