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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 $17,063 $17,990
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $18,955 $19,990
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,289 $21,400
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $21,282 $22,450
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 22 $22,643 $23,890
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $21,840 $23,040
2WD Crew Cab WB Manual S S 16 22 $20,884 $22,030
2WD Crew Cab WB Automatic S S 16 22 $21,877 $23,080
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 22 $23,826 $25,140
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $22,738 $23,990
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $28,660 $30,590
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,419 $24,710
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,128 $31,090
4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $24,919 $26,590
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $24,124 $25,740
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $27,175 $29,330
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $28,285 $30,530
4WD Crew Cab WB Manual S S 16 21 $23,179 $24,730
4WD Crew Cab WB Automatic S S 15 21 $24,161 $25,780
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 $26,089 $27,840
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $25,293 $26,990
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $27,998 $30,220
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $28,969 $31,270
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $30,791 $33,240
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $25,686 $27,410
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $31,300 $33,790
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $22,521 $23,760
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,703 $25,010
4WD Crew Cab RT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 21 $26,936 $29,450
4WD Crew Cab Sport 15 21 $27,615 $30,195
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 21 $29,403 $32,155
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 21 $32,025 $35,030
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 21 $34,169 $37,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,063
$26,936
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,990
$29,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$491 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Nissan Frontier is the best alternative to a full-size pickup: it's maneuverable, manageable, and a bit more conscious of gas mileage.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.8
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 57.6
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 57.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 63.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 62.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.2 -
Wheelbase (in) 125.9 122.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.7 -
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 77.8
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 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.2
Length, Overall (in) - 206.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 66.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 33.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 61.4 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.4 49.5
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 79.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 60.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 8.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.7 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.7 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.0
Fuel Tank Location NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.4 42.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.38
Tires
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 T165/901R17
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 P245/65TR17
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 P245/65TR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 750
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1669 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4690 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2531 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2039 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7936 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2531 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4504
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts N/A -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 5200 250 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas i4 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4400 247 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.5L/212
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 15 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 17 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 21 (Est)
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.811 0.538
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.636 1.888
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.077 1.606
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.766
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.580 2.697
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.360 1.071
Trans Type 5 5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.533
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Frontier Honda Ridgeline
Body Code NA -
Body Style Extended Cab Pickup Crew Cab Pickup
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - TBD - -
Axle Type - Front NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 1.0
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Axle Type - Rear NA -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 0.9
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 11.0 (2012)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 2 (2012)
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 4WD Standard Pickup Truck
 
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