2012 Nissan Frontier Consumer Reviews

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2012 Nissan Frontier
4.6
Average based on 38 reviews
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One Tough Truck

by from South Central Kentucky on May 6, 2012

Just recently purchased a 2012 Crew Cab Pro 4 X. The ride is great, options are exactly what I wanted. No surprises so far. Great for what little hauling I will need, but the off road package will als...
Just recently purchased a 2012 Crew Cab Pro 4 X. The ride is great, options are exactly what I wanted. No surprises so far. Great for what little hauling I will need, but the off road package will also be helpful with some of my adventures. The power of the V6 is just about right and handles any situation I will get into. Very comfortable ride and love the stereo system plus XM. I have had Nissan products in the past and they have all performed admirably.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Almost perfect!

by from Ma on September 3, 2012

Ok I am coming from a Tacoma that I love but needed the double cab. This time I wanted leather and heated seats and heated mirrors ect. You can not get these on the Tacoma, this is to bad and someone ...
Ok I am coming from a Tacoma that I love but needed the double cab. This time I wanted leather and heated seats and heated mirrors ect. You can not get these on the Tacoma, this is to bad and someone needs to wake up at Toyota. The Frontier is such a nice truck BUT this truck wonders all over the road, DO NOt take your eyes off the road. I checked the air in tires and it helped a little , but a 30 minute ride down the highway was exhausting. So disappointed!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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2012 Nissan Frontier SV Crew Cab with Sport Packag

by from Hammond, LA on November 2, 2012

I am so conflicted with this review because I love the truck but cannot recommend it because the front passenger seat back shakes violently while driving on a smooth Interstate highway above 50 MPH. T...
I am so conflicted with this review because I love the truck but cannot recommend it because the front passenger seat back shakes violently while driving on a smooth Interstate highway above 50 MPH. Thus the 1 star Interior rating. If this seat did not vibrate while driving I would give Interior a 5 star rating. I commute 60 miles a day and if it were not for this issue this would be a near perfect truck. Due to this , what I consider a design flaw in the front passenger seat I am very dissatisfied with the product and can only hope Nissan will hear my call for help. I have reached out to the Local Dealer and was told it was a common complaint so this troubles me even more due to the fact that Nissan Corp has not taken ownership of this issue. Spending $27,000 on a new vehicle to have a major defect that I am being told may not get resolved is very troubling to say the least. Hopefully these reviews get read enough and it will influence Nissan to take care of the issue once and for all. I am not sure how long I will put up with it before trading for another Brand and paying a little more to be satisfied. I hope you are paying attention Nissan. Dissatisfied Customer
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Best vehicle I have ever owned

by from Lancaster, NY on February 2, 2013

My last vehicle was a 2006 Nissan Frontier. I was so happy w/ that one that when I wanted to get a new one, I looked NO FURTHER than Nissan again...for another Frontier. I drove my last one for 7 year...
My last vehicle was a 2006 Nissan Frontier. I was so happy w/ that one that when I wanted to get a new one, I looked NO FURTHER than Nissan again...for another Frontier. I drove my last one for 7 years and probably easily could have driven it another 5-7yrs more. I didn't need another Frontier. I WANTED another Frontier. This 2012 Frontier is an upgrade from my other in that it is loaded...sunroof, leather interior, heated seats/mirrors, Rockford/Fosegate Stereo w/ 6 disc CD Changer and power seats on BOTH the Driver's and Passenger sides. The Interior is stylish and Luxurious yet rugged enough to w/stand our son and his 12yr. old friends. The Exterior is tough looking yet the Chrome handles, bumper ends and mirrors give it a Luxurious look as well. The wheels are HOT! The vehicle drives smooth w/out the Truck-like feel. The roof rack and running boards finish off the Exterior look making heads turn wherever it is. The 4X4 works GREAT in the snow and handles like a charm. This truck is fun to drive no matter what the conditions are and I feel it is the safest vehicle that I could have chosen to put my family in w/out hesitation. What more could I possibly ask for?!? I would recommend a Nissan Frontier to ANYONE who is in the market for a Truck that can be a workhorse as well as a family vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Love the Truck

by from Pensacola, FL on June 11, 2012

Best value for the money!! Very comfortable with tons of room and very admirable performance!! MPG has been averaging 19.8-22.0 overall! Would recommend to all who value a truck in their 'vehicular' a...
Best value for the money!! Very comfortable with tons of room and very admirable performance!! MPG has been averaging 19.8-22.0 overall! Would recommend to all who value a truck in their 'vehicular' arsenal!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car

