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Selected Style 2WD King Cab SWB XE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab SWB XE 13 17 $23,688 $26,150
2WD King Cab SWB FFV XE 13 18 $23,688 $26,150
2WD King Cab SWB SE 13 17 $25,496 $28,150
2WD King Cab SWB FFV SE 13 18 $25,496 $28,150
2WD King Cab SWB LE 13 17 $30,647 $33,850
2WD King Cab SWB FFV LE 13 18 $30,647 $33,850
2WD King Cab LWB XE 13 17 $24,230 $26,750
2WD King Cab LWB FFV XE 13 18 $24,230 $26,750
2WD King Cab LWB SE 13 17 $26,038 $28,750
2WD King Cab LWB FFV SE 13 18 $26,038 $28,750
2WD Crew Cab SWB XE 13 17 $25,993 $28,700
2WD Crew Cab SWB FFV XE 13 18 $25,993 $28,700
2WD Crew Cab SWB SE 13 17 $27,485 $30,350
2WD Crew Cab SWB FFV SE 13 18 $27,485 $30,350
2WD Crew Cab SWB LE 13 17 $32,636 $36,050
2WD Crew Cab SWB FFV LE 13 18 $32,636 $36,050
2WD Crew Cab LWB XE 13 17 $26,535 $29,300
2WD Crew Cab LWB FFV XE 13 18 $26,535 $29,300
2WD Crew Cab LWB SE 13 17 $28,027 $30,950
2WD Crew Cab LWB FFV SE 13 18 $28,027 $30,950
2WD Crew Cab LWB LE 13 17 $33,179 $36,650
2WD Crew Cab LWB FFV LE 13 18 $33,179 $36,650
4WD King Cab SWB XE 12 17 $26,264 $29,000
4WD King Cab SWB FFV XE 12 17 $26,264 $29,000
4WD King Cab SWB SE 12 17 $28,071 $31,000
4WD King Cab SWB FFV SE 12 17 $28,071 $31,000
4WD King Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $30,494 $33,680
4WD King Cab SWB FFV PRO-4X 12 17 $30,494 $33,680
4WD King Cab SWB LE 12 17 $33,088 $36,550
4WD King Cab SWB FFV LE 12 17 $33,088 $36,550
4WD King Cab LWB XE 12 17 $26,806 $29,600
4WD King Cab LWB FFV XE 12 17 $26,806 $29,600
4WD King Cab LWB SE 12 17 $28,614 $31,600
4WD King Cab LWB FFV SE 12 17 $28,614 $31,600
4WD Crew Cab SWB XE 12 17 $28,569 $31,550
4WD Crew Cab SWB FFV XE 12 17 $28,569 $31,550
4WD Crew Cab SWB SE 12 17 $30,061 $33,200
4WD Crew Cab SWB FFV SE 12 17 $30,061 $33,200
4WD Crew Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $32,483 $35,880
4WD Crew Cab SWB FFV PRO-4X 12 17 $32,483 $35,880
4WD Crew Cab SWB LE 12 17 $35,078 $38,750
4WD Crew Cab SWB FFV LE 12 17 $35,078 $38,750
4WD Crew Cab LWB XE 12 17 $29,111 $32,150
4WD Crew Cab LWB FFV XE 12 17 $29,111 $32,150
4WD Crew Cab LWB SE 12 17 $30,603 $33,800
4WD Crew Cab LWB FFV SE 12 17 $30,603 $33,800
4WD Crew Cab LWB PRO-4X 12 17 $33,025 $36,480
4WD Crew Cab LWB FFV PRO-4X 12 17 $33,025 $36,480
4WD Crew Cab LWB LE 12 17 $35,620 $39,350
4WD Crew Cab LWB FFV LE 12 17 $35,620 $39,350
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 16 19 $19,729 $22,150
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 17 $22,554 $25,435
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $19,974 $22,435
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $22,799 $25,720
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $23,370 $26,320
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $27,202 $30,775
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 18 $31,893 $36,230
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 13 17 $25,464 $28,755
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $27,778 $31,445
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 18 $29,848 $33,730
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 18 $33,606 $38,100
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 12 16 $23,701 $26,705
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 12 16 $25,722 $29,055
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $23,994 $27,045
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $26,015 $29,395
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $27,158 $30,655
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $30,272 $34,275
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 17 $35,006 $39,780
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 12 16 $28,448 $32,155
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 12 16 $30,779 $34,865
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $32,668 $36,980
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 17 $36,426 $41,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,688
$19,729
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,150
$22,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$436 / month
$369 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Nissan Titan won't meet all specialized work needs, but it's a good, powerful hauler with a comfortable interior. The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 is a solid truck due for its 2009 model makeover, but it's good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 13 mpg 16 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 6 3
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 -
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 40.8
Second Hip Room (in) 60.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.1 67.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.9 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 61.3 65.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.2 8.2
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.5 79.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 32.9
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - 39.3
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 41.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 122.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 224.6 207.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 10.2 7.4
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.6 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 47.9
Wheelbase (in) 139.8 120.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 79.1 76.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 63.8 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 0.6 13.9 x 0.86
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x 1.2 13.2 x 1.10
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location NA Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 28 26
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 19.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 45.6 41.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA 684
Rear Tire Size P265/70R18 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) NA 2004
Rear Tire Order Code NA TSB
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/70R18 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA 684
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA TSB
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) NA 2004
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 950 330
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 9500 3300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4200 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2195 1972
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7000 6025
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3699 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2792 2543
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15099 8000
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.8 16.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 385 @ 3400 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code VK56DE EKG
Displacement 5.6L/- TBD - 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 317 @ 5200 210 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.61 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA DEJ
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Summary
Body Style King Cab Reg Cab 6.3' Bed
Vehicle Name Nissan Titan Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code Short WB 120.5" WB
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 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Solid Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 2.94 3.21
Axle Type - Front - TBD - NA
Frame
Frame Type Fully-boxed Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 -
 
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