2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab

MSRP $18,990 - $33,030

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Updated on: February 5, 2021

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The Nissan Frontier started out as a compact pickup truck but then gradually shifted to becoming a mid-sized pickup truck. While the vehicle is sold under the ‘Navara’ nameplate in other markets, it is known as ‘Frontier’ in the American market. While the vehicle was introduced way back in 1997, the Frontier now is in its second generation and has remained unchanged ever since 2005, except for a mild facelift that was implemented in 2010. The Nissan Frontier falls just below its elder brother, the Nissan Titan and is built on the Nissan F-Alpha Platform. 

Even though it might not be as popular as its competition, the Frontier still has a small cult following thanks to its rock-solid construction and affordable pricing. The Nissan Frontier is a rear-wheel-drive pickup truck that can be switched to the four-wheel-drive system as per your requirement. The 2 powertrains that are offered along with the Frontier might not be as peppy as the ones offered for its competition, but it surely makes up for it with its unbreakable reliability and mile crunching ability.

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Pros

Low base price

High predicted reliability ratings

Comfortable Front Seat.

Decent driving dynamics.

Rugged body-on-frame construction

Cons

Low on cargo capacity

Below-average fuel economy estimates

Lack of driver-assist safety features

Small display screen with little technology

What's New?

Rearview Camera standard across all trims

Bluetooth Connectivity standard across all trims


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$18990

bodystyle

4dr King Cab

passenger capacity

4

top speed

125 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

146 cu.in.

horsepower

152 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

171 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

5-speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

125.9 in.

length

205.5 in.

width

72.8 in.

height

68.7 in.

curb weight

3785 lbs.

ground clearance

7.6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

87.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

33.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

3760 lbs.

payload capacity

900 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/21/23 mpg

highway range

481.4 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


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Trims

S $18,990 onwards

152 hp @ 5200 rpm | 2.5 L | Inline 4 | 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 $23,460 onwards

152 hp @ 5200 rpm | 2.5 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

Desert Runner $25,900 onwards

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

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

PRO-4X $33,030 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
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Colors and Styles

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Brilliant Silver

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

5.9

Engine And Performance

5.5

Fuel Economy

5.6

Interior

4.0

Exterior

5.5

Safety

4.0

Competition

8.0

5.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

5.6

Overall Rating


The 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab is the new model year version of the most trusted pickup truck manufactured by the Japanese manufacturer. A truck that has stood the test of time without receiving any radical changes, facelifts, or redesign, the Frontier has managed to stay relevant in the present market even with its old-world charm. The Frontier offers two engine options, namely a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and a potent 4.0-liter V-6 engine. For the 2018 model year, the rearview camera and Bluetooth connectivity have been made standard across all the trims.

The Frontier is available in 5 trims(S, SV, Desert Runner, PRO-4X, and SL), the King Cab version of the pickup truck is only available for four trims(S, SV, Desert Runner, and PRO-4X). With a starting MSRP of $18,995, it has many features to offer for being a work truck. But the competition is stiff with some modernistic rivals such as the GMC Canyon, the Chevrolet Silverado, and the Toyota Tacoma, to name a few.

2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Front Angle View
2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Rear Angle View

5.9/10
Pricing and Features

5.5/10
Engine and Performance

5.6/10
Fuel Economy

4.0/10
Interior

5.5/10
Exterior

4.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Pricing and Features

5.9/10

The base S trim is the cheapest of the lot with standard features such as a full-length boxed ladder frame, Rear View Monitor, and forward-facing rear flip-up seats, to name a few. The SV 4-Cylinder pushes a bit further with the inclusion of 16-inch alloys. The SV V-6 is priced at $25,220 and adds Bed rail caps and a 4.0 liter 24-Valve V6 engine. It also gets a 5-speed Automatic Transmission. The Desert Runner trim includes Bilstein shocks, white-faced gauges, and the Desert Runner Cloth seat trim, to name a few. The PRO-4X trim is the full-blown off-road trim and comes with a locking rear differential, two-speed transfer case, skid plates, and the hill descent control system, to name a few.

Trims

Base S (King Cab)

SV 4 Cylinder

SV V6

Desert Runner

Pro-4X

MSRP

$18,990

$23,460

$25,220

$26,945

$34,075

Features

Engine-speed-sensitive power steering

Engine-speed-sensitive power steering

Engine-speed-sensitive power steering

Engine-speed-sensitive power steering

Standard four-wheel drive

 

5.0" Color display

Dual power outside mirrors

Dual power outside mirrors

Fog lights

Locking rear differential

 

Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System

5.0" Color display

5.0" Color display

Dual power outside mirrors

Two-speed transfer case

 

AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers

Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System

Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System

5.0" Color display

Skid plates

   

Power windows with driver's window one-touch auto-down

Power windows with driver's window one-touch auto-down

Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System

Hill descent control system

     

AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers

Power windows with driver's window one-touch auto-down

5.8-inch touch screen

       

AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers

NissanConnect infotainment system

         

voice recognition

         

navigation system

Other than the features mentioned above, Nissan offers some additional features such as leather seats, power-adjustable front seats, and leather-wrapped steering wheel, to name some of them. Nissan also offers some packages for the Frontier such as Sliding Bed Extender/Trailer Hitch Package, Work Truck Package, Moonroof Package, Midnight Edition Package, Value Truck Package, PRO-4X Luxury Package, and S Work Truck Package.

