2021 Nissan Frontier

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2021 Nissan Frontier
2021 Nissan Frontier

Key specs

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The good:

  • Maneuverability
  • Forward visibility
  • Off-road capability

The bad:

  • Outdated interior
  • Tiny backseat in King Cab
  • Mushy brake feel
  • Wind noise on highway

3 trims

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Our 2021 Nissan Frontier trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • King Cab or crew cab mid-size pickup truck
  • Standard V-6 engine, nine-speed automatic
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system standard
  • Off-road-oriented PRO-4X version available

2021 Nissan Frontier review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Nissan Frontier?

The 2021 Nissan Frontier is a mid-size pickup truck that seats up to five people. It comes with a 310-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine that works with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered, and competitors include the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado and Ford Ranger.  

What’s New on the 2021 Nissan Frontier?

There are no significant changes this year. A redesigned Frontier will arrive as a 2022 model. 

What Features in the 2021 Nissan Frontier Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Bluetooth connectivity 
  • Keyless entry
  • Push-button start
  • Cruise control

Available features include:

  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Underbody skid plates
  • Power moonroof
  • Satellite radio

Should I Buy the 2021 Nissan Frontier?

The Frontier offers good maneuverability and visibility, but its interior is basic, and the King Cab version isn’t all that roomy. The new-for-2020 drivetrain modernizes the truck, but the Frontier is due for a major redesign for the 2022 model year. Truck shoppers would be smart to wait for the new version, which is slated to arrive in summer 2021.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Great Truck Good Value Drives well

Nice truck 6cyl has lots of power. Very happy with this truck Drives well does not feel like your driving a truck. Great value for the money.


For the money this is the truck is awesome

Was looking for a 4/4 midsized truck but didn’t want all the bells & whistles. I was pleasantly surprised , easy to drive , smooth driving city & country roads . The interior is nice and the seats are very comfortable. The touchscreen is very user friendly. I would rate this truck as the best value period. Nissan hit a home run with the midnight edition . Very pleased with quality & price .


Best midsize truck

This car met all my needs and surpassed all my expectations. Easy to handle and comfortable to fit the wife, kids and all the luggage for trips. Highly recommended.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan
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
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)
Dealer certification required
167-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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