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New for 2010-Nissan Trucks

New for 2010-Nissan Trucks

By Jeff Youngs, December 31, 2009
2010 Nissan PathfinderCritical Knowledge:

2010 Armada: The 8-passenger Armada SUV reconfigures its lineup and adds more standard appointments to the higher trim levels. New for 2010, Titanium and Platinum models receive standard leather, 20-inch wheels, Bose audio and more.

2010 Frontier: Although it was extensively updated for 2009, the new model year brings the Frontier two new safety enhancements, a new transmission choice, and equipment changes.

2010 Pathfinder: Nissan has reconfigured the Pathfinder's option packages and added a new exterior color for the new model year.

2010 Titan: While it is older than most of its direct competition, the Titan receives a host of safety, equipment and audio updates for 2010, designed to keep it competitive within its segment.

2010 Xterra: The truck-based SUV receives revised "X Gear" content as standard on two models (S and SE models), the Technology package is now standard (SE and OR models ), the 6-speed manual transmission has been dropped (S model), and there are six new exterior colors.

2010 Nissan Armada
The Nissan Armada is a full-size 8-passenger SUV sharing mechanicals with the Nissan Titan pickup truck. Changes for 2010 include new two-piece body side molding, chrome exterior accents, and interior upholstery changes for the Titanium and Platinum models. New standard front-seat side-impact air bags are also included on the SE 2WD model. The 2010 model lineup is also new: Armada SE, Armada Titanium Edition and Armada Platinum Edition.
  • New model lineup for 2010: SE, Titanium Edition and Platinum Edition
  • Standard 18-inch wheels on SE models
  • Standard 20-inch wheels on Titanium and Platinum Editions
  • Standard leather-appointed interiors on Titanium and Platinum Editions
  • Standard automatic self-leveling suspension on Titanium and Platinum Editions
  • Standard premium Bose audio system with 11 speakers, AM/FM/CD/MP3 with 6-disc in-dash CD changer, 9.3 GB Music Box hard drive, XM satellite radio on Platinum Edition
  • Standard Nissan navigation system with XM NavTraffic on Platinum Edition
  • Standard power-operated rear liftgate on Platinum Edition
  • Standard front and rear proximity sensor system on Platinum Edition

2010 Nissan Frontier
The Frontier is a midsize pickup truck positioned as the little sibling to the full-size Titan. While its big brother is fitted with a standard V-8 engine, the Frontier is offered with a choice of 4- or 6-cylinder engines. The Frontier is offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles and in 4x2 or 4x4 driveline configurations. Updated just last year with a new front fascia, grille, redesigned headlights and new wheels, the Frontier receives only minor updates for the 2010 model year.
  • Standard side curtain air bags on all models
  • Standard vehicle stability control on V-6 models
  • Frontier XE is now offered with a 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Frontier SE and LE V-6 models gain standard Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS)
  • Frontier SE and LE 4WD automatic transmission-equipped models receive standard Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control
  • One new exterior color: Night Armor

2010 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan has revised the Pathfinder's exterior and interior color combinations, added a moonroof as standard equipment on the LE-V6, and included a navigation system on the LE-V8. Two new option packages are available for 2010: The LE-V8 Value package includes a rear DVD player and a moonroof, while the SE Premium Journey package includes alloy wheels, rearview monitor, Bose audio system, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth and more.
  • New interior and exterior combinations
  • New exterior color: Dark Slate
  • Moonroof is now standard on Pathfinder LE-V6 models
  • New LE-V8 Value package includes rear-seat DVD entertainment system and a power moonroof
  • New SE Premium Journey package adds alloy wheels, rearview monitor, 10-speaker Bose audio system with XM satellite radio, Bluetooth, Intelligent Key keyless locking and ignition, and more

2010 Nissan Titan
The Titan is Nissan's full-size pickup truck. Introduced for the 2004 model year, and without a replacement scheduled for at least another few years, the Titan will soon be the oldest platform in its segment. Regardless, Nissan has focused quite a bit of attention on the Titan, keeping it aligned-or ahead-of the competition. The 2010 model year brings a host of safety improvements, new equipment packages, and audio upgrades.
  • Side curtain air bags are now standard on all models
  • Active brake limited slip is now standard on all models
  • New badging on PRO-4X tailgate
  • New SE Utility package
  • New SE Value Truck package bundles popular equipment into one lower price option
  • Trailer hitch, harness and brake pre-wiring now standard on PRO-4X model
  • Power-adjustable pedals now part of SE Premium Utility package
  • SE Driver's Convenience package combined with Max Utility package to create the Premium Utility package
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity now standard on PRO-4X model
  • Rockford Fosgate audio system added to Premium Utility package
  • Vinyl flooring added to King Cab XE models
  • Two new exterior colors: Blue Steel and Navy Blue

2010 Nissan Xterra
Based on the Nissan Frontier pickup, the 5-passenger Nissan Xterra SUV is available with revised X Gear package content, the Technology package is now standard on two models, and the interior and exterior color combinations have been simplified. Furthermore, the manual transmission option has been dropped from the Xterra S model.
  • Revised X Gear package content standard on Xterra S and Xterra SE models
  • Technology package content is now standard on Xterra SE and Xterra OR (Off-Road)
  • Six available colors: Silver Lightning, Night Armor, Super Black, Red Brick, Avalanche and Navy Blue
  • Optional 6-speed manual transmission dropped from the S model
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