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A variety of features are spread across the trims of this pickup. To get the best out of it, we would recommend the Desert Runner as the best option to buy. The trim brings the powerful 4.0L engine as standard along with majorly all the features which are part of the top-end Pro-4X trim.

2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Engine and Performance

5.5/10

The 2018 Nissan Frontier has two engine options - a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder gasoline-powered engine that puts out 152 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque, and a 4.0-liter V-6 gasoline-powered engine that produces 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission whereas the 4.0-liter V-6 engine comes with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, while both the engines have a five-speed automatic transmission as an optional feature. 

2018 Nissan Frontier Engine Bay

This applies for the base S and SV trims. Both these trims come with the rear-wheel-drive system as standard, which can be upgraded to the four-wheel-drive system based on your requirement. The Desert Runner trim comes standard with the 4.0-liter V-6 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and also receives Bilstein shocks. The top-end PRO-4X trim also comes with the 4.0-liter V-6 engine and mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and the four-wheel-drive drivetrain as standard.

Models

Nissan Frontier

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Chevrolet Colorado

MSRP

$18,990

$25,200

$21,800

$21,195

Engine

2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine

2.7L I4 DOHC

16-valve 4-cylinder engine

2.5L I4 DI DOHC engine

2.5L DI 4-cylinder engine

Transmission

5-speed manual

6-speed automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Horsepower

152 hp @ 5,200 rpm

159 hp @ 5,200 rpm

200 hp @ 6,300 rpm

200 hp @ 6,300 rpm

Torque

171 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

180 lb-ft @ 3,800 rpm

191 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

191 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

The GMC Canyon and the Chevrolet Colorado have the highest power output of 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. The Toyota Tacoma takes the second position with a power output of 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, leaving the Nissan Frontier at the bottom of the table with the least power output. The 4.0-liter V-6 engine offered for the Frontier has higher power output, but it doesn’t come anywhere close to the power produced by the higher displacement engines offered for its competition. 

How quick is the 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab?

The most important question for any motoring enthusiast is basically, "How fast is it?", and seems Nissan has taken this question too seriously, where it crosses the 60MPH mark from a standstill in about 7.5 seconds. But just being quick doesn't mean you are fast as the Nissan takes about 16.5 seconds to cross the quarter-mile mark, making it one of the slowest in the segment in this regard.

2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Crosses 60 mph speed in 7.5 sec

The more powerful 4.0-liter V-6 engine can achieve the 0 - 60 MPH in about 7.1 seconds, a tad faster than the base engine. 

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 seconds

16.2 seconds

16.9 seconds

17.1 seconds

Engine

2.5L

2.5L

2.7L

2.5L

Emission

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

8.4

8.1

8.4

8.1

The Nissan Frontier manages to clock the fastest 0 - 60 MPH time of 7.5 seconds among the competition, followed by the Chevrolet Colorado that manages to achieve the same feat in about 8.1 seconds. The GMC Canyon takes the third position with a 9.0 second 0 - 60 MPH time, leaving the Toyota Tacoma at the bottom of the table with a 9.8-second 0 - 60 MPH time. The Chevrolet Colorado on the other hand, hits the quarter-mile mark the fastest with a 16.2 seconds time, followed closely by the Nissan Frontier that achieves the same in 16.5 seconds.

How does the 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab handle?

The Nissan Frontier is a mild beast. The Frontier has a slow and steady acceleration and does not find it comfortable at the higher rev bands. But at lower speeds, the Frontier feels composed and helps you get the job done. The vehicle sits a bit lower than its competition, making it easier to squeeze through gaps.

2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Front Angle View

The steering is not as responsive as present day standards and quickly shows its age when you try to get a bit too enthusiastic on the pedal. But other than that, the Frontier is a true work truck and is more than sufficient for an affordable price. Not to forget the 4.0-liter V-6 engine that can push a bit stronger and offer a bit more excitement.

