2008 Nissan Frontier

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$16,530

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style

4

Seating capacity

205.5” x 69.7”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Interior space
  • Towing capacity
  • Available side curtain airbags

The bad:

  • Pending further review

8 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • King Cab or Crew Cab
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Kinship to full-size Titan
  • Auxiliary audio input jack

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior 3.8
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews

3.0

Don't make the same mistake I did.

The 2008 Nissan Frontier SE was my first car and my daily driver for nearly 6 years when it was purchased in 2016. From the getgo, issues were obvious. The transmission died at 130,000k miles, the AC stopped working at 150,000k miles, the bed lock broke and would not open at 156,000k miles, and finally the coolant hoses literally fell apart at 160,000k miles and killed the engine. This was with regular maintenance and good care. Beware of this truck.

4.0

My Frontier Experience!

I was shanghi'd when I bought this truck. It was advertised at $15,999 And then added $5,000 on top for things I never got. They lied to me. I personally like this truck persa I've had mine for going on 3 years with only changing alternator, and the basic Serv. Oil change etc. But I've had this crap in my radiator since I bought it. I didn't look in radiator at water just assumed from a dealership it would be good. Well it gets like a greyish slimmy goo . I have flushed it but it still gets in there from somewhere. I don't understand it. But other than that I miss my bluetooth and my cruise control.

5.0

One owner all the way, great truck

Bought it new in 2009, a leftover 2008. Low mileage, 136k, no real problems. 4WD Crew Cab, I get 21.5-22.5 mpg on trips in good weather, it's the 4 liter. The secret to mileage is drive it about 70-72. Mileage starts dropping off fast above that. 20 mpg mixed driving. I live at about 5,000 elevation. I maintain it, and that's all it has required. I have the long bed, turning radius is only gripe. I do 'easy' 4WD roads it's fine for that. Long beds aren't made for anything above 'easy', imo. Great truck, I'm keeping it even after I get a newer truck or SUV.

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Safety

Based on the 2008 Nissan Frontier base trim.
Nhtsa rollover rating
3
Side driver
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
Powertrain
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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