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Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Car Comparisons, Truck
Jul 12, 2006 (4:35 pm)
Think the bed is too small on the Frontier Crew Cab?
You now have a choice, long bed is an option on the 07 Frontier.
2007 Nissan Frontier King Cab and Frontier Crew Cab
The 2007 Frontier includes a number of features shared with the Nissan Titan, including its rugged suspension design, innovative factory-applied spray-on bedliner, Utili-track bed channel tie-down system and fully boxed, all-steel frame based on the Titan’s F-Alpha platform.
Highlighting the 2007 Frontier is the availability of the Long Bed Crew Cab SE and LE models, with a bed measuring more than 13 inches longer than the standard Frontier Crew Cab.
#1252 of 1446 Re: When??? [iqbaldhillon2]
Jul 12, 2006 (4:45 pm)
When will Nissan use the new SAE ratings? Toyota used about a year back. Will Nissan make a new engine and then use the SAE ratings? Or will they just use them soon?
Revised HP and Torque rating on the 07 Frontier.
The SE, LE, and NISMO models are powered by a 4.0-liter V6, producing 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft torque. The advanced powerplant includes a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), Nissan variable Induction Control System (NICS), silent timing chain, microfinished camshaft and crankshaft surfaces, Teflon®-coated pistons, resin intake manifold, forged crankshaft, digital knock control system, high capacity muffler, lightweight aluminum block and cylinder heads and 105,000-mile spark plugs.
#1253 of 1446 Re: [moparbad]
Jul 12, 2006 (7:21 pm)
Moparbad: I'm curious, where are you getting the info on the 07 Frontier?
#1254 of 1446 Re: Frontier vs Tacoma [driver56]
Jul 12, 2006 (10:02 pm)
Far outweighs? The Toy is 4135 compared to 4455 for the Nissan. That is according to the respective web pages. Throw my 6 year old in and they are in the same class per the 250 pound rule. They are within 7%. I am not going to speculate what would happen in a dual vehicle accident, but it seems obvious that the lighter vehicle will bounce off rather than staying and crumpling. That should be a benefit. 300 pounds isn't going to make a hill of beans difference though. If they are going to do crash tests and comparisons, instead of slamming the trucks into barriers, they need to slam a Toy into a Fronty and then rate them. If the Toy gets a 3 and the Fronty a 5, I will buy the Fronty. If the only info I have is a 5 compared to a 4 barrier test, and I am leaning Toy anyway, I will go Toy. Quite frankly, I don't think there is a noticeable difference between the two. If the trucks had been moved over 2 feet or been going 10MPH faster the numbers could easily been reversed. I just don't understand how 2 trucks so closely in weight can be not considered side by side.
#1255 of 1446 Re: Oil change Tid bit!/ [pschreck]
Jul 13, 2006 (5:30 am)
"I was told By a Subaru dealer that once you change to synthetic oil you can never go back to dino oil again."
Wrong, wrong, wrong.
#1256 of 1446 Re: Oil change Tid bit!/ [riposte]
Jul 13, 2006 (5:50 am)
I would gues that you are RIP! They get twice as much for a synthetic oil change!
#1257 of 1446 Re: Frontier vs Tacoma [ustazzaf]
Jul 13, 2006 (6:03 am)
YOU ARE MISSING SOMETHING! We are talking about the tested vehicle weights here, not the weights of the average Tacoma or Frontier. Look up the vehicle weights of the tested trucks, it is listed. And look up the offset crash tests as well.
#1258 of 1446 Re: Frontier vs Tacoma [driver56]
Jul 13, 2006 (4:48 pm)
Yep, I was missing something. So was the testers. How could the Toy lose 5 hundred pounds between the factory and the test facility? 800 pounds is a major difference. But the fact remains that the only seniero that the test gives any credibility to is an equal weight head-on collision or hitting a stationary object. There is no possible conclusion to be drawn from other crashes. Therefore, you can compare a Mac truck to a Hyundai with the test they conducted.
#1259 of 1446 Re: Frontier vs Tacoma [ustazzaf]
Jul 14, 2006 (6:45 am)
My original point, I suppose, was that these tests, like everything else, can be read into. The only comparison in some of these tests ( offset or full frontal ) is to it self. The tests do give one a good idea how well the vehicle has been designed regarding the structure and restraints though.
The bottom line for me on a safety standpoint is that I would feel as safe and secure in either one of these trucks.
#1260 of 1446 Oil change Tid bit!/ [critter1]
Jul 14, 2006 (9:18 pm)
So far, i have put 15k on my 05 frontier CC. I have been using 5w30. Is this ok? People say, down in Tx, it is too hot to use 5w30. 10w30 is better. It is a brand new vehicle. I dont want to use 10w30. Please advise. Thanks