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Starting at
$25,680
EPA - est City/Hwy
16/22
Engine
4.0L V6
Seats
5
Power
261 hp

2016 Nissan Frontier Overview

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The 2016 Nissan Frontier isn't the freshest midsize pickup truck out there, but Nissan has kept it reasonably up to date. If you just need a midsize workhorse pickup, the 2016 Nissan Frontier should satisfy. Learn more about the 2016 Nissan Frontier's strengths and weaknesses.

The compact pickup segment was effectively in stasis for about a decade, with its handful of trucks coasting along year after year with only minimal updates. As such, even a particular truck was staler than week-old doughnuts; so, too, were its competitors. That changed last year. GM completely redesigned its trucks and now Toyota has followed suit for 2016, leaving Nissan at a distinct disadvantage with its unaltered 2016 Frontier. Despite its advanced age, the 2016 Nissan Frontier still has some appealing qualities. This is especially evident inside the Frontier, where antiquated controls, lackluster materials quality and booming noise levels give the Frontier a bare-bones look and feel that those competing models have risen above. The front seats also lack adjustability and the backseat feels cramped even in four-door crew cab models. The Frontier also shows its age with its unrefined V6 engine, cumbersome handling, slow steering and spongy brake pedal. On the plus side, the ride is surprisingly good and the off-road-oriented Pro-4X model performs well when you decide to leave the pavement behind. A number of functional details like adjustable cargo tie-downs, a spray-in bedliner and a sliding bed extender add to the practicality that most buyers expect in a pickup. But overall we think buyers would be well advised to check out the Frontier's rivals, including the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon twins, both of which offer a new diesel powertrain this year. The freshly redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma keeps all the outgoing model's strengths and adds a more powerful V6 engine, improved road manners and a greatly improved cabin.

The 2016 Nissan Frontier offers a brawny V6 engine, surprisingly good ride quality and, in Pro-4X trim, solid off-road capability. However, it trails behind the recently redesigned GM and Toyota trucks in most respects.

For 2016, the Nissan Frontier returns with minimal changes. There are new colors, and a sunroof has been added to the SV model's standard equipment list.



2016 Nissan Frontier Reviews From Owners
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By Msrngtp2002

on Mar/06/17

2016 Nissan Frontier


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2016 Frontier 4 wd, SV.

This is a solid, mid size pickup truck. It easily hauls anything a larger truck could. Towing capacity is excellent! I have towed fully loaded 6 x 12 foot U-haul trailers from my main home to my second home (about 650 miles one way) with my current 2016 and my previous 2012 - both the same model. Had no issue going up long grades or keeping up with traffic. The vehicle handles well too - especially in town. Parking is a breeze and it actually fit in my garage! Interior trim is what can be expected with a utility type vehicle. I installed a bed cover and liner and the Weathertech floor mats to protect things. The controls work as expected and are arranged logically. The Bluetooth interface with my phone needs some serious work (it always sends "Im driving" and I can't use the supposedly built in voice to text feature. The cruise control is a little laggy when in hilly terrain, letting the vehicle slow too much at a transition from downhill to uphill. Handling is excellent. I had a 2016 F150 for 4000 miles - could not drive it on the curvy roads in Tennessee and it bounced around quite a bit on the highway. Went back to the Frontier for the handling and utility of the vehicle. I will purchase another when this one wears out.

By (Poppie) Joe

on Jan/27/17

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Basic for every day use 4x4 small crew cab.

Nothing fancy, but a solid, inexpensive ride. Place the grandboys in the crew cab and have an adventure.

By Pedro Rivera

on Nov/07/16

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By Ken Mayfield

on Jul/15/16

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Love it so far

Only 600 miles but seems to be very solid. Quiet, comfortable, good performance (wish the gas mileage was a bit better), comfortable, priced very well.

By Craig Laughlin

on Mar/21/16

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Nice rental but I wouldn't buy it.

