2019 Nissan Frontier

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Updated on: April 7, 2021

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The Nissan Frontier is one of those tough looking work trucks in the US market that have not shed their original design and look similar since a decade has gone by. This is 2019 and we are witnessing the Nissan Frontier again with its clumsy boxy front grille with thick chrome grille and the same practicality of a every day work truck with no changes for sure.

The 2019 Nissan Frontier prices starts from $24,950 and goes up to $33,140, and that looks quite an expensive deal to us for this pre historic vehicle with an outdated design and clumsy looking interior with lack of any modern features and average performance. Well, in that case we have the options for you that include the Chevy Colorado, the Toyota Tacoma and the GMC Canyon that offers a more pristine deal for the money.

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Pros

Affordable pricing

Daily use work truck

Sufficient driving dynamics

Cons

Pre-historic looking interior design

Outdated features list

Not so fun to drive

What's New?

The Nissan Frontier enters into 2019 with minor changes.


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25050

bodystyle

3dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

5

top speed

125 mph

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

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

4225 lbs.

ground clearance

8.6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

101.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

27.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

6640 lbs.

payload capacity

1460 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/22 mpg

highway range

565.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

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Trims

S $25,050 onwards

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

  • 15" Styled Steel Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • AM/FM Stereo, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Manual Front Air Conditioning

SV $26,850 onwards

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

  • 16" silver Aluminum Wheels

Desert Runner $27,830 onwards

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

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

PRO-4X $33,240 onwards

261 hp @ 5600 rpm | 4 L | V-6 | Regular unleaded

  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Assist
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio

SL $34,110 onwards

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

  • 18" Machined Aluminum Wheels
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Sliding & Tilting Glass Sunroof
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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

5.0

Engine And Performance

4.0

Fuel Economy

3.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

4.0

Safety

8.3

Competition

8.0

5.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

5.8

Overall Rating


The Nissan Frontier is a mid size pickup truck that is designed to be tough, comfortable and meanwhile gets a cheap looking outdated interior with a historical engine, That’s correct. The Nissan Frontier is not for you if you are expecting some modern features with a punchy engine and an exotic cabin. In that case you need to find something elsewhere.


5.0/10
Pricing and Features

4.0/10
Engine and Performance

3.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

4.0/10
Exterior

8.3/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2019 Nissan Frontier Pricing and Features

5.0/10

The 2019 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab offers a sturdy chassis, great driving dynamics and houses an impressive list of extensive features as a work truck. The Nissan Frontier still charms and impresses its driver and comes with a host of features as well as safety parameters.

Trims

Base S (Crew Cab)

SV

Dessert Runner

PRO-4X

MSRP

$24,950

$26,750

$27,730

$33,140

Key Features

Full Length boxed ladder frame

INCLUDES S CREW CAB FEATURES PLUS:

INCLUDES SV CREW CAB FEATURES PLUS:

INCLUDES SV CREW CAB FEATURES PLUS:

 

Rear View Monitor

16" Aluminum-alloy wheels, Remote keyless entry, SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Rear wheel only,

Off-Roader, 4WD only, Off-road tires, Bilstein shocks, White-faced gauges, Desert Runner cloth seat trim

 

Forward facing rear flip-up seats

 

4.0-liter 24-valve V6 engine,

 

The Nissan Frontier's base trim costs $24,950 MSRP and like its King Cab variant, doesn't host an extensive list of features. With the SV, the bar is raised with the inclusion of 16" alloy wheels and also comes with a tad costlier.

Priced at $27,730, the Dessert Runner hosts a complete off-roader philosophy and comes in a rear-wheel drive only and this trim just changes the game with the inclusion of a 4.0 litre 24-Valve V6 engine alongside a 5-speed Automatic Transmission. 

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Since trucks are more of a preference-based heavy duty, it depends on what your purpose is. If you want a proper off-roader though, then the Dessert Runner is the perfect choice.

2019 Nissan Frontier Engine and Performance

4.0/10

The Nissan Frontier Crew Cab begins at a sticker price of $24,990 and performs decently with good reaction when you jab the pedal though we do find it a bit unrefined. It houses a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine that is the engine option offered by most of the rivals except the Toyota Tacoma which comes with a 2.7L I4 DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine.

