2017 Nissan Frontier

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in Compact pickup trucks
2017 MODEL

$24,100 - $36,800

6.0

Overall Rating

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Overview

The inheritance that began route back in late 2004 and for the 2017 model year regardless it proceeds for the Nissan. For just around $18,995 it has numerous highlights to offer for being a work truck. What truly means the truck is the 261 hp V6 and a solid edge which is on offer. The majority of that improves the Nissan to get driving delight.

Yet at the same time being the situation the Nissan still has much more exertion to do against its cutting edge looking opponents, who are path better as far as looks, solace, and execution. While the past gen 2017 Nissan was presented with a Locking back differential (Pro-4X). Regardless it has far to go, to contend with its cutting edge rivals. Likewise the 4-wheel drive variant was only one additional consideration which still truly makes the vehicle a value a-purchase choice, as it thoroughly finishes the bundle.

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Pros

Affordable price

Potently built

Great seat comfort

Cons

Hauling capacity questionable

Mediocre fuel economy

What's New?

The 2017 Nissan Frontier isn't generally a pristine bundle, with no real changes aside from the rearranged bundle structure, The new highlights incorporate a back view camera, cooling, voyage control and another 5-inch non-contact shading show with Bluetooth availability.


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Styles

 2017 Nissan Frontier in Magnetic Black color  2017 Nissan Frontier in Lava Red color  2017 Nissan Frontier in Gun Metallic color  2017 Nissan Frontier in Glacier White color  2017 Nissan Frontier in Forged Copper color  2017 Nissan Frontier in Cayenne Red color  2017 Nissan Frontier in Brilliant Silver color  2017 Nissan Frontier in Arctic Blue Metallic color
Magnetic Black

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Ratings

Safety

4.9

Exterior

6.7

Engine

6.4

Interior

4.0

Fuel Economy

5.4

Features

7.0

Driving

7.4

6.0

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Nissan Frontier S

S

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$24,100 - $28,040

Configurations
S 4dr Crew Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 6M
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (17/19/22)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 lbs.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
S 4dr Crew Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 5A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (16/19/23)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
S 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB w/Prod. End 2/17 (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 5A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (15/17/21)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
S 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 5A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (15/17/21)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 lbs.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

 2017 Nissan Frontier SV

SV

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$25,950 - $30,090

Configurations
SV 4dr Crew Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 5A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (16/19/22)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 lbs.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
SV 4dr Crew Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 5A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (16/19/22)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 lbs.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB w/Prod. End 2/17 (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Transmission: 5A Drivetrain: FWD
MPG: (15/17/21) Torque: 281 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 5A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (15/17/21)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB w/Prod. End 2/17 (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Transmission: 5A Drivetrain: FWD
MPG: (15/17/21) Torque: 281 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 5A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (15/17/21)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 lbs.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB w/Prod. End 2/17 (4.0L 6cyl 6M)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 6M
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (16/18/21)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 6M
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (16/18/21)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 lbs.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

 2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner

Desert Runner

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$26,830

Configurations
Desert Runner 4dr Crew Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 5A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (16/19/22)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 lbs.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

 2017 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X

PRO-4X

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$32,340 - $33,390

Configurations
PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 6M
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (16/18/21)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 lbs.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 5A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (15/17/21)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

 2017 Nissan Frontier SL

SL

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$32,710 - $36,800

Configurations
SL 4dr Crew Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 5A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (16/19/22)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 lbs.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB w/Prod. End 2/17 (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 5A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (15/17/21)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 5A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (15/17/21)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 lbs.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB w/Prod. End 2/17 (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Transmission: 5A Drivetrain: FWD
MPG: (15/17/21) Torque: 281 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 5A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (15/17/21)
HP: 261 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 281 lbs.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial Last updated 22 days ago

6.0

Overall Rating


7.0/10
Features

 

6.4/10
Engine

 

5.4/10
Fuel Economy

 

4.0/10
Interior

 

6.7/10
Exterior

 

4.9/10
Safety

 
 
 

The inheritance that began route back in late 2004 and for the 2017 model year regardless it proceeds for the Nissan. For just around $18,995 it has numerous highlights to offer for being a work truck. What truly means the truck is the 261 hp V6 and a solid edge which is on offer. The majority of that improves the Nissan to get driving delight.

