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2021 Nissan Frontier
Lease
$358 / month
Finance
$392 / month
Vehicle Price
A typical negotiated price before taxes & fees.
Incentives
Incentives that help lower the selling price of a vehicle.
Available Money Factor of 0.00167 for 36 month lease
Incentives
Incentives that help lower the selling price of a vehicle.
Down Payment
Trade-In Value
Money Factor
Represents the interest charged on a lease. May require top-tier credit to qualify for the best rates.
Interest Rate
Sales Tax
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  • 2021 Frontier is here; total redesign coming later this year
  • Lease: From $279 per month for 36 months
  • Rebates: No special offers, which is unusual
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 48 months
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2021 Nissan Frontier Overview

John Diether
Automotive Editor - March 29, 2021

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.

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.

Connectivity

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.

    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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