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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
N/A
$27,528
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$29,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$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
Highway
- 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 33.6
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.3
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
- 219.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 9.8
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
- 73.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- 48.2
Wheelbase (in)
- 139.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 9.8
Cab to Axle (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 31.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
- 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 38.8
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 61.4
Brakes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.3 x 0.7
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.7 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Steering Type
- Pwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 47.8
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- NA
Spare Tire Size
- P265/60R18
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 630
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 6300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3324
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2058
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 5730
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3296
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2415
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 11113
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 10.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 261 @ 5600
Engine Type
- Gas V6
Fuel System
- Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.52
Trans Type
- 5
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.83
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.35
Trans Order Code
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.84
Summary
Body Style
- Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
- Nissan Frontier
Body Code
- 139.9 WB
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
- C200
Suspension Type - Front
- Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.13
Axle Type - Front
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 2
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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