Fans are not getting a redesign on the new 2018 Nissan Frontier. Although there are few additions, this model seems to be quite old. Presented back in 2005 at Detroit auto show, it is a classic truck that didn’t suffer too many changes. Of course, modern features are there. But, Nissan is not catching up with modern innovations for Frontier.
The Midnight Edition causes a lot of interest, and it is the most exciting thing. The advantage of the pickup is a good price. Buyers in the USA know to appreciate that. News about new Frontier says that interior is slightly better than before, while safety is not at the necessary level.
2018 Nissan Frontier Specs and Performance
The truck is going to use a 2.5-l four-cylinder engine as its base drivetrain. This unit is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The router sends power to rear wheels. Another possibility is all-wheel drive and manual 6-pace gearbox. Nevertheless, there is the second powertrain for 2018 Nissan Frontier. It is much bigger 4.0-l V-6 displacement. With it, the truck can tow 6,500 pounds.
Frontier Pro 4x and Diesel
This truck is offering two additional options. The first is extra Pro 4x package, which can make a V-6 unit tow more. The off-road part-time 4WD mode will raise towing capacity to 6,700 lbs. You can activate this feature in just one click and get a boost from rear lock differential.
Another possibility is diesel pickup. Nevertheless, this is only a rumor at the moment, and the company is still quiet about this. By adding diesel version, Frontier is going to be more versatile. On the other hand, torque level will be at the higher level, which further leads to better off-road capability.
2018 Nissan Frontier Features and Equipment
The classic style of the 2018 Nissan Frontier could be pro and con at the same time. Its old-school design will make older truckers happy. On the other hand, it is hard to believe that 2018 Frontier can lure younger buyers. The simple cabin is not what they are looking for. It is obvious that infotainment system needs an upgrade, as well as entire exterior. We could see some moves by Nissan, which adds Midnight Edition into the lineup. However, it is not enough. Crew Cab and other cab configurations are only raising the price, but common opinion is that Frontier needs huge redesign and modernization.
2018 Nissan Frontier Competition and Verdict
The 2018 Nissan Frontier is still very affordable truck for the US market. Its base unit is very functional. On the other hand, V-6 offers a lot of power, although its towing capacity is not at the highest level. But, the truck’s handling and maneuvering are making a difference, especially when we compare it to new GMC Canyon.
How much Frontier costs?
Base units of Nissan Frontier have a price of $19,000. With the V-6 engine, cost raises to $25,000 and goes up depending on trim. With Pro 4x package, the price is $32,500 Release date of the Midnight edition and diesel trucks are still unknown, as well as the price.