Discussion in 'Nissan Pics' started by NMRam, Sep 25, 2009.
I drove the holy hell outta my Frontier 4x4 Excab for 65,000 miles and it never flinched. I've had great luck with my Nissans (although I did not like my Titan).
I was actually considering getting a frontier a while back. I love the rugged-ness of it, plus the horsepower/weight ratio. But the main drawback was the gas mileage. I couldn't justify losing ALL the space and towing power of my Suburban to get a frontier with less interior room, less towing capacity, but it gets about the same MPG's that my 5.3 gets. I was considering a crew cab with the 4.0 v6 and 4X4 auto. But its still a badass lil truck. To be honest, if I didn't have kids to lug around, I'd probably have one.(maybe not the crewcab though)
nice lookin truck..
nice truck, great plate
From what I have seen on the Frontier Forum I am on, the mileage seems to be all over the place with these things. I am getting 22-23 mpg on mine almost every time, the worst I have gotten was 20.5 mpg one tank that I had the bed loaded (~600 lbs) and was driving in a head wind most of the way. I have seen several others that seem pretty close to me, and even a few claiming they have hit 25 mpg. But then, there are quite a few saying they are getting 17-19 and less if they haul or offroad. Some of them are lifted or have larger tires, but some are not. All I know is that I am happy with the mileage mine gets, it is double the mileage of the Silverado 6.0 I traded in and still 5 mpg+ better than my last 5.3 Silverado.
My brother gets 22 - 24 HWY regularly in his and has for about 70K miles. Considering that most full size trucks (mine included) average 16-17 HWY, there is a substantial fuel advantage. I know many who own full size trucks like to claim that the mid size trucks get bad mileage but it isn't all true. As with any truck, a lot depends on how you drive.
That's quite a few dead hookers in one bed.
about 4, less if they are fat
I've heard that the 4cly Frontiers get amazing MPG's, but the V6's are kinda bad on mileage. A guy I work with had an 07 Frontier crewcab with the 4.0 v6, auto, 4wd and he said on a good day, he was getting about 18-19 MPG combined city and hwy driving. He ended up trading it in for a 2009 Tacoma.
My boss said he used to have 2006 Xterra 4.0 auto 4x4 and he would consistenly get about 14-15mpg. He ended up trading that in for a 2006 Expedition, which he says gets around the same MPG's, but is much bigger.
I don't know if that 4.0 can get better MPG's in different climates, or altitudes, or even if the humidity is different, but they all seem to get poor MPG's around here (from what I've heard). I've heard that its a rock solid engine though. I also don't know how an auto vs. a manual trans would affect fuel economy either.
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