CARS.COM — Nissan’s midsize pickup truck, the Frontier, has changed little for the 2016 model year. We tested the car-seat capabilities of the Pro-4X trim, and the crew cab can accommodate either a workforce or a family of five thanks to its ability to fit three child-safety seats across. Our Car Seat Check of the Frontier wasn’t without its rocky patches, however.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Three
What We Like
- The two sets of Latch anchors in the outboard seats are easy to access just behind vertical slits in the leather upholstery.
- Our rear-facing convertible seat installed easily, and we moved the front passenger seat less than an inch forward to fit it.
- Being able to fit three car seats across never gets old.
What We Don’t
- The three top tether anchors are positioned behind the rear seatbacks and access is tricky. The user must fold the seatback forward, attach the tether connector and then begin to tighten the strap — an arduous process that complicated the installation of our forward-facing convertible seat.
- We had to move the front passenger seat forward more than an inch to accommodate our infant safety seat, forcing the 5-foot-8-inch-tall test passenger’s knees into the glove box.
- Although the booster seat sat well on the Frontier’s flat bench seats, the seat belt buckles are on floppy bases, which could make it difficult for children to strap themselves in.