America’s Most Affordable Truck: The Nissan Frontier
While other mid-size trucks have come and gone, the Nissan Frontier has remained a proven competitor in its class since the first generation in 1997. The Frontier has a variety of upgrade options, so you can build a Frontier with the exact specifications to fit your needs. In this article, we’ll dive into why the Frontier was named America’s Most Affordable Pickup and help you determine which model is right for you.
The Nissan Frontier comes in both a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine and the larger 4-liter, 6-cylinder engine. Both engines are available with either 6-speed manual transmission or automatic transmission with manual shift mode. If you love going off-road, the Nissan Frontier has 4×4 off-road capability and comes outfitted with a range of off-road features including skid plates to keep your Frontier protected in the toughest terrains. Additional features include hill start assist, which prevents the Frontier from rolling backwards on steep inclines; and hill descent control, which allows you to ease your foot from the accelerator and automatically maintain speed and brake pressure to provide a controlled descent.
For bigger jobs, the Frontier’s 6-cylinder engine is capable of towing up to 6,710 pounds. When it comes to hauling, its high-tensile-steel ladder chassis can handle loads up to 1,450 pounds. Finally, with available spray-on bed liner you can toss objects into your truck without fear of damaging the bed.
While the Nissan Frontier is built rugged, it also has available features which make it comfortable to drive. With available “NissanConnect,” you have access to navigation and mobile apps on Frontier’s 5.8″ color touch-screen. All Nissan Frontiers come with rear-view monitors to help you park by seeing what’s behind you. Other comfort features include dual-zone climate control and auto-dimming rear-view mirrors.
Given the rugged nature of the Frontier, Nissan ensured it comes equipped with an equal amount of safety features. Anti-lock brakes help the Frontier retain steering control in a hard-braking situation, while electronic brake force distribution sends extra braking force to the rear wheels when it senses extra weight in the rear. The traction control system can sense wheel slip and responds by reducing power, helping the Frontier grip the road. Vehicle dynamic control detects a deviation from your steered path and automatically applies the brakes to help correct the Frontier on its intended path. Finally, the advanced air bag system has dual-stage front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors. In addition, the Frontier has front seat-mounted side impact air bags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact air bags with rollover sensor.
Why Choose Nissan Frontier?
The Frontier has remained America’s Most Affordable Truck (Ward’s Small and Large Pickup Market Segments compared.) because it only comes with the features it needs. If you’re looking for luxury, check out the Nissan Titan or Titan XD. However, if you want a truck that’s affordable and capable of taking on tough jobs, the Nissan Frontier is the perfect option. The Frontier is built to take on the tough jobs you wouldn’t want your luxury model to do. For more information or to take a test drive, contact Katy Nissan today! We can answer all your questions and help you find the right Nissan Frontier to fit your needs.