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Selected Style 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
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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 I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $21,262 $22,430
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $20,827 $21,970
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $21,820 $23,020
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,947 $26,620
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $21,055 $22,210
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $22,048 $23,260
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $22,009 $23,220
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,002 $24,270
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $25,639 $27,360
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,061 $28,880
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,399 $24,690
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,528 $29,380
4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $23,123 $24,670
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $24,105 $25,720
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,056 $28,120
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,165 $29,320
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $23,347 $24,910
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $24,330 $25,960
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $24,292 $25,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,274 $26,970
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,879 $29,010
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 SV 14 19 $25,667 $27,390
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,719 $32,080
2WD Reg I4 MT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 21 25 $15,504 $16,365
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $16,357 $17,265
2WD Access I4 MT 21 25 $18,427 $19,655
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $19,271 $20,555
2WD Access I4 AT PreRunner 19 25 $19,983 $21,315
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $24,128 $25,735
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,329 $22,750
2WD Double I4 AT 19 25 $20,255 $21,865
2WD Double I4 AT PreRunner 19 25 $20,857 $22,515
2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,188 $23,950
2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,651 $24,450
4WD Reg I4 MT 18 20 $19,152 $20,220
4WD Reg I4 AT 18 21 $20,223 $21,350
4WD Access I4 MT 18 20 $22,022 $23,490
4WD Access I4 AT 18 21 $22,866 $24,390
4WD Access V6 MT 14 18 $23,479 $25,045
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $24,305 $25,925
4WD Double V6 MT 14 18 $24,220 $26,145
4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $25,037 $27,025
4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $25,500 $27,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,262
$15,504
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,200
$16,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$273 / month
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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. The Tacoma is a workhorse truck that gives a little more space and capability than a true compact, yet offers decent fuel efficiency and a low price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.1
Passenger Capacity 4 3
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 53.6
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.0
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) 8.7 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.7 65.8
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
Tailgate Width (in) 58.8 - TBD -
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) 61.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.4 41.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.7 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) 11.3 x 0.7 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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) 43.4 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 17.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7936 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2531 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1658 1462
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4690 4600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2531 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2027 1788
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4400 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/- TBD - 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
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
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA - TBD -
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) 3.63 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.07 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Summary
Body Code 125.9 WB - TBD -
Body Style King Cab Regular Cab
Vehicle Name Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear C200 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 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) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Leaf-Spring
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 8.5
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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