Coming to transmission, the Nissan shifts with a 5-speed manual with smooth cogs. But, that's about the best comment we can make about it. The Toyota comes with a 6-speed automatic and GMC Chevy offers a 6-speed manual. The horsepower, an aspect that most probably would concern the niche sect of the motoring enthusiast, the Nissan churns 152Hp whereas the Toyota provides similar but a tad more at 159Hp power.

Models

Nissan Frontier

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

MSRP

$24,950

$21,195

$25,200

$21,800

Engine

2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine

2.5L DI 4-cylinder engine

2.7L I4 DOHC

16-valve 4-cylinder engine

2.5L I4 DI DOHC engine

Transmission

5-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed automatic

6-speed manual

Power

152 hp @ 5,200 rpm

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

159 hp @ 5200 rpm

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

Torque

171 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

191 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

180 lb-ft 3800 rpm

191 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

Having upped their game, GMC and Chevy provide 200Hp of power under their trucks. Its performance figures don't change much in terms of torque were the Nissan churns about 171lb-ft however the Toyota once again closes at about 180lb-ft and the best of the lot are the GMC and Chevrolet which give up to 191l-ft torque.

2019 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Acceleration

On its acceleration, the Nissan pickup truck races in 7.5s from 0-60 MPH and that should please most motor enthusiasts out there. In terms of the competition, the Japanese manufacturer manages to outrace the remaining rivals from .5s to more than a whole second.

But just being quick off the line from a standstill doesn't mean you are fast and this is explained by the Nissan that takes about 16.5 secs to complete a quarter mile, at par with the competition but this time falling behind the Toyota Tacoma.

Models

Nissan Frontier

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

0-60 MPH

7.5 sec

8.1 sec

9.8 sec

9.0 sec

Quarter mile

16.5 sec @ 90 mph

16.2 sec @ 84 mph

14.7 sec @ 91 mph

17.1 sec @ 82.4 mph

Engine

2.5L

2.5L

2.7L

2.5L

Emission

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

N/A

8.1

8.4

8.1

2019 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Handling and Braking

Buying this hauler for smooth cruising is not the wisest choice out there; instead what the Frontier excels at is off-roading where the chassis and suspension smooth out the ride for the driver and give it a gritty ride. On asphalt, the ride is choppy and sub-par however not too uncomfortable to render undriveable, and doesn't wander off the highway at greater speeds.

If you want to go fast you need to have better brakes and keeping that mind, Nissan Crew Cab has fitted its Frontier with 11.17" and 11.3" brake pads in the front and rear. Its competitors offer better combination of a 12.2 and a 12.8 " for the Chevy and the GMC offers 12.2 and 12.7"brake pads.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Brake pads-front"

11.7

12.2

10.8

12.2

Brake pads Rear"

11.3

12.8

10.0

12.7

Curb weight(lbs)

4225

3986

4425

3943

60-0 MPH (ft.)

135

124

119

121

With a curb weight of almost 4300lbs, Nissan Frontier is the lightest of the lot. The stopping distance of the vehicle is also a major factor in considering the braking power lof a vehicle. With a distance of 125ft for decelerating from 60 MPH to 0 is the most distance while the Toyota has the best braking power with about 119ft distance.

2019 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Maximum Towing capacity

With all rivals offering AWD as well, the maximum towing capacity is that of the Chevy's 7700lbs. However the least amount of towing capacity in comparison is Nissan's 6640lbs.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Drive Train

4X2

AWD

AWD

AWD

Power Train

4.0L

3.6L

3.5L

5.0L

Weight (lbs)

6640

7700

6800

7600

2019 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Payload Capacity

This is one area where the Frontier really excels against its competition. With around 1460lbs. of payload carrying capacity, the truck borderlines somewhat of a flagship point amongst all its rivals. Where the lowest payload carrying capacity is that of the Toyota at about 1175 lbs.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

capacity (lbs)

1460

1548

1175

1316

2019 Nissan Frontier Fuel Economy

3.0/10

Fuel economy is one of the most important key factors while buying a car. However keep in mind that pickup trucks are not the epitome of fuel efficiency. The Frontier heavy duty just has considerable numbers for its MPG given at highway which delivers about 22mpg that is worst of the lot city which is 17 MPG. The combined averages of both the city and highway turn out to be about 21mpg. The best of the lot in terms of mileage are the Chevy and the GMC.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Mpg city mpg

