2017 Nissan Frontier Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,261 - $30,367
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
152-261
Seats
4-5
Select a color
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,261 - $30,367
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
152-261
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.7 Comfort 3.6 Styling 3.5 Value 3.7

Editor's Overview

Not the newest entry in the midsize-truck segment, the attractive and tough 2017 Nissan Frontier still holds up well. The Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma boast better fuel economy and new safety and tech features, but the Nissan Frontier still has a few tricks up its sleeve, including a powerful 261-horsepower V6 and lower pricing.

Nissan Frontier Models & Trims

S $20,261 - $22,738*
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
SV V6 $21,777 - $24,320*
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
PRO-4X $26,162 - $29,073*
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
SL $27,318 - $30,367*
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 $23,075 - $25,342*
Horsepower: 152 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
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 $21,764 - $24,143*
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

4.64

55 Reviews

65% 33% 2% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

It fit every one of my specifications and I would be comfortable living in it with my dog

I absolutely love my frontier because it has everything I want in a truck. I drives amazing on the road and on gravel, I can feel the power. The truck is compact and not monstrous, it is great for mid-sized RV hauling and has plenty of room on the interior, as I have the full cab. There is still room for a buck and the dogs in the back. I love love love my Frontier. I am not being paid or compensated to write this either, Nissan made a great truck and I think that I may be with Nissan for a long time now.

- Dave J

It's a cheaper alternative to the Toyota Tacoma. Has less features, but costs less to purchase.

The Frontier is the best alternative compared to the Toyota Tacoma, it is cheaper, however, does not have all the frills and whistles that the Tacoma has. The 2017 model doesn't have good connectivity with phone and apps on the phone, it's only good for hands free talk and texting using programmed phrases to reply back with. The handling/steering is a little "softer" compared to the Tacoma, but has more feel than the Ford F150.

- Cindy W

Real driving experience - you are in control not computer software!

It is a simple, low-tech vehicle that gets me where I need to go, and it is one of the few remaining manual transmission trucks available. There are no power windows or doors, so getting stuck inside after an accident is less likely. There are no distracting electronics to interfere with my driving. Being a low-end truck, however, gives a rather rough, bouncy ride.

- GayleJean A

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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
$20,261 - $22,738
$21,777 - $24,320

Horsepower

Horsepower
152 - 261 hp
261 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

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
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
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

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
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
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

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

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
P235/75TR15
P265/70TR16

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 - 6500 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 - 630 .lbs
610 - 650 .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
18 mpg
19 mpg

City

City
15 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 mpg
21 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

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings