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I was talking with a friend of mine the other day who just bought him a 2018 frontier and I was telling him that my Frontier had a wide turning radius, which is the only complaint I have about my truck, and he said that it's because mine is a 4wheel drive. Is that true that a 4X4 has a wider turning radius that a 2 wheel drive?
 

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And the turning radius is really no different than any other mid sized truck with the same wheelbase.
Xterra turns sharper, but that is the wheelbase that does it.
 

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Please look this up if able, but the 4x2 is actually a couple of inches GREATER in turning radius than 4x4.
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Expected a real horrible turning issue when we traded our X for a Frontier. No issue, about what expected for a truck. Not as bad as my full sized work trucks and vans.
 

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I really was surprised with the frontier turning radius. I have a 4x2 and thought it would be better than a 4x4 due to the 4x4 cv joints. Funny thing, my wife's maxima has a far better turning radius even with the front wheel drive cv joints.
 

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I really was surprised with the frontier turning radius. I have a 4x2 and thought it would be better than a 4x4 due to the 4x4 cv joints. Funny thing, my wife's maxima has a far better turning radius even with the front wheel drive cv joints.
Maxima has a shorter wheelbase.
 

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I was talking with a friend of mine the other day who just bought him a 2018 frontier and I was telling him that my Frontier had a wide turning radius, which is the only complaint I have about my truck, and he said that it's because mine is a 4wheel drive. Is that true that a 4X4 has a wider turning radius that a 2 wheel drive?
I had 2019 4x2 traded it for 2019 4x4 I do not see any difference between them.
 

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I've never understood the "issue" people have with the turning radius. Granted, it should be much better for this size of vehicle, but I've never once had a problem with it; certainly not in town or parking lots, etc, perhaps on tight trails offroad it can sometimes be a challenge, but that affects a small percent of frontier owners, yet I hear this complaint a lot.
 

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I have owned several 3/4 ton trucks for towing 5th wheel trailers that have a smaller turning radius than my frontier. Backing into a tight camper spot at our campground takes a little jogging front and back with the frontier that I never had to do with my old f350
 

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I've owned a 2010 Frontier and currently have a 2017. Both 4x4. I swear I think the turning radius is worse on the '17 than it was on the '10. That said, it could just be selective memory on my part. It's the only thing I don't like about my truck. My wife's car is a Pathfinder, and I swear that thing can turn around inside of itself.
 

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The turning radius is objectively bad on the Frontier. It’s a weak spot IMO. The Tacoma and Ranger both have tighter turning. I have the CCLB and it’s atrocious. My ‘89 3/4 ton diesel long bed was about the same.

And for the Frontiers: turning radius is the same regardlessof 2wd vs 4WD. On my old Ford TTBthe 2wd turned noticeably tighter than 4WD.
 
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