With the Frontier being on the market since 2004, Nissan has changed it in the past, but not as much as the 2016 model. They have decided to alter a lot with this pickup.
The new 2016 Nissan Frontier is the second generation of this model and has significant improvements done to it. Nissan has done a great job of making sure to use a lot of their resources into their pickup line ups since there is a clear increasing trend of North American pickup buyers. A huge factor they made sure to improve was their fuel efficiency. They have made sure to improve on their fuel efficiency because they see an increasing trend in eco-friendly vehicles.
The exterior of the pickup looks absolutely great! Starting off with the grille, Nissan has used a very similar grille as they do in some of their other models. With three parts to the grille, since there is a rectangular shape formed with silver bars in the centre of the grille, we can see they have isolated the Nissan logo. They have done this very sneakily and it adds a lot of value to the brand. Also, since it is a huge pickup and is boxed shaped, this isolated rectangular shape complements the overall shape of the vehicle. They have redesigned the headlights completely, which is powered by LED lighting. They have made the shape of the headlights a lot curvier than it was, which looks really nice from the front. The rear view hasn’t changed much since it still has standard-looking taillights, and the same amount of space in the open-concept cargo.
Taking a look at the interior designing, Nissan has done a really nice job of making sure the interior matches the exterior theme. As we could tell they were going for a more luxurious look from the outside, they are clearly doing the same for the interior as well. The centre of the front view looks to be pretty complicated with buttons everywhere, however they are not that bad once you get to use them. The wooden-looking finish on the dashboard is a really nice touch to the look of the interior. The interior also includes an infotainment system which is powered by all those buttons discussed earlier. In terms of space, the Frontier has more than enough when it comes to leg and headroom for most drivers and passengers out there. It really adds on to the pickup felling of making sure everyone in the vehicle is more than comfortable.
Under the hood, Nissan uses a 4.0-litre V6 engine which is able to produce 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. There is also another option of a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine producing 152 horsepower. For the V6 engine, Nissan offers the option of either powering it through a 6-speed or 5-speed transmission. The four-cylinder engine is powered by either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. In terms of fuel efficiency, the first engine is able to drive 100 kilometres in the city with about 15.7 litres and 11.2 litres on the highway.
The 2016 Nissan Frontier is clearly a great pickup and Nissan has done a great job of making sure they keep up with current trends going on in the automotive market so they do not fall back on such an anticipated vehicle like this.
2016 Nissan Frontier
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Rating: 8.3 / 10
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4 5AT||$36,258||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|PRO-4X King Cab 4x4 5AT||$32,558||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|PRO-4X King Cab 4x4 6MT||$31,108||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|S King Cab 5AT||$23,298||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|SL Crew Cab 4x4 5AT||$38,498||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|SV Crew Cab 4x4 5AT||$31,913||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|SV King Cab 4x4 5AT||$28,113||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|SV King Cab 5AT||$24,763||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Number of Doors||4|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:|
Under the hood, there's a choice of a 261-horsepower, 281-pound-foot 4.0-liter V-6 engine or a 152-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. The V-6 is the star of this show, with pep and pulling power that's almost equal to some smaller V-8s. Improvements to engine have boosted gas mileage slightly over the years, helping to keep the V-6 competitive. The four-cylinder is okay for the commuter who occasionally needs a pickup, but it's ill-suited to heavier duty, and isn't that much cheaper or more efficient than the six.
Both 4x2 (rear-wheel drive) and 4x4 drivelines are available in the Frontier. In 4x2 guise, four-cylinder models offer a choice of five-speed manual transmission or five-speed automatic; V-6 models can choose between a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic. If you want a 4x4 Frontier, the V-6 engine is your only option, mated to either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic.
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|Interiors and Special Features:|
The cabin lacks the charm and warmth that GM in particular has baked into its new trucks. The Frontier's cockpit is simple and clean, but it feels as old as it is. Compared to the other mid-size (and full-size) trucks, there's a less substantial feel and a lot more hard plastic.
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With minimal standard and optional safety features--and a lack of recent crash-test data--the Frontier doesn't fare as well as it might in safety scores here at The Car Connection.