I've had the 2016 rental 3 weeks while my car is getting repaired from an accident. I enjoy driving the truck as it has plenty of power and handles very well, but the mileage is nowhere near its EPA rating. I'm getting only 12-15 mpg with 2/3rd of more of my driving on highways. A lot of full size trucks do better. What really surprised me is the lack of small features I've grown accustomed to in my GM vehicles. The lights are manual - you have to turn them on and off. C'mon! I had a 2003 Chevy S10 pickup (base work truck model) that had automatic lights. This Frontier is a loaded model and it doesn't have this feature. It also lacks a vehicle travel computer showing instantaneous and average speeds and gasoline consumption, miles until empty, etc., nor an outside temperature readout. I read through the manual to find out if they are hidden behind some function on the radio/info center. Every GM vehicle I've had since 2007 has all these as standard on every model and trim level. Also, it didn't have the rear camera, though the manual indicated some models have it. I expected it on a loaded 4wd full cab 4x4. Again, a feature that GM is making standard on all vehicles.

By David

on Jun/26/16

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Good value

This vehicle, a 2016 Frontier SV does not have automatic headlights. Almost every truck does. The LED screen is just 5 inches when most trucks are eight inches or more. Very stiff ride, which I like. Dealer was excellent. Second Nissan Frontier that I have owned.

By Don Shirley

on Mar/24/16

2016 Nissan Frontier


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Save a nickle Nissan?

After one year, I opened the door for the cabin filter and 1) the latch broke, and 2) there were no cabin filters installed. Really had to save a nickle and leave out two paper filters? Not impressed.

By T. Roy

on Dec/06/16

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A Thousand Miles In

I have a 2016 King Cab S with the 5-speed manual transmission and "preferred package" which includes cruise-control, bluetooth and not much else. The price I got for this truck was excellent and I wanted a fairly simple truck. This is a pretty bare-bones truck and if you go into knowing that, then you won't be disappointed. I liked that the windows (on this trim level) are hand-operated. The transmission is easy to shift, the clutch has a nice long travel with easy modulation. The truck is solid, secure and can tow 3500 lbs. with the factory bumper hitch. The manual climate control is effective and fast, fairly quiet and about as easy to operate a they come. I really only have to things I would change if I could, but I'm not unhappy. The platform for this truck is ancient in car years. As such, the technology for the engine is old. Mileage is poor for a truck this size, though I haven't finished the break-in period. I am getting about 23mpg in high-speed highway and mixed city driving. Second, the audio system has bluetooth, but you cannot play music through it. It is only for phone connectivity. Otherwise, I do really love this truck and am glad I traded off my 2013 Focus for it.

By David Jewell

on Apr/06/16

2016 Nissan Frontier


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I test drove it and walked away

This is a nice mid sized truck, however the brake pedal is very sponge and goes down almost to the floor. We checked with the service manager and said the brakes are designed that way. Also I felt the controls were confusing, remembering I did not have a chance to really study them. I'll keep my Silverado.

By Ian Bodrov

on Jul/09/16

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Great quality for the value

This is a solid truck. Heavy truck for mid size. Handles well when driving and going around turns it really hugs the road, feels great to drive. Owned a Toyota Tacoma before but didn't have as much power and felt lighter and didn't handle the best when going around turns.

By Albert Auckland

on Jun/19/16

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Poor gas mileage.12 miles to the gallon

Fuel mileage poor.

By Tim Lenihan

on Mar/13/16

2016 Nissan Frontier


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Steering Steering Steering

I'll keep this short. Needed a truck to replace my 2001 Ford Ranger 4x4 and this truck appeared to fit that need. Negotiated for a good price and road tested it on local roads, less than 50mph. It handled ok. What a surprise though when driving on highway or any back roads that are posted 50 plus that have curves. You'll need to work that steering wheel to keep the truck on line. I drive school buses, flat noses and conventional, and they handle 10 times better than this truck. Fortunately for me most, not all,, is local driving. If your thinking about buying this truck, road tested it like no other vehicle you've bought before.

