• (3.9) 28 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,261$13,601
  • 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 Trim Levels Available

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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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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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