Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2006 Nissan Frontier VS 2006 Isuzu i-Series Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2006 Nissan Frontier

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2006 Isuzu i-Series

Safety Comparison

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The Frontier has standard Active Head Restraint, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraint system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Isuzu i-Series doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Frontier LE/NISMO 4x4 Automatic offers optional Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), which uses the antilock brake hardware along with powerful software and additional sensors to detect the beginning of a skid. VDC then intervenes by automatically applying the brake at one appropriate wheel, preventing a skid. The Isuzu i-Series doesn’t offer skid prevention.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Frontier LE/NISMO Automatic’s optional Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The Isuzu i-Series doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

Both the Frontier and the Isuzu i-Series have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, available front seat side-impact airbags and head airbags.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 38.5 MPH side impact tests on new cars. In this test, results indicate that the Frontier is safer than the Isuzu i-Series:

Frontier

Isuzu i-Series

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Thoracic Trauma

29

62

Pelvis Deceleration

43 G’s

115 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Thoracic Trauma

30

51

Pelvis Deceleration

38 G’s

69 G’s

More stars indicate a better chance of avoiding serious injuries. Lower numbers indicate better actual numeric test results.

Warranty Comparison

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The Frontier’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Isuzu i-Series’ (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

There are over 2 times as many Nissan dealers as there are Isuzu dealers, which makes it much easier to get service under the Frontier’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

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The Frontier SE/LE/NISMO’s standard 4.0 DOHC V6 produces 45 more horsepower (265 vs. 220) and 59 lbs.-ft. more torque (284 vs. 225) than the Isuzu i-Series i-350’s optional 3.5 DOHC 5 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Frontier SE/LE/NISMO 4.0 DOHC V6 is faster than the Isuzu i-Series i-350 3.5 DOHC 5 cyl. (automatics tested):

Frontier

i-Series

Zero to 60 MPH

7.6 sec

10.1 sec

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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On the EPA test cycle the Frontier XE King Cab 4x2 with its standard engine 5-spd Auto gets better fuel mileage than the Isuzu i-Series i-280 4x2 with its standard engine 4-spd Auto (19 city/24 hwy vs. 17 city/23 hwy).

The Frontier has 1.5 gallons more fuel capacity than the Isuzu i-Series (21.1 vs. 19.6 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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For better stopping power the Frontier’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Isuzu i-Series:

Frontier 4 cyl.

Frontier V6

i-Series

Front Rotors

11.14 inches

11.65 inches

11 inches

The Nissan Frontier has standard antilock four-wheel disc brakes for better stopping power and improved directional control in poor weather. Only rear drums come on the Isuzu i-Series. Drums can heat up and make stops longer, especially with antilock brakes, which work much harder than conventional brakes.

In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The Frontier has a standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The Isuzu i-Series doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

The Frontier stops much shorter than the Isuzu i-Series:

Frontier

Isuzu i-Series

60 to 0 MPH

131 feet

152 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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For better traction, the Frontier has larger standard tires than the Isuzu i-Series (235/75R15 vs. 225/75R15).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Frontier LE has standard 17-inch wheels. The Isuzu i-Series’ largest wheels are only 15 inches.

The Frontier has a standard tire pressure monitoring system, which uses the ABS sensors to measure slight differences in wheel speed to alert the driver to a drop in tire pressure before damage to the tire or an accident might occur. The Isuzu i-Series doesn’t offer a low tire pressure warning system.

The Frontier has a standard full size spare so your work or a trip isn’t interrupted by a flat. A full size spare costs extra on the Isuzu i-Series. Without the option you must depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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The front suspension of the Frontier uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the Isuzu i-Series 4x4, which uses torsion bars in front. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

The Frontier has engine speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Isuzu i-Series doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Frontier is 3.3 inches wider in the front and 4.3 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Isuzu i-Series.

Passenger Space Comparison

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The Frontier King Cab has .1 inches more front headroom, .2 inches more front legroom, 2.5 inches more front hip room, 1.2 inches more front shoulder room, .4 inches more rear headroom and 2.3 inches more rear legroom than the Isuzu i-Series Extended Cab Pickup.

The Frontier Crew Cab Pickup has .4 inches more front headroom, .2 inches more front legroom, 2.3 inches more front hip room, 1.2 inches more front shoulder room, .4 inches more rear headroom, 5.1 inches more rear hip room and 1.2 inches more rear shoulder room than the Isuzu i-Series Crew Cab Pickup.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Frontier. The Isuzu i-Series doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

The Nissan Frontier’s tailgate uses caliper type latches (like those used for car doors) for smooth, tight closing. The slam bolts on the Isuzu’s tailgate aren’t as tight as caliper latches, and they require closing the tailgate with more force, which can eventually damage it.

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