Nissan Frontier Trucks | Vans

Frontier

Pros:

  • V6 powertrain is strong and capable of towing 6,500 pounds
  • Crew cab is roomy and rear seat passengers don't need to be contortionists to fit
  • Durable bed lining and numerous tie-down anchors
  • Exterior styling is chunky and masculine
Cons:
  • Overdue for a interior design overhaul
  • Low-rent interior materials
  • Missing a real long-bed model
  • Ride quality is stiff and choppy
  • The economical 152 hp 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine is only good for light duty
The 2011 Nissan Frontier pickup truck is smaller than a Tundra, F-150, or Silverado, but a full size larger than the Ford Ranger and Chevrolet Colorado. Built on the same sturdy chassis as the Titan and Armada, the 2011 Frontier offers an oversized King Cab and backseat friendly Crew Cab models.

The 4.0-liter V-6 that's standard on most Frontiers and optional on some of them makes 261 horsepower, and pairs well with the automatic transmission, providing plenty of torque in the mid-range for strong acceleration and good passing punch. Towing capacity rates up to 6,500 pounds.

New for 2011
  • Frontier LE King Cab and SV Crew Cab LWB 6MT models no longer available
  • Frontier S Crew Cab SWB and PRO-4X Crew Cab SWB 6MT models added
  • Revised option package availability and content, including new SV Premium Utility Package and PRO-4X Luxury Package 
  • Vehicle immobilizer and bed rail caps standard on Frontier SV, PRO-4X and SL models
  • Upgraded Frontier SV-I4 seat fabric (same as Frontier SV V6)
  • Navy Blue exterior color available on Frontier SV models
  • LATCH anchors added to King Cab rear seats
  • Top Tether Child Restraint added to King Cab driver's side rear seat

User Reviews (1)

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James E. Butler   [Jan 08, 2011]
Model Reviewed: Crew cab
Strength:

Solid structure. Smooth engine and transmission.Quite.Great front seats.Excellent fit and finish.Strong performance.Excellent sound system.

Weakness:

So-So gas mileage.A little on the heavy side.Steering a little numb.Rear seat room So-So.

Thought I was going to buy a Toyota Tacoma.Retaliative came to visit and wanted to look at Frontiers. Having already put a few miles on a 2011 Tacoma with a couple of my good friends I didn't expect to be impressed with the Nissan. I liked the Tacoma.I loved the Frontier however.Much better front seats,you sit higher than the Tacoma and at 6'1 this was a big plus. When you close a door it closed easily with a reassuring thud unlike the Tacoma which required a second effort to close.Smooth engine more so than the Tacoma at high RPMs.Sound system had better base.Liked the UTILI-TRACK channel system.Brakes had a better feel to them the Tacoma brakes felt a little spongy.Gives up a mile or two in gas mileage to the Tacoma and has a little less rear seat room but that's about it for me. My Grand kids will never notice and I ride up front.

Similar Products Used: Dodge Dakota.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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5
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