Features

7.0/10

There are total of 4 trims on offer and starting at a very affordable $18,390 for the Base S.

Trims

Base S

SV 4 Cylinder

Pro-4X

Desert Runner

MSRP

$18,390

$24,720

$32,580

$25,400

key Features

S trim

 

Features of Base S and:

Features of SV and:

Features of Pro-4X and:

15-inch steel wheels

 

keyless entry

off-road tires

specially tuned shocks

 

foglights

rear privacy glass

 

tilt-only steering wheel

5.8-inch NissanConnect touchscreen with navigation

high-performance shock absorbers

two-wheel drive

upgraded cloth upholstery

leather-wrapped steering wheel

off-road tires and an eight-way manually adjustable driver seat

four-way manual-adjusting cloth

bucket seats

 

5-inch NissanConnect touch-screen interface with Bluetooth audio connectivity and smartphone-integrated apps with USB port

a 10-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system

 

cruise control

 

satellite radio and an additional 12-volt power outlet

power-adjustable front seats and a rear-seat center armrest

 

steering-wheel audio controls

 

rear parking sensors and a rearview camera

 

 

Bluetooth phone connectivity

 

a Value Truck package that adds fog lights

 

 

four-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack

 

dual-zone automatic climate control

 

 

sliding rear window and a six-speaker audio system as standard

auto-dimming rearview mirror

 

 

While the base S trim is the least expensive of the parcel, it comes at $18,990 near around $19K, It doesn't have a great deal of Features. The one's which come standard are the standard Full Length boxed step outline, Rear View Monitor, front oriented back flip-up seats. The SV4 Cylinder just raises up the bar by the incorporation of king cab. With the 16" compounds which are given, just gives the ideal shoe measure for this trim. While it is additionally costlier with around 4.5K more than the base trim.

The SV6 here which is priced at $25,220. While this trim just changes the game with the inclusion of a 4.0 litre 24-Valve V6 engine. It also gets a 5-speed Automatic Transmission. The top of the line ‘Dessert Runner’ includes, Bilstein® shocks, for giving it the best Off-road feel possible. White-faced gauges, which gives the interior a new fresh feel. The Desert Runner Cloth set trim is also a unique inclusion in the top end variant that is the ‘Desert Runner’.

We Recommend :

Dessert Runner is the best of the lot. Just in the middle of the price range and having most of the features the best trim has.

Engine

6.4/10

“With a 261-horsepower 4.0-liter V6, the Frontier accelerates quickly, especially from a stop up to 30 mph. Zero to 60 mph takes 8.2 seconds, which feels fast in a truck this size.” -Edmunds

Being Cheapest in the parcel with beginning at $18,990, It's the best point Nissan can score. While its rivals like the Toyota Tacoma and the GMC Canyon are about $3000 to about $7000 exorbitant. The Nissan gets a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-chamber motor. Which is the motor alternative offered by the large portion of the adversaries aside from the Toyota Tacoma which accompanies a 2.7L I4 DOHC 16-valve 4-barrel motor.

As far as Transmission the Nissan accompanies a 5-speed manual, while the Toyota accompanies a 6-speed programmed and GMC, Chevy simply offer 6-speed manual. Discussing the 'BHP' which may concern the vast majority of the motoring devotee's the Nissan is the one which just gets 152Hp engine, While the Toyota likewise is close which it gets about 152Hp power.

Models

Nissan Frontier

Toyota Tacoma

Chevrolet Colorado

GMC Canyon

MSRP

$18,390

$24,575

$20,885

$20,000

Engine

2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine

2.7L I4 DOHC

16-valve 4-cylinder engine

2.5L I4 DI DOHC engine

2.5L DI 4-cylinder engine

Transmission

5-speed manual

6-speed automactic

6-speed mannual

6-speed maunal

Power

152 hp @ 5,200 rpm

159 hp @ 5200 rpm

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

Torque

171 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

180 lb-ft 3800 rpm

191 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

191 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

GMC and Chevy have just raised up their game by providing 200Hp of power. The performance figures don’t change much in terms of torque where the Nissan churns about 171lb-ft, the Toyota again coming close at about 180lb-ft and the best of the lot are the GMC and Chevrolet which give up to 191l-ft torque.