Maximum Towing and Payload Capacity of the 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab

Being a midsize pickup truck, the Nissan Frontier cannot necessarily be referred to as a full-blown towing vehicle as compared to what you would expect from a full-size heavy-duty pickup truck. But that doesn’t go without saying that the Frontier has the capability to get a good amount of work done thanks to its commendable towing and payload capacities. The 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab has a payload capacity of 1,496 pounds and a towing capacity of 6,710 pounds. While the payload capacity is a lot better than the industry standards, the towing capacity does fall short.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Drive Train

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Power Train

4.0L

3.6L

3.5L

5.0L

capacity (lbs)

1,496

1,228

1,175

1,316

Weight (lbs)

6,710

7,700

6,800

7,600

The Nissan Frontier has a payload capacity of 1,496 pounds, which is the highest among the competition, followed by the GMC Canyon, the Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma respectively. But when it comes to towing capability, the GMC Canyon can tow the most with a capacity of 7,600 pounds, followed by the Toyota Tacoma that has a 6,800-pound towing capacity. This puts the Nissan Frontier at the bottom with the least towing capacity of 6,710 pounds.

How is the braking system of the 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab?

The Nissan Frontier is equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes along with an anti-lock braking system(ABS). The brakes in the front are equipped with 11.1-inch vented discs in the front and 11.3-inch vented discs in the rear.

2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Wheel 

This helps the Frontier to come to a stop from 60 MPH in about 125 feet of distance. Being an old-school pickup truck, you don’t get any brake related tech on the Nissan Frontier except for the PRO-4X that comes with Hill Descent Control and Hill Hold Control braking systems

Model

Nissan Frontier

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Brake pads-front(in)

11.1

12.2

10.8

12.2

Brake pads Rear(in)

11.3

12.8

10.0

12.7

Curb weight(lbs)

3,785

4,030

3,980

3.997

60-0 MPH (ft.)

125

123

119

121

The Toyota Tacoma has the best performing brakes with a 60 - 0 MPH stopping distance of 119 feet, followed by the GMC Canyon that stops in 121 feet. The Chevrolet Colorado takes 123 feet to come to a stop from 60 MPH leaving the Nissan Frontier at the bottom of the table with the most stopping distance of 125 feet even with being the lightest vehicle among the competitors.

2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Fuel Economy

5.6/10

The Nissan Frontier cannot necessarily be considered as a fuel efficient pickup truck. The 2018 base 2.5-liter rear-wheel-drive Frontier has a city MPG of 19 miles, highway MPG of 23 miles, and a combined MPG of 21 miles. The base engine with the automatic transmission decreases the numbers and gives you a city MPG of 17 miles, highway MPG of 22 miles, and a combined MPG of 19 miles. The 4.0-liter V-6 Frontier has the least fuel economy of all, with a city MPG of 15 miles, highway MPG of 21 miles, and a combined MPG of 17 miles.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

MPG (City) 

19

20

20

20

MPG (Highway)

23

26

23

26

MPG (Combined)

20.8

22.7

21.35

22.7

Fuel Tank Capacity

21.1 gallons

21.0 gallons

21.1 gallons

21.0 gallons

Range(City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

400.9/485.3/438.8

420.0/546/476.7

422.0/485.3/450.5

420.0/546/476.7

The Chevrolet Colorado and its corporate cousin the GMC Canyon have the same combined MPG of 22.7 miles, which is the highest in the segment, followed by the Toyota Tacoma that manages to offer 21.35 miles of combined MPG. The Nissan Frontier has the least combined MPG of 20.8 miles.

2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Interior

4.0/10

The Nissan Frontier cannot necessarily be called a comfortable pickup truck. But it is a lot more practical than its competition.The base S and SV trims have cloth seats with 4-way manual adjustment for the driver’s and front passenger seat while the rear seat is a 50-50 split capable bench seat. Moving to the Desert Runner trim, you get 8-way manually adjustable seats with adjustable lumbar support while the front passenger seat has 4-way manual adjustment. The special Desert Runner trim gets a unique cloth seat trim with an: embroidered Frontier logo on the front seats. 

2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Dashboard

The PRO-4X has the same seat adjustment options as the Desert Runner trim but comes with premium cloth seat trim. But you can opt for leather upholstery along with power-seat adjustment at an additional cost. The cabin has hard touch panels for the most part, which might be an eyesore for some, but surely adds to the practical and rugged nature of the vehicle.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Passenger capacity

4

5

4

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

39.7/58.3/42.2

41.4/57.5/45.0

39.7/58.3/42.9

41.4/57.5/45.0

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

36.5/54.9/25.4

38.3/56.2/35.8

34.9/56.5/24.6

38.3/56.2/35.8

The Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon have the most overall cabin space, followed by the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier, respectively. The GMC Canyon and the Chevrolet Colorado can seat five people compared to the 4-seater capacity of the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma, making them a lot more practical.

How intuitive is the 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab’s infotainment unit?

The base Nissan Frontier comes with a 5-inch touchscreen display while the higher trims get a 5.8-inch touchscreen display. The system works just fine but has nothing special to point out as it is not as efficient as the ones you find on the competition. Available features include power windows and locks, a 10-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system, a moonroof, satellite radio, voice recognition, and smartphone app integration, a USB port, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth, a four-speaker audio system, and a rearview camera, to name a few.