By Terry Davidson

on Nov/03/16

2016 Nissan Frontier



Desert runner

the desert runner is a very nice truck all the way around I am very happy with everything it has to offer

By Marshall

on May/26/16

2016 Nissan Frontier


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Nice, No Frills Crew Cab SV 2015

I bought this truck because I wanted a 4x4 midsize truck that would fit in my garage without paying 35+ thousand dollars. It is a nice, reliable truck that is fairly comfortable in the front and I like the heated cloth seats. I drove 1000 miles straight thru and had no problems. However, the back seats are terrible and I would feel sorry for anyone who has to ride in the back. Luckily, I am generally the only one in it so for me it isn't a problem. The infotainment system is ok, but not great. I have trouble with the primary apps (Pandora and Iheart Radio) dropping off occasionally and the speakers aren't great. It has dual climate control which I love. I also like the value package that came with the truck that allows for tying down cargo in the bed, along with the bed extender. My biggest and loudest complaint is the awful, terrible gas mileage. The truck has plenty of power, which is nice, but it is at the expense of gas mileage. There are full-size trucks out there that get way better fuel economy. In all, it is a nice reliable truck. I like it and would recommend it, but just understand what your getting. I am leasing this for another 1 1/2 yrs and will probably let it go primarily because of the gas mileage. However, if they can improve on the fuel economy before my lease is up then I would have no problem getting another one, because it is a nice truck otherwise.

By Tina Austin

on May/18/16

2016 Nissan Frontier


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Great Truck

So far I love this truck. I have only had it a month and I love the way it drives and handles the road. If I had to give a negative, the navigation system is a little bit lacking and subpar to say a store bought dash GPS.Other than that, Great Truck!!!

By Jack Bronson

on Sep/30/16

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Great Truck..once I got everything from the dealer

The gas mileage is not so good. Don't take possession of the truck until it has everything that you ordered, and is in good condition ie: no scratches, or dents. Also make sure that the floor mats are new & not used.

By Donnie Craddock

on Sep/04/16

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Love my Frontier

best value in class

By John Rossi

on Aug/08/16

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What I picked, what I got

Extensive online research. Disappointed in online shopping experience (get a quote should be titled get emails asking you to stop by - no quotes). Once selected visited dealership and got exactly what I wanted for what I wanted to pay (trade-in value for my old vehicle was higher than expected). Update (after 6 months) - little noisy at highway speeds and the shift points take some getting used to. That said, I'd buy it again.

By Paul

on Jul/24/16

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Best Buy in class

Tried out Tacoma (did not like ride and vis ability), Colorado. Liked Frontier best of all three at about 5K less money. Fuel economy was a concern. However, first two fill-ups 19 plus mpg...I'm happy.

By Cam DaRif

on Jul/15/16

2016 Nissan Frontier


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2nd Frontier! Best in class pricing and value!

You can't beat this truck! Thousands less than its competitors, it outperforms them in almost every category. Trade-in value is outstanding also!

By Tommy

on Mar/26/16

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Former Ranger owner

Having owned many Rangers, (which were very strong tough trucks) the Nissan Frontier is by far the better truck. Very strong frame, very solid riding. The engine, V-6 strong, plenty of torque. The price advantage is excellent. A similar equipped Toyota Tacoma will list for apron $4.000 more.

By S K

on May/04/16

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2016 Nissan Frontier Pro4x

Traded my 2009 dodge ram in for the 2016 Nissan frontier pro4x. I AM LOVE ! I have been looking for a new vehicle because my dodge literally was crumbling in front of me. Thought about going for the new Tacoma, but I didn't like that it was the first run of the " completely renewed Tacoma " so I went for the frontier. The thought of it not being changed since 2004 really grabbed my attention as they hold their value so well. I owned a 2006 jeep wrangler before my dodge and I would say the frontier drives super similar to how the older jeeps drove, which is why I fell in love with the pro4x. If you want a solid riding, reliable truck, then I say go for the frontier.

