2008 Nissan Frontier  -  $17,310


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,310
Base Invoice: $16,463
Destination Charge: $780
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD King Cab I4 Man XE
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 19 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 2WD King Cab Long Bed I4 Manual XE
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cyl engine

Pros

Utility and cargo versatility; Nismo off-road model; power (V6); towing ability.


Model Highlights

The mid-size 2008 Nissan Frontier pickup comes in two cab styles, King Cab and Crew Cab. The King Cab has smaller, rear-hinged rear doors, and the Crew Cab has full-size, front-hinged rear doors and a larger rear-seat area. The King Cab is available in a single bed length, but the Crew Cab is now available in standard bed and long bed versions; the new long bed is 13 inches longer.

The Frontier shares its basic layout, including the suspension and other components, with the larger Titan pickup. The suspension combines a double-wishbone front setup with a solid-axle and leaf springs at the rear.

The base XE and SE Frontier King Cab 2WD trucks have a 152-horsepower, 2.5L four-cylinder engine. All other Frontiers are powered by a 4.0L V6 engine, making 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. The predominantly aluminum, double-overhead-cam engine has continuously variable valve timing, variable induction, and a number of attributes for smooth operation and efficiency. Four-cylinder models have a five-speed manual transmission standard, while V6 models get six speeds. A five-speed automatic is available on both.

On V6 models, a four-wheel drive system is available, featuring electronically controlled shift-on-the-fly engagement and a low range. The 4WD models also bring a four-wheel limited-slip system. Hill Descent Control (HDC) helps maintain a steady slow speed while descending especially steep slopes, while Hill Start Assist (HSA) allows a smooth, controlled start on a steep incline without roll-back; both features are optional.

There's also an off-road Nismo edition, available in King Cab or Crew Cab versions with either 2WD or 4WD, which brings Bilstein performance shocks and an electronic-locking rear differential. Ground clearance is increased, with vital hardware tucked within the frame rails. The Nismo also includes skid plates and 16-inch off-road tires.

The Frontier has several innovative storage options, including storage boxes under the rear seats, a large center console, a dual-compartment glove box, and several power points. The Utili-track system, which brings removable utility tie-down cleats and secure attaching channels, is available and especially useful for securing heavy cargo that doesn't take up the entire bed.

Front-seat side air bags are optional, as are side-curtain air bags that cover front and rear occupants.


Model News

Whereas in 2007 the Nissan Frontier's 2.5L four-cylinder engine was only available on the XE models, it is also offered in the more luxurious SE trim for 2008. The Nismo and LE trims now come with Bluetooth and XM satellite radio bundled in the Technology Package, and the LE trim comes with a standard power cloth driver seat instead of one with manual controls.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Nissan Frontier is a good, manageably sized alternative to full-size trucks, and its V6 engine is one of the most powerful in its class. The truck also stands out for its unique Utili-track system and plentiful interior storage bins. Towing ability is a strong point for the Frontier, too; properly equipped, it can tow up to 6,500 pounds.


Trim Curb Weight
3668.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
1981.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
1687.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
2531 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
2531 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
1981 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
1687 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
550.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
844.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
3668.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1008.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1008.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
7936 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.08

Front Tire Size
P235/75R15

Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15

Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15

Front Wheel Size
15 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
15 x 7 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.55

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
21.75 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.14 x 0.71 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.26 x 0.71 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Gross Axle Weight Rating
5062.00 lbs

Curb Weight
3668.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
1394.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4676.00 lbs

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
400.90 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
485.30 mi

Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl

Displacement
2.5L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
154 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
173 @ 4400

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

Trans Description Cont. Again
w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.3 qts

Passenger Capacity
4

Front Head Room
39.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Front Hip Room
55.8 in

Second Head Room
38.3 in

Second Leg Room
25.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.9 in

Second Hip Room
55.0 in

Wheelbase
125.9 in

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
205.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.8 in

Height, Overall
69.7 in

Overhang, Front
31.3 in

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper
48.2 in

Ground Clearance, Front
8.7 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
10.1 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
73.3 in

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
61.4 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
44.4 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
18.0 in

Tailgate Width
58.8 in

Cargo Volume
33.5 ft³

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume
30.9 ft³

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Emissions Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V401000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 03, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

Potential Number of Units Affected
7948

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN VEHICLES THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH A GARMIN NUVI MODEL 750 NAVIGATION SYSTEM. THE BATTERIES CONTAINED IN THE AFFECTED GPS UNITS CAN OVERHEAT.

