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2009 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Specifications
Body Style / Driveline Crew Cab, 5 passengers, front engine, 2x4 and 4x4, compact-size pickup, with Standard- or long-bed
Assembly Plant Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
Introduction Date introduced in 1997 for the 1998 model year
EPA Vehicle Class Compact Truck
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Cylinders / configuration V6
Name VQ40
Available Standard
Block / head composition Aluminum/aluminum
Orientation Longitudinal
Cam design DOHC
Displacement (cc) 4.0L (3,954 cc)
Horsepower* 261 @ 5600 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 281 @ 4000 RPM
Bore & stroke (mm) 95.5 x 92
Compression ratio (:1) 9.7
Spark plugs Platinum-tipped
Maximum engine speed 6,000 rpm
Induction system Nissan Induction Control System
Valvetrain DOHC 24-valve, silent chain, twostage, 4 valves per cylinder
Engine mounts 4 solid (non-fluid filled) mounts
Emissions system LEV2-ULEV
Tier2 Bin5
Exhaust Single exit & main muffler
Ignition system Electronic (direct ignition)
Starter 12 volt
Alternator 110 amps
Battery GR24F-550
Trans & Drive System
Drive configuration 4x2 and 4x4
Gear ratio 6-speed M/T 5-speed A/T
1st 4.368 3.842
2nd 2.518 2.353
3rd 1.743 1.529
4th 1.283 1
5th 1 0.839
6th 0.769 -
Reverse 3.966 2.764
Final drive ratio (:1) 3.538 (SE 4x2, SE 4x4)
3.692 (PRO-4X 4x4)
3.692 (S, SE I4)
3.916 (O, SE I4)
3.133 (4x2: SE, PRO-4X;
4x4: SE, LE)
2.937 (LE 4x2)
3.357 (PRO-4X 4x4)
Front (mm) 296 x 28, 2-piston vented disc
Rear (mm) 286 x 18, single piston vented disc
Type Engine speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion
Overall ratio (:1) 20.4
Turns (lock-tolock) 3.55
Curb-to-curb turning diameter (ft.) 4x2: 43.58
Front Suspension Independent
Bilstein shock absorbers standard on PRO-4X
Rear Suspension Overslung multi-leaf
Bilstein shock absorbers standard on PRO-4X
Type Body on frame (ladder type)
Materials Corrosion resistant, high strength steel
Skid Plates (PRO-4X only) 4x2: Oil pan, fuel tank
4x4: Oil pan, transfer case, fuel tank
Rear door 90-degree access
Wheels & Tires
Wheels 16-in. Designed steel
16-in. Alloy
18-in. Alloy
16-in. Off-road design alloy
7JJ width
7.5JJ width
Tires P265/70R16 BFG Long Trail
P265/60R18 BFG Long Trail
P265/75R16 BFG Rugged Trail
Spare tire Conventional