(3.8) 25 reviews
MSRP: $5,874$14,118
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 17-23
Engine: 265-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 6,300 lbs.
2005 Nissan Frontier

Our Take on the 2005 Nissan Frontier

Our Take

Larger than its predecessor both inside and out, Nissan’s redesigned compact pickup truck will come in King Cab (extended-cab) and Crew Cab forms. Introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, the third-generation Frontier goes on sale late in 2004. Nissan claims the 2005 m... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

  • King Cab or Crew Cab
  • Four-cylinder or new V-6
  • Six-speed manual or five-speed automatic
  • Kinship to full-size Titan
  • Increased dimensions


Our Expert Reviews

With the new 2005 Frontier, Nissan adapted the Nismo badge to its off-road packages for both 4x4 and 4x2 models. This follows similar moves by other manufacturers who have been successful in creating brand awareness for rugged off-road equipment. The trend is so profitable that off-road packages are no longer options; they're now distinct models or trim levels. In recent years, the Nismo t... Read full review for the 2005 Nissan Frontier

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Consumer Reviews


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Rock on Nissan

by smiity from denver, co on August 30, 2010

I bought my 05 with 90,000 miles I have 140,000 on it now and I got to say its the best car i've ever owned. I thought about selling it awhile back but i just can't seem to find anything better out th... Read Full Review

13 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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