By David

on Apr/19/16

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A 6 time Nissan owner not disappointed

I'm a pretty big guy. 6'4/ 260 lbs. I traded up for my 2009 king cab 2.4 liter manual transmission. Got the price I wanted. I was able to find a Desert Runner, in Silver with the hokey decals already removed. Maybe I'm used to semi truck brakes, but I have no trouble stopping my Frontier. I expect the audio system to go first. My wife's second Maxima is the only one (out of six) that didn't fail. I question Nissan's
Interior color choices, and the materials seem flimsy, but they are very durable.
If you want fluff and gadgetry, look elsewhere. If you want a solid, well made, Reliable and durable car, buy a Nissan. I have owned Nissan since 1987, All went 120k miles problem free and I know two of the six are still being driven by our children. I currently own two Chevrolets that I can't say the same about. Can't buy a comparable well made vehicle for the same price.

By Don Funk

on Aug/07/16

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Bookkeepper One

Several packages over and above Std Crew Cab with 5 foot bed. Head restraints on back seats block 2/3rds of rearview mirror. I removed the head restraints to have full view of rear of truck. GPS/Navigation comes as a premium. You can have GPS with custom mount for a lot less money and viewing the GPS is just off your right side of the steering wheel at the 2 o'clock position. I have used my TomTom 5/7" on the last 4 Nissan Frontier Trucks with the same custom mount to the dashboard through the top vent of the left A/C vent. The custom mount goes with me on each sale. V6 Engine provides plenty of power when needed on the highway or on a city street. I purchased separately a custom bed cover which enhances the gas mileage about 3% and completes the trim of the back of the truck. Also keeps the storage area dry. The bed extender attached to the inside of the bed with side & floor tracks with cleats has always been a must for the truck bed. I am 6'4" the Frontier offers plenty of leg room and head room. So look over the various features and comfort packages to get what you need.

By Howard Smith

on May/26/16

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My new Hammer!

This is my seventh Nissan Frontier and they are the hardest working little trucks you can buy. Although it is a good-looking truck ,they are rugged hard-working little trucks too. I work in construction and use mine for hauling drywall, tools and trailers every day. With a half ton payload and 6000 pounds hauling capability I regularly carry large load up and down the hills of West Virginia! I have been pleased with every truck I have owned from Nissan clear back when they were still Datsun trucks. I normally put 25 to 35,000 miles a year on these trucks and they require very little maintenance and hold up well to my abuse! I use mine as a tool - and I love my new hammer!

By Richard Sawatzki

on Aug/18/16

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OKay little truck

Okay little truck, but the 4 cylinder engine was a disappointment, it lacks in power and gives me about the same Mileage as my old 2000 Nissan Frontier 6 cylinder standard transmission did. The truck I bought is bear-bones with crank windows and manual door locks, wish I had upgraded, but the price was the reason for the lesser truck.

By Steve Perry, Kansas

on Aug/05/16

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Solid Performer - All around a Great Value

There are a lot of "PROS" with this truck. (The biggest one for me was the amazing price that found - couldn't pass it up...). Aside from that, I a very happy with this pickup. the cabin is quiet, and it is very stable on the road, even a highway speeds here in Kansas (80+) with wind that can be brutal and sustained... I haven't felt like I was being blown around too much. I added a tonneau bed cover and it helped the stability a lot, which surprised me. Braking is very good, I have had to engage the ABS one time already... when a car pulled over on me in city traffic. If I am picky, there are a few negatives, however. The first is the overall cabin room, which I would expect to be similar in other models - it took a little getting used to... I don't notice it any more, but at first felt a little cramped - and wished that the seat would push back further. The other letdown was the mileage. I have averaged 19 mpg, which is mostly highway. I had hoped with a 6 cylinder that I would be in the low to mid 20's... Overall I am very happy with this truck. I upgraded the factory speakers - I am an audiophile though - so that was important to me. I also added Raptor chrome step bars so my daughter and fiancée can get in more easily (both are around 5'3"). It would have been unnecessary for me though. I also have towed a trailer with a car on it for about 50 miles, with absolutely no problems. It doesn't accelerate like my last car (2006 GTO) - but then, what could?? Ha Ha.

