2010 Nissan Frontier Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$17,540-$29,820
$16,638-$27,629
15 /CITY / 19 /HWY
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What Changed for the 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

The Frontier is Nissan's small pickup truck. It's available as a 2-door, 4-seat King Cab (extended cab) or a 4-door, 5-seat Crew Cab, and with a standard (59.5-inch, 27.1-cubic-foot) or long (73.3-inch, 33.5-cubic-foot) pickup bed. The long bed is standard with the King Cab, and optional with the Crew Cab. The Nissan Frontier is available in rear- (2WD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD).

The entry-level model, Frontier XE, is available only as a King Cab, and features 15-inch steel wheels and cloth upholstery. Air conditioning and a basic sound system are optional. Succeeding trim levels-SE, LE and PRO-4X-are available for both the King and the Crew Cab, and progressively add standard features. At the top of the line, standard equipment on the PRO-4X includes 16-inch alloy wheels, locking rear differential, and other features that are conducive to better off-road performance. The LE trim lacks the off-road enhancements, but features 18-inch alloy wheels, power driver's seat, and fancier exterior trim. Many option packages are available, especially for the PRO-4X and LE trims, and can include leather upholstery, heated front seats, premium sound system, sunroof (Crew Cab only), portable navigation system, and much more.

The 2010 Nissan Frontier XE and SE models feature a 152-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 5-speed manual transmission (a 5-speed automatic transmission is optional), and rear-wheel drive. This drivetrain delivers 19 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. Frontier PRO-4X and LE models feature a 261-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine with either a 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic transmission and 2WD or 4WD. (This larger engine is also available as an option with the SE trim.) With 2WD and manual transmission, the 2010 Nissan Frontier delivers 16 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Nissan Frontier include anti-lock brakes, stability control, front side air bags, side curtain air bags, seat belt pre-tensioners, and active front head restraints.

MSRPs for the 2010 Nissan Frontier ranged from $17,540 to $29,820.

What Changed for the 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

The Frontier is Nissan's small pickup truck. It's available as a 2-door, 4-seat King Cab (extended cab) or a 4-door, 5-seat Crew Cab, and with a standard (59.5-inch, 27.1-cubic-foot) or long (73.3-inch, 33.5-cubic-foot) pickup bed. The long bed is standard with the King Cab, and optional with the Crew Cab. The Nissan Frontier is available in rear- (2WD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD).

The entry-level model, Frontier XE, is available only as a King Cab, and features 15-inch steel wheels and cloth upholstery. Air conditioning and a basic sound system are optional. Succeeding trim levels-SE, LE and PRO-4X-are available for both the King and the Crew Cab, and progressively add standard features. At the top of the line, standard equipment on the PRO-4X includes 16-inch alloy wheels, locking rear differential, and other features that are conducive to better off-road performance. The LE trim lacks the off-road enhancements, but features 18-inch alloy wheels, power driver's seat, and fancier exterior trim. Many option packages are available, especially for the PRO-4X and LE trims, and can include leather upholstery, heated front seats, premium sound system, sunroof (Crew Cab only), portable navigation system, and much more.

The 2010 Nissan Frontier XE and SE models feature a 152-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 5-speed manual transmission (a 5-speed automatic transmission is optional), and rear-wheel drive. This drivetrain delivers 19 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. Frontier PRO-4X and LE models feature a 261-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine with either a 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic transmission and 2WD or 4WD. (This larger engine is also available as an option with the SE trim.) With 2WD and manual transmission, the 2010 Nissan Frontier delivers 16 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Nissan Frontier include anti-lock brakes, stability control, front side air bags, side curtain air bags, seat belt pre-tensioners, and active front head restraints.

MSRPs for the 2010 Nissan Frontier ranged from $17,540 to $29,820.

Available Trims for the 2010 Nissan Frontier
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name XE (2WD King Cab I4 Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 17540.00 Engine 2.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/23
Name XE (2WD King Cab I4 Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 18590.00 Engine 2.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/23
Name SE (2WD King Cab I4 Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 19640.00 Engine 2.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/23
Name SE (2WD King Cab I4 Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20690.00 Engine 2.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name SE (2WD King Cab V6 Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 20440.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 16/20
Name SE (2WD King Cab V6 Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 21490.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 15/20
Name PRO-4X (2WD King Cab V6 Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 25010.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 15/20
Name LE (2WD King Cab V6 Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 24920.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 15/20
Name SE (2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 22290.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 16/20
Name SE (2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 23340.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 15/20
Name PRO-4X (2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26360.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 15/20
Name LE (2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26620.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 15/20
Name SE (2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 23090.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 16/20
Name SE (2WD Crew Cab LWB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 24140.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 15/20
Name LE (2WD Crew Cab LWB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27120.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 15/20
Name SE (4WD King Cab Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 23140.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 15/19
Name SE (4WD King Cab Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 24190.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name PRO-4X (4WD King Cab Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 26660.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 15/19
Name PRO-4X (4WD King Cab Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27710.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name LE (4WD King Cab Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27620.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name SE (4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 24990.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 15/19
Name SE (4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26040.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name PRO-4X (4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29060.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name LE (4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29270.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name SE (4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 25790.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 15/19
Name SE (4WD Crew Cab LWB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26840.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name LE (4WD Crew Cab LWB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29820.00 Engine 4.0L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 14/19
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INTERIOR
  • Reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable active head restraints
  • Fold-flat passenger seat
  • Forward facing rear jump seats w/flip-up seat cushions
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • 2nd row LH removable under seat storage
  • Dual-level center console w/storage & armrest style lid
  • Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, trip meter, coolant temp
  • Reminders -inc: low fuel, fasten seat belts
  • Dual glove box w/lower lockable glove box
  • (2) auxiliary pwr outlets
  • (2) front/(2) rear cup holders
  • (2) bottle holders
  • Front/rear door map pockets
  • Chrome inside door handles
  • Driver/front passenger assist grips
  • Coat hook
  • Dome light
  • Cell phone storage
  • Tilt steering column
  • Air conditioning
  • Dual sunvisors w/vanity mirrors
  • Unique cloth seating surfaces
  • Oil & volt gauges
  • Front map lights
  • Driver seat height adjuster & lumbar support
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Illuminated ignition switch
  • PRO-4X white gauge faces
  • Trip computer
  • Low washer fluid reminder
  • Pwr windows w/driver side auto-down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Overhead sunglass holder
  • Driver seat back pocket
  • Satin gauges & chrome vent accents
  • Dual sunvisors w/illum vanity mirrors
  • Rear bench seat
  • Rear under seat storage w/floor versatility
  • Engine immobilizer system
  • Rear heater duct
  • Rear defroster
  • (4) bottle holders
  • Rear passenger assist grips
  • Front passenger side seat pocket
  • Security alarm system
  • 8-way pwr driver seat w/height adjuster & lumbar support
  • Compass & outside temp display
  • Auto day/night rearview mirror
EXTERIOR
  • 15" styled steel wheels
  • P235/75R15 all-season tires
  • Full size spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Black front bumper
  • Chrome rear bumper
  • Chrome front grille
  • Black mirrors
  • Tinted UV-reducing solar glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear access doors
  • Black door handles
  • Cargo lamp
  • (4) inside bed hooks
  • Detachable tailgate w/lock
  • 16" styled steel wheels
  • P265/70R16 all-season OWL tires
  • Chrome front bumper
  • Sliding rear window
  • Privacy glass
  • 16" off-road design alloy wheels
  • P265/75R16 all-season OWL tires
  • Body-color grille
  • Body-color pwr outside mirrors
  • Front/rear splash guards
  • Fog lamps
  • Body-color door handles
  • Spray-on bed liner
  • Bed rail caps
  • (4) adjustable tie-down cleats
  • Utili-Track channel system
  • 18" machined finish alloy wheels
  • P265/60R18 all-season tires
  • Full size spare tire w/alloy wheel
  • Body-color side molding
  • Chrome pwr outside mirrors
  • Tubular step rails
  • Chrome door handles
  • (4) tie-down cleats
  • (4) full-size doors
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Body-color front bumper
  • Body-color rear bumper
  • Roof rack w/cross bars
  • Auto on/off headlamps
MECHANICAL
  • 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cyl engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Front independent suspension
  • Multi-leaf rear suspension
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel vented disc brakes
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • 4.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
  • Nissan engine cover
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Front tow hook
  • Locking rear differential
  • Oil pan & fuel tank skid plates
  • Bilstein off-road shock absorbers
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Part-time transfer case w/rotary switch
  • Clutch start cancel switch
  • Transfer case skid plate
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Side door guard beams
    • Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: front passenger occupancy sensor
    • Front seat-mounted side impact airbags
    • Roof-mounted curtain side impact airbags
    • 3-point seat belts for all seating positions
    • Front seat belts w/pretensioners, load limiters, adjustable upper anchors
    • (1) rear passenger top tether child restraint anchor
    • Clutch interlock
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)
    • Active brake limited slip (ABLS)
    • First aid kit
    • LATCH sytem (lower anchors & tether for children)
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Hill start assist & hill descent control
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (4) speakers, aux input jack
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (6) speakers, aux input jack

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