Compare 2011 Ram Dakota vs 2011 Nissan Titan

2011 Ram Dakota
2011 Nissan Titan
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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 SWB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab SWB S 13 18 $24,827 $27,410
2WD King Cab SWB SV 13 18 $26,635 $29,410
2WD Crew Cab SWB S 13 18 $27,131 $29,960
4WD King Cab SWB S 12 17 $27,403 $30,260
2WD Crew Cab SWB SV 13 18 $28,623 $31,610
2WD Crew Cab LWB SV 13 18 $29,030 $32,060
4WD King Cab SWB SV 12 17 $29,211 $32,260
4WD Crew Cab SWB S 12 17 $29,708 $32,810
4WD Crew Cab SWB SV 12 17 $31,199 $34,460
4WD Crew Cab LWB SV 12 17 $31,633 $34,940
4WD King Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $31,814 $35,140
4WD Crew Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $33,802 $37,340
2WD Crew Cab SWB SL 13 18 $33,956 $37,510
4WD Crew Cab SWB SL 12 17 $36,397 $40,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,091
$24,827
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,210
$27,410
Monthly Payment Estimate
$387 / month
$457 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Nissan Titan performs well and has a comfortable interior, but its appeal is more limited than the full-line full-size trucks from the Big Three and Toyota.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 61.3
Second Leg Room (in)
32.1 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.0
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 60.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 65.1
Passenger Capacity
4 6
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 64.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 10.2
Cab to Axle (in)
39.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 79.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.2 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
32.4 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
130.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
218.5 224.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.0 10.2
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.6 74.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.8 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
131.3 139.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.2 50.0
Tailgate Width (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.8 79.1
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
30.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.6 63.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 19.9
Cargo Volume (ft³)
46.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
59.6 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.6 x 0.6
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
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 13.8 x 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 28.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.0 45.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
WDQ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
TVF NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/70R16 P265/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TVF NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4650 7400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
465 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
698 950
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4650 5000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 7000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 3699
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2427 2666
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9000 15099
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 4200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1784 2181
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 5.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 317 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.36
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
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 Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.82
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.52
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ram Dakota Nissan Titan
Body Code
131.3" WB 139.8" WB
Body Style
Extended Cab 6'6" Bed King Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3600 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Multi-Leaf
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 - Dana
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 2.93
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 12.4
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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