By Robert W. McReynolds

on May/03/16

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Manufacturer defective driver's side seat

My new 2016 Frontier is missing a bunch of padding near the backrest in the drivers seat. Feels like you are sitting in a hole and hurts my back. Nissan is not willing to replace or repair the seat. Passengers seat has the padding and is comfortable. 100% dissatisfied with Nissan Customer Service. I purchased a new 2011 Frontier and was very happy with the truck, so purchased a new 2016 exact copy. Both driver and passenger seats on the 2011 were identical and comfortable. After dealing with Nissan Customer Service, I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER NISSAN PRODUCT! The dealer and Nissan indicated they would write no more repair/complaints. So much for the LEMON LAW!

By Thom Phillips

on Mar/27/16

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Tacoma or Frontier

I set out to buy a Tacoma, but several factors set my decision on the Frontier. First The Dealer "Sparks" was as useless as a three legged horse. No help on the trade of my 2013 Prius that had hail damage. and the cost of the Tacoma was going to cost me more that 5K than the better equipped Frontier. SV Package included Tow PKG, Extend a bed Dual control Heat/AC, Heated Seats, Auto Dim Mirror with thermometer and compass built in fabric seats etc. The ride is much better than my Prius noisewise and comfort wise, The acceleration is excellent and the steering seems nice and tight. The Dealer "Grand Strand Nissan" and the sales and management were excellent. They offered more than 5k on my trade than the Toyota was willing to give. I noticed a superficial scratch on the tail gate spoiler and mentioned it to my sales agent and the shop manager came out looked and said we'll replace it without a problem. I could have lived with it but being a new truck I was happy they offered. Great overall experience

By SportsterDoc

on Jul/14/16

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Almost perfect

This is 4 wheel vehicle #33 (+12 motorcycles). Last truck was 2009 Toyota Tacoma standard cab 4WD (good truck). Last full size truck was Dodge Ram 1500 standard cab 2WD 5.7 hemi (great acceleration). Typical commute to ranch is 220 miles, but last 8 miles are rocky road and last 3/4 mile is Jeep trail.
Wife and I are EXTREMELY satisfied.

Mileage from west end of Glacier National Park to east end and return was 23.73! Mileage from Las Vegas Valley to Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada and back was 20.56, which included substantial 80 MPH speed limits. Around town mileage is rated 15 MPG and that is what we get, if only town (not typical). Combined is about 17.5 MPG.

Low RPM torque is excellent. Pulls grades on I40, east of Kingman, AZ mainly in 5th gear at 75 MPH.

Wish bed light had auto/on/off switch instead of auto with any door opening. Turning radius is not the best, but no worse than wife's former 2004 GMC Sonoma crew cab 4WD.

Wife likes (a) 8 cup holders, (b) upper and lower glove box, (c) wide door pockets and (d) comfortable ride, although it does sidestep around curves over bumps, due to higher profile tires (which we like for going over rocks).

In addition to torque/acceleration, I like under rear seat storage for tools, tow strap, jumper cables, tie downs, etc and room behind back seat for jacket, thin backpack, as well as factory jack and tire tools. Instruments do not need an operation manual to quickly understand. Battery and air filter easy to access. 10" ground clearance on 4WD.

Other than a new 92 Nissan Sentra GXE, my only other Nissan was a new 1973 Datsun PL620 P/U. In 1982 I put a Chevrolet 350 V-8 in it with a 500 CFM Carter AFB on an SP2P Edlebrock manifold, hooker headers, dual exhausts, Chevrolet turbo350 auto trans and a shortened/resplined 2.92:1 differential (for traction).

This factory Frontier is almost as much fun!...and it has 4WD and aairconditioning. - SportsterDoc

By Charles Craig

on Apr/05/16

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Very Satisfied with My Truck!

