In the market we see today, it seems like you would have a difficult time finding a pickup truck that starts with a price under $20,000. Thankfully, Nissan continues to offer us the Frontier which is a truck that does offer this to you. This is an affordable, comfortable, and capable midsize pickup truck that can handle a hard day’s work or be a capable off-roader. It doesn’t come with a lot of frills or excessive style, but it has a purpose and that’s to get everything done that you need to do.
When you’re looking at the Nissan Frontier as the truck you want to drive, you’ll have two body styles, two-bed lengths, two wheelbases, two transmissions, and two engines available to you. This is a truck that can fit in your budget to make it a value performer that you’re sure to enjoy. Not only do you have a pair of nearly everything you need in this truck, you’ll also have five different trim levels to ensure you have one that’s right for you when it’s time to head out on the road and take a drive with a load you need to haul or out on the trails to the camping spot.
The 2018 model year brings you more of the items you want including a standard rearview camera. The base S model now offers you air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, and a five-inch color display. While you might think these items would have been offered previously, this is the first time they have become standard on this truck. There is a new Midnight Edition you can drive which includes a gloss black grill, 18-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, and blacked out trim to give you the sinister look you want to enjoy.
The Equipment That’s Right for You
While most people will likely skip the base King Cab S model, you do need to know what it offers to know what you have to build on in this truck. This base truck gives you a manual transmission, air conditioning, a stereo system with Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, and not much more. If you want power windows and mirrors, you need to choose the SV trim. This trim also gives you a USB port for the audio system and the NissanConnect infotainment system with mobile apps and streaming audio. the Crew Cab SL adds leather upholstery, a Rockford Fosgate audio system, and a standard V6 engine.
Packages and options start as low as the SV model in the Frontier. you can have the SV Value Truck package and add an auto-dimming mirror, a spray in bed liner, the Utili-track tie-down system, dual-zone climate controls, an upgraded audio system, heated front seats, and rear parking sensors. the Desert Runner model offers you Bilstein off-road shocks and wheels, while the 4WD PRO-4X model adds an electronic locking rear differential and skid plates to the mix. The Crew Cab PRO-4X adds a Premium Package with power adjustable leather seats and heated outside mirrors to the mix for your driving enjoyment.
Powering the Frontier
You’ll be able to choose from two different engines to have the power you want in the Frontier. The base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that gives you 152 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is attached to either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. The upgraded engine is a 4.0-liter V6 that offers 261 horsepower and 281 lb.-ft. of torque and can be had with the same automatic or a six-speed manual transmission for the drive. You’ll be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds with the smaller powertrain and as much as 6,500 pounds with the larger one.
You don’t have to spend a lot to get what you need in a midsized pickup truck. The Nissan Frontier has been one of the longest-running models in this market and it offers you the qualities you want when you’re ready to head out for a drive. Take a look at this truck at your nearby Nissan dealer and let the purpose this truck is built for work for you. There is a Frontier model that you’ll want to drive, all you have to do is choose the right one and start driving.