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Nissan Frontier
Nissan Frontier
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Base MSRP price range:
$17,990 - $34,410
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Car Type: Compact pickup trucks
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Nissan Frontier Overview

The Frontier is one of the few compact pickups we can recommend. It shares a platform with the Xterra and the larger Titan pickup. We found the Frontier to be quick and relatively nimble, with a stiff though tolerable ride. The strong 4.0-liter V6 revs smoothly and feels like a V8; expect 15 mpg. A 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine powers base models. Only crew- and extended-cab body styles are offered, but rear-seat room is still tight even in the crew cab. A model with a longer bed is available, but the tailgate is very heavy.

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