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

Silverado 1500 Work Truck 1WT Regular Cab 2WD

Standard Engine 2.4L 152 hp I4 4.3L 285 hp V6
Horsepower 152 @ 5200 RPM 285 @ 5300 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 171 @ 4400 RPM 305 @ 3900 RPM
Valves/Valve Configuration 16/DOHC 12/OHV
Displacement (cc) 2389 4300
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.50 X 3.94 3.92 X 3.62
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type/System Gasoline/SEFI Gasoline/DI
Turbocharger No No
Supercharger No No

Transmissions

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

Silverado 1500 Work Truck 1WT Regular Cab 2WD

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

Payload & Towing

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

Silverado 1500 Work Truck 1WT Regular Cab 2WD

Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 87.70 No data
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) No data No data
Standard Towing (lb.) 3500 6400
Max Towing (lb.) 3500 7300
Standard Payload (lb.) 971 2088
Max Payload (lb.) 971 2088
Standard GVWR (lb.) 4690 6500
Max GVWR (lb.) 4690 6600

Braking & Traction

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

Silverado 1500 Work Truck 1WT Regular Cab 2WD

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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