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2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Introduced in 2004, the current Nissan Frontier pickup is among the older automotive designs on American roads. However, as the Frontier enters 2019, Nissan leaves it mostly unchanged....

2015 Nissan Xterra
Pro-4X
Eric Tallberg Preview:

Need to climb mountains or traverse riverbeds on a regular basis? Nissan’s 2015 Xterra midsize SUV can do that. This 5-passenger, 4-door terrain tamer isn’t the most refined mudder on ...

Specs

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD
2015 Nissan Xterra
Pro-4X
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X2
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
15 MPG
15 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
20 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.1 gal 21.1 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
261 hp @ 5,600 RPM
261 hp @ 5,600 RPM
261 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
281 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
281 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
281 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
9.7:1
9.7:1
Displacement
4,000 cc
4,000 cc
4,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.76 in x 3.62 in
3.76 in x 3.62 in
3.76 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 3 stars --
Front Crash Overall 3 stars --
Front Crash Driver 3 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 2 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 42.4 in
Back Legroom 33.6 in 34.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 36.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,340 lbs 986 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 6,620 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 205.5 in 178.7 in
Width 72.8 in 72.8 in
Height 70.1 in 74.9 in
Wheelbase 125.9 in 106.3 in
Bed Length 59.5 in --

Available Options

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic Blue Metallic
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Cayenne Red Metallic
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Pearl

Option Packages

  • [A93] Bed Liner/Trailer Hitch Package
2015 Nissan Xterra
Pro-4X

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver
  • Cayenne Red
  • Glacier
  • Lava Red
  • Metallic Blue
  • Night Armor
  • Solar Flare Yellow
  • Super Black

Option Packages

  • [X01] Pro-4X Leather Package

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