CAR CARE NEWS :: DECEMBER 2017

2018 Nissan Frontier Blends Utility, Style

The Nissan Frontier is a workhorse that’s designed to tackle both personal excursions and professional projects.

Every Frontier starts with a full-length, fully boxed ladder frame and offers a choice between two powerful engines. Large bumpers, an angled strut grille, short front and rear overhangs and stamped-steel geometric fender flares highlight the signature exterior of the 2018 Frontier.

Under the Hood

With an available 4.0-liter engine producing 281 pound feet of torque, the powerful V6 has the oomph to get the job done. The 2018 Frontier has serious off-roading capabilities, and with a 6,710-lb. maximum towing capacity, the truck has the muscle you need.

The aluminum block includes a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System, silent timing chain, Nissan variable Induction Control System, microfinished camshaft and crankshaft surfaces, Teflon-coated pistons and a digital knock control system.

Comfort and Convenience

Enhancements for this 2018 Frontier include a standard RearView Monitor and updated base grade content – including standard air-conditioning, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth hands-free phone system and 5.0-inch color display audio.

Useful storage boxes sit beneath the rear seats. The Frontier also includes a locking dual glove box, center console storage, one-liter bottle storage integrated into the front doors and a multitude of cupholders. Plenty of power points also come standard. The Frontier Crew Cab offers an available leather-appointed interior.

The exterior boasts a tinted front window, rear privacy glass and a hitch ball on the rear bumper. SL models include a chromed front grille outside, mirrors and door handles, along with front fog lights and tubular step rails. A tailgate spoiler comes standard on all models and a tilt and power sliding moonroof is available on Crew Cab SV and standard on the SL model.

Safety

All Frontier models feature an array of safety equipment, including Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones, dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor. There’s also front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental airbags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor.

Three-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants come standard, this includes the center position in the crew cab. There’s also a LATCH child seat anchor system and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System.