Since its debut in 1998, the Frontier has found a receptive audience among those who want a hard-working truck but do not need the hauling capabilities of a full-size pickup model. The compact Frontier has always been offered with a four- or six-cylinder engine, though now in its second generation, the Frontier has a larger, stronger build that puts it more in midsize range.
Buyers choose from extended or crew cab body styles, and five trim levels. The Frontier is an aging design but provides the essentials: moveable cargo tie-downs and sliding extender bed for hauling, and good off-road capability, especially with the right package.
In 2015, Nissan bumped up the Frontier's tech factor, adding a new NissanConnect audio display and Mobile Apps interface. All in all, the Frontier is still a good choice for those needing a versatile midsize truck.