Recently I purchased a new Nissan Frontier SV King Cab with the 4.0 V6 automatic, and I really like it. For about two years prior to my purchase, I considered the Frontier as well as the Toyota Tacoma and to a lesser extent the Chevy Colorado. There are several reasons why I chose the Frontier over the Tacoma or Colorado. Among those reasons is way it drives; the Frontier handles very well and feels very solid on the road. The interior and seating position felt more "right" to me than its competitors. In my opinion, the Frontier's exterior looks much better than the Tacoma and even the Colorado. Finally, for the money, I believe I got a much better deal with the Frontier, paying thousands of dollars less for what I would have paid for similar features in its competitors.

I have owned other pickups in the past, including a Mazda pickup, an older Toyota pickup, and a Ford Ranger, and in my opinion the Nissan Frontier is clearly the best of them all, even though it is really not fair to compare this Frontier to the older trucks. While this particular version of the Frontier has been around for more than a decade, it is still very up-to-date. My truck has Bluetooth, XM Radio, a USB jack, and apps available in the entertainment system.

So far, I have hauled several loads and towed a small utility trailer with no problems at all. I am very satisfied with the Frontier and would without hesitation recommend it to others.

By Gary Wittenborn

on Nov/30/15

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2016 Nisson Frontier

I've owned this truck for several months and am quite satisfied. I average about 18 mpg in town and 22 hwy. mpg. Purchase cost was no bargain but after-all, I bought a 2016 in Oct. of 2015 so they don't budge much on price. It has a comfortable and quiet ride. I am 6'1'' tall and weigh 270 but have ample room in the drivers seat. Cabin over-all is comfortable. It has a very comfortable and quiet ride. This is my first Nisson after owning six Hondas so it has a lot to live up to. I never did a single repair on any of my Hondas. I wish it had keyless entry and start but this was not a deal-breaker. The white back-up lights are quite dim and don't help your vision at night so I replaced them with 900 lumen lights. Also not a deal-breaker but definitely needs improvement. So far I would recommend a Frontier to others.

By Joe

on Dec/21/15

2016 Nissan Frontier


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2nd Frontier

I originally bought a 2015 SV V6 2WD King Cab (in May 2015). After using it for 6 months it became obvious there was not enough room in the cab when I needed to carry passengers. I was also a little disappointed with the lack of features I have become accustomed to in my new vehicles - heated seats, compass, outside temp, rear camera............

While the reviews of this 2015 vehicle were not outstanding, I was happy (overall) with my truck. It was fairly noisy, but it fit my expectations of a truck. (I want to be able to carry stuff, with reasonable expectations for performance and reliability.)

So after getting a reluctant nod from my wife, I bought the same truck as a 2016 (November 2015). However, this time it was a 4 door SV with the value truck package.

This version is much more usable, with less road noise. Gas mileage is not outstanding, but it's not rediculous (as you might expect from the reviews). I get 20 mpg consistently (combined). The features and controls work well, and are simple to use. However, they may be somewhat dated in their design. Again they honestly meet my expectations for a truck.

I did look at the new Chevy when I bought the 2015. The dealers were unwilling to negotiate on the price, and there were few vehicles available on the lot. There were no Toyota's available in a 2WD, and the dealers were even less willing to negotiate about the price.

To be honest, I may be unlike many who want a pick-up. I'd really prefer a small/mid pick-up that would be based on a small SUV. This would likely improve gas mileage, and address the main reason I have a pick-up. Did I mention I want to have the ability to carry stuff......

I am not a farmer or tradesman, so I don't need all the bulk and capacity of a real pick-up. I use this vehicle to go to work, shopping, and just general transportation.

Given the 3 small trucks currently available in the market, I think the 4 door Frontier is a competent choice. It doesn't seem to have any of the concerns noted in many of the customer reviews for the new GM's or Toyota, and the gas milage is not significantly different.



