2015 Nissan Frontier Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,930 - $24,031
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®
$16,930 - $24,031
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

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 3.8 Comfort 3.7 Styling 3.6 Value 3.8

Editor's Overview

For years, the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma have been the only choices for shoppers looking for a midsize truck. With the introduction of the new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon this year, that changes, and the venerable Frontier takes on this new threat virtually unchanged. We'll see if it can withstand the new assault from GM.

Nissan Frontier Models & Trims

S $17,078 - $19,649*
Horsepower: 152 hp - 261 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 X 7, 16 X 7 in. - Styled 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
SL $20,992 - $24,031*
Horsepower: 261 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
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
SV $16,930 - $18,945*
Horsepower: 152 hp - 261 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 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
PRO-4X $20,132 - $22,883*
Horsepower: 261 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 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
Desert Runner $17,824 - $20,139*
Horsepower: 261 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.39

46 Reviews

57% 28% 13% 2% 1 star 0%

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

Good vehicle for the price.

Always getting check engine light problems, even when keeping up with all maintenance I have to replace the four tires soon and only had it for 2 years. The bed is too soft. It is aluminum and very thin. The truck drives smooth and have had no interior issues and the paint is like new. It is a very good looking vehicle. Overall it is a good truck for the price. I have been able to keep it pretty clean. I am planning on a long trip, and am a little worried about whether it can handle it.

- Tommy B

I have a 2015, four door, 4 wheel drive, Nissan frontier with gray interior.

Overall drive of vehicle is smooth. Comfort level is medium due to size mostly. Frontier's are not huge vehicles but gets the job done. I haven't had any real issues with my frontier except the battery dying, which they instantly replace because it fell within the one year warranty period. There is a Bluetooth feature and four wheel drive, as well as off-roading. I think my only concern is the quality of paint on the vehicle seems to be lower compared to other Nissans.

- Devon P

Nissan exterior coating inferior.

Does not have GPS or pic when backing up which most 2015’s have, worst area is outer coating on body of truck. It looks like I have been driving through the woods on a regular basis- lots of tiny scratches and marks that look horrible. I had a Ford truck prior to this one for 10 years and the body was impeccable when I finally got rid of it. Never even had to wax it. Nissan colors also boring. My Ford was bright yellow. I miss it.

- Cynthia R

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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
$17,078 - $19,649
$20,992 - $24,031

Horsepower

Horsepower
152 - 261 hp
261 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC I4
4.0L DOHC V6
4.0L DOHC V6
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Not Available
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Not Available

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
25.4 - 33.6 in.
33.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.3 - 38.7 in.
38.7 in.

Cargo Volume

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

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/75TR15
P265/60TR18

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
261 hp

Torque

Torque
171 ft. lbs.
281 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
3500 - 6300 .lbs
6100 - 6300 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 - 630 .lbs
610 - 630 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder
V6 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

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
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
Standard

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