Nissan Frontier

Despite being the oldest pickup truck design on the market, the Nissan Frontier continues to offer value for money. It comes with the capability and features that truck shoppers care most about. It's more agile and smaller than the competition while demonstrating outstanding capabilities when it comes to hauling, off-roading and towing. Available in various cab configurations and powertrain choices, the Frontier can be your basic work truck, a weekend warrior or a family hauler, thanks to its great safety profile. Also, its Utili-track loading system makes it able to secure your toys. It is arguably one of the most functional pickup trucks on the market. 

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Why Buy a Nissan Frontier?

Affordable base model
Available with manual or automatic transmission
High predicted reliability score
Outstanding towing and hauling capacity
Dependable vehicle for snowy conditions
Versatile bed

Interior and Features

Whether you are heading for a weekend vacation in the countryside, or you are just carrying out basic tasks at the job site, the Nissan will always keep you comfortable. It features a simple and straightforward cabin, with easy access to all the controls. It comes with a wide range of user-friendly tech features. Also, its seats are the most comfortable you can ever come across in this class. Its cabin materials are nice, with adequate insulation to prevent engine and road noise.
Its seating capacity depends on the model. For example, if you are looking for a five-seater, then you should go for the Crew Cab model. If a four-seater is just what you need, then the King Cab model is enough. Seats are finished with cloth upholstery, although leather trim is available. It has an excellent driving position, with a nice view of the road ahead. All seats are comfortable and roomy. Rear seats have ample legroom and headroom, which means adults can ride in comfort. If you have children, then the Crew Cab model is recommended.

Although the Frontier may not have many standard features, its list of optional equipment is outstanding. Some of the optional features include power windows and locks, satellite radio, a moonroof, a ten-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system, Bluetooth and Siri Eyes Free. NissanConnect infotainment system is also available, featuring a 5.8-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, navigation, as well as smartphone integration.

The ten-speaker audio system and the moonroof add a premium touch to the cabin. On the other hand, features like Siri Eyes Free and Bluetooth make it safe to use your phone while driving. The infotainment system uses a smartphone-style interface, making it user-friendly. It also comes with smartphone integration and voice recognition. Redundant physical controls are also present, in case the touchscreen functions are slow to respond. Although it is one of the oldest trucks on the market, its wide array of tech features endears it to today's users.
When it comes to moving cargo, the Frontier doesn't disappoint. The cargo bed depends on the model. For example, the Crew Cab model features a five-foot bed or a six-foot bed. On the other hand, the Frontier models have a six-foot bed. It comes with various features, which make it easy to move cargo. They include a spray-in bed liner as well as Nissan's Utili-track system. The cabin has plenty of compartments to store your smaller items.

Performance and Handling

For your daily driving needs, then Nissan Frontier has got you covered. It comes with a base four-cylinder engine, which delivers sufficient power for all your driving needs. However, if you are buying the Frontier specifically for towing and hauling, then you should consider the optional V6 engine. It delivers better acceleration, hauling and towing capabilities. The base engine has an output of 152 hp. It is then matched with a five-speed manual transmission. A five-speed automatic transmission is available. Regarding fuel economy, the base engine excels. It delivers a smooth ride, excellent handling, and responsive steering.

Safety and Reliability

Most compact pickup trucks have a high predicted reliability rating, and the Frontier is not left behind. It also earns a high safety score, according to tests performed by the IIHS. Its list of safety features include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, antilock disc brakes, electronic stability control, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and traction control.

Final Word

The Nissan Frontier is one of the most affordable compact pickup trucks you can find on the market today. Despite its affordable price tag, it does not skimp on features and comfort. Its seats are comfortable, the infotainment system is easy to use, and most importantly, it has enough power for your driving and towing needs.

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