Consequence
OVERHEATED BATTERIES COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY GARMIN TECHNICIANS BY REPLACING THE BATTERY AND INSERTING A SPACER ON TOP OF THE BATTERY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GARMIN DIRECTLY AT 1-866-957-1981 OR NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10E019000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 12, 2010

Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Potential Number of Units Affected
1873

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT AND REAR LOWER LINKS, P/NOS. 54501ZQ00A, 54500ZQ00A, 551A1ZQ00A, 551A0ZQ00A , 54501EA00A, 54500EA00A, 551A1EA500, 551A0EA500, 54501ZR00A, AND 54500ZR00A, SOLD BETWEEN NOVEMBER 25, 2009 AND MAY 14, 2010 AS REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR MODEL YEAR 2004 THROUGH 2010 TITAN, ARMADA, AND QX56, AND MODEL YEARS 2005 THROUGH 2010 FRONTIER, XTERRA, AND PATHFINDER VEHICLES. THE LOWER CONTROL LINK ASSEMBLY HAS TWO CYLINDRICAL COLLARS FORMING THE INBOARD ATTACHMENT POINTS TO THE CHASSIS. DUE TO AN IMPROPER WELDING PROCESS SOME COLLARS MAY CONTAIN WELDS THAT DO NOT MEET STRENGTH SPECIFICATIONS.

Consequence
IF THE COLLAR WELD SEPARATES, THE VEHICLE HANDLING WILL DETERIORATE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY AFFECTED LOWER LINK FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V075000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 26, 2010

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:AUXILLARY TANK

Potential Number of Units Affected
80689

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 AND MODEL YEAR 2008 FRONTIER, XTERRA AND PATHFINDER VEHICLES. THE MOLDED FUEL TANK SHELLS CAN DEFORM, CAUSING THE FUEL SENDER FLOAT ARM TO CONTACT AN EMBOSSMENT MOLDED INTO THE TANK SHELL CAUSING THE INSTRUMENT PANEL FUEL GAUGE TO SHOW THAT THE VEHICLE HAS APPROXIMATELY ONE QUARTER TANK WHEN THE FUEL TANK IS EMPTY.

Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO RUN OUT OF GAS AND STALL IN TRAFFIC, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL LEVEL SENDING UNIT INSIDE THE FUEL TANK WITH A NEW ONE THAT HAS A MODIFIED FLOAT ARM. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MARCH 22, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V690000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 18, 2008

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
242720

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING 242,720 MY 2005-2009 PATHFINDER, FRONTIER AND XTERRA VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN THOSE AREAS OF THE COUNTRY WHICH USE HEAVY CONCENTRATIONS OF ROAD SALT IN THE WINTER, A MIXTURE OF SNOW/WATER AND SALT CAN ENTER INTO THE FRONT CRASH ZONE SENSOR (CZS) HOUSING. IF THIS OCCURS, THE CZS MAY INTERNALLY RUST RESULTING IN A SIGNAL INTERRUPTION. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE RED AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE TO ALERT THE VEHICLE OPERATOR.

Consequence
THIS ISSUE COULD RESULT IN THE NON-DEPLOYMENT OF THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER FRONT AIR BAGS IN A CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT CZS WITH A REDESIGNED SENSOR. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS IN THE OTHER STATES WILL RECEIVE EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE SENSOR TO 10 YEARS. THESE OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE WARRANTY EXTENSION BY MAIL AND WILL RECEIVE A STICKER TO PLACE IN THEIR WARRANTY BOOKLET EXPLAINING THE EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver
To Be Rated

Frontal Passenger
To Be Rated

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cyl engine

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Rear wheel drive

Front independent suspension

Multi-leaf rear suspension

P235/75R15 General Grabber all-season performance tires

Full size spare tire w/steel wheel

15" styled steel wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel vented disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Black front bumper

Chrome rear bumper

Chrome front grille

Black mirrors

Tinted UV-reducing solar glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear access doors

Black door handles

Cargo lamp

(4) inside bed hooks

Detachable tailgate w/lock

Reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable active head restraints

Fold-flat passenger seat

Forward facing rear jump seats

Cloth seating surfaces

2nd row LH removable under seat storage

Dual-level center console w/storage & armrest style lid

Illuminated ignition

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, trip meter, coolant temp

Tire pressure monitoring system

Reminders-inc: low fuel/washer fluid, driver fasten front seat belt

Dual glove box w/lower lockable glove box

(2) auxiliary pwr outlets

(2) front/(2) rear cup holders

(2) bottle holders

Front/rear door map pockets

Chrome inside door handles

Driver/front passenger ceiling assist grips & A-pillar ingress/egress grips

Coat hook

Dual sunvisors w/vanity mirrors

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: occupant sensor

3-point seat belts for all seating positions

Front seat belts w/pretensioners, load limiters, adjustable upper anchors

(1) rear passenger top tether child restraint anchor

Side door guard beams

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
[S01] SIDE & CURTAIN AIRBAG PKG
$550

 
[G02] XE PREFERRED PKG
$990

 
[B94] SPLASH GUARDS
$130

 
[L92] FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS
$105

 
[M97] UNDER RAIL BED LINER W/BED RAIL CAPS
$430

 
[U94] PORTABLE NAVIGATION
$750

 
[X95] NON-SLIDING BED EXTENDER
$260

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