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Nissan Frontier Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 143 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Nissan Frontier

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fully revised compact pickup from Nissan has better ergonomics, more interior space, and more power than last year's model.

  • Cons

    Not available with a V6 engine.

  • What's New for 1998

    Nissan introduces an all-new truck for 1998. This model, named the Frontier, is larger than the model it replaces, and has improved interior ergonomics.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 19
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



A great little truck

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Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab SB

I've had this truck for just over 2 years now. Bought it with 76,000 miles on it. I think I should have bought the extended cab but I really like the truck otherwise. I have had 720 lbs. of hay in the back and it ran just fine. It is more than enough truck for going to the hardware store or the dump. I use it as my commuter, around 70 miles a day. I would highly recommend this type of truck to anyone.




Soon to be tacoma owner

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Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

where do i start...bought it from an older gentleman in 2002 with 33000 miles and no damage or sign of being abused. At 75000 seal went bad in timing chain cover leaked/burnt oil.=engine overhaul. At 100k replaced all bearings in man.trans & clutch. Trans case leaky,stays out of alignment,instrument panel lights go off while driving & overall its just poorly designed when it comes to dependability. Compare side by side with a tacoma & its obvious. Its serviced every 3k miles, only non pavement use is an occasional hay field or dirt road. Looking back I wish I would have spent the extra money and bought a far superior toyota tacoma!



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Everything i needed!

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Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

I bought my Frontier in 2004 when I was 18. Been driving it almost daily ever since. I've done trips of well over 400 miles as well as put it through some rigorous Off-Road and Mud trails. The truck has gone everywhere I've pointed it. Ran into a few trees and rocks while wheeling, body damage was fixed with a little hammer work. I was rear ended in it, with barely a dent to the rear bumper (the plastic step came loose.) The little toyota pickup that hit me, was destroyed. Power is perfectly fine, It's a pickup not a race car. I'm running 31 in. tires (compared to the stock size of about 17 in.) and it runs perfectly fine, with no life required. In all, great truck!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Basic dependable truck

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Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier 2dr Regular Cab SB

This was my first vehicle. I bought it with 104,000 miles and drove it for 5 years. After 150,000 it was still kicking with no problems until someone hit it parked at a football game. I would buy this truck again any day. The only problem that I ever had with it was when the alternator went out after 130,000 miles.




11 yrs

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Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

My first 4wd. I live in the SW and have gone many interesting and wild places. No engine or starting problems after 131000 . Two AC problems, cracked lines fixed by dealer under warranty. Radio lite out after 5 yrs. Acceleration is wimpy but sufficient. It is now using a little oil. 1qt/2000 miles. No 4wd, suspension or drive line problems.




Greatness!

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Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

I bought this for my first vehicle. At first I didn't know much about the Nissan name. I thought it was a cheap Toyota knockoff but I bought it because it looked good and was cheap. I have buried it up over the hood in mud, wrecked it, and constantly go off-road in it and it is still running strong. I gas it until the rev-limiter kicks in all the time. This truck is great! I have literally put this truck through things where my buddies have blown their trucks up and mine is still strong. It's not real fast but it handles terrific. It will also surprise you on the power/torque. This is an all around great truck I usually get about 20 mpg but could get more. With 140,000 miles on it, it's great



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Full 1998 Nissan Frontier Review

What's New for 1998

Nissan introduces an all-new truck for 1998. This model, named the Frontier, is larger than the model it replaces, and has improved interior ergonomics.

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Talk About The 1998 Frontier

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dgatch
dgatch
07-15-2008
The speed odometer stopped working on our 1998 Nissan Frontier Pickup. Any suggestions on what the problem might be and how we might be able to fix it?...


moparbad
moparbad
06-28-2001
Please post what the symptoms are of carrier bearing failure? Does the failure happen only to 4CYL, 6CYL, KC, CC, 4WD, or 2WD, or does it apply to all of the Frontiers 1998 to 2000?...


erasmussen
erasmussen
09-19-2006
1998 Frontier XE 4x4 4 cyl. Manual transmission that does not read a charge coming from the alternator. Had the alternator tested at an automotive store and it tested good, but when put back into the...



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