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2021 Nissan Frontier

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2021 S 4x2 King Cab 6 ft. box 125.9 in. WB
most popular
Price:   -  From $27,190
2021 SV 4x2 King Cab 6 ft. box 125.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $28,070
2021 S 4x2 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 125.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $28,300
2021 SV 4x2 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 125.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $29,200
2021 S 4x4 King Cab 6 ft. box 125.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $30,080
2021 SV 4x4 King Cab 6 ft. box 125.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $30,960
2021 S 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 125.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,690
2021 SV 4x2 Crew Cab 6 ft. box 139.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,810
2021 SV 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 125.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $32,390
2021 SV 4x4 Crew Cab 6 ft. box 139.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $32,810
2021 PRO-4X 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 125.9 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,890


What's New

The 2021 Nissan Frontier carries on without change. Although the midsize pickup debuted way back in 2005, it received a new engine and transmission just last year. The fresh powertrain will continue in the next-generation 2022 Frontier, due in showrooms this summer.

Choosing Your Nissan Frontier

The Frontier is offered in four trims: S, SV, Midnight Edition, and PRO-4X. Pricing starts at $28,240 including destination and climbs to $38,940 for the PRO-4X.

Engine Choices

Every Frontier carries a 3.8-liter V6 engine that delivers 310 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission does the shifting. This setup is capable of towing up to 6,720 pounds.

Four-wheel drive is standard on the PRO-4X and available on the other trim for around $3,000.

Rear-wheel drive models are EPA-rated at 18 miles per gallon city, 24 mpg highway, and 20 combined. With 4WD, estimates ease to 17/23/19 mpg (city/highway/combined). We expect efficiency to improve with next year's redesign.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The S and SV start out with what Nissan calls a King Cab, which features narrow rear doors and two flip-down rear seats so four can travel in a pinch. The Crew Cab configuration ($1,110) provides full-size rear doors and legitimate room for five. The Crew Cab is standard on the Midnight Edition and PRO-4X.

King Cab models come with 73.3-inch bed, while Crew cab gets a 59.5-inch bed. The SV Crew Cab can be equipped with the longer bed, but at $2,610, make sure you really need it.

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Safety Features

The Frontier really shows its age here, offering only a rearview camera as standard. Rear parking sensors are available on the SV in the $1,990 Value Truck Package. They're standard on Midnight Edition and PRO-4X, but that's all you can get. The lack of driver assistance technology will surely be cured next year.


The Frontier comes standard with a 7-inch infotainment display with button controls, four speakers, a USB port, and Bluetooth. Six-speaker sound is included in the SV's Value Truck Package and comes standard on the Midnight Edition.

    The PRO-4X gets a 5.8-inch touchscreen, navigation, satellite radio, and a 10-speaker Rockford Fosgate sound system. Neither Apple CarPlay nor Android Auto is offered on the Frontier.

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    S — From $28,240

    The S offers basics like manual cloth seats, air conditioning, power windows and locks, push-button start, and keyless entry. The S rolls on 16-inch steel wheels.

    SV — From $29,120

    The SV picks up aluminum wheels, power side mirrors, a sliding rear window, and body-color bumpers. In addition to its aforementioned features, the Value Truck Package adds heated front seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, fog lights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and bed cargo channels with tie-downs.

    Midnight Edition — From $32,240

    The Midnight Edition wears a black grille, black side mirrors, and black 18-inch wheels. Otherwise, the Midnight Edition is equipped like the SV with the Value Truck Package added.

    PRO-4X — From $38,940

    Along with standard 4WD, the PRO-4X proves its off-road worthiness with a two-speed transfer case, an electronic locking rear differential, underbody skids plates, and hill start and descent control. The interior gains leather upholstery, power front seats, and a sunroof.

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    CarsDirect Tip

    The popularly equipped SV is an attractive buy, especially with the Value Truck Package added. The Midnight Edition offers similar value, though its black-out exterior treatment isn't for everyone.

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    Specs & Features

    Overall Crash Safety Rating
    Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
    3.8L V-6 / 310 HP / 281 ft.lbs.
    9-spd auto w/OD
    Drive Type
    Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
    18 / 24 / 21 Mpg
    Passenger Capacity
    Bumper to Bumper Warranty
    36 Months / 36,000 Miles
    Mechanical Specs
    Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
    3.8L V-6 / 310 HP / 281 ft.lbs.
    Drive Type
    Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
    18 / 24 / 21 Mpg
    4-wheel Disc
    Front Suspension
    Double Wishbone
    Rear Suspension
    Rigid Axle Leaf
    Spare Tire And Wheel
    Full-size Steel
    Fuel Tank
    21.1 Gal.
    Recommended Fuel Type
    Regular Unleaded
    Average Cost To Fill Tank
    Dimensions & Capabilities
    Maximum Cargo Volume
    Passenger Volume
    92 Cu.ft.
    Exterior Length
    205.5 "
    Exterior Width
    72.8 "
    Exterior Height
    70.1 "
    Front Headroom
    39.7 "
    Rear Headroom
    36.6 "
    Front Legroom
    42.4 "
    Rear Legroom
    25.4 "
    Front Shoulder Room
    58.3 "
    Rear Shoulder Room
    54.9 "
    Front Hip Room
    Rear Hip Room
    Curb Weight
    4,180 Lbs.
    Wheel Base
    126 "
    Turning Radius
    21.7 '
    Exterior Features
    Door Count
    4 Doors
    16.0 " Silver Styled Steel
    Clearcoat Monotone
    Exterior Mirrors
    Dual Manual
    Front Black
    Grille Moldings
    Rear Spoiler
    Stainless Steel
    Interior Features
    Passenger Capacity
    Seat Trim
    Front Seat Type
    Heated Front Seats
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
    Front Armrests
    Rear Armrests
    Rear Seats
    50-50 Jump
    Radio & Infotainment
    Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel Controls
    Apple Car Play
    Android Auto
    Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
    Convenience Features
    Steering Wheel Type
    Climate Control
    Cruise Control
    With Steering Wheel Controls
    Sun Roof
    Rearview Mirror
    One Touch Open Window
    Tinted Windows
    Vanity Mirrors
    Remote Keyless Entry
    Keyfob (front Doors)
    Power Outlets
    Safety Features
    Overall Crash Safety Rating
    Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
    Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
    Rollover Crash Safety Rating
    Front Impact Airbags
    Driver And Passenger
    Driver Side Impact Airbags
    Seat Mounted
    Knee Airbag
    Passenger Side Impact Airbag
    Seat Mounted
    Rear Side Airbag
    Seatbelt Pretensioners
    Anti-Lock Brakes
    4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
    Forward Collision Warning
    Blind Spot Sensor
    Lane Departure Warning
    Autonomous Cruise Control
    Pedestrian Detection
    Driver Attention Alert
    Daytime Running Lights
    Auto High Beams
    Adaptive Headlights
    Parking Sensors
    Security Systems
    Panic Alarm
    Ignition Disable
    Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
    36 Months / 36,000 Miles
    Major Components Months
    60 Months / 60,000 Miles
    Included Maintenance Months
    Roadside Assistance Months
    36 Months / 36,000 Miles
    Corrosion Perforation
    60 Months / Unlimited Miles
    Accessories Months
    36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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