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Body style: Truck
Segment: Midsize Pickup

Nissan refreshed the Frontier lineup in 2018 and added a few features to the workhorse vehicle that was on the market for nine years, keeping it up to date and competitive.

The Japanese automaker managed to compete against Ford Ranger and the Chevrolet and was based on an older chassis but with enough improvements. After all, it didn't have to change a chassis that was sturdy enough to handle the job; it just needed the power and the amenities to keep it moving.

When Nissan started to upgrade its lineup, it created a new signature on the front fascia with a V-shaped chromed detail. This design element was also shown on the 2018 Frontier. In addition, the headlights were also reshaped. Finally, in the King Cab version, the Japanese pickup sported a pair of rear-hinged half-doors in the back.

Behind the cabin, the King Cab featured one of the longest beds in its family, making it useful for those who needed a light pickup capable enough to carry an ATV or a bike.

Inside, Nissan upgraded the infotainment system and also included a backup camera. However, the cabin was still decorated with hard plastic in all areas. After all, it was a work truck. Still, Nissan offered the Frontier a decent sound system and a center console with two cup holders. In the back of the cabin, the automaker installed two jump seats, just in case someone needed a ride back home. But that area was mostly useful as storage.

Under the hood, Nissan placed its bets on two engines: a 2.5-liter inline-four and a 4.0-liter V6. A five-speed automatic was on the options list, and besides the auto mode, it also offered a manual mode.

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NISSAN Frontier 2018 - 2019
  3 diesel engines
  • 2.5L SE 6MT (150 HP)
  • 4.0L PRO-4X 6MT (261 HP)
  • 4.0L V6 6MT (261 HP)

NISSAN Frontier 2.5L SE 6MT (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L SE 6MT (150 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2488 cm3
Power
110.3 KW @ 5200 RPM
150 HP @ 5200 RPM
148 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
171 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
232 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Commonrail Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
105.6 mph (170 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/70 R16/R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
205.5 in (5220 mm)
Width
72.8 in (1849 mm)
Height
70.2 in (1783 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.8/61.8 in (1,570/1,570 mm)
Wheelbase
125.9 in (3198 mm)
Cargo Volume
92 cuFT (2605 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.43
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4567 lbs (2072 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5690 lbs (2581 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
Highway
23.1 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)
Combined
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)

NISSAN Frontier 4.0L PRO-4X 6MT (261 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L PRO-4X 6MT (261 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3954 cm3
Power
192 KW @ 5600 RPM
261 HP @ 5600 RPM
257 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
281 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
381 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Commonrail Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
105.6 mph (170 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/70 R16/R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
205.5 in (5220 mm)
Width
72.8 in (1849 mm)
Height
70.2 in (1783 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.8/61.8 in (1,570/1,570 mm)
Wheelbase
125.9 in (3198 mm)
Cargo Volume
92 cuFT (2605 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.43
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4567 lbs (2072 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5690 lbs (2581 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15 mpg US (15.7 L/100Km)
Highway
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Combined
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)

NISSAN Frontier 4.0L V6 6MT (261 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L V6 6MT (261 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3954 cm3
Power
192 KW @ 5600 RPM
261 HP @ 5600 RPM
257 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
281 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
381 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Commonrail Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
105.6 mph (170 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/70 R16/R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
205.5 in (5220 mm)
Width
72.8 in (1849 mm)
Height
70.2 in (1783 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.8/61.8 in (1,570/1,570 mm)
Wheelbase
125.9 in (3198 mm)
Cargo Volume
92 cuFT (2605 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.43
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4567 lbs (2072 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5690 lbs (2581 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15 mpg US (15.7 L/100Km)
Highway
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Combined
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
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