Acceleration

The most important question for any motoring enthusiast is basically, “How fast is it?”, and seems Nissan has taken this question too seriously, where it crosses the 60MPH mark in about 7.5 seconds which is far better in terms of its competitors which take about 8.1 seconds for the Chevy. 9.8 seconds and 9 seconds for the Toyota and GMC. But just being quick doesn’t mean you are fast where the Nissan takes about 16.5 seconds to complete a quarter mile while clocking at 90MPH.

Models

Nissan Frontier

Toyota Tacoma

Chevrolet Colorado

GMC Canyon

0-60 MPH

7.5 sec

8.1 sec

9.8 sec

9.0 sec

Quarter mile

16.5 sec @ 90 mph

16.2 sec @ 84 mph

14.7 sec @ 91 mph

17.1 sec @ 82.4 mph

Engine

2.5L

2.5L

2.7L

2.5L

Emission

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.4

8.1

8.4

8.1

 The Chevy comes too close and is a bit faster which takes about 16.2 seconds clocking at 84 MPH. The fastest of the lot is the Toyota which takes about 14.7 seconds while clocking at about 91MPH. and the slowest is the GMC at just about 17.1 seconds.

The Toyota is the one which provides a 2.7L. While the rest including the Nissan provide a 2.5L Engine. The Emission in tons per year at about 15K mi/year is also not a respectable number for the Nissan which emits about 8.4 tons/year, the Toyota does the same. The cleanest ones are the GMC and the Chevy.

Braking

If you want to go fast you need to have better brakes and in taking the consideration of the performance of the Nissan. It gets a better set of brakes of about 11.30(in) brake pads. Its competitors offer better combination of a 12.2 and a 12.8 (in) for the Chevy and the GMC offers 12.2 and 12.7(in) brake pads.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Toyota Tacoma

Chevrolet Colorado

GMC Canyon

Brake pads-front(in)

11.10

10.0

10.8

12.2

Brake pads Rear(in)

11.30

10.0

10.0

12.7

Curb weight(lbs)

3766

3980

4425

3922

60-0 MPH (ft.)

125

123

119

121

With a curb weight of 3785lbs, Nissan is the lightest of the lot. The Chevy and GMC weigh much similar at about 3986 and 3943 lbs respectively. The heaviest of the lot is the Toyota. Here the stopping distance of the vehicle is also a major factor in considering the braking power of a vehicle. With a distance of 125ft for decelerating from 60 MPH to 0 is the most distance. While the Toyota has the best braking power with about 119ft distance.

Fuel Economy

5.4/10

The most key factor while buying a car is the fuel economy. Keep in mind that pickup trucks are not the epitome of fuel efficiency.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Toyota Tacoma

Chevrolet Colorado

GMC Canyon

Mpg city mpg

19

19

19

19

Mpg highway mpg

23

23

26

26

Mpg combine mpg

21

21

22

22

The Nissan just has considerable numbers for its Mpg given at highway which comes about 22mpg and the worst of the lot numbers while in city which is 17mpg. The combined averages of both the city and highway turn out to be about 21mpg. The best on the lot in terms of mileage are the Chevy and the GMC

Interior

4.0/10

“Functional is the best word to describe the Frontier. It's overdue for an interior overhaul, but things still work acceptably well.” -Edmunds

While making the room for 4 people, Nissan has indeed done an excellent job. Standard features in the Frontier include Bluetooth, a USB port, Siri Eyes Free, a four-speaker audio system, a 5-inch display screen, and a rearview camera.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Toyota Tacoma

Chevrolet Colorado

GMC Canyon

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

39.7/58.3/42.4

39.7/58.3/42.9

41.4/57.5/45.0

41.4/57.5/45.0

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

38.3/54.9/25.4

34.9/56.5/24.6

N/A

N/A

Available features include power windows and locks, a moon roof, satellite radio, a 10-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system, and the Nissan Connect infotainment system with a 5.8-inch touch screen, navigation, voice recognition, and smartphone app integration. Rear parking sensors are also available. The available infotainment system is easy to use because it has a smartphone-style interface that will be familiar to most people. There are redundant physical controls for many audio and climate functions as well. While the Frontier comes with Siri Eyes Free, it doesn’t offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, which can be found in rival trucks.