2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Infotainment System

These are some of the distinctive infotainment features of the 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab:

  • AM/FM Radio
  • NissanConnect mobile apps
  • Nissan Navigation System w/voice guidance
  • Nissan voice recognition for navigation and audio
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • SiriusXM traffic
  • SiriusXM travel link
  • Premium audio w/6 speakers
  • Auxiliary input
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • USB connection port for iPod Interface and other compatible devices
  • Streaming audio via Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • Siri Eyes Free and hands-free text messaging assistant
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
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2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Exterior

5.5/10

The design of the Nissan Frontier is just as old as its equipment list. A design that has been in use since 2005, the Nissan Frontier has an old world charm that does not have the same amount of takers as its counterparts. But the simplicity sure does work on behalf of its rugged and practical demeanor. The Frontier has a boxy design with not many curved edges that meet the eye. Except for the base S trim, the higher trims all come with body-colored front bumpers. 

2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Side View

While the base trim receives 15-inch steel wheels, the SV trim is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels. The Desert Runner and PRO-4X trims come with off-road specific 16-inch alloy wheels to give more emphasis to its off-road nature. But regardless of the trim, the boxy look along with the V-shaped chrome grille will help you recognize the Frontier instantly. The King Cab configuration comes with a 6-feet-1-inch bed that is a lot better than the 5-foot bed you get with the Crew Cab configuration.

Model

Nissan Frontier

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Curb weight(lbs)

3,785

4,030

3,980

3,997

Length(in)

205.5

212.7

212.3

212.4

Width(in)

72.8

74.3

74.4

74.3

Height(in)

68.7

70.7

70.6

70.7

Ground clearance(in)

7.6

8.3

9.4

8.3

Wheel base(in)

125.9

128.3

127.4

128.3

Track width(in) F/R

61.8/61.8

62.4/62.4

63.0/63.2

62.4/62.4

The Chevrolet Colorado tips the scale at 4,030 pounds of curb weight, making the heaviest of the lot while the Nissan Frontier has the least curb weight of 3,785 pounds. The Nissan Frontier has the least length of 205.5 inches, making it a lot more easy to maneuver when compared to the other vehicles. The Nissan Frontier also has the least ground clearance and wheelbase among the competition.

2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Safety

4.0/10

The 2018 Nissan Frontier has not gone through the entire NHTSA crash-tests except for the Rollover aspect in which it scored a 4-star rating. Even while giving the best performance and comfort package, the Nissan doesn't lag while offering the best safety features. The Nissan Advanced Airbag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors offer the best passenger safety as the airbags 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. Speaking of safety, these are some of the salient safety features offered by the 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab:

  • Nissan Advanced AirBag 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
  • Roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for side-impact with rollover sensor
  • 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 seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Hood buckling creases and energy-absorbing steering column
  • Pipe-style steel side-door guard beams
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Competition

8.0/10

Nissan Frontier King Cab vs Chevrolet Colorado

Other than the well reputed reliability rating of the Nissan Frontier, it falls far below the modern amenities and added power offered by the Chevrolet Silverado. The interiors of the Frontier 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. But yes, that comes at a price. The Chevrolet Colorado is the better pick in this case.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado Front Angle View

Nissan Frontier King Cab vs Toyota Tacoma

The Tacoma is the truck that constantly stays at the bottom of the comparisons, 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 gifted with better hauling power than some of them, the Tacoma is not as good as the Frontier. Plagued with reliability issues as a brand, one might be skeptical of buying this workhorse. Hence the Nissan Frontier is the right option in this case.

2018 Toyota Tacoma Front Angle View

Nissan Frontier King Cab vs GMC Canyon

The GMC Canyon is the General Motor twin of the Colorado and is almost identical to it except for the payload and towing capacity, the payload being inferior to the Colorado and even

2018 GMC Canyon

more inferior when compared to the class king Nissan Frontier. Other than that, the GMC Canyon is fitted with a lot more modern tech and power, making it a worthy opponent that just edges past the Nissan Frontier.

2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab Final Verdict

The Nissan's plus point is its towing capacity and the cheap price point. The penny pinching is sure felt on the interior and safety features, and the trend continues along the whole series of this midsize pickup truck. This puts the Frontier at a vulnerable position when compared to its more modern and well equipped competition. But don’t get us wrong, the Nissan Frontier is a brilliant vehicle for hardcore work-related purposes, thanks to its rugged nature. Hence, the choice here is left to you. If you would like to indulge in new options and features along with a modern design, the Chevrolet Colorado or the GMC Canyon are worthy options. But if you are looking for a rough-usage pickup truck at an affordable price, it doesn’t get better than the 2018 Nissan Frontier.

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