2003 Nissan Frontier Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,166 - $8,952
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
142-210
Seats
2-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,166 - $8,952
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
142-210
Seats
2-6

Nissan Frontier Models & Trims

Base $5,166 - $6,615*
Horsepower: 142 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-cyl
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
XE $6,758 - $8,273*
Horsepower: 142 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-cyl, Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 15 x 7 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $6,823 - $8,952*
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SC $7,096 - $8,947*
Horsepower: 210 hp
Engine Type: Supercharged Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SVE $7,096 - $8,947*
Horsepower: 210 hp
Engine Type: Supercharged Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.47

19 Reviews

58% 32% 11% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The way it look, and the way it operates, very good on gas.

I have not had any problems yet. It drive just like it did when I first purchased it. Very reliable over 300. 000 miles on it and still giving me good gas mileage. I think I got my money worth out of it. Everything still working on it. Got a good sounding sound system in it. Air cool and blow very good.

- Tracy S

You are getting a fantastic little truck! I would only caution that you are NOT getting a large v8, so you won't get the power of a V8

I love the truck, it is small enough to drive around town without any issues, but large enough to haul my dirt bikes when needed. I also love the durability and reliability that my truck has. I dislike the power of the truck, I wish it had more power under the hood.

- Austin A

I love my little pick up.

My Frontier is a project vehicle that I have completely rebuilt and upgraded. It holds sentimental value and is a great off-roading vehicle as well as a daily driver. It is a smooth drive with a lot of power all tucked into one tiny pickup with a lot of attitude.

- Toni M

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,166 - $6,615
$6,758 - $8,273

Horsepower

Horsepower
142 hp
142 - 180 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L (146) DOHC SMPI 16
2.4L (146) DOHC SMPI 16
3.3L (201) SOHC SMPI V6 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Not Available
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Not Available
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
30.7 in.
30.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
44.1 cu. ft.
33 - 44.1 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
2
4 - 6
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum, Steel

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Not Available
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/70R15
P265/70R15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
116.1 in.
116.1 - 131.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.3 ft.
38.3 - 47.2 ft.

Width

Width
67.7 in.
67.7 - 71.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
142 hp
180 hp

Torque

Torque
154 ft. lbs.
202 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 .lbs
200 - 500 .lbs

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 mpg
19 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
20 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings