2013 Nissan Frontier Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,828 - $20,349
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
152-261
Seats
4-5
Select a color
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,828 - $20,349
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
152-261
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 3.2 Styling 3.5 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

The Nissan Frontier is one of just two new mid-size pickups available for 2013. Against the Toyota Tacoma the Frontier more than holds its own with a more powerful V6 engine, impressive tow rating, and features that make it both a capable daily driver and eager weekend adventurer.

Nissan Frontier Models & Trims

S $10,828 - $12,661*
Horsepower: 152 hp - 261 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas i4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 7.0, 16 x 7.0 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
SV $14,781 - $16,840*
Horsepower: 152 hp - 261 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas i4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 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
SL $17,386 - $20,349*
Horsepower: 261 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 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
PRO-4X $16,935 - $19,744*
Horsepower: 261 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 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
Desert Runner $14,422 - $16,677*
Horsepower: 261 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 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

4.34

44 Reviews

50% 39% 9% 2 star 0% 2%

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

Mid size truck great for construction work easy to get around city & town.

Very mechanically sound. At 75000 miles replaced front struts and shocks. . . And brakes & rotors. Suggest keeping up with tune-ups and maintenance for best performance & gas mileage. Easy truck to work on if you are a day person. Love the 4 wheel drive in winter but you need to put heavy weight stone or sand in truck bed to avoid rear tires from spinning.

- Dan J

Total babe magnet. Ladies and gentleman. The colonial viper.

This truck lives up to it is great reviews. It is perfect for surfing and reliable. I’d buy it again given the chance. Women get a little upset because there is no passenger side visor mirror. I haven't gotten lucky in it yet but I have scored a kiss or two. One time I even made it to second base. All this means is the best years are ahead.

- Chris C

IT is a good all around truck. If you want something that is going to be reliable, and excellent work truck, then this is for you. If your looking for modern technology and updated interior designs then you might want to look elsewhere.

The Nissan Frontier that I have has not given me any issues over the past 5 years. The only issues that I have with it is the gas mileage. Some full size trucks have better gas mileage than the Nissan Frontier. The second biggest issue is the Nissan Frontier has not really changed since 2015. It's time for an update.

- Mark F

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,828 - $12,661
$14,781 - $16,840

Horsepower

Horsepower
152 - 261 hp
152 - 261 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 16
4.0L DOHC 24
2.5L DOHC 16
4.0L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Not Available
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 - 40 in.
39.7 - 40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
25.4 - 33.6 in.
25.4 - 33.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.3 - 38.7 in.
38.3 - 38.7 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
27.1 - 33.5 cu. ft.
27.1 - 33.5 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4 - 5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/75R15
P265/70R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
125.9 in.
125.9 - 139.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
43.3 - 43.6 ft.
43.3 - 47.8 ft.

Width

Width
72.8 in.
72.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
152 hp
152 hp

Torque

Torque
171 ft. lbs.
171 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 - 500 .lbs
350 - 500 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
19 mpg
19 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 mpg
22 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings