2011 Nissan Frontier

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Updated on: May 13, 2021

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The 2011 Nissan Frontier is a mid-size pickup truck from a Japanese manufacturer. Nissan offers so many customization options and possibilities, that the truck can be outfitted for almost every requirement. The truck has a well-built and rigid drive quality, nimble handling, and a variety of standard features that make it a well-rounded car.

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Pros

Well built chassis

Powerful V-6

Comfortable front seats

Responsive handling

Cons

Low-quality interiors

Noisy ride

No Regular cab offering

What's New?

No New Changes for 2011


2011 Nissan Frontier Consumer Reviews and Ratings

10.0

based on 1 ratings


10.0/10 Features
10.0/10 Interiors
10.0/10 Design
10.0/10 Safety
10.0/10 Reliability
10.0/10 Deal Value

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2011 Nissan Frontier Overall Reviews


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Armando Martinez

2011 Nissan Frontier

SL 3dr Crew Cab 6.1 ft. LB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 7, 2021

Can fit people 5ft tall in the rear seat

Pros - "•Reliability •Comfort •Aux Port"

Cons - "• Towing ability •No Power Seat on Passenger Side"

Yes, the best car purchase ever made. The truck was not cheap but the price was worth the car. The truck has been with me since 2014 I think but has never left me down. Will buy This again without thinking! For a truck, it is very responsive and handles great too. I could not have asked for more. The ride is comfortable. Overall, it is a good truck to drive, for work, and a family alike! Driver Power Seat You don’t feel the seats on long road trips, they are super comfortable! The legroom is also more than enough for me at least. Everything of the truck is pretty much there and nothing that we don’t like As soon as I drive the vehicle I feel safe. Yes all plastics feel sturdy Yes, my truck is more reliable than my previous Ford F-250. The only time I had a problem was because of the battery. $11,500 Used and it was worth it very reliable Bought a used truck so I didn’t go to a dealership but the guy who I bought it form was good.

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
10/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$22210

bodystyle

4dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

241 cu.in.

horsepower

261 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

281 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual w/OD

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

125.9 in.

length

205.5 in.

width

72.8 in.

height

70.1 in.

curb weight

4228 lbs.

ground clearance

9.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

101.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

6300 lbs.

payload capacity

1462 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/18/20 mpg

highway range

422 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

S $22,210 onwards

261 hp @ 5600 rpm | 4 L | V6 | regular unleaded

  • 15" Styled Steel Wheels
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • radio prep Radio

SV $23,220 onwards

261 hp @ 5600 rpm | 4L | V6 | regular unleaded

  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • AM/FM/Satellite-prep, Seek-Scan Radio

PRO-4X $27,360 onwards

261 hp @ 5600 rpm | 4 L | V6 | regular unleaded

  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Premium Cloth Seat Trim

SL $28,880 onwards

261 hp @ 5600 rpm | 4 L | V6 | regular unleaded

  • 18" Machined Aluminum Wheels
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • Leather Seat trim
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Colors and Styles

2011 Nissan Frontier in Avalanche color 2011 Nissan Frontier in Navy Blue color 2011 Nissan Frontier in Night Armor color 2011 Nissan Frontier in Radiant Silver color 2011 Nissan Frontier in Red Alert color
Avalanche

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.5

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


The Frontier is offered in a King Cab (Extended Cab) or a Crew Cab option. The King Cab models have a 6-foot cargo bed as standard, while the Crew Cab gets an option between a 5-foot or a 6-foot bed. Standard on all Crew Cab models is a 4.0L V-6 making 261 horsepower. The extended Cab variants come with a 2.5L inline-4 engine.


9.5/10
Pricing and Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2011 Nissan Frontier Pricing and Features

9.5/10

While the cabs and the build of the vehicle change, the Nissan Frontier Crew Cab is offered in 4 trims. The base S model, with an upgraded SV trim. This trim then builds up to the luxury-oriented SL trim and the off-road spec PRO-4X. Every trim is offered with an optional 4X4 setup. While the automatic is standard on the SL trim, every other trim offers a 6-speed manual.

