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2003 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner XE-V6

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Showing the 2003 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner XE-V6 4x2 King Cab 116.1 in. WB
$3,185-$7,641 Current Listing Price
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Seats 3
Door Count 2
Engine 180-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Transmission 5-speed manual w/OD
Drivetrain RWD
Combined MPG 17
Warranty Bumper-to-Bumper, 36 mo/36,000 mi


Exterior (10)
Aztec Red Clearcoat
Canteen Clearcoat Metallic
Electric Blue Clearcoat Metallic
Granite Clearcoat Metallic
Molten Lava Clearcoat Pearl
Interior (3)



Engine 180-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Transmission 5-speed manual w/OD
Transmission 4-speed automatic w/OD
Horsepower 180-hp @ 4,800 rpm
Fuel tank capacity 19.4 gal.
Ignition type spark
Aluminum cylinder head S
Fuel economy city 16 mpg
# of valves 12
Torque 202 lbs.-ft. @ 2,800 rpm
Engine orientation longitudinal
Cylinder configuration V-6
Engine liters 3.3
Sequential MPI S
Recommended fuel regular unleaded
Fuel economy highway 19 mpg
Tailgate/rear door lock S
Front ventilated disc brakes S
Full size spare tire S
Cancellable passenger front-impact airbag S
Underbody mounted spare tire S
First aid kit O
Side-impact bars S
Driver front-impact airbag S
Adjustable front head restraints S
Manual tailgate/rear door lock S
Front seatbelt pre-tensioners S
3 ABS channels S
Height adjustable front seatbelts S
Panic alarm O
Power door locks O
Front disc/rear drum brakes S
Four-wheel ABS brakes S
Passenger cancellable airbag S
Manual adjustable front head restraints S
Full-size spare tire S
Remote keyless entry O
Dual front impact airbags S
Engine 3.3L V-6 SOHC 180hp
Sequential multi-point fuel injection S
Fuel tank capacity 19.4gal.
Battery-rundown protection S
Block heater O
Transmission electronic control O
4 speed automatic transmission O
5 speed manual transmission S
Overdrive S
Transmission lock-up torque converter O
Rear-wheel drive S
Axle ratio 4.64
70-amp. alternator S
Recommended fuel regular unleaded
Single non stainless steel exhaust S
490 CCA battery S
Transmission electronic control O
Overdrive O
Transmission gear ratio (4th) 1.00
Transmission gear ratio (1st) 3.58
Transmission gear ratio (reverse) 3.64
Overdrive S
Transmission gear ratio (3rd) 1.36
Transmission gear ratio (2nd) 2.08
Transmission gear ratio (5th) .81
Transmission gear ratio (4th) .69
Transmission gear ratio (1st) 2.79
Transmission gear ratio (reverse) 2.27
Transmission gear ratio (3rd) 1.00
Transmission gear ratio (2nd) 1.55
Alloy wheels O
Hydraulic power-assist re-circulating ball steering S
Front torsion bar springs S
Hub wheel covers S
Front wheel size 15"
Rear wheel size 15"
Steel spare wheel S
Front anti-roll bar S
Front tires 265/70R15
Rear tires 265/70R15
Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar S
15" wheels S
Power steering S
Rigid axle rear leaf suspension S
Wheel locks O
P265/70SR15.0 BSW AS tires S
Colored rear bumper S
Side steps O
Fully galvanized steel body material S
Tonneau cover O
Soft tonneau cover O
Black door handles S
Grille black
Power remote folding side-view door mirrors O
Bedliner O
Skid plates S
Roof rack O
Body-colored front bumper O
Rear cargo tailgate
Class III trailering with hitch O
Black grille S
Colored front brush guard O
Fender flares S
Front and rear mud flaps S
2 doors S
Bed extender O
Trailering with harness O
Tailgate S
Folding side-view door mirrors S
Black front bumper S
Rear step bumper S
Power door mirrors O
Black fender flares S
Paint with badging S
Bodyside moldings O
Body-colored fender flares O
Body-colored grille O
Trailer hitch O
Regular bed S
Passenger vanity mirror O
Seatback storage pockets 1
