Compare 2011 Ram Dakota vs 2011 Nissan Frontier

2011 Ram Dakota
2011 Nissan Frontier
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2WD Ext Cab ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 15 20 $22,091 $23,210
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,888 $24,085
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $25,420 $26,780
4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $26,049 $27,460
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,845 $28,335
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $28,164 $29,730
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,928 $30,635
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $31,718 $33,635
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2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
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 V6 Manual SV 16 20 $20,827 $21,970
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $21,055 $22,210
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $21,262 $22,430
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $21,820 $23,020
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $22,009 $23,220
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $22,048 $23,260
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,002 $24,270
4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $23,123 $24,670
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,399 $24,690
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $23,347 $24,910
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $24,105 $25,720
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $24,292 $25,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $24,330 $25,960
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,947 $26,620
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,274 $26,970
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $25,639 $27,360
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,667 $27,390
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,056 $28,120
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,061 $28,880
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,879 $29,010
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,165 $29,320
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,528 $29,380
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 SL 14 19 $29,719 $32,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,091
$17,262
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,210
$18,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$387 / month
$303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.1 25.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 58.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.2 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
38.4 31.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
32.4 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
130.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
218.5 205.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.0 8.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.6 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.8 48.2
Wheelbase (in)
131.3 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 8.7
Cab to Axle (in)
39.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
53.3 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.8 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
30.0 30.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.6 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
46.6 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
59.6 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.2 44.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.3 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.1 11.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.3 x 0.7
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.0 43.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 20.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Order Code
TVF NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
TVF NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
WDQ NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
465 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
698 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4650 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4650 3500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2427 2027
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9000 7936
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 2531
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1784 1658
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 2531
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 152 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.58
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.36
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.07
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Summary
Body Code
131.3" WB 125.9 WB
Body Style
Extended Cab 6'6" Bed King Cab
Vehicle Name
Ram Dakota Nissan Frontier
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - C200
Suspension Type - Front
Upper/Lower "A" Arms Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 4.08
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3600 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Multi-Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 8.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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