Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Jim Flammang
January 28, 2004
Vehicle Overview A 4x4 King Cab Supercharged Value Edition (SVE) joined the Nissan Frontier lineup in 2003, and all models gained electronic brake-force distribution. New 17-inch five-spoke wheels go on the SE models for 2004. A new Supercharger Value Truck Package is available for King Cab pickup trucks.
Redesigned in extra-bold form for 2001, the Tennessee-built Frontier features a front end dominated by a massive bumper. Prominent wheel flares have a bolted-on appearance. The redesigned 2005 Nissan Frontier was unveiled in early January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Exterior Aggressive touches that create what Nissan calls a “modern industrial” look start with the front fascia, hood, fenders and bumper and match up with bold headlights and fog lamps. Nissan does not offer a regular-cab model, but three body styles are available.
King Cab (extended-cab) pickups feature a 74.6-inch cargo bed, a 116.1-inch wheelbase and an overall length of 202.9 inches. Unlike some extended-cab pickup rivals, the King Cab does not have four doors. Four-door Crew Cab pickups get a 56.3-inch bed and are 199.9 inches long overall with a 116.1-inch wheelbase. The Crew Cab Long Bed model is 217.8 inches long overall, rides a 131.1-inch wheelbase and has a cargo bed that’s 74.6 inches long.
Desert Runner (King Cab) models are offered in XE form. Supercharged (SC) Frontiers have 17-inch alloy wheels, a specially tuned suspension and increased ground clearance for 4x4 versions.
Interior King Cabs come with either a split, three-place front bench seat or two buckets, along with a pair of folding jump seats in the rear. Crew Cabs have front bucket seats and a three-place rear bench. Selected models can have an optional leather-appointed interior with red-on-charcoal stitching.
All interiors have an instrument panel with three cockpit-style round gauges, as well as a console with side map pockets. Frontiers equipped with the supercharged engine have titanium-colored gauges. A 300-watt Rockford Fosgate-powered audio system with an in-dash six-CD changer is an option for Crew Cab models.
Under the Hood The two-wheel-drive King Cab’s base engine is a 143-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-four-cylinder. Standard in Desert Runner, 4x4 and Crew Cab models, the 3.3-liter V-6 yields 180 hp. A supercharged version of the V-6 that cranks out 210 hp goes into the SC and SVE models. All engines are available with either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission.
Safety Four-wheel antilock brakes are standard. Dual-stage front airbags with a passenger-side cutoff switch are installed.