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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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Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

Silverado 1500 Work Truck 1WT Regular Cab 2WD

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) No data 4387
Curb Weight - Manual (lb.) 3686 No data
Wheelbase (in.) 125.90 119.00
Length (in.) 205.50 205.00
Width (in.) 72.80 80.00
Height (in.) 68.70 74.00
Track Front (in.) 61.80 68.80
Track Rear (in.) 61.80 67.60
Ground Clearance (in.) 8.70 8.20

Cargo Area Dimensions

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

Silverado 1500 Work Truck 1WT Regular Cab 2WD

Length (in.) 73.30 78.90
Width at Wheelwell (in.) 44.40 51.00
Width at Wall (in.) 61.40 64.60
Depth (in.) 18.00 21.20

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

Silverado 1500 Work Truck 1WT Regular Cab 2WD

Turning Diameter (ft.) 43.40 40.00
Steering Type R&P R&P
Front Suspension Ind Ind
Rear Suspension Live Live
Tires 235/75R15 255/70R17

Exterior Lighting

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

Silverado 1500 Work Truck 1WT Regular Cab 2WD

Automatic Headlights N/A Std.
Daytime Running Lights N/A Std.
Fog Lights N/A N/A
High Intensity Discharge Headlights N/A N/A
Pickup Truck Cargo Box Light Std. Std.

Exterior

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

Silverado 1500 Work Truck 1WT Regular Cab 2WD

Bodyside/Cab Step or Running Board N/A Opt.
Front Air Dam N/A N/A
Rear Spoiler N/A N/A
Skid Plate or Underbody Protection N/A N/A
Splash or Mud Guards Opt. Opt.
Wind Deflector or Buffer for Convertibles N/A N/A
Power Sliding Side Van Door N/A N/A
Power Trunk Lid N/A N/A

Wheels & Tires

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

Silverado 1500 Work Truck 1WT Regular Cab 2WD

Alloy Wheels N/A N/A
Chrome Wheels N/A N/A
Full Size Spare Tire Std. Std.
Self Sealing/Run Flat Tires N/A N/A
Steel Wheels Std. Std.

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

Silverado 1500 Work Truck 1WT Regular Cab 2WD

Power Windows N/A Opt.
Exterior Auto. Day/Night or Electrochromic Mirror N/A N/A
Glass Rear Window on Convertible N/A N/A
Heated Exterior Mirror N/A Opt.
Interior Auto. Day/Night or Electrochromic Mirror Opt. Opt.
Power Adjustable Exterior Mirror N/A Opt.
Privacy Glass or Deep Tinted Glass Std. Opt.
Interval Wipers N/A N/A
Rain Sensing Wipers N/A N/A
Rear Window Defogger N/A Opt.
Rear Wiper N/A N/A
Sliding Rear Pickup Truck Window N/A N/A

Towing

Frontier S King Cab 4X2

Silverado 1500 Work Truck 1WT Regular Cab 2WD

Tow Hitch Receiver Opt. Opt.
Towing Prep. Package N/A Opt.
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