The Frontier gets an all-new 310-hp V6 paired with a nine-speed automatic for 2020, the last year before a total redesign.
This combination promises better fuel economy and more power than the old 2.5-liter four-cylinder and manual transmission.
Last redesigned in 2005, the compact Frontier pickup truck is a dated design that lacks polish.
In our tests we found the Frontier to be quick and relatively nimble, but it has a very stiff ride.
The previous V6 revved smoothly and felt very strong, but fuel economy was a decidedly unimpressive 15 mpg overall.
Only crew- and extended-cab body styles are offered, but rear-seat room is tight even in the crew cab.
The Frontier scored a Marginal in both of the IIHS small overlap front crash tests.
Key advanced safety and driver assist systems are unavailable.