See 3 extended-cab pickups under $20K
The 2012 Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickups all have stretched-cab versions known by different names: King Cab, Access Cab and Extended Cab, respectively. All seat 2 comfortably and 4 in a pinch, and all get combined EPA fuel economy mpg ratings in the low 20s. But only one gets the highest MSN User Ratings at an average 9.6 out of 10: the 2012 Nissan Frontier.
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Engines & Power

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

F-150 XL 6.5-ft. Bed 4X2

Standard Engine 2.4L 152 hp I4 3.7L 302 hp V6
Horsepower 152 @ 5200 RPM 302 @ 6500 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 171 @ 4400 RPM 278 @ 4000 RPM
Valves/Valve Configuration 16/DOHC 24/DOHC
Displacement (cc) 2389 3731
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.50 X 3.94 3.76 X 3.45
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type/System Gasoline/SEFI Gasoline/SEFI
Turbocharger No No
Supercharger No No

Transmissions

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

F-150 XL 6.5-ft. Bed 4X2

Standard Transmission 5-Speed Manual Overdrive 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive

Payload & Towing

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

F-150 XL 6.5-ft. Bed 4X2

Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 87.70 64.80
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) No data No data
Standard Towing (lb.) 3500 5500
Max Towing (lb.) 3500 5500
Standard Payload (lb.) 971 1710
Max Payload (lb.) 971 1710
Standard GVWR (lb.) 4690 6450
Max GVWR (lb.) 4690 6650

Braking & Traction

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

F-150 XL 6.5-ft. Bed 4X2

4 Wheel Drive/All Wheel Drive N/A N/A
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std.
Automatic Load-Leveling N/A N/A
Electronic Brake Assistance N/A Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle Std. Opt.
Locking Differential N/A Opt.
Traction Control Std. Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std.
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