Pricing starts at $24,098 for a Frontier XE 4x2 King Cab, which features a 2.5 litre four-cylinder engine, five-speed stick, and a handy set of rear hideaway doors ideal for pets, children or cargo. Heated mirrors, cruise control, tire pressure monitoring and air conditioning are all standard.
Shoppers can add a 261 horsepower four-litre V6 engine, automatic transmission and four-wheel drive transfer case with low-range gearing as needed. A PRO-4X off-road model is available, as is a luxurious and generously-equipped Frontier LE for truck enthusiasts after a taste of the motoring high-life.
Frontier offers a 6,500-lb maximum towing capacity and fully-boxed frame on all models -meaning it’s ready to work, too.
Inside, Frontier offers plenty of storage, flexible seating and cargo arrangements, and a multi-level centre console and organizer. A powerful Rockford Fosgate stereo system can be specified alongside a Bluetooth wireless phone interface, navigation system and auxiliary audio input.
Nissan has also worked to ensure the Frontier is as safe as it is flexible. Standard are advanced airbags, active front head restraints and an advanced antilock braking system for sure-footed stopping. Tire-pressure monitoring is standard too, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is available or standard, depending on the model in question.
The 2010 Nissan Frontier competes primarily with the Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger. It’s available for test-drives now.