Passenger manual folding mirror S
Bin instrument-panel storage S
Driver manual folding mirror S
Ashtray S
Power windows with driver 1-touch down O
Manual air conditioning O
Glove box S
Air conditioning O
1-touch down O
Air filter O
Day-night rearview mirror S
Keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry O
Remote keyless entry O
Full floor console S
Driver and passenger door bins S
Full floor console with covered box S
Front cupholder S
Driver's footrest S
12V DC power outlet 2
Power windows O
2 12V DC power outlets S
Cruise control with steering wheel controls O
Cruise control O
Front cupholders S
Passenger-side visor mirror O
Steering wheel with manual tilting O
Front lighter element(s) location O
Illuminated entry O
Tilt steering wheel O
Rear 50-50 jump seat S
Full cloth headliner S
Max seating capacity 3
Manual driver lumbar support O
Rear seat fold-up cushion S
Front seats bucket
Height adjustable driver seat O
Manual driver and passenger fore/aft adjustment S
Side facing rear seat S
Cloth door panel trim S
Cloth upholstery S
Floor mats O
Manual reclining driver seat O
Manual reclining driver and passenger seats S
Front center armrest with storage S
Easy entry passenger seat manual
Driver lumbar support O
Driver cushion tilt O
Leather front and rear seat upholstery O
Manual driver cushion tilt O
Vinyl/rubber front floor mats O
Front center armrest w/storage
Manual height-adjustable driver seat O
Cabback insulator S
4-way driver and passenger seat adjustments S
Carpet floor covering S
Leather upholstery O
Manual driver fore/aft adjustment O
Vinyl rear seat upholstery S
8-way driver seat adjustment O
Rear jump seats S
Front bucket seats S
Cloth front seat upholstery S
Manual easy-entry passenger seat S
Max. seating capacity of 3 S
Urethane shift knob S
Carpet front floor mats O
AM/FM stereo with seek-scan, single in-dash CD player O
Primary monitor touchscreen S
AM/FM radio O
Fixed antenna S
4 speakers O
2 speakers S
CD player O
Low-fuel warning S
Battery warning S
Sliding rear windshield O
Variable intermittent wipers O
Cargo bed light S
Low-washer-fluid warning S
Aero-composite halogen headlamps S
Deep tinted windows O
Brake-fluid warning S
Light-tinted windows S
Front reading lights S
Transmission-fluid-temperature warning O
Oil-pressure warning S
Deep-tinted windows O
Key-in-ignition warning S
Cargo box light S
Variably intermittent wipers O
Lights-on warning S
Variable instrument panel lighting S
Trip odometer S
Analog display S
Tachometer S
Light tinted windows S
Door-ajar warning S
In-radio display clock O
Water temp. gauge S
Exterior cargo volume 44.1 cu.ft.
Wheelbase 116.1"
Front legroom 41.4"
Front headroom 39.3"
Maximum interior cargo volume 14.4 cu.ft.
Front hiproom 55.2"
Pickup bed depth 17.1"
Engine horsepower 180-hp @ 4,800 rpm
Interior cargo volume 14.4 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 50.7 cu.ft.
Engine bore x stroke 3.6" x 3.3"
Compression ratio 8.90 to 1
Engine type V-6
Payload 1,190 lbs.
Exterior cargo length 74.6"
Ground clearance (min) 246mm (9.7")
Valves 12
Approach angle 32 degrees
Front shoulder room 55.3"
Front tread 60.0"
Fuel economy highway 19 mpg
Engine torque 202 lbs.-ft. @ 2,800 rpm
Exterior body width 71.2"
Towing capacity 3,500 lbs.
Ground clearance (min.) 9.7"
GVWR 5,000 lbs.
Turning radius 20.9'
Exterior cargo width 41.7"
Curb weight 3,648 lbs.
Fuel tank capacity 19.4 gal.
Valvetrain SOHC
Departure angle 19 degrees
Engine displacement 200 cu.in.
Fuel economy city 16 mpg
Exterior length 202.9"
Exterior height 66.7"
Interior cargo volume seats folded 14.4 cu.ft.
Rear tread 59.3"
Corrosion perforation warranty (months/miles) 60/ unlimited
Basic warranty (months/miles) 36/36,000
Powertrain warranty (months/miles) 60/60,000

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