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Just a thought on the Frontier"s listed MPG.
For people who do not need ( or want ) a 4x4, the 2.5L seems the way to go.
In order to get 4x4 in a Frontier, .... you must get the 4L 6 banger.
So here's the comparison for MPG:
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It seems that if you drive 10,000 mi/year, .... you would burn about 100 galllons less in the 4 banger per year.
In the long run, .... let's say 10 years with a 2.5L ... that's like $3000.00 less on gas.
 

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I just filled up my first tank on the '10 ALL city driving hitting just about every light red during that time and I still got almost 19mpg. Not bad considering the conditions and that the engine isn't broken in yet or anything. lol
 

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So, whats the point to this thread?

If you do spend some time on the mpg threads, you will find that most people choose the v6 for its power, not mpg and live with it. Heck, sometimes the 4bangers get just an extra 1mpg and they loose all the v6 power. Then you have to consider the crewcab option, they require the v6.
 

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So, whats the point to this thread?

If you do spend some time on the mpg threads, you will find that most people choose the v6 for its power, not mpg and live with it. Heck, sometimes the 4bangers get just an extra 1mpg and they loose all the v6 power. Then you have to consider the crewcab option, they require the v6.
I reckon he was just pointing it out. This is the 4cly section after all.
 

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I think he should do a comparison between the XE and SE-4banger. I wonder how much the extra steel used for the bumper changes the mpg.
 

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I don't think a 4WD and a 2WD should be compared with different engine sizes... a V6 w/o 4WD is going to get higher mpgs... nissan should definitely make a 4cyl 4WD... that gives toyota an edge... as well as the prerunner... most people seem to get higher than rated mpg's tho esp with the 4 cyl manual
 

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Here's a good site that not only compares fuel costs but includes total cost of ownership over a 5 year period. You can compare 4 vehicles at one time to see over time which would be cheaper in total costs to own it.

The Auto Channel's Guide to Total Ownership Cost

I think Consumer Reports has their on-line website with an 8 year cost to own comparison...but you have to purchase their on-line web product to see those comparisons. The thread above is free.
 

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I don't think a 4WD and a 2WD should be compared with different engine sizes... a V6 w/o 4WD is going to get higher mpgs... nissan should definitely make a 4cyl 4WD... that gives toyota an edge... as well as the prerunner... most people seem to get higher than rated mpg's tho esp with the 4 cyl manual
I am shopping for a new truck right now while I wait for my tax refunds an I am finding that by the time I can get a Taco 4 cyl, "access cab" I can easily get a V6 Nissan 4x4 SE King Cab. And the double cabs run quite a bit higher. I like Toyotas too but not MORE than the Fronties. I'll stick with Nissan prolly, unless there's some super great deal on one out there somewhere, they're just not worth the extra bucks it takes. ALso, I had two 1st gens, one was a V6 auto the other a 4 manual and yeah, there is a lot of MPG difference on those. Not sure about 2nd gen tho.
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I doubt that a taco 4 cyl prerunner is much more than a than the fronty 4 x 4 and it is definitely less costly to own.... u should really determine whether u need 4WD or not and then determine maintenance costs + mpg over the life of the vehicle... a 4WD is more costly to maintain and less mpgs than a 2WD and same with V6 vs I4... of course your best deal is going to be the fronty 4 banger
 

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I doubt that a taco 4 cyl prerunner is much more than a than the fronty 4 x 4 and it is definitely less costly to own.... u should really determine whether u need 4WD or not and then determine maintenance costs + mpg over the life of the vehicle... a 4WD is more costly to maintain and less mpgs than a 2WD and same with V6 vs I4... of course your best deal is going to be the fronty 4 banger
I think I didn't make my point too clear as I went back and read it. My point was that a 4 cyl Taco Reg cab is a little less than the Fronty King Cab and it goes up from there. By the time you add the king (access cab) you might as well buy the fronty 6 banger for about the same. A 4X4 yes will inherently not get the gas mileage as a 2wd with the same motor. One needs to consider also that sometimes the bigger motor will get better gas mileage because you wouldn't have to work it as hard to get the same performance from it.
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