Originally Posted by KegStealer
Anyone towing with a late model Nissan Frontier? I am considering purchasing one and looking for feedback. I have a Surveyor 186 Sport. Well with in the Nissan's limits. I currently tow with a 2005 Jeep Liberty which does fine but looking for a little more power for those hills. Considered full size but like the size and gas mileage of the little Nissan.
just a recommendation about the gas mileage of the "little" Nissan.
i was looking at a mid-size v-6 Frontier/Tacoma/Ridgeline because i was under the impression that they got better gas mileage than v-8 full-size trucks.
my 5.3 v-8 Avalanche gets about the same mileage as the Nissan Frontier. or the Tacoma or the Ridgeline.
i get 21mpg when driving the 60 miles between Napa and Sacramento. of course, not towing. the Nissan is rated at 21 highway mpg.
because of the new innovations of v-8 engines, such as the v-4 feature, they can get just as good as gas mileage as the v-6 trucks and tow way more and carry more people.
there is a misconception that v-6 engines get much better gas mileage than v-8 engines. this is out-dated now.
compare the mpg ratings of those v-6 trucks against the newer GM/Dodge v-8's and i think you'll be surprised.