MPG: 19 city/23 highway/21 combined
For the most part, Nissan left the rear-wheel-drive Frontier pickup alone for 2011. That's OK because it was already pretty good.
Like the other pickups on this list, the Frontier King Cab has a 6-foot cargo box. Up to 932 pounds of people and cargo can be carried in the King Cab with automatic transmission. It can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
Under the hood is a 152-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. A five-speed manual transmission is standard with a five-speed automatic offered as a $1,050 option. Unfortunately, stability control isn't available with the four-cylinder engine.
Dual fold-down rear seats jump the King Cab's occupant count to four in a pinch. Carefully assembled, the cabin's fit-and-finish is top-notch.
Among the King Cab SV's standard features are full power accessories, air conditioning, cruise control, tilt steering wheel and a four-speaker audio system with CD player.
Bundled in the $1,780 utility package are additional features, such as Bluetooth connectivity, a spray-on bedliner, overhead console and an upgraded six-speaker audio system with auxiliary audio input jack and in-dash six-disc CD player.