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Nissan Frontier Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 143 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/24 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

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 24
  • 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.




Just right

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Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab SB

I bought my Nissan Frontier brand new in 1998 and it is still going. I am consistenly getting 20 miles per gallon in city driving. the truck has decent accelaration and gives power when needed. I live in Texas and the AC is still cold. I am never dissappointed. Six years of ownership and I have never experienced any stalling.




First one

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Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab SB

This is my first Nissan truck (had a 300zx and a 510 before).I took a chance a bought a repo and I love it.The truck is perfect for what I need it to do which is light to medium hauling and tooling around. I am very satisfied with this truck




Great little truck

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Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab SB

Bought this truck new,no major mechanical problems with truck at all! Only problem I have had is the speedometer has started to intermitanly stick at 40 miles per hour. This is the second nissian truck I have had and will continue to buy thier trucks. Reliablity is great for this size truck! One odd thing is the truck owners manual barely fits into the unusally small glove compartment?




Room for improvement

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Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab SB

Truck has been pretty reliable. Appealing exterior. Interior layout is paractical. Right (passenger side) window rattles terribly, especially with driver side window down. Lost radior light at 45,000 mi. Lost radio volume control at 49,000 mi. Service engine light at 51,000. Diagnostic incomplete, requiring a return trip.




98 frontier sb

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Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2dr Regular Cab SB

I purchased my 98 Frontier used 18 months ago. Only normal oil changes so far- its been perfect. Have taken on two long(2500+ miles)trips- very comfortable and reliable. I think this is the best light truck value for your dollar. The four cylinder gets about 23mpg city/ 27 hwy. w/ a tonneau cover on the back. The power is adequate, evenly heavily loaded through 9000ft passes in the Rockies it did fine. Quite peppy around town without a heavy load. My fifth Nissan, but first truck- I highly recommend this vehicle!



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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

1998 Nissan Frontier Discussions See all Started By

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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