2015 Nissan Frontier  -  $27,350

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $27,350
Base Invoice: $26,158
Destination Charge: $900
Options: $0
Trim: 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Four Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 17 | City: 15 | Hwy: 21
Body Style: 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto S
Transmission: Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic w/OD
Engine: Engine: 4.0L DOHC V6


Maneuverability; affordability; fuel-saving 4-cylinder base model; very capable V6; innovative storage solutions

Model Highlights

The Nissan Frontier is a family of compact or mid-size pickups, powered by 4-cylinder or V6 engines. Throughout the model line, both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles are available and all but base S and SV 4-cylinder models--is available with a choice of rear-wheel drive or part-time 4-wheel drive.

The Frontier model line consists of S, SV, SL, Desert Runner and PRO-4X models. Two engines are available-- an economical 152-horsepower, 2.5L in-line 4-cylinder engine and a 261-hp, 4.0L V6 engine. With either engine, a manual gearbox is the base transmission (5-speed with 4-cylinder, 6-speed with the V6), but in either case a 5-speed automatic is optional. The Desert Runner trim comes only with the automatic. The V6 is ideal for hauling and towing, thanks to the V6 engine's plentiful torque and strong, smooth character. When properly equipped, the Frontier can tow up to 6,500 pounds.

Built on a sturdy platform derived from the larger Titan pickup, the Frontier is perhaps better suited to off-roading or heavier hauling than other compacts. For the trail, Frontier 4x4 models include Hill Descent Control, which helps moderate speed down steep slopes when off-roading, while Hill Start Assist helps the driver get a smooth start on an incline. Additionally, rear-wheel drive models get an Active Brake Limited Slip system that helps gain traction and stability.

While front seat accommodations are just as spacious in either body style of the Frontier, King Cab models, with their rear-hinged back doors, include flip-up rear seats that would work fine doing temporary duty for kids, while Crew Cab models have adult-size back-seat space and easy entry and exit. King Cab models come with flip-up rear seats, as well as removable storage boxes under the seats, while all models have center-console storage plus a locking dual glovebox. Crew Cab models can be had with either a standard-length bed--for the best maneuverability--or a Long Bed for more cargo capacity. Because it shares the same underlying design and frame structure with the larger Titan, the Frontier doesn't break a sweat for heavy hauling tasks. The suspension--a double wishbone design in front and overslung leaf springs in back--is also built for serious work without sacrificing too much ride quality. Critical components, like brake lines and other underbody hardware, are tucked inside frame rails, and 4x4 models get at least 8.9 inches of ground clearance as well as approach and departure angles that will lessen the chances of scrapes and dents when off-roading.

Frontier S, SV, SL, Desert Runner and PRO-4X models cover a wide span of prices, equipment, and needs. The new Desert Runner includes 16-inch Off-Road design alloy wheels, Bilstein off-road shocks, unique seat cloth with embroidered Frontier logos on the front seats, fog lights and special badging. The PRO-4X model is kitted out with Bilstein high-pressure off-road shocks, skid plates, a 4-wheel limited-slip system, and tough off-road wheels and tires, plus keyless entry, cruise control, power windows and locks and a red-stitched leather interior with leather trim and white-faced gauges. Top Crew Cab PRO-4X trims also get a power driver's seat moonroof, heated front seats and a roof rack with crossbars.

Model News

The Nissan Frontier continues into 2015 mostly unchanged, but with a few additional standard features across several trim levels. Long wheelbase SL models get a moonroof, while NissanConnect is now standard on SV and Desert Runner trim levels. In addition, PRO-4X models now come standard with navigation.

Value Writeup

The Nissan Frontier is one of the lowest-priced pickups available. Four-cylinder Frontier models are more than capable of light-duty hauling and towing, while V6 models are the way to go for those with serious towing in mind.

In any variant, the Frontier is more maneuverable and easier to park than full-size pickups, yet Crew Cab models have enough space for four adults. Compared to other small trucks the Frontier line still offers some innovative storage features, such as removable rear-seat storage boxes and the Utili-Track adjustable tie-down system. Off-road purists will also like the complete set of go-anywhere equipment and interior comforts of the PRO-4X models.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.3 (Est)

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
11133 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
6100 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
610 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
6100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
610 lbs

Maximum Trailering Capacity
6100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Axle Type - Front

Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
Full-Size in

Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
43.3 ft

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Fuel Tank Location

Aux Fuel Tank Location

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
5816.00 lbs

Four Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 MPG

Cruising Range - City
316.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
443.10 mi

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6

4.0 L/241

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Transfer Case Power Take Off

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Engine Oil Cooler

Passenger Capacity

Front Head Room
40 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Front Hip Room
55.6 in

Second Head Room
38.7 in

Second Leg Room
33.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Second Hip Room
58 in

125.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.8 in

Height, Overall
70.1 in

Cab to Axle
18.5 in

Ground Clearance, Front
8.9 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
8.9 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
59.5 in

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear
61.4 in

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
61.4 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
44.4 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
18 in

Cargo Volume
27.1 ft³

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Engine: 4.0L DOHC V6

Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic w/OD

3.357 Axle Ratio

GVWR: 5,816 lbs

Electronic Transfer Case

Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive

550CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

130 Amp Alternator

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front Anti-Roll Bar

Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

21.1 Gal. Fuel Tank

Single Stainless Steel Exhaust

Auto Locking Hubs

Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Leaf Rear Suspension w/Leaf Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs

Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Wheels: 16" Styled Steel

Tires: P265/70R16 OWL

Regular Box Style

Wheels w/Silver Accents w/Hub Covers

Steel Spare Wheel

Full-Size Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown

Clearcoat Paint

Chrome Rear Step Bumper

Black Front Bumper w/Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and 1 Tow Hook

Black Door Handles

Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Black Manual Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Deep Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Chrome Grille

Tailgate Rear Cargo Access

Manual Tailgate/Rear Door Lock

Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps

Cargo Lamp w/High Mount Stop Light

Radio: AM/FM/CD w/6 Speakers -inc: auxiliary input and Bluetooth hands-free phone system

Radio w/Clock and Steering Wheel Controls

Fixed Antenna

Front Bucket Seats -inc: 4-way adjustable

60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Fold-Up Cushion Rear Seat

Manual Tilt Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Voltmeter, Oil Pressure, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer and Trip Odometer

Manual Rear Windows

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts

Manual Air Conditioning

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert and Chrome Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Urethane Gear Shift Knob

Cloth Seat Trim

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Front Map Lights

Full Carpet Floor Covering

Pickup Cargo Box Lights

Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Dashboard Storage, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins and 2nd Row Underseat Storage

Manual 1st Row Windows

Delayed Accessory Power

Analog Display

Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest

1 Seatback Storage Pocket

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners












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