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2012 Frontier

by from Middlesboro, Ky on March 23, 2013

I just bought a new 2012 Nissan Frontier 4x4 four door. The truck has a 4.0 liter V6 and is a six speed manual. The truck is a SV package and has some nice features. The truck has tons of power and ea...
I just bought a new 2012 Nissan Frontier 4x4 four door. The truck has a 4.0 liter V6 and is a six speed manual. The truck is a SV package and has some nice features. The truck has tons of power and easy to drive. The worst thing about this truck is the same as all trucks. "FUEL MILEAGE" The truck is getting around 17 to 18 mpg on average and thats better than 12 or 15 but that needs to improve. The truck was not overpriced and I got around 3500 off with factory rebates. I hope this helps anyone in the market for a new truck.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Nice Ride but Sure loves to drink the gas.

by from Jefferson City, MO on December 10, 2012

I purchsed the SL 4X4 edition and love the styling. Very sporty on the outside and sharp interior. I was torn between a Truck and a mid-size SUV but when compared the gas mileage and ability to haul t...
I purchsed the SL 4X4 edition and love the styling. Very sporty on the outside and sharp interior. I was torn between a Truck and a mid-size SUV but when compared the gas mileage and ability to haul things, I went with the truck. Unfortunately, I bought from Corwin Nissan in Jefferson City because I was told it was a "Family" dealer and would treat their customers right. Nothing could be further from the truth. Just as soon as the ink was dry on the contract the troubles began. They seem to go out of their way to make anything you need difficult and their service Manager is rude and unfriendly. Any time you call you get an answering machine and they never seem to be in any hurry to call you back. Never again Corwin Nissan!!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Best truck I have ever owned

by from Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 16, 2012

This is my first "new" truck I have ever purchased. It by far exceeds my expectations. I absolutely love this Nissan Truck. It has it all. Good looks, comfort, dependability and good gas mileage for a...
This is my first "new" truck I have ever purchased. It by far exceeds my expectations. I absolutely love this Nissan Truck. It has it all. Good looks, comfort, dependability and good gas mileage for a truck. Another very important factor when purchasing was the outstanding warranty that Nissan provides.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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best torque truck i have ever owned

by from on June 16, 2012

i love the fact that it is not full size but has a lot of power and off road ness. i specifificly recomend the pro-4x because it is tuff
i love the fact that it is not full size but has a lot of power and off road ness. i specifificly recomend the pro-4x because it is tuff
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Does recommend this car

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Love My Truck

by from Stafford, VA on September 30, 2012

I really appreciate this truck. I drive about 90 miles a day and have had the truck for 3 months. This truck is comfortable, stylish and strong. The gas mileage has ranged from 15.4 to 16.5 MPG. The s...
I really appreciate this truck. I drive about 90 miles a day and have had the truck for 3 months. This truck is comfortable, stylish and strong. The gas mileage has ranged from 15.4 to 16.5 MPG. The stereo system; Rockford Fasgate is amazingly clear and while sitting in I95 traffic provides me with my sound sanctuary and provides the morale boost that is needed in bumper to bumper traffic. The seats are heated and used often. The electric seats move in so many directions it is impossible not to be comfortable. The 4x4 options, locking rear differential and ability to turn your OD on and off is very convienient. The 4x4 features on this truck allows you to feel very confident in its use. Although there is not a ton of articulation in the suspension the truck performs very well in mud and uneven terrain. I would purchase this truck over and over again. I recently added a tonneau cover, some window vents, bug shield and a tow hitch. I have not seen huge gains in gas mileage due to the tonneau cover but I have gone from babying my ride to getting a bit more agressive on the throttle so it may be helping - we will see. Love the truck - I would recommend the 2012 Nissan Frontier Pro 4X to anyone who would listen.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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