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3/4 Front Glamour 2012 Nissan Frontier

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 2012 Nissan Frontier specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2012 Nissan Frontier warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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2012 Nissan Frontier S 4x2 King Cab 6 ft. box 125.9 in. WB2012 Nissan Frontier SV-I4 4x2 King Cab 6 ft. box 125.9 in. WB2012 Nissan Frontier SV 4x2 King Cab 6 ft. box 125.9 in. WB
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$19,260$22,550$23,140
    Invoice *$18,264$21,376$21,934
    Engine2.5L I-4 152 HP 171 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm2.5L I-4 152 HP 171 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm4.0L V-6 261 HP 281 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:5-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:5-spd auto w/ODStandard:6-spd man w/ODAvailable:5-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City19.0 mpg19.0 mpg16.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy23.0 mpg23.0 mpg20.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.5L I-4 152 HP 171 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm2.5L I-4 152 HP 171 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm4.0L V-6 261 HP 281 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:5-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:5-spd auto w/ODStandard:6-spd man w/ODAvailable:5-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator110 amp110 amp130 amp
    Battery550 amp with run down protection550 amp with run down protection550 amp with run down protection
    Axle RatioStandard:4.08Available:3.69Standard:4.36Available:3.92Standard:3.54Available:2.94
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank21.1 gal.21.1 gal.21.1 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
    Limited Slip Differentialbrake actuatedbrake actuatedbrake actuated
    Traction ControlABS & drivelineABS & drivelineABS & driveline
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic Stabilityelectronic stabilityelectronic stabilityelectronic stability
    Front Suspensiondouble wishbonedouble wishbonedouble wishbone
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Front Torsion Barfront torsion barfront torsion barfront torsion bar
    Front Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Rear Suspensionrigid axle leafrigid axle leafrigid axle leaf
    Rear Springsleafleafleaf
    Rear Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Wheels15.0 " silver styled steel16.0 " silver aluminumStandard:16.0 " painted aluminumAvailable:18.0 " painted aluminum
    Front TiresP235/75TR15.0BSW ASP265/70TR16.0OWL ASStandard:P265/70TR16.0OWL ASAvailable:P265/60TR18.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelfull-size steelfull-size steelfull-size steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity444
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front Armrestscentercentercenter
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls4-way4-wayStandard:4-wayAvailable:8-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear Seats50-50 jump50-50 jump50-50 jump
    Rear Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Seat TrimclothclothStandard:clothAvailable:premium cloth
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Dashboard Insertmetal-lookmetal-lookmetal-look
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Auxiliary VisorsN/Adualdual
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-nightStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Reading LightsN/Afrontfront
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Overhead ConsoleN/AAvailable:mini with storageAvailable:mini with storage
    Cup Holderfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbinbin
    Dashboard Storagedashboard storagedashboard storagedashboard storage
    Seatback StorageN/AN/AAvailable:1
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Rear Door Binsrear door binsrear door binsrear door bins
    Underseat Trayrearrearrear
    Front Air ConditioningAvailable:manualmanualmanual
    Air FilterN/AAvailable:air filterAvailable:air filter
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioStandard:radio prepAvailable:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanSiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scanclockStandard:AM/FM, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM, seek-scanSiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scanclock
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsN/AAvailable:radio steering wheel controlsAvailable:radio steering wheel controls
