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  • 2009 Nissan Frontier

    #1 in 2009 Compact Pickup Trucks

  • 2009 Toyota Tacoma

    #2 in 2009 Compact Pickup Trucks

  • 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

    #7 in 2009 Compact Pickup Trucks

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $17,460
    • $15,170
    • $27,460
    • Avg. Paid
    • $6,922
    • $8,306
    • $11,076

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 9.0 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • 7.5 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.5 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.8 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.9 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 8.9 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • Safety
    • 8.2 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • Reliability
    • 5.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5
    • 2.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Refined ride
      • Strong off-road ability
      • Fuel-efficient base engine
      • High-quality interior
      • Refined, upscale interior
      • Powerful V8 and high towing capacity for the class
    • Cons
      • Some cheap interior materials
      • Low front seating position
      • Short bed limits cargo carrying capability

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas 4-cyl 2.5L/- TBD -
    • Gas I4 2.7L/164
    • Gas V6 4.0L/245
    • MPG
    • 19 City / 23 Hwy
    • 20 City / 26 Hwy
    • 14 City / 20 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • King Cab
    • Regular Cab
    • 4 Door
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 125.9
    • 109.4
    • 130.5
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 72.8
    • 72.2
    • 73.7
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 68.7
    • 65.7
    • 72.5
    Doors & Windows
    • Third Passenger Door
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Fourth Passenger Door
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Defrost
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Privacy Glass
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Sliding Rear Window
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Bed Liner
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Sun/Moonroof
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Sunroof Sunshield
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Running Boards
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Front All-Terrain
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Terrain
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Full Size Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    Towing
    • Trailer Hitch Receiver
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Luggage Rack
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Remote Engine Start
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Floor Mats
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Power Mirrors
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 4
    • 3
    • 5
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 39.7
    • 40.0
    • 39.8
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 42.4
    • 41.7
    • 42.4
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 58.3
    • 58.1
    • 59.0
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 55.8
    • 53.6
    • 55.4
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 38.3
    •  
    • 38.5
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 25.4
    •  
    • 36.9
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.9
    •  
    • 59.0
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 55.0
    •  
    • 55.5
    • Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 33.5
    • - TBD -
    • 37.5
    • Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 30.9
    • - TBD -
    • 44.4
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Lumbar
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Power Driver Seat
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Fixed Bench Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Electronic Stability Control
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-On Headlights
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Daytime Running Lights
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Child Safety Locks
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Adjustable Pedals
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Traction Control
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Locking Rear Differential
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas 4-cyl
    • Gas I4
    • Gas V6
    • Displacement
    • 2.5L/- TBD -
    • 2.7L/164
    • 4.0L/245
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 152 @ 5200
    • 159 @ 5200
    • 210 @ 5100
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 171 @ 4400
    • 180 @ 3800
    • 254 @ 3700
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual w/OD
    • Automatic
    • Turning diameter
    • - TBD -
    • 36.8
    • 36.8
    Fuel
    • Flexible Fuel Capability
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 19
    • 20
    • 14
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 23
    • 26
    • 20
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 21.1
    • 21.0
    • 22.5
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Independent
    • Double-Wishbone
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Leaf
    • Leaf-Spring
    • Independent
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Automatic
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
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