2018 Nissan Frontier

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2018 Nissan Frontier
2018 Nissan Frontier

Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

205.5” x 68.7”


Rear-wheel drive



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

6 trims

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Notable features

  • 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

2018 Nissan Frontier review: Our expert's take

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 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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Great Truck!

Have owned my 2018 Nissan for 2 years. It is the extra cab model and equipped with the V6 motor. This truck has been terrific so far. It rides good, has more than enough power and is very comfortable. Whats not to like?


Great small truck

This a small size truck with a lot of power for towing my boat. I was surprised how much power the V-6 actually has. I would have given 5 stars for comfort but my wife complains that the seats are too firm.


Great ride for off road , towing jet ski and boat

This truck (pro4x) has met my expectations as a commuter and towing may toys, boat and jet ski.I wod highly recommend this mid size truck over any other brands.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 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.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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