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  • 2009 Nissan Frontier

    #1 in 2009 Compact Pickup Trucks

  • 2009 Toyota Tacoma

    #2 in 2009 Compact Pickup Trucks

  • 2009 Suzuki Equator

    #7 in 2009 Compact Pickup Trucks

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $17,460
    • $15,170
    • $17,220
    • Avg. Paid
    • $5,884
    • $7,151
    • $5,264

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.3 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • 7.3 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.5 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.8 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • 7.3 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.9 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 7.3 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.0 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • Safety
    • 7.8 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • Reliability
    • 5.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5
    • 2.5 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Refined ride
      • Strong off-road ability
      • Fuel-efficient base engine
      • High-quality interior
      • Refined handling
      • Great off-road capability
    • Cons
      • Some cheap interior materials
      • Low front seating position
      • Lackluster fuel economy

       

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear wheel drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas 4-cyl 2.5L/- TBD -
    • Gas I4 2.7L/164
    • Gas I4 2.5L/
    • MPG
    • 19 City / 23 Hwy
    • 20 City / 26 Hwy
    • 19 City / 23 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • King Cab
    • Regular Cab
    • Small Pickup
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 125.9
    • 109.4
    • 125.9
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    •  
    •  
    • 206.6
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 72.8
    • 72.2
    • 72.8
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 68.7
    • 65.7
    • 68.7
    Doors & Windows
    • Third Passenger Door
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Fourth Passenger Door
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Privacy Glass
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Sliding Rear Window
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Doors & Windows
    • Third Passenger Door
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Fourth Passenger Door
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Privacy Glass
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Sliding Rear Window
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Exterior Features
    • Bed Liner
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Running Boards
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    •  
    •  
    • 3686
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Full Size Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Towing
    • Trailer Hitch Receiver
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Floor Mats
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 4
    • 3
    • 4
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    •  
    •  
    • 87.7
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 39.7
    • 40.0
    • 39.7
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 42.4
    • 41.7
    • 42.4
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 58.3
    • 58.1
    • 58.3
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 55.8
    • 53.6
    • 55.8
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 38.3
    •  
    • 38.3
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 25.4
    •  
    • 25.4
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.9
    •  
    • 54.9
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 55.0
    •  
    • 55.0
    • Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 33.5
    • - TBD -
    •  
    • Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 30.9
    • - TBD -
    •  
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • CD Player
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • MP3 Player
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Fixed Bench Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    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
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Daytime Running Lights
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Traction Control
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Locking Rear Differential
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas 4-cyl
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 2.5L/- TBD -
    • 2.7L/164
    • 2.5L/
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 152 @ 5200
    • 159 @ 5200
    • 152 @ 5200
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 171 @ 4400
    • 180 @ 3800
    • 171 @ 4400
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual w/OD
    • Manual
    • Turning diameter
    • - TBD -
    • 36.8
    • 21.75
    Fuel
    • Flexible Fuel Capability
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 19
    • 20
    • 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 23
    • 26
    • 23
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 21.1
    • 21.0
    • 21.1
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    •  
    •  
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    •  
    •  
    • Over slung multi-leaf
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    •  
    •  
    • w/Stabilizer bar
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    •  
    •  
    • w/Stabilizer bar
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Independent
    • Double-Wishbone
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Leaf
    • Leaf-Spring
    •  
    Transmission
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard

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