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2018 Nissan Frontier

2018 Nissan Frontier

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$14,561 — $26,389 USED
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Extended Cab Pickup
4-5 Seats
18-21 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • V-6 towing capacity
  • Maneuverability
  • Forward visibility
  • Off-road capability

The Bad

  • Basic interior
  • Tiny backseat (King Cab)
  • Mushy brake feel
  • Wind noise on the highway
2018 Nissan Frontier exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Nissan Frontier
  • More standard features
  • New Midnight Edition
  • Four-cylinder or V-6 power
  • King Cab or crew cab body style
  • Off-road-oriented PRO-4X version
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive

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2018 Nissan Frontier Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Affordable trucks still exist, and this is one of them. In fact, this is the most affordable truck out there: the 2018 Nissan Frontier.


What it is: The Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup truck is available with a choice of four-cylinder or V-6 power and rear- or four-wheel drive. It comes as an extended cab (King Cab) truck with rear-hinged rear doors, or as a four-door crew cab. King Cabs have a 6-foot cargo bed and crew cabs are available with a 4.75- or 6-foot bed.


The Frontier seats four or five, depending on cab style. It competes with the Chevrolet Colorado, Honda Ridgeline and Toyota Tacoma.

New for 2018


New standard features include a backup camera, air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and a 5-inch stereo display. A new Midnight Edition Package for the SV crew cab includes a gloss-black grille, gloss-black 18-inch alloy wheels and step rails, body-colored bumpers, black door handles and side-mirror covers, and black badges.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
101 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

most reliable car

by rene from kissimmme on March 31, 2020

this car met all my needs , durability , outstanding perfomance , parts are very durable , very goods on gas milleage, powerful and robust Read full review

(4.0)

Great value for midsize truck

by BJH from Cary, IL on February 18, 2020

Very happy with everything with the exception of interior upgrades. Does not have much of the new technology that the competition has, for instance no navigation, Apple CarPlay, even power seats or ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Nissan Frontier currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    N/A

  • Powertrain

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

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker

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