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Selected Style 2WD Reg I4 MT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 26 $14,373 $15,345
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $15,203 $16,230
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $15,216 $16,245
2WD Access I4 MT 20 26 $17,973 $19,380
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $18,678 $20,140
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $18,808 $20,280
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 18 $20,027 $21,595
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 18 $23,613 $25,460
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $20,844 $22,475
2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,694 $23,675
2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,152 $24,175
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $18,085 $19,305
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $21,531 $23,215
4WD Access V6 MT 14 18 $22,973 $24,770
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $23,790 $25,650
4WD Double V6 MT 14 18 $23,706 $25,870
4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $24,513 $26,750
4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $24,971 $27,250
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE 19 23 $16,638 $17,540
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic XE 19 23 $17,631 $18,590
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $18,624 $19,640
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $19,617 $20,690
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $19,380 $20,440
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $20,373 $21,490
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $23,442 $25,010
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $23,357 $24,920
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $21,130 $22,290
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $22,124 $23,340
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,704 $26,360
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,947 $26,620
2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $21,886 $23,090
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $22,880 $24,140
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $25,414 $27,120
4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $21,692 $23,140
4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $22,675 $24,190
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 19 $24,706 $26,660
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $25,677 $27,710
4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $25,594 $27,620
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,422 $24,990
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,405 $26,040
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $26,926 $29,060
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $27,120 $29,270
4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $24,170 $25,790
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $25,153 $26,840
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $27,629 $29,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,373
$16,638
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,345
$17,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$292 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The Tacoma is a workhorse truck that gives a little more space and capability than a true compact, yet offers decent fuel efficiency and a low price. The 2010 Nissan Frontier clearly isn't as large or capable as full-size trucks, but it offers enough toughness for personal use along with an especially good feature list.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 58.3
Passenger Capacity 3 4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.6 55.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) - 55.0
Second Head Room (in) - 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) - 25.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 48.2
Wheelbase (in) 109.4 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 8.7
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - 31.3
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 190.4 205.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 8.7
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.5 44.4
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 73.5 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 30.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 56.7 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.0 18.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.7
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted 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 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10 x - TBD - NA
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) 21.0 21.1
Fuel Tank Location Midship NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 3.55
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P215/70R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Size Full-size P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R15 P235/75R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7500 7936
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2685 2531
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1440 1687
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4550 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2380 2531
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1760 1981
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 9.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 3800 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA TR2
Displacement 2.7L/164 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 159 @ 5200 152 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System EFI NA
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.95 3.58
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access - TBD - NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.22 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.08
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Trans Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style Regular Cab King Cab
Vehicle Name Toyota Tacoma Nissan Frontier
Body Code - TBD - 125.9 WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - TBD - 4.08
Axle Type - Front - TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 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 - TBD - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder Type
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.9
 
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