17

20

20

20

Mpg highway mpg

22

26

23

26

Mpg combine mpg

21

22

21

22

2019 Nissan Frontier Interior

8.0/10

Being spacious and wide enough to seat 5 passengers due to the extra cab in the Nissan Frontier as a result of which it seats more than its rivals. Standard features in the Frontier includes a USB port, Siri Eyes Free,Bluetooth, a four-speaker audio system, a 5-inch display screen, and a rearview camera.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Passenger capacity

5

2

4

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.9/58.3/42.4

41.4/57.5/45.0

39.7/58.3/42.9

41.4/57.5/45.0

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.6/58.3/33.6

38/56.2/35.8

34.9/56.5/24.6

38/56.2/35.8

You can also purchase available features that include power windows and locks,a 10-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system,a moonroof, satellite radio and the Nissan Connect infotainment system with a 5.8-inch touch screen, navigation, voice recognition, and smartphone app integration. Rear parking sensors are also an available feature.

2019 Nissan Frontier Exterior

4.0/10

The 2019 Nissan Frontier measures the shortest amongst the rivals in terms of the length at just about 205". The Chevy, GMC and Toyota measure 212" in length. This just makes the Nissan look small when compared to its rivals which are all around 74" in width when the Nissan is almost 73" wide. Same is the case where its rivals are tall at about 70.4" where the Nissan is just about 68.7". The truck also comes equipped with another set of cab that can seat few more passengers.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

curb weight(lbs)

4225

3986

4425

3943

Length"

205.5

212.7

212.3

212.4

Width"

72.8

74.3

74.4

74.3

Height"

70.1

70.4

70.6

70.4

Ground clearance"

8.6

8.4

9.1

8.4

Wheel base"

125.9

128.3

127.4

128.3

Track width" F/R

61.8/61.8

62.4/62.4

63.0/63.2

62.4/62.4

It gets a decent amount of ground clearance though which is about 8.6" and the best of the lot is the Toyota which gets about a ground clearance of 9.1". It gets the smallest Wheelbase of about 125.9", the Chevy gets the best wheelbase of 128.3". Same goes with the Track width it comes around 61.8/61.8" which is again the smallest of the lot. Here the Toyota takes the cake with 63.0/63.2 ". On the outside also, the Nissan doesn't make much cosmetic changes, while still sticking at halogen headlamps and 16" wheels.

2019 Nissan Frontier Safety

8.3/10

The 2019 pickup truck by Nissan offers a host of safety features with extensive technology. The Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors offer the best passenger safety as the airbag blow up and protect the passenger in any case of mishap, it also provides Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags for additional safety.

The Frontier is yet to be rated by the IIHS and NHTSA.

  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • Roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for side-impact with rollover sensor
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors
  • Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System
  • Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS)
  • 3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt (ELR for driver)
  • Front-seat Active Head Restraints
  • Front Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Hood buckling creases and energy-absorbing steering column
  • Pipe-style steel side-door guard beams

2019 Nissan Frontier Competition

8.0/10

Nissan Frontier Crew Cab vs Chevrolet Colorado

When the 5th most selling truck is put up with a truck from the big three the Nissan falters under the weight put upon it. The interiors feel dated and the overall engine output is far lesser than its contemporaries. The Silverado has some serious figures under the belt which overpower the Frontier on all fronts except the towing capacity.

Nissan Frontier Crew Cab vs Toyota Tacoma

The Tacoma is at the bottom pit when compared to the Frontier and there is a good reason for it too. The Toyota pickup truck falls appallingly short on key aspects and barely manages to keep up with the class average. Although a gifted with better hauling power than the Nissan, it may or may not be your pick of the lot. Plagued with reliability issues as a brand, the Nissan is a better option here.

Nissan Frontier Crew Cab vs GMC Canyon

The GMC Canyon is the General Motor twin of the Colorado and is almost identical to it except the Payload and towing capacity. The Payload being inferior to the Silverado and even more inferior when compared to the class king Nissan Frontier. GMC Canyon is a worthy opponent that just edges past the Nissan.

2019 Nissan Frontier Final Verdict

Nissan's plus points are its towing capacity and the economical price point in addition to seating more passengers due to the extra cab. The penny pinching is sure felt on the interior and safety features and the trend continues along the whole series of the Frontier. Still if you can save and spend a little more then there are definitely better options available.

2019 Nissan Frontier Consumer Reviews and Ratings

10.0

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10.0/10 Safety
10.0/10 Reliability
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2019 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.

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

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