2011 Nissan Frontier  -  $19,010

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $19,010
Base Invoice: $18,072
Destination Charge: $810
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 19 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cyl engine


Utility and cargo versatility; PRO-4X off-road model; V6 power; towing ability.

Model News

The Frontier's trims changed names, but the equipment levels are about the same. The XE is now known as the "S", and the SE is now the "SV", which, for 2011, comes with alloy wheels standard. The "LE" trim is now known as the "SL". The manual transmission is no longer available with the long-wheelbase crew cab, but becomes available for the 4-wheel drive short-wheelbase crew cab PRO-4X trim.

Value Writeup

The Nissan Frontier is a capable, but moderately sized alternative to full-size trucks. It's smaller size can provide better off-road as well as parking lot capability, and its V6 engine is one of the most powerful in its class. The truck also stands out for its unique Utili-Track system and plentiful interior storage bins. Towing ability is not bad for its size-- properly equipped, the Frontier is rated to tow up to 6,500 pounds.

Model Highlights

The mid-size 2011 Nissan Frontier pickup comes in two cab styles--King Cab and Crew Cab. The King Cab has smaller, rear-hinged rear doors and the Crew Cab has full-size, front-hinged rear doors and a larger rear-seat area. The King Cab is available in a single bed length, while the Crew Cab is available in standard bed and long bed versions.

The Frontier shares its basic layout, including the suspension and other components with the larger Titan pickup. This setup includes a double-wishbone front setup with a solid-axle and leaf springs at the rear.

The base S and SV Frontier King Cab rear-wheel drive trucks feature a 152-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. All other Frontiers are powered by a 4.0L V6 engine, making 261 horsepower and 281 lb-feet of torque. This predominantly aluminum, double-overhead-cam engine utilizes continuously variable valve timing, variable induction and a number of technologies to ensure smooth operation and efficiency. Four-cylinder models have a 5-speed manual transmission standard, while V6 models get 6-speed versions. A 5-speed automatic is available on both.

On V6 models, a 4-wheel-drive system is available which features electronically controlled shift-on-the-fly engagement and a low range. The 4-wheel drive models also bring a 4-wheel limited-slip system. Hill Descent Control is a system intended to help maintain a steady, slow speed while descending especially steep slopes, while Hill Start Assist allows a smooth, controlled start on a steep incline without roll-back. Both features are standard on all 4-wheel drive models and an automatic transmission.

The top-of-the-line SL includes the V6 engine and 5-speed automatic transmission, as well as additional features such as 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, 8-way adjustable power driver's seat and side step rails.

For the off-road enthusiast, Nissan offers the PRO-4X edition, which is available in both the King Cab and Crew Cab SV V6-equipped Frontiers with either rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive. The package brings Bilstein performance shocks, an electronic-locking rear differential and anti-lock-brake-controlled limited slip. The PRO-4X also includes additional skid plates and 16-inch off-road tires.

The Frontier has several innovative storage options, including storage boxes under the rear seats, a large center console, a dual-compartment glove box and several power points. The Utili-Track system, which brings removable utility tie-down cleats and secure attaching channels, is available and especially useful for securing heavy cargo that doesn't take up the entire bed.

Front-seat side air bags are standard, as are side-curtain air bags that cover front and rear occupants and stability control is standard on V6 models.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
2531 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
2531 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
2027 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
1658 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
504.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
873.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
3685.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1005.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1005.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
7936 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Frame Type

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Axle Type - Rear

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.34 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
15 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
15 x 7.0 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
43.4 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 x 0.7 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x 0.7 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Gross Axle Weight Rating
5062.00 lbs

Curb Weight
3685.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
1377.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4690.00 lbs

Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
400.90 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
485.30 mi

Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl


Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.8 qts

Passenger Capacity

Front Head Room
39.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Front Hip Room
55.8 in

Second Head Room
38.3 in

Second Leg Room
25.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.9 in

Second Hip Room
55.0 in

125.9 in

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
205.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.8 in

Height, Overall
68.7 in

Overhang, Front
31.3 in

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper
48.2 in

Ground Clearance, Front
8.7 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
8.7 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
73.3 in

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear
61.4 in

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
61.4 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
44.4 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
18.0 in

Tailgate Width
58.8 in

Cargo Volume
33.5 ft³

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume
30.9 ft³

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Emissions Years

Emissions Years

Emissions Years

Emissions Miles/km

Emissions Miles/km

Emissions Miles/km

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cyl engine

5-speed manual transmission

Rear wheel drive

Front independent suspension

Multi-leaf rear suspension

Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack-and-pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel vented disc brakes

15" styled steel wheels

P235/75R15 all-season tires

Full size spare tire w/steel wheel

Black front bumper

Chrome rear bumper

Chrome front grille

Black manual outside mirrors

Tinted UV-reducing solar glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear access doors

Black door handles

Cargo lamp

Detachable tailgate w/lock

Audio system prewiring w/(4) speakers

Reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable active head restraints

Fold-flat passenger seat

Forward-facing rear flip-up seats

Cloth seating surfaces

Rear under-seat storage bin

Front center console armrest w/storage

Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, trip meter, coolant temp

Reminders -inc: low fuel, fasten seat belts

Dual glove box w/lower lockable glove box

(2) auxiliary pwr outlets

Dual front/rear cup holders

Front/rear door map pockets

Driver/front passenger assist grips

Coat hook

Dome light

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)

Side door guard beams

Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags w/occupant sensor

Front seat-mounted side impact airbags

Front/rear roof-mounted curtain side impact airbags

3-point seat belts for all seating positions

Front seat belts w/pretensioners, load limiters, adjustable upper anchors

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Clutch interlock

Tire pressure monitoring system














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