Compare 2009 Jeep Wrangler vs 2008 Nissan Frontier

2009 Jeep Wrangler
2008 Nissan Frontier
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4WD 2-Door Rubicon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Rubicon 15 19 $26,399 $28,815
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door Sahara 15 19 $24,131 $26,295
Wrangler 4WD 2-Door X 15 19 $19,518 $20,710
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Rubicon 15 19 $29,391 $32,090
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door Sahara 15 19 $26,561 $28,945
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door X 15 19 $22,811 $24,240
Wrangler Unlimited 4WD 4-Door X RHD 15 19 $26,150 $27,870
Wrangler Unlimited RWD 4-Door Sahara 15 20 $25,503 $27,770
Wrangler Unlimited RWD 4-Door X 15 20 $21,730 $23,065
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2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,301 $25,930
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,925 $23,130
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,931 $22,080
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $23,834 $25,430
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 15 20 $23,553 $25,130
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,168 $22,330
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,175 $21,280
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $18,661 $19,680
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $17,669 $18,630
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE 19 23 $15,683 $16,530
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $22,244 $23,730
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Nismo 15 20 $22,290 $23,780
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $19,418 $20,480
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $18,426 $19,430
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,250 $28,330
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,209 $25,830
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,226 $24,780
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,020 $28,080
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 14 19 $25,788 $27,830
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $23,460 $25,030
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $22,478 $23,980
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $24,494 $26,430
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic Nismo 14 19 $24,540 $26,480
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $21,729 $23,180
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual Nismo 15 19 $23,569 $25,430
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $20,747 $22,130
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,399
$24,301
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,815
$25,930
Monthly Payment Estimate
$480 / month
$432 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Doors or no doors, hardtop or soft, the 2009 Jeep Wrangler is unlike any other SUV. For those of us who don't live on a ranch, the 2008 Nissan Frontier is large enough to haul real people and cargo, but sized for the urban-congestion reality.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 33.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 40.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
44.7 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
40.3 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
37.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
10.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
152.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
58.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
- TBD - 73.9
Liftover Height (in)
27.8 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
95.4 - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.6
Cab to Axle (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
- 205.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 10.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.2 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 18.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.7 44.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Tailgate Width (in)
- 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 59.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 38.8
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 61.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.5 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 - TBD -
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 21.75
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3.55
Tires
Rear Tire Size
LT255/75R17 P265/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TT7 NA
Front Tire Size
LT255/75R17 P265/65R17
Spare Tire Size
LT255/75R17 P265/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
TT7 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 630
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 6300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4080 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 5730
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2007
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2357
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
202 @ 5200 261 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 4000 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EGT NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 4.0L/241
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.35
Trans Order Code
DEH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
4.00 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.48
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.53
Trans Type
6 5
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Jeep Wrangler Nissan Frontier
Body Code
- - TBD -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Multi-Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Live Axle Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.13
Axle Type - Front
- NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -
Frame
Frame Type
- NA

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