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Nissan Frontier

2018
Nissan Frontier 2018 crew cab Trim Shown: 2018 SV crew cab 4WD Automatic
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Dating back to 2005, the compact Frontier pickup truck shares a platform with the discontinued Xterra SUV and the previous-generation full-sized Titan pickup. In our tests we found the Frontier to be quick and relatively nimble, with a stiff though tolerable ride. The strong 4.0-liter V6 revved smoothly and felt very strong, but fuel economy was a decidedly unimpressive 15 mpg overall. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine powers base models. Only crew- and extended-cab body styles are offered, but rear-seat room is tight even in the crew cab. A model with a longer pickup bed is available, but the tailgate is very heavy. A redesign is in the pipeline.
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2005-2017
2005 Redesign Year
Nissan Frontier 2017 Trim Shown: 2017 King Cab Pro-4X
The redesigned 2005 Frontier compact pickup was a big step forward compared to its ponderously handling ancestors. It became quick and nimble, with a still-stiff though tolerable ride. The strong 4.0-liter V6 revs smoothly and feels like a V8. We chalked up an unimpressive 15 mpg overall. Base models are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Transmissions include five- and six-speed manuals and a five-speed automatic. All Frontiers of this generation are either crew- or extended-cab, but rear seat room is tight in both. Side- and curtain-airbags, along with stability control are standard equipment. An optional longer (six-foot) bed arrived for 2007, but the tailgate is quite heavy. There were no major changes to the Frontier after that.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 N/A N/A
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2016 $15,500 - $27,275 $12,670 - $23,970
2015 $13,800 - $25,900 $11,095 - $22,645
2014 $12,550 - $24,800 $9,835 - $21,485
2013 $10,350 - $21,575 $7,680 - $18,280
2012 $9,350 - $18,950 $6,645 - $15,645
2011 $8,375 - $17,050 $5,655 - $13,755
2010 $8,175 - $16,650 $5,440 - $13,340
2009 $7,425 - $14,725 $4,690 - $11,465
2008 $5,900 - $11,725 $3,205 - $8,615
2007 $5,175 - $11,175 $2,530 - $8,105
2006 $5,150 - $10,500 $2,505 - $7,480
2005 $4,750 - $9,425 $2,165 - $6,505
1998-2004
Nissan Frontier 2004 Trim Shown: 2004 Crew Cab
The Frontier debuted in 1998, with redesigned interior and exterior styling from the previous model, which lacked a name. But the Frontier's ride is stiff and its handling ponderous. A 3.3-liter V6 was offered beginning in 1999. A crew-cab model was added for 2000, and a supercharged version of the V6 joined the options list a year later.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2004 $5,075 - $8,825 $2,405 - $5,905
2003 $4,350 - $8,050 $1,840 - $5,190
2002 $4,300 - $7,875 $1,940 - $5,190
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A