2018 Nissan Frontier

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2018 Nissan Frontier Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Midsize Pickup of 2018

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 Nissan Frontier after 90-days of ownership.
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Transmission smoothness
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 Nissan Frontier during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle maneuverability
  • How the interior materials feel
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats

Performance Specs

MPG City

15 - 19


21 - 23


152 - 261


5 speed, Automatic w/OD, 5 speed, Manual w/OD, 6 speed, Manual w/OD


Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6


Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2018 Nissan Frontier Review

You’ve got a tough to-do list and finding a truck that’ll keep up is job number one. There’s really only one choice because when the tough get going they’re in a Nissan Frontier. Choose from five models starting with the S and moving through the well-appointed SL. Featuring King and Crew Cab body styles on full-length fully boxed ladder frames every Frontier is a mid-size pickup with plenty of muscle and towing power. Not all cargo is created equal so Nissan created the Utili-Track Channel System. It secures your load with the most bed rails in its class. The standard rearview monitor makes trailer hitch-up easy. Inside the cabin it’s a man cave on wheels. Comfort entertainment cup holders—the Frontier has it all. And with available NissanConnect all your apps calls music and more come together on one screen. Choose from a variety of colors options and Genuine Nissan Accessories and build a Frontier that’s all yours. The Nissan Frontier. Tough is always on call.
Your Nissan Frontier looks tough but it’s a geek at heart. Keep your hands on the wheel with Bluetooth. Stream audio; make and take calls; it’s standard equipment on every Frontier. So is a five-inch color display and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Get where you’re going and stay connected on the way with available NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps. Music news and more come along for the ride. That’s Nissan Intelligent Mobility. The Nissan Frontier. Working harder by working smarter.
You know safety is first and foremost. That’s why the Nissan Frontier offers innovation that looks out for you. The standard rearview camera and available sonar makes backing up and hitching up a breeze. And available automatic headlights maximize your visibility. Never fear the unexpected. Frontier comes with a host of safety features to help respond—like vehicle dynamic control and multiple braking aides. And should worst still happen zone-body construction helps absorb the impact while six standard airbags and LATCH system fasteners help keep everyone safe.
Every Nissan Frontier features a full-length fully boxed ladder frame because it improves performance whether you’re working or playing—on-road and off. Available four-wheel drive and Bilstein off-road performance shocks lets you go even further. Frontier S and SV models are powered by a four-cylinder that feels like a six with 171 pound-feet of torque. The rest of the Frontier line comes with a four-liter V-6 with that can tow over 6 700 pounds so you can always bring along the right tool—or toy. The Nissan Frontier. Stronger is always better.

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J.D. Power Award Winner

Quality Award Winner

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Dependability Award Winner

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