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Nissan Frontier

2017
Nissan Frontier 2017 crew cab Trim Shown: 2017 SL crew cab 4WD Automatic
Dating back to 2005, the compact Frontier pickup truck shares a platform with the discontinued Xterra SUV and the previous-generation larger 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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2005-2016
2005 Redesign Year
Nissan Frontier 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 King Cab SV
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
2016 N/A N/A
2015 $16,925 - $29,075 $14,345 - $26,145
2014 $15,625 - $26,975 $13,095 - $24,095
2013 $14,400 - $24,400 $11,835 - $21,485
2012 $12,425 - $22,175 $9,880 - $19,230
2011 $11,000 - $20,075 $8,420 - $17,070
2010 $10,025 - $17,675 $7,455 - $14,680
2009 $9,300 - $16,725 $6,675 - $13,675
2008 $8,700 - $15,125 $6,090 - $12,095
2007 $7,650 - $13,125 $5,080 - $10,205
2006 $7,000 - $12,350 $4,455 - $9,480
2005 $6,475 - $11,250 $3,965 - $8,440
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 $5,775 - $9,550 $3,280 - $6,830
2003 $5,275 - $9,225 $2,815 - $6,540
N/A
2002 $4,525 - $8,425 $2,140 - $5,790
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A