Trim

S

SV

PRO-4X (4WD)

SL

MSRP (Manual)

$22,210

$23,220

$29,010

N/A

MSRP (Automatic)

$23,260

$24,270

$30,060

$28,880

Key Features

15” Steel Wheels

Everything on S+

Everything on SV+

Everything on SV+

 

Front bucket seats

16-inch alloy wheels

16-inch alloy wheels

Sunroof

 

Cloth Upholstery

Upgraded tires

Off-road tires

Roof Racks

 

 

Chrome front bumper

Body-color grille

Crossbars 

 

 

Sliding rear window

Foglights 

Leather upholstery

 

 

Keyless entry

Locking rear differential

Heated power front seats

 

 

Cruise control

Bilstein off-road shock absorbers

18-inch alloy wheels

 

 

Upgraded cloth upholstery

Underbody skid plates

Automatic headlights

     

8-way manual front seats

 
     

Rockford Fosgate Premium Audio

 

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For people looking for convenience, the SV is a great deal and quite comparable to most of its competitors. While the Pro-4X offers a variety of performance upgrades, it does have a hefty premium on the price tag.

2011 Nissan Frontier Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The Nissan Frontier is available with two engines. The Extended Cab in the S and the SV trims come standard with a 2.5L inline-4 making 152 horsepower and 171 foot-pounds of torque. This engine comes standard with a 5-speed manual gearbox, though a 5-speed automatic is available. The larger engine, a 4.0L V-6 is standard on the Crew Cab models. This engine comes standard with a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic. The V-6 comes with a 4WD option and RWD as standard. A properly equipped V-6 can tow 6,500 pounds.

Model

Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

Toyota Tacoma V6 Access Cab

MSRP

$22,210

$29,575

$25,850

Engine

4.0L V-6

3.5L V-6

4.0L V-6

Drivetrain

4WD

4WD

4WD

Transmission

5-speed automatic

5-speed automatic

5-speed automatic

Power

261 hp @ 5600 rpm

250 hp @ 5700 rpm

236 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque

281 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

247 ft-lbs. @ 4300 rpm

266 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

0-60 mph (seconds)

8.3

9.5

8.2

Quarter-mile (seconds)

N/A

N/A

15.7

Top Speed (mph)

112

120

115

Comparing the power, the Nissan is much better equipped than either the Honda Ridgeline or the Toyota Tacoma. Though Hondas smaller engine is much better at higher RPMs. The Honda Ridgeline further comes only in a Crew Cab and is quite a bit pricier than the Frontier.

2011 Nissan Frontier Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Comparing fuel economy, the large motor on the Frontier is the least proficient of the lot. The Nissan frontier manages to get just 15 mpg in cities, 21 mpg on highways, and 17 mpg combined with the 4.0L V-6 in RWD. Considering the 4x4 variant, it offers 14 mpg in cities, 19 mpg on highways, and 16 mpg combined.

Model

Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

Toyota Tacoma V6 Access Cab

MPG (City) (mpg)

15

15

16

MPG (Highway) (mpg)

21

21

21

MPG (Combined) (mpg)

17

17

18

Fuel Capacity (gallon)

21.1

22.0

21.1

Range (City/Hwy)

317/443

330/462

338/443

Toyota’s low-stress engine in the Toyota Tacoma gives a better fuel economy than either the Honda Ridgeline or the Nissan Frontier. The larger tank on the Ridgeline gives it the best range in the class. Overall compared to the competition, the Nissan Frontier is quite well-specced and efficient.

2011 Nissan Frontier Interior

9.0/10

The interiors are quite simple yet tastefully designed. The setup is a bit heavy in hard plastics, though it does have a solid vibe. The Crew Cab comes with large doors that have great space for 4 passengers. The rear seats are quite roomy, yet they do not offer much in terms of cushioning or comfort. The front seats on the other hand are quite comfortable and upright, with a high driving position. The ride quality though is a bit lacking and could use some work.

