2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

At a Glance

Pricing $23,900 - $36,410
Drive Types RWD, 4WD
Engines 4.0l V6
Transmissions A5, M6
Fuel Economy 16 (city), 21-22 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 41
Style 3 stars out of 5
Utility 3 stars out of 5
Livability 3 stars out of 5
Value 4 stars out of 5
Fun 1 stars out of 5

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 EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Frontier Crew Cab S 1 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) M6 RWD 16/22/19 38 $23,900
Frontier Crew Cab S 1 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) A5 RWD 16/22/19 38 $24,950
Frontier Crew Cab SV 2 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) A5 RWD 16/22/19 38 $25,750
Frontier Crew Cab SV LWB 2 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) A5 RWD 16/22/19 38 $26,470
Frontier Crew Cab SL 3 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) A5 RWD 16/22/19 41 $32,510
Frontier Crew Cab S 1 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) A5 4WD 16/21/18 30 $27,650
Frontier Crew Cab SV 2 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) A5 4WD 16/21/18 30 $28,750
Frontier Crew Cab SV LWB 2 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) A5 4WD 16/21/18 28 $29,170
Frontier Crew Cab SV 2 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) M6 4WD 16/21/18 30 $29,700
Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X 2 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) M6 4WD 16/21/18 26 $32,340
Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X 2 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) A5 4WD 16/21/18 26 $33,390
Frontier Crew Cab SL 3 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) A5 4WD 16/21/18 31 $35,160
Frontier Crew Cab SL LWB 3 4.0l V6 (261-bhp) A5 4WD 16/21/18 31 $36,410