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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
2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab I4 MT 21 25 $16,688 $17,625
2WD Reg Cab I4 AT 19 24 $17,540 $18,525
2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $19,138 $20,415
2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $19,982 $21,315
2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,697 $22,075
2WD Access Cab V6 MT X-Runner 16 21 $25,103 $26,775
2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,040 $23,510
2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,868 $22,525
2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,471 $23,175
2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,798 $24,610
2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,261 $25,110
4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 20 $20,334 $21,475
4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $21,402 $22,605
4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $22,735 $24,250
4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,579 $25,150
4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,192 $25,805
4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,018 $26,685
4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,832 $26,805
4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,648 $27,685
4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,111 $28,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,063
$16,688
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,990
$17,625
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$294 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. If you don't truly need a full-size truck, the Toyota Tacoma's price and simplicity could make it a viable alternative--but it can get expensive, and its ride and gas mileage will have you reconsidering your motives.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 53.6
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.0
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 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.7 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.2
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 65.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 125.9 109.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.4 41.5
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.7 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.7 10.83 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.4 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 3.43
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA N/A
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA N/A
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) NA N/A
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA N/A
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA N/A
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
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
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4690 4650
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2531 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2039 1823
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7936 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2531 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1669 1492
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 9.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts N/A - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas i4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4400 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.636 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.077 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.580 3.95
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.360 1.44
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.811 0.81
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Body Code NA 109" WB
Body Style Extended Cab Pickup Regular Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Leaf-Spring
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 NA - 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 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Front NA - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5 (2011)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 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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