The crash data that is available isn't bad. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) doesn't have any ratings for the current truck, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives it "good" scores for the tests it has performed--save for an "acceptable" rating for head-restraint protection. There's no score for the new small-overlap crash test, though.
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Brilliant Silver Metallic
Magnetic Black Metallic
|Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player (reads MP3 format)|
|Front and rear mud flaps|
|Electronic brake distribution|
|4 disc brakes (4 ventilated)|
|Black front bumpers, chrome rear bumpers|
|Straight side pickup bed regular|
|Load restraint: hooks|
|Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00|
|Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,795.00|
|Cargo area light|
|Voice activating system; includes phone|
|Bluetooth ; includes phone connection|
|2 passenger assist handles|
|2 12V in front|
|Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,010, rear headroom (mm): 973, front hip room (mm): 1,416, rear hip room (mm): 1,396, front leg room (mm): 1,076, rear leg room (mm): 644, front shoulder room (mm): 1,481 and rear shoulder room (mm): 1,394|
|Cargo area dimensions: length (mm): 1,861, front width (mm): 1,560, width between arches (mm): 1,130 and height (mm): 457|
|4X4 specifics: approach angle (degrees): 27.8 and departure angle (degrees): 21.0|
|External dimensions: overall length (mm): 5,220, overall width (mm): 1,850, overall height (mm): 1,745, ground clearance (mm): 193, wheelbase (mm): 3,200, front track (mm): 1,570, rear track (mm): 1,570 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 13,200|
|Doors: driver : front hinged, doors: passenger : front hinged, doors: rear driver : rear hinged, doors: rear passenger : rear hinged|
|Rear tailgate cargo doors|
|Black exterior door handles|
|Engine: 2.5L in-line four-cylinder Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) with VVT|
|Emissions data: CO2: 5,663 kg/yr|
|Power: 152 hp @ 5,200 rpm; 171 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm|
|Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 13.7 ; highway= 10.6 ; combined= 12.3 ;|
|Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)|
|Fuel system: multi-point injection|
|Fuel tank: 80 litre capacity|
|Low tire pressure monitor|
|Main dashboard display|
|Luxury trim: alloy look on shifter and none|
|Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment and none|
|Headlights: halogen with complex surface lens halogen|
|Daytime running lights|
|Internal button power locks|
|Front side airbags|
|Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Good and Acceptable, crash test results NHTSA and 3|
|Rear seat belts for driver and passenger|
|Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger|
|2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 2 head restraints for rear seats|
|Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag|
|Front to rear curtain airbags|
|Front driver seat and Front passenger seat : bucket|
|Rear seats: split-folding jump with seating for two|
|Seat upholstery: cloth|
|Seating: 4 passengers|
|Front seat centre armrest|
|Intermediate service 6,000 and 3|
|Cupholders in front row and rear seats|
|Storage box floor and removable|
|Full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console|
|Below seat storage under rear seat|
|Independent front wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, rigid rear beam suspension with leaf springs|
|3.692:1 axle ratio|
|Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) stability control|
|Transmission: 5-speed automatic ; incl. shifter on floor|
|Electronic traction control|
|Powertrain type : combustion|
|Version information 01 Mar 2016|
|Trim level: S|
|4-door extended cab pickup King Cab|
|Privacy glass on rear and rear side|
|Rear view mirror|
|Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, black, power adjustable|
|Rear side windows: hinged on driver side and passenger side|
|Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe|
|Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - OEM 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg): 2,132, published curb weight (kg): 1,698, gross trailer weight braked (kg): 1,588, gross trailer weight unbraked (kg): 454, payload allowance (kg): 431, Manufacturer’s own, 2,132 and 1,588|
|Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg): 2,132, published curb weight (kg): 1,698, gross trailer weight braked (kg): 1,588, gross trailer weight unbraked (kg): 454, payload allowance (kg): 431, Manufacturer’s own and 2,132|
|Front and rear all-season tires 265/70/T|
|Front and rear steel wheels: 16"x 7.0"|
|Spare wheel: fullsize with steel rim|