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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab XE 17 19 $14,921 $16,199
King Cab XE 17 19 $16,439 $18,049
King Cab SE 17 19 $18,008 $19,999
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL XLT 23 27 $10,519 $11,070
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL XLT 23 27 $10,874 $11,455
Supercab 125.4" WB XL XL 23 27 $13,020 $14,415
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,391 $16,365
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,823 $16,835
Supercab 125.4" WB XL 4WD XL 17 22 $16,157 $17,980
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $11,634 $12,840
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $12,101 $13,370
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,091 $17,905
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,611 $18,495
Reg Cab 107.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,308 $18,150
Reg Cab 113.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,826 $18,740
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $13,548 $15,015
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $17,399 $19,390
Supercab 125.4" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $17,323 $19,305
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $13,486 $14,945
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $17,385 $19,375
Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $14,921 $16,575
Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $18,221 $20,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,921
$10,519
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,199
$11,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$185 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 52.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.1
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 41.7 43.0
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 107.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.3 NA
Cab to Axle (in) 35.4 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.5 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 26.7
Overhang, Front (in) 28.5 32.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 32.9
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 97.5 104.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 174.6 184.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.9 6.2
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 72.2
Height, Overall (in) 67.1 63.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 51.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.7 40.4
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 54.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 73.8 71.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.8 54.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.1 16.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.02 10.28 x 1.33
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Rear-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 9.0 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 17.0
Fuel Tank Location RH Rear Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Manual
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.80
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 15.0 27.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 36.50
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P195/70R14SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 555 834
Spare Tire Size NA T135/80D15
Front Tire Order Code NA T83
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1192
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 555 834
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P195/70R14SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1192
Rear Tire Order Code NA T83
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 300
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1465 1191
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2500 2050
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1985 1772
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5200 4220
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2850 2384
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14.0 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14.0 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.7 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 60 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 720 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 @ 5200 112 @ 4800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 3600 135 @ 2400
Engine Order Code NA 99A
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.3L/140
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 2.02 NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.66 3.40
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.25 2.20
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Order Code NA 44M
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model Fuji Univance NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.99 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 1.00 NA
Clutch Size (in) 9.45 9
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.50
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.79
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Trucks 4WD Ford Ranger
Body Code 104.3" WB 107.9" WB
Body Style Reg Cab XE Reg Cab 6'
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 25.4
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Indep Dbl Wishbone Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2050
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.63 3.45
Axle Type - Front Independent Twin-I-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 25.4
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2400
Suspension Type - Rear Rigid Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 4.63 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2550
Frame
Frame Type Body-on-Frame w/Box Section Ladder
 
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