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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    139.9 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    219.4 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    70.1 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    8.6 Inches


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    42.4 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    58.3 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    33.6 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    58.3 Inches


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.13 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    rear wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Leaf Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Front
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Solid Axle
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    265
  • Rear Tire Profile
    70



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    6
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Radio
    AM/FM


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power


Interior

Interior Features

  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Single
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Yes


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    4.0L V6 24 Valve Gas Regular Unleaded VQ40
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    solid axle
  • Fuel Capacity
    21.1 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

Vehicle Performance

PRO-4X V6 King Cab (6.1 ft. Bed) / 4x4 / 6M

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.2 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.7 sec @ 89.8 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $18,592
  • Private Seller Price
    $20,334
  • Dealer Price
    $21,649
  • Original MSRP
    $25,680

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2016 Nissan Frontier
JD Power

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  • About average

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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

2016 Nissan Frontier Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    16 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    22 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 Nissan Frontier Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years

2016 Nissan Frontier Key Factors

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Pros

  • Easy-to-use interior controls
  • Strong V6
  • Fun-to-drive nature whether you're off-road or just commuting
  • Stout bed lining and tie-down points.

Cons

  • Subpar interior materials.
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Uncomfortable rear seats with tight legroom in crew cabs
  • Doesn't handle that well on paved roads


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2016 Nissan Frontier True Cost Of Ownership

Data provided by Edmunds

The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,203$1,245$1,289$1,334$1,380$6,451
Maintenance$332$754$602$1,900$1,587$5,175
Repairs$0$0$129$307$451$887
Taxes & Fees$2,885$204$190$177$166$3,622
Financing$971$769$562$346$124$2,772
Depreciation$5,798$2,226$1,960$1,737$1,559$13,280
Fuel$2,655$2,734$2,816$2,901$2,988$14,094
True Cost To Own ®$13,844$7,932 $7,548$8,702 $8,255$46,281

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Nissan Frontier NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 11/04/2016

Component(s): STRUCTURE:BODY

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 nissan frontier. while attempting to purchase a cab for the vehicle, the cab would not fit due to the incorrect size of the truck bed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the vehicle modification would have to be done at an independent shop. when the vehicle was taken to the independent mechanic, the frame was repaired. the contact refused to take back possession of the vehicle because of the frame modification to the vehicle. the manufacturer was notified. the vin was unknown. the approximate failure mileage was 1,200.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/10/2015

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The transmission don't change to reverse, neutral, and parking.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/13/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The throttle on the truck will fail to accelerate then will surge forward. other times it is as if the truck engine is trying to quit running . today i stopped by the dealership and they found no dcts on the computer, after test driving the truck 10 mi. no problems found. but this is an intermittent problem. after this test the truck did it again going home stall then surge forward ( could do it in fwd or rev) will continue to get dealer to test by leaving truck there a few days. just wondering if any others out there. some say these trucks have sensitive accelerators this is not sensitive. this always happens when the truck has been stopped like at a red light when starting to accelerate again but cannot be predicted and 80% of the time it won't happen. the accelerator or the throttle body i believe is the problem but again no dtcs were found????. (the dealership i believe will fix this they are very helpful but there may be more out there)


Date Complaint Filed: 07/06/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 nissan frontier. after the vehicle was serviced for an oil change, the air bag warning light illuminated. the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 14,007. the vin was unavailable. updated 08/30/16*lj


Date Complaint Filed: 11/28/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The issue with my nissan frontier is that the passenger airbag light illuminates randomly while driving (indicating that there is not someone sitting in the seat and the airbag would not go off) while there have been full-grown adults sitting properly in the seat. . i was sent to a dealer, where i was charged for them to look into this and i was told there was not anything they could do because they could not replicate the issue. i tried to explain it randomly happens and that is does not happen every time, however i was told they could not do anything else for me. i have tried to reach your company multiple times and have been ignored. this is a serious safety concern. i have videos of this issue and no one will help me.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/02/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

When i stop and put the gas again the transmission do not engage, after after skipping the engage it engage suddenly.








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