Compare 2011 Dodge Dakota vs 2011 Nissan Frontier

2011 Dodge Dakota
2011 Nissan Frontier
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2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar
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2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,528 $29,380
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,399 $24,690
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $25,639 $27,360
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $22,048 $23,260
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,061 $28,880
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,002 $24,270
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $21,055 $22,210
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $22,009 $23,220
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 22 $18,255 $19,250
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $21,262 $22,430
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,262 $18,200
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,269 $21,380
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,947 $26,620
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $21,820 $23,020
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $20,827 $21,970
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,719 $32,080
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,667 $27,390
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,850 $30,060
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $24,330 $25,960
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,210 $31,530
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,274 $26,970
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,879 $29,010
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $23,347 $24,910
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $24,292 $25,920
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,165 $29,320
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $24,105 $25,720
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,056 $28,120
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $23,123 $24,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,420
$27,528
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,780
$29,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$446 / month
$490 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
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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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 33.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.0
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)
144.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
218.5 219.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.0 9.8
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 73.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.8 48.2
Wheelbase (in)
131.3 139.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 9.8
Cab to Axle (in)
25.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.1 38.8
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.6 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
38.2 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
59.6 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.2 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
53.3 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
64.9 73.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.1 11.7 x 1.1
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.3 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)
22.0 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.0 47.8
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 - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Order Code
TXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P265/65R17 P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size P265/60R18
Front Tire Order Code
TXK NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
WF1 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R17 P265/60R18
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
480 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 630
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4800 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4800 6300
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9300 11113
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 3324
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1906 2058
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 5730
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 3296
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2459 2415
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 130
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 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 261 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.84
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.35
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
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab 5'4" Bed Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Ram Dakota Nissan Frontier
Body Code
131.3" WB 139.9 WB
Suspension
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
3.92 3.13
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 11.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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