2015 Nissan Frontier Review And Release Date

As US mid-size truck market stagnated, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma were the only ones left, at least up until now. These decade-old vehicles are going to get a fierce competition from GM next year, and, while 2015 Nissan Frontier year models are carried over again, things will certainly change in near future.

Frontier is offered in six trim levels, couple of which have 4-cylinder engines (S and SV 4-cylinder), and four of which benefit from a 6-cylinder upgrade (SV V6, Desert Runner, PRO-4X and SL). Base 2.5L 4-cylinder engine has 152 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque, while larger 4.0L V6 engine develops 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices are between 5-speed automatic and manual, or 6-speed manual, while drivetrain configuration considers both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

Engine

2015 Nissan Frontier Interior

2015 Nissan Frontier Interior

Frontier’s exterior design definitely shows its age and the reason for this is the severe lack of competition. Boxy look with some aged creases is carried over once more and the best part in the new Frontier seems to be its metallic-bound mesh grille. Roof rails are somewhat unconventional and a little bit bigger than usual, and from the profile, Frontier doesn’t offer anything we haven’t seen already.

Release Date Of 2015 Nissan Frontier

Frontier’s interior is simple and even elegant to some extent. Higher tier models get unique cloth seats, while SL model benefits from leather-appointed seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel. Seating room depends on a cab configuration. While all models come with four doors, King cab offers the same number of seats while Crew cab has five seats. Plastic dash has a neatly designed boxy instrument panel with a 4.3-inch color display. AM/FM/CD audio system has MP3 and WMA playback compatibility and either four or six speakers, depending on a trim level. With the SL model, you’ll also get Bluetooth streaming technology and ten speakers which are also available in PRO-4X grade. Mid-size pickups are compacts in sedan comparison, hence the unimaginative safety features with a backup camera and sonar parking sensors as a part of additional package.

Specs

2015 Nissan Frontier

2015 Nissan Frontier

Thanks to couple powertrains, three transmissions and two drivetrain configurations, Frontier has many combinations in fuel economy ratings, sadly none of which are good. The 19/23 mpg is the best numbers which come from 4-cylinder engine and 5-speed manual gearbox. The V6 is at its best at 16/22 mpg (6-speed manual) and at its lowest at 15/21 mpg (5-speed automatic).

Nissan Frontier Back

Nissan Frontier Back

Price

With a price tag between $17,990 for a King Cab and $22,700 for the Crew Cab, Frontier offers a lot of room for navigation and you can choose whatever you fancy. With optional equipment that you can add to 2015 Nissan Frontier model its price can go significantly higher and even bust through $30k mark.

2015 Nissan Frontier Review

The 2015 Nissan Frontier is still a solid pickup because there simply aren’t any better options. GM will soon stir the mid-size pickup market and we’ll see how Nissan plans to respond, especially in dismal fuel economy department as even full-size pickups are known to offer better numbers. This is only one of segments in which Nissan needs to improve so it would be more competitive when new models come to the market. Since we know how close are Navara and Frontier we can bring he images of either one of those vehicles.

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