2006 Nissan Frontier Consumer Review: 2.5 L gutless wonder

2006 Nissan Frontier King Cab - Consumer Review

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2.5 L gutless wonder
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2006 Nissan Frontier XE 4dr King Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


The most BASIC/cheapest xe, 4 cyl. Engine and trans are not a good match. Power and torque below 2500 rpm is terrible. Gas mileage with gas here in Hawaii is only 21 mpg. But again our fuel is 10% ethanol so straight gas would give you about 10% better average, so that would be about 23 mpg. It is a very heavy truck so the 4 cyl. Has to work hard and the mileage shows. The gear ratios are wrong, you have to wind it out or when you upshift it bogs down badly. A six speed would be more appropriate. Drives well, good brakes, BASIC interior, great reliability, good value for the buck. My friends with the same truck but 6 cyl. Love the power they got on tap but 6 cyl. Mileage is only 18 mpg.

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proper engine and transmission mating
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