Model

Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

Toyota Tacoma V6 Access Cab

Seating Capacity

5

5

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.0/58.4/42.4

40.7/63.2/40.8

40.0/57.7/41.7

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.7/58.3/33.6

39.2/62.6/36.5

35.2/57.7/28.2

The Frontier can haul quite a hefty load of cargo, its stout frame and suspension allow for a sturdy bed and capability. The beds are available in either 5-ft or 6-ft, though it includes a spray-in bed liner. Optional features include a Utili-Track cargo tie-down system to secure luggage. Some major interior features are:

  • Front bucket seats
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Air conditioning (S-Preferred PAckage)
  • Sliding rear window
  • Full power accessories (SV trim)
  • 8-way manual front seats (PRO-4X)
  • Leather upholstery (SL trim)

How intuitive is the 2011 Nissan Frontier’s infotainment unit?

The basic S trim offers a 4 speaker audio in the S Preferred Package. The SV upgrades this to a 6-speaker system. The Pro-4X and the SL trims offer a Rockford Fosgate 8-speaker audio. Additional features include XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. AM/FM RAdio and a CD Player are also available. There are even Auxiliary audio input ports and Bluetooth Connectivity offered optionally. Some major infotainment features are:

  • CD player
  • Six speakers Audio (SV trim and higher)
  • Rockford Fosgate 8-speaker Audio (Pro-4M and SL trims)
  • Auxiliary port
  • Music streaming via Bluetooth
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Sirius/XM Satellite Radio

2011 Nissan Frontier Exterior

8.0/10

While most pickup trucks have very little in terms of styling, the Frontier does offer some car-like styling and outfitting. The styling cues adopt from Nissan’s SUVs. the large Chrome bar in the front grille is a drawing point in the front. Flared wheel arches and beveled window frames give the truck a muscular look. The Pro-4X has a body-colored front grille and a more off-road-worthy appeal. 

Model

Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

Toyota Tacoma V6 Access Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

4454 

4491 

4070 

Length (in.)

205.5 

206.9 

208.1 

Width (in.)

72.8 

77.8 

74.6 

Height (in.)

70.1 

70.3 

70.3 

Ground Clearance (in.)

8.9 

8.2 

9.3 

Wheelbase (in.)

125.9 

122.0 

127.4 

While the Frontier isn’t quite as simple as the Toyota Tacoma, it is not quite car-like like the Honda Ridgeline. Though the build of the Tacoma is the lightest of the bunch, while the Honda Ridgeline tends to be the heaviest. The overall ground clearance offered by the Nissan Frontier is also quite average. Some standout exterior features include:

  • Spray-in Bedliner
  • Adjustable tie-down points
  • 15-inch steel wheels (S trim)
  • 16-inch steel wheels (SV trim)
  • 16-alloy wheels (SL and Pro-4X)
  • Underbody skid plates (Pros-4X)
  • Bilstein off-road Shock Absorbers (Pro-4X)

2011 Nissan Frontier Safety

7.0/10

Though the new Nissan Frontier doesn’t quite offer the best safety in the market, it is quite a bit safer than most pickups for sale currently. It shares its underpinnings with the larger Nissan Titan pickup, making it much more capable than most other trucks. The IIHS has awarded the pickup “Good” scores in almost all categories, except the rear impact test. The NHTSA on the other hand rates the SUV in either 4 or 5 stars throughout. Some standout safety features include:

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Hill Descent Control
  • All-wheels Disc Brakes
  • Active Headrests
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Seatbelt Pre-tensioners

2011 Nissan Frontier Final Verdict

The Nissan Frontier is quite the well-engineered pickup. It has a large cabin, with comfortable space for 5 passengers. The truck is built on the larger frame of the Nissan Titan, and thus is quite a bit more rigid and firm than most of its competitors. It has a great response from the V-6 engine and boasts a towing capacity of 6,500 pounds. The steering is easy to use and quite maneuverable. Overall it is sure to be one of the best picks in the segment.

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10

User Overall Rating

Can fit people 5ft tall in the rear seat

Yes, the best car purchase ever made. The truck was not cheap but the price was worth the car. The truck has been with me since 2014 I think but has never left me down. Will buy This again without thinking!

by Armando Martinez

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