Payload Capacity

Payload capacity is the point where Nissan really makes a homerun. At about 1496 lbs. of payload is somewhat of a flagship point for all its rivals. Where the lowest capacity is that of the Toyota at about 1175 lbs.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Toyota Tacoma

Chevrolet Colorado

GMC Canyon

capacity (lbs)

1496

1620

1382

1424

Maximum Towing capacity

When all the rivals as well as the Nissan offer AWD. The maximum towing capacity is that of the Chevy at about 7700lbs, at about 6710lbs Nissan tows the least amount of weight in comparison to its competitors.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Toyota Tacoma

Chevrolet Colorado

GMC Canyon

Weight (lbs)

3760

3500

na

3500

Exterior

6.7/10

“Apart from a mild facelift in 2009, the boxy Frontier looks very similar to the version that was first introduced more than a decade ago. Its square design is highlighted by pronounced wheel arches and a tall cab. While the Pro-4X trim adds some off-road capability, Nissan should banish its cheesy graphics and tacky roof rack.” –Car and Driver

While being the shortest in the lot in terms of the length at just about 205(in). The Chevy, GMC and Toyota come at about 212(in) of length. This just makes the Nissan look small when compared to its rivals which are all around 74(in) in width when the Nissan is just 72(in) wide. Same is the case where its rivals are tall at about 70.4(in) where the Nissan is just about 68.7 (in).

Model

Nissan Frontier

Toyota Tacoma

Chevrolet Colorado

GMC Canyon

curb weight(lbs.)

3766

3980

3985

3922

Lenght(in.)

205.5

212.3

212.7

212.4

Width(in)

72.8

74.3

74.3

74.3

Height(in)

68.7

70.4

70.4

70.4

Ground clearance(in)

7.6

9.4

8.4

8.4

Wheel base(in)

125.9

127.3

128.4

128.3

Track width(in) F/R

61.8/61.8

62.4/62.4

63.0/63.2

62.4/62.4

It gets a decent amount of ground clearance though which is about 8.7(in) and the best of the lot is the Toyota which gets about a ground clearance of 9.1(in). It gets the smallest Wheelbase of about 125.9(in), the Chevy gets the best wheelbase of 128.3(in). Same goes with the Track width it comes around 61.8/61.8(in) which is again the smallest of the lot. Here the Toyota takes the cake with 63.0/63.2 (in). On the outside also, the Nissan doesn’t make much cosmetic changes, while still sticking at halogen headlamps and 16” wheels.

Safety

4.9/10
  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors
  • Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for side-impact with rollover sensor 
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System
  • Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS)
  • 3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt (ELR for driver)
  • Front-seat Active Head Restraints
  • Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Hood buckling creases and energy-absorbing steering column
  • Pipe-style steel side-door guard beams
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Competition

Nissan Frontier vs Chevrolet Colorado

When the 5th most selling truck is put up with a truck from the big three the Nissan falters under the weight put upon it. The interiors feel dated and the overall engine output is far lesser than its contemporaries. The Silverado has some serious figures under the belt which overpower the Frontier on all fronts except the towing capacity.

Nissan Frontier vs Toyota Tacoma

The Tacoma is the truck that always remains at the base of the correlations and there is a valid justification for it as well. The Toyota pickup truck misses the mark on key angles and scarcely figures out how to stay aware of the class normal. In spite of the fact that a talented with better pulling force. Tormented with unwavering quality issues as a brand one may be doubtful of purchasing this workhorse.

Nissan Frontier vs GMC Canyon

Canyon is the General Motor twin of the Colorado and is relatively indistinguishable to it with the exception of the Payload capacity and towing limit. The Payload being sub-par compared to the Silverado and much progressively sub-par when looked at class ruler Nissan Frontier. GMC Canyon is a commendable adversary that just edges past the Nissan.

Final Verdict

Nissan's ace is its towing capacity and the moderate value point. The cash squeezing is certain felt on the inside and wellbeing highlights and the pattern proceeds with the entire arrangement of the Frontier. On the off chance that you can spare and spend somewhat more, there are certainly better alternatives accessible.

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