2018 Nissan Frontier Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,701 - $30,340
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
152-261
Seats
4-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,701 - $30,340
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
152-261
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.7 Comfort 3.5 Styling 3.5 Value 3.6

Editor's Overview

Starting under $20,000, the 2018 Nissan Frontier is an affordable, comfortable and capable midsize pickup that’s ready for a hard day’s work or a weekend of play. Two body styles, two bed lengths, two wheelbases, two transmissions and two engines are available including a beefy 4.0-liter V6 that makes 261 horsepower. Competitors include the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma.

Nissan Frontier Models & Trims

S $19,701 - $21,958*
Horsepower: 152 hp - 261 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 X 6.5, 16 X 6.5 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 $25,935 - $28,336*
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
SV V6 $25,935 - $28,336*
Horsepower: 261 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 7, 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
Desert Runner $25,900 - $27,330*
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 $27,601 - $30,340*
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 $27,061 - $29,918*
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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.67

18 Reviews

72% 22% 6% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

The take off is not that good and loses power going uphill.

It is a good vehicle and looks really good. I would prefer a different color, but white is ok. Plenty of space and I love the Bluetooth on the steering wheel. decent gas mileage.

- Matthew N

Great speed, you do not feel like your driving a truck.

Love it! The size is perfect, backup camera is very helpful, the backseat is just the right size, I love the 2 glove departments plus the middle compartment.

- Kelly D

It drives well in the city and highway and has the room I need.

This is a new vehicle. So far I have few complaints as I have only driven it approx 1100 miles. I do like the way it handles on the highway.

- Harold U

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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
$19,701 - $21,958
$25,935 - $28,336

Horsepower

Horsepower
152 - 261 hp
152 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

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

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

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 - 39.9 in.
39.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
25.4 - 33.6 in.
25.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.6 - 38.6 in.
36.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

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

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/75TR15
P265/70TR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
125.9 in.
125.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
43.3 - 43.6 ft.
43.4 ft.

Length

Width

Width
72.8 in.
72.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
152 hp
152 hp

Torque

Torque
171 ft. lbs.
171 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
3500 - 6300 .lbs
3500 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 - 630 .lbs
350 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 mpg
21 mpg

City

City
15 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 mpg
23 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Not Available

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Not Available

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

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