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2015 Nissan Frontier

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$11,744 — $27,656 USED
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4-5 Seats
17-21 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • V-6 tows up to 6,500 pounds
  • Maneuverability
  • Forward visibility
  • Off-road capability

The Bad

  • Basic interior
  • Tiny backseat (King Cab)
  • Mushy brake feel
  • Wind noise on the highway
2015 Nissan Frontier exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Nissan Frontier
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • King Cab or crew cab only
  • no regular cab
  • Off-road-oriented PRO-4X model

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

2015 Midsize PickupTruck Challenge - V-6 Acceleration, Empty

Vehicle Overview

Nissan has the longest history in the U.S. among import automakers of selling compact and midsize pickup trucks. Its current small truck, the Frontier, is available with a choice of four-cylinder or V-6 power, and rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered. With seating for four or five depending on the cab style, the Frontier competes with the Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline.
New for 2015
Changes for 2015 include updated technology in certain models. The SL long wheelbase model now has a standard moonroof. NissanConnect multimedia system with Navigation and Mobile Apps is standard for the PRO-4X models, and
NissanConnect multimedia system with Mobile Apps with a 5.0-inch color display is included for SV and Desert Runner grades.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 15-, 16- or 18-inch wheels
  • Crew-cab trucks available with longer cargo box
  • Tough PRO-4X and Desert Runner appearance
  • Off-road-worthy approach/departure angles
  • Locking tailgate
  • Available factory spray-in bedliner
  • Available adjustable tie-down system
  • Available roof rack on crew-cab models
  • Available power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Front bucket seats
  • Available leather upholstery
  • Removable underseat storage
  • Easy-to-read gauges
  • Two glove boxes
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Rockford Fosgate premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • Base 152-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylind...
Vehicle Overview

Nissan has the longest history in the U.S. among import automakers of selling compact and midsize pickup trucks. Its current small truck, the Frontier, is available with a choice of four-cylinder or V-6 power, and rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered. With seating for four or five depending on the cab style, the Frontier competes with the Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline.
New for 2015
Changes for 2015 include updated technology in certain models. The SL long wheelbase model now has a standard moonroof. NissanConnect multimedia system with Navigation and Mobile Apps is standard for the PRO-4X models, and
NissanConnect multimedia system with Mobile Apps with a 5.0-inch color display is included for SV and Desert Runner grades.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 15-, 16- or 18-inch wheels
  • Crew-cab trucks available with longer cargo box
  • Tough PRO-4X and Desert Runner appearance
  • Off-road-worthy approach/departure angles
  • Locking tailgate
  • Available factory spray-in bedliner
  • Available adjustable tie-down system
  • Available roof rack on crew-cab models
  • Available power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Front bucket seats
  • Available leather upholstery
  • Removable underseat storage
  • Easy-to-read gauges
  • Two glove boxes
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Rockford Fosgate premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • Base 152-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 261-hp, 4.0-liter V-6
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Available electronically controlled, shift-on-the-fly, part-time transfer case
  • Electronic locking rear differential (PRO-4X)

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Available backup camera
  • Available hill start assist and hill descent control

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
49 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

Silvia

by kbx from TEWKSBURY mass on December 14, 2018

truck has met my needs paid extra for heated seats bed cover and liner and remote start. Wish it had outside temperature displayed on dash. Read full review

(4.0)

Low Tech

by RRhoades from Rogers, AR on November 21, 2018

The Nissan Frontier is a good basic truck, fairly low initial cost, but has very few frills. It has a good ride for a four wheel pickup but has a poor turning radius whether in 4 wd or not. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Nissan Frontier currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Nissan Frontier S

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
acceptable
Overall Rear
acceptable
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
acceptable
Right Leg/Foot
marginal
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Nissan

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    84 months/100,000 miles from original new-car in-service date

  • Powertrain

    84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Frontier received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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