    CDAvailable:in-dash mounted singleStandard:in-dash mounted singleAvailable:in-dash mounted 6-discStandard:in-dash mounted singleAvailable:in-dash mounted 6-disc
    MP3 PlayerN/AAvailable:MP3 decoderAvailable:MP3 decoder
    Speakers4Standard:4Available:6Standard:4Available:6
    Antennafixedfixedfixed
    Cruise ControlN/Awith steering wheel controlswith steering wheel controls
    Door Locksmanualpower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Remote Keyless EntryN/Akeyfob (front doors)keyfob (front doors)
    Power Outlets222
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Retained Accessory PowerN/Aretained accessory powerretained accessory power
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Oil Pressure GaugeN/Aoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt GaugeN/Avoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gauge
    CompassN/AAvailable:compassAvailable:compass
    Exterior TemperatureN/AAvailable:exterior temperatureAvailable:exterior temperature
    Trip ComputerN/AN/AAvailable:trip computer
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering WheelN/Atilttilt
    Front Windowsmanualpowerpower
    Rear Windowsfixedfixedfixed
    1-Touch OpenN/Adriverdriver
    Tinted Windowsdeepdeepdeep
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Windshield TypeN/Aslidingsliding
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact Airbagsseat mountedseat mountedseat mounted
    Passenger Side Impact Airbagseat mountedseat mountedseat mounted
    Overhead Airbagcurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbagscurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbagscurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags
    Occupancy Sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensor
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfrontfront
    Ignition DisableN/Aimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Panic AlarmN/Apanic alarmpanic alarm
    Security SystemN/AAvailable:security systemAvailable:security system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Exterior Cargo Length73.3 "73.3 "73.3 "
    Exterior Length205.5 "205.5 "205.5 "
    Exterior Width72.8 "72.8 "72.8 "
    Exterior Height68.7 "68.7 "69.7 "
    Wheelbase126 "126 "126 "
    Front Tread62 "62 "62 "
    Rear Tread62 "62 "62 "
    Turning Radius21.7 '21.7 '21.7 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating4,690 lbs.4,690 lbs.Standard:5,690 lbs.Available:5,589 lbs.
    Curb WeightStandard:3,686 lbs.Available:3,738 lbs.Standard:3,732 lbs.Available:3,750 lbs.Standard:4,157 lbs.Available:4,143 lbs.
    PayloadStandard:971 lbs.Available:932 lbs.Standard:931 lbs.Available:913 lbs.Standard:1,524 lbs.Available:1,447 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight3,500 lbs.3,500 lbs.6,500 lbs.
    Max Trailer Tongue Weight7,976 lbs.7,976 lbs.11,133 lbs.
    Front Legroom42.4 "42.4 "42.4 "
    Rear Legroom25.4 "25.4 "25.4 "
    Front Headroom39.7 "39.7 "39.7 "
    Rear Headroom38.3 "38.3 "38.3 "
    Front Hiproom55.8 "55.8 "55.8 "
    Rear Hiproom55.0 "55.0 "55.0 "
    Front Shoulder Room58.3 "58.3 "58.3 "
    Rear Shoulder Room54.9 "54.9 "54.9 "
    Passenger Volume88 cu.ft.88 cu.ft.88 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo Width44.4 "44.4 "44.4 "
    Exterior Cargo Volume33.5 cu.ft.33.5 cu.ft.33.5 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    PickupregularStandard:regularAvailable:regular with bed linerStandard:regularAvailable:regular with bed liner
    Bumpersfront blackfront body-coloredStandard:front body-coloredAvailable:body-colored
    Rear Bumperchromechromechrome
    Rear Step Bumperrear step bumperrear step bumperrear step bumper
    Grille MoldingschromechromeStandard:chromeAvailable:colored
    Paintclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manualdual power remotedual power remote
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles60/60,00060/60,00060/60,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/unlimited60/unlimited60/unlimited
    Accessories Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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S 4x4 Crew Cab 4.75 ft. box 125.9 in. WB
SV 4x4 Crew Cab 6 ft. box 139.9 in. WB
SL 4x2 Crew Cab 4.75 ft. box 125.9 in. WB
PRO-4X 4x4 King Cab 6 ft. box 125.9 in. WB
S 4x2 King Cab 6 ft. box 125.9 in. WB
SL 4x4 Crew Cab 4.75 ft. box 125.9 in. WB
SV-I4 4x2 King Cab 6 ft. box 125.9 in. WB
SV 4x4 Crew Cab 4.75 ft. box 125.9 in. WB
S 4x2 Crew Cab 4.75 ft. box 125.9 in. WB
PRO-4X 4x4 Crew Cab 4.75 ft. box 125.9 in. WB
SV 4x2 Crew Cab 4.75 ft. box 125.9 in. WB
SV 4x4 King Cab 6 ft. box 125.9 in. WB
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Safety Rating

Below is the 2012 Nissan Frontier safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
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