Compare 2003 Toyota Tacoma vs 2003 Nissan Frontier 2WD

2003 Toyota Tacoma
2003 Nissan Frontier 2WD
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Reg Cab Manual
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
XtraCab Manual 22 27 $13,577 $14,840
XtraCab Automatic 22 25 $14,236 $15,560
Reg Cab Manual 4WD 18 21 $15,032 $16,610
XtraCab Automatic PreRunner 19 21 $15,377 $16,790
Reg Cab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $15,846 $17,510
XtraCab V6 Automatic PreRunner 17 20 $16,171 $17,655
DoubleCab Automatic PreRunner 19 21 $16,863 $18,410
XtraCab Manual 4WD 18 21 $16,949 $18,730
DoubleCab V6 Automatic PreRunner 17 20 $17,650 $19,270
XtraCab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $17,764 $19,630
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD 17 20 $17,936 $19,820
XtraCab V6 Manual S-Runner 19 24 $18,395 $20,080
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD 16 19 $18,751 $20,720
DoubleCab V6 Automatic 4WD 16 19 $20,289 $22,420
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King Cab I4 Manual
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
Crew Cab V6 Manual Std Bed XE 17 20 $17,589 $18,599
Crew Cab V6 Manual Long Bed XE 17 20 $18,110 $19,149
Crew Cab V6 Automatic Std Bed XE 17 20 $18,677 $19,749
Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed XE 17 20 $19,198 $20,299
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 Automatic Std Bed SE 17 20 $21,089 $22,549
Crew Cab V6 Automatic Long Bed SE 17 20 $21,604 $23,099
Crew Cab V6 SuperCharger Automatic SB SC 15 19 $22,493 $24,049
Crew Cab V6 Automatic SB w/Leather SE 17 20 $22,576 $24,139
Crew Cab V6 Automatic SuperCharger LB SC 15 19 $23,006 $24,599
Crew Cab V6 Automatic LB w/Leather SE 17 20 $23,091 $24,689
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,285
$12,710
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,200
$13,149
Monthly Payment Estimate
$203 / month
$219 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
49.4 55.2
Passenger Capacity
3 2
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 55.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 49.1
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
43.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 116.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume (ft³)
39.7 44.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
57.9 - TBD -
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.9 x 0.87 10.2 x 1
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 15.9
Fuel Tank Location
Midship NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Tires
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 -
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
Trailering
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Weight Information
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
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1238 1393
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1050 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 70
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 5000 142 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
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
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.091 3.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tacoma Nissan Frontier 2WD
Body Code
103.3 116.1" WB
Body Style
Regular Cab King Cab
Suspension
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 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 NA
Axle Type - Rear
Hypoid NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder NA

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