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Selected Style Reg Cab Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab Manual 22 27 $11,285 $12,200
Reg Cab Automatic 22 25 $11,950 $12,920
Reg Cab Automatic PreRunner 19 21 $12,929 $14,115
Reg Cab Manual 4WD 18 21 $15,032 $16,610
Reg Cab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $15,846 $17,510
XtraCab Manual 22 27 $13,577 $14,840
XtraCab Automatic 22 25 $14,236 $15,560
XtraCab V6 Manual S-Runner 19 24 $18,395 $20,080
XtraCab Automatic PreRunner 19 21 $15,377 $16,790
XtraCab V6 Automatic PreRunner 17 20 $16,171 $17,655
DoubleCab Automatic PreRunner 19 21 $16,863 $18,410
DoubleCab V6 Automatic PreRunner 17 20 $17,650 $19,270
XtraCab Manual 4WD 18 21 $16,949 $18,730
XtraCab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $17,764 $19,630
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD 17 20 $17,936 $19,820
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD 16 19 $18,751 $20,720
DoubleCab V6 Automatic 4WD 16 19 $20,289 $22,420
King Cab I4 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
King Cab I4 Manual 22 25 $12,710 $13,149
King Cab I4 Manual XE 22 25 $13,429 $14,199
King Cab I4 Automatic XE 20 23 $14,516 $15,349
King Cab V6 Manual Desert Runner XE 17 20 $15,453 $16,339
King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner XE 17 20 $16,540 $17,489
King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner SE 17 20 $19,491 $20,839
King Cab V6 Manual SuperCharger SC 15 19 $19,631 $20,989
King Cab V6 Automatic SuperCharger SC 15 19 $20,705 $22,139
Crew Cab V6 Manual Std Bed XE 17 20 $17,589 $18,599
Crew Cab V6 Automatic Std Bed XE 17 20 $18,677 $19,749
Crew Cab V6 Automatic Std Bed SE 17 20 $21,089 $22,549
Crew Cab V6 Automatic SB w/Leather SE 17 20 $22,576 $24,139
Crew Cab V6 SuperCharger Automatic SB SC 15 19 $22,493 $24,049
Crew Cab V6 Manual Long Bed XE 17 20 $18,110 $19,149
Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed XE 17 20 $19,198 $20,299
Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed SE 17 20 $21,604 $23,099
Crew Cab V6 Automatic LB w/Leather SE 17 20 $23,091 $24,689
Crew Cab V6 Automatic SuperCharger LB SC 15 19 $23,006 $24,599
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,285
$12,710
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,200
$13,149
Monthly Payment Estimate
$203 / month
$219 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 49.4 55.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.3
Passenger Capacity 3 2
Second Head Room (in) - 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) - 30.7
Second Hip Room (in) - 49.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 43.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 103.3 116.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 6.7
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.5 67.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 32.3 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 184.4 202.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.5 6.7
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 64.1 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 39.7 44.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 57.9 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.9 - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 74.5 74.6
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 15.0 14.4
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 57.9 59.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 15.9 17.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.9 x 0.87 10.2 x 1
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
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 Four-Wheel Rear-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 15.9
Fuel Tank Location Midship NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.5 18.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 38.3
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P205/75R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P205/75R15 P225/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P205/75R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 350
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1238 1393
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6700 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1513 1847
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4250 4700
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1050 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 142 @ 5000 142 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 4000 154 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/147 2.4L/146
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 25
Transmission
Trans PTO Access - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.810 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.091 3.38
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.141 1.90
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Trans Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.954 3.32
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 9.3 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.384 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Body Style Regular Cab King Cab
Vehicle Name Toyota Tacoma Nissan Frontier 2WD
Body Code 103.3 116.1" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 NA
Axle Type - Rear Hypoid NA
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.58 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front Hypoid NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25.4 NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder NA
 
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