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Nissan Frontier

Nissan Frontier side view

Pros and cons of the Nissan Frontier

  • Choice of manual or automatic transmission
  • Comes in King Cab or crew cab
  • Pro-4X a capable off-roader
  • Design has not evolved in recent years
  • Limited legroom in rear seats
  • High fuel consumption
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Nissan Frontier

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Nissan Frontier

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats4 - 5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption10.7 - 15.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.6 - 11.5 L/100km
  • Width1850 mm
  • Length5220 - 5574 mm
  • Trunk space-
  • Cargo space-
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Nissan Frontier

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Nissan Frontier 2005 - present is available in 9 trims:

XE trim features and specs

Available with the XE trim:
  • Electric windows (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the XE trim:
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Extended cab
  • Short wheel base
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the XE trim:
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the XE trim:
  • CD player
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • Power door locks (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the XE trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:10.7 - 12.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.7 - 9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:720 - 816 km
2.5 L - Gas - 154 hp
City consumption:10.7 - 12.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.7 - 9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:-

S trim features and specs

Available with the S trim:
  • Electric windows (optional)
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the S trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Extended cab
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the S trim:
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the S trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the S trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 152 hp
City consumption:10.7 - 13.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 - 10.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:648 - 816 km

NISMO trim features and specs

Available with the NISMO trim:
  • Electric windows
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the NISMO trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the NISMO trim:
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the NISMO trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the NISMO trim:
4 L - Gas - 261 hp
City consumption:13.8 - 14.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.4 - 10.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:620 - 650 km
4 L - Gas - 265 hp
City consumption:14 - 15.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.4 - 10.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:-

SE trim features and specs

Available with the SE trim:
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the SE trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the SE trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SE trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Power door locks
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the SE trim:
4 L - Gas - 261 hp
City consumption:13.6 - 14.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:10 - 10.6 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:620 - 661 km
4 L - Gas - 265 hp
City consumption:13.7 - 15.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:10 - 10.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:-

Midnight Edition trim features and specs

Available with the Midnight Edition trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Electric windows
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the Midnight Edition trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Long wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the Midnight Edition trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Midnight Edition trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Midnight Edition trim:
4 L - Gas - 261 hp
City consumption:15.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:577 km

LE trim features and specs

Available with the LE trim:
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the LE trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Roof bars
  • Roof rails
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the LE trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the LE trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer
  • Computer (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the LE trim:
4 L - Gas - 261 hp
City consumption:14.6 - 14.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.3 - 10.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:620 - 631 km
4 L - Gas - 265 hp
City consumption:14.5 - 15.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.2 - 10.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:-

SV trim features and specs

Available with the SV trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Electric windows
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the SV trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the SV trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SV trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the SV trim:
4 L - Gas - 261 hp
City consumption:13.8 - 15.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.8 - 11.5 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:577 - 655 km

SL trim features and specs

Available with the SL trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the SL trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Long wheel base
  • Roof bars
  • Roof rails
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the SL trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SL trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the SL trim:
4 L - Gas - 261 hp
City consumption:14.8 - 15.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.4 - 11.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:577 - 624 km

PRO-4X trim features and specs

Available with the PRO-4X trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the PRO-4X trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Roof bars
  • Roof rails
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the PRO-4X trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the PRO-4X trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the PRO-4X trim:
4 L - Gas - 261 hp
City consumption:13.6 - 15.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.3 - 11.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:577 - 661 km

Overview of the Nissan Frontier

Learn about the Nissan Frontier

Summary

A solid and sturdy mid-size truck, the Nissan Frontier is a great all-rounder at a low price point. With an exterior designed for strength and resilience, it’s available in multiple trim varieties so you can find the one that suits you.

The truck’s firm chassis and option of 4x4 means you’ll have no trouble going off-road. The Frontier is no slouch on the pavement, either, especially in models where the base four-cylinder engine has been upgraded to a powerful V6. For trucks this size, the Nissan Frontier is as affordable as they come and has decent fuel economy to boot.

Safety

The most recent 2019 model of the Frontier pack the Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ suite, which includes numerous safety features. Notable among these are:

  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, alerting you if you’re about to hit something in front
  • Traction Control system to prevent slipping and sliding on icy or wet roads
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control to apply the brakes if the system detects that you’re at risk
  • Blind Spot Detection to keep you from being caught off-guard

Older models of the Frontier have plenty of notable safety features, too. All models have anti-lock brakes so you don’t skid in the event of a forced stop, with optional side and side-curtain airbags. On models from 2009, stability control is available to help keep you steady on those slippery roads (with LE and PRO-4X models only).

Interior

The Nissan Frontier sports a luxurious and elegant cabin interior. A choice of colours and fabrics let you make your mark. Available extras on all models include:

  • Leather-trimmed seats for that extravagant feel
  • Chrome accents
  • Choice of King Cab or Crew Cab for two-door roominess or four-door practicality

Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control, which easily regulates the climate inside the cabin, and a dash-inset navigation system are also available in newer models.

Technology

The Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ package in the 2019 Frontier features ProPILOT, which uses AI to keep you a safe distance from vehicles in front. The AI also comes in super handy with ProPILOT Park, which takes control of the truck’s systems to park itself. 

Models with the NissanConnect® upgrade let you sync your smartphone with the full-colour touchscreen, and you’ll be able to use your apps, music and more with ease. Models from the early 2000s feature keyless entry and a six-CD sound system, working up to Bluetooth and on-board navigation in vehicles produced in the mid-2000s.

Space

Being a pickup, the Frontier has ample cargo space for hauling loads. With a mighty towing capacity of 6,720 lbs, it’s the leader of the pack in its class. The two-door variant is ideal if you’re likely to be travelling alone or with one companion, while the four-door version is more suited to families and longer expeditions.

Comfort

The Frontier’s impressive ground clearance and axle articulation allow it to move confidently over even super tricky terrain, so you can expect a smooth ride no matter where you’re going. Seats are sculpted to fit your body, minimizing the typical aches and pains from long trips.

Frequently asked questions about the Nissan Frontier

For a mid-size pickup truck, the Nissan Frontier can carry an impressive maximum payload of approximately 1,400 lbs in its bed.

The Nissan Frontier is limited to rear-wheel drive, making it slightly less desirable to drivers who prefer four-wheel drive trucks.

Most of what’s in the Nissan Frontier is made in Canada and the United States, though select parts are produced in Japan. The vehicles are assembled in Canton, Mississippi.

As standard, the Nissan Frontier comes with a 25 L four-cylinder engine, though an upgrade to a V6 4 L engine is available.

A base-level Nissan Frontier can tow a trailer weighing around 3,500 lbs. The more powerful V6 option can pull up to 6,500 lbs.