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2016 Nissan Frontier King Cab

At a Glance

Pricing $18,390 - $32,580
Drive Types RWD, 4WD
Engines 2.5l I4, 4.0l V6
Transmissions A5, M5, M6
Fuel Economy 15-19 (city), 21-23 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 41

Overview Information

The smaller Nissan Frontier truck is one of the last few compact pickups on the market. Nissan offers the Frontier in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles. Engine choices include a 2.5L I-4 (King Cab only) and a 4.0L V-6 mated to either a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual (five speed on 2.5l). King Cab and long-wheelbase Crew Cab models have a 73" bed. A properly equipped Frontier can tow up to 6500 lbs. With some full-sized trucks achieving better fuel economy, the most compelling reason to shop a smaller truck is for the lower starting price. A well-equipped Frontier starts at around $23,000.

Official Word:

The Nissan Frontier, which combines premium hardware, extraordinary power and off-road athleticism, continues to be a leader in the mid-size truck segment. For 2013, Frontier again offers an exceptional level of on- and off-road performance with the use of a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine rated at 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. A 152-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine is also available (4x2 King Cab only). With its strong performance, combined with good fuel mileage (19...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Frontier King Cab S 2.5l I4 (152-bhp) M5 RWD 19/23/21 34 $18,390
Frontier King Cab S 2.5l I4 (152-bhp) A5 RWD 17/23/20 34 $22,160
Frontier King Cab SV 2.5l I4 (152-bhp) M5 RWD 19/23/21 36 $22,860
Frontier King Cab SV 2.5l I4 (152-bhp) A5 RWD 17/23/20 36 $23,910
Frontier King Cab SV 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) A5 RWD 16/22/19 41 $24,620
Frontier King Cab SV 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) A5 4WD 15/21/18 33 $27,320
Frontier King Cab PRO-4X 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) M6 4WD 16/21/18 31 $32,580