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2012 Nissan Frontier

4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto SL

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$32,440(1)
Gas V6
14/19 MPG(2)
4.0L/241
261 HP
Automatic
Four Wheel Drive
5 Adults
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1MSRP does not include destination and handling
2Based on 2010 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
Engine
Engine TypeGas V6
Displacement4.0L/241
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM261 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM281 @ 4000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)19
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)10.8
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)6100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)610
Brakes
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)11.7 x 1.1
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)11.3 x 0.7
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Size (in)18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)18 x 7.5
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialAluminum
Frame
Frame TypeLadder
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)125.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)205.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)72.8
Height, Overall (in)73.9
Overhang, Front (in)31.3
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)48.2
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)- TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)- TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)- TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)- TBD -
Ground to Top of Frame (in)- TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)- TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)8.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)10.1
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Front Head Room (in)40.0
Front Leg Room (in)42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)58.3
Front Hip Room (in)55.6
Second Head Room (in)38.7
Second Leg Room (in)33.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)58.3
Second Hip Room (in)58.0
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year11.5
Transmission
DrivetrainFour Wheel Drive
Trans Type5
Trans Description Cont.Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.35
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.52
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.83
Reverse Ratio (:1)2.76
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low2.62
Electrical
550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)130
Maximum Alternator Watts- TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)3296
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)3324
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)2599
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)1961
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)5816
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)11113
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontDouble Wishbone
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)- TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)- TBD -
Axle Type - RearC200
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)- TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)- TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front3.35
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear3.35
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)- TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)- TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)1.34
Tires
Front Tire SizeP265/60R18
Rear Tire SizeP265/60R18
Spare Tire SizeP265/60R18
Steering
Steering TypePwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center20.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock3.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)43.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)- TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)21.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)59.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)44.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)18.0
Tailgate Width (in)58.8
27.1
38.8
Summary
Vehicle NameNissan Frontier
Body StyleCrew Cab
Body Code125.9 WB
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