Vehicle Detail
2016 NISSAN FRONTIERPRO-4X 4x4 Crew Cab 4.75 ft. box 126 in. WB PRO-4X (A5)
Stock No:286U
VIN:1N6AD0EVXGN737746
Odometer:103,106 km
Condition:Used
Exterior:G41 MAGNETIC BLACK
Transmission:Automatic
Engine:4
Cylinders:6
Doors:4
Fuel Type:GAS
Fuel (L/100km):City 15.7Hwy 11.3
Typical trucklike bounding and jiggle over bumps is quickly quelled.
- Consumer Guide
...this F-Alpha architecture gives the Frontier a solid foundation that can be tuned for hauling cargo, traversing rough trails and for providing a comfortable ride around town or at expressway speeds.
- New Car Test Drive
Front seats are comfortable yet supportive. Passengers riding in the back seat of the Crew Cab won't be complaining about being cramped, not with 33.6 inches of legroom.
- New Car Test Drive
The driver grasps a nicely sized (not too large) steering wheel with a rim that has a tab-like enlargement on each side, right where you want to rest your thumbs to maintain a proper 9 and 3 o'clock driving position.
- New Car Test Drive
The engine responds promptly, sounds good, propels the truck smartly.
- USA Today
The mid-size Nissan Frontier pickup combines versatility with practicality, and is suitable for both work and the trail. It is available in either a rear-wheel (4x2) or four-wheel drive configuration, with two body styles - extended (King) Cab and Crew Cab.

The Frontier is offered in six trim levels: S, SV-I4, SV, Desert Runner, the PRO-4X off-road model and the luxurious SL. Engines are either a 152-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 261-hp 4.0-liter V6; available transmissions include a five-speed manual, six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Trim-dependent standard features include aluminum wheels, fog lamps, side steps, spray-in bedliner, bed extender, manual sliding rear window, heated front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, along with NissanConnect with Navigation + NissanConnect Apps, offering a 5.8-inch touchscreen display, voice recognition, wireless audio streaming, internet access and smartphone integration. The Desert Runner and PRO-4X are exclusively outfitted with Bilstein off-road shocks and all-terrain tires, while the PRO-4X also features skid plates and a driver-selectable locking rear differential. Safety features consist of four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, Nissan's Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) electronic stability control system, including integrated traction control, and six airbags. Rear parking sensors and a rearview camera monitor are also offered.

The Nissan Frontier carries over unchanged for 2016.

Introduction

The Nissan Frontier is long in the tooth, with almost no changes for 2016, which puts it at a disadvantage against its competitors, the all-new Toyota Tacoma and one-year-old GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado.

The current-generation Frontier was introduced as a 2005 model and updated for 2009.A redesign is expected for 2017.

Still, the Frontier with its solid virtues holds its own against the new Tacoma.Meanwhile, the GM trucks have driven to the top of the heap in performance, dynamics, comfort and economy and now the option of a turbodiesel.

The sheetmetal still looks fresh, but climb inside and the truck shows its age with hard plastic trim and an upright seating position.It comes as a King Cab or four-door Crew Cab having good rear seat space, with a short or long wheelbase.

Two engines are available: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder making 152 horsepower or a 4.0-liter V6 making 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque.Each offers a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic.Three models get a six-speed manual, including the PRO-4X for rugged terrain.

The rear-wheel-drive four-cylinder is fine for someone who owns a pickup because they sometimes need to carry big things, but it's not beefy enough for real truck work.And it's not much cheaper or more fuel-efficient than the V6, which is much more powerful and is available in a 4×4.

The Frontier gulps gas.The four-cylinder rates an EPA-estimated 19/23 mpg City/Highway, while the 4×4 V6 rates just 15/21 mpg.

The 2015 Frontier earned top marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in its crash tests, for moderate overlap front-impact, side-impact, and roof strength.

Lineup

The 2016 Nissan Frontier comes in five trim levels: S, SV, SL, Desert Runner and PRO-4X.But with so many combinations of powertrains, cabs and wheelbases, you can find a whopping 27 models to choose from.

The PRO-4X is the full-on offroad version, Desert Runner is the rear-wheel-drive version designed as a pre-runner type truck and easier to drive on the street.

On the higher models, the standard infotainment system links to smartphones.Options include a sprayed-on bedliner, tie-down cargo system, and a Crew Cab package with dual-zone climate control, plus trailer hitch and bed extender.

Walkaround

Nissan designers did a good job, long ago, with the Frontier.It has a timelessness to its pickup truck shape, buff and brawny with swelling fenders, even as a mere midsize, so it doesn't look too dated when compared to its shiny new competitors, especially the square-jawed Canyon.It's timeless because it's about function.The grille, however, looks like an afterthought.

Interior

The cabin is simple and clean but feels old, lacking the charm and warmth of the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado.Compared to other trucks, it feels less substantial and shows its years in its hard plastic.

Driving Impression

Acceleration is weak from the four-cylinder, as it struggles to hit highway speeds.

The V6, however, is downright fast when unloaded, and easily handles heavy weight in the bed.It's rated to tow up to 6500 pounds, with either the manual or automatic transmission that does a good job with the engine's power and torque.

A midsize truck maneuvers better than a full size, and the Frontier's suspension keeps the body under control pretty well, but the ride can get choppy on a rough road.

Summary

Go for the V6 if you need a real truck, but unless you can get a smoking deal on a 2016 Frontier, wait for the redesigned version, or check out the Chevrolet Colorado.

Driving impressions by The Car Connection, words by Sam Moses.
Vehicle Location
St. Thomas Nissan
110 Edward St
St Thomas, Ontario N5P-3W8
1-226-212-3325
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