Used 2002 Nissan Frontier

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2002 Nissan Frontier
List price
$5,995

Pros

  • Supercharged power, bold styling, wide variety of body configurations.

Cons

  • Cramped rear seats for Crew Cab pickups.

Used 2002 Nissan Frontier for Sale

Nissan Frontier 2002 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
90,854 miles
Used 2002
Nissan Frontier
SE-V6
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Nissan Frontier 2002 2dr King Cab SC-V6 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 5M)
145,199 miles
Used 2002
Nissan Frontier
SC-V6
List$4,988
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Dealer Notes
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With a variety of body styles, engines and trims, the Frontier should cover just about every compact truck buyer's needs.

vehicle overview

When it comes to compact pickups, style is an increasingly important selling point. Functionality is great, but only if it comes in a neat and brightly colored wrapper.

Need proof? How about the Nissan Frontier? Restyled last year, Nissan's compact pickup looks to tear the heads off its compact competitors and eat them for lunch. The dominant front bumper and multi-unit headlights combine to produce a machine-like look that does away with the previous model's sedate fascia. The industrial theme continues with the Frontier's oversized fender flares and visible attachment bolts.

Fortunately, there's power to back up the power tool styling. A supercharged 3.3-liter V6 is the most powerful engine, and it makes 210 horsepower and 246 pound-feet of torque when mated to the four-speed automatic transmission (the five-speed manual drops the torque rating to 231 lb-ft). There's also a normally aspirated V6 worth 170 hp and a 2.4-liter four that produces 143 hp.

The Frontier is highly configurable to better match your particular needs. There are two main body styles: King Cab and Crew Cab. The King Cab is Nissan's extended-cab pickup. It has front bucket seats and additional seating for two passengers in fold-down rear jump seats. Available trim levels include the Spartan standard truck and four-cylinder XE, the V6-powered XE and SE and the supercharged SC and SVE. The SC is the most feature-laden, and it comes standard with items like air conditioning, 17-inch wheels, remote keyless entry and antilock brakes. Those looking for power and a smaller price tag should consider the more reasonably priced SVE. Four-wheel drive is available on most of these models, but if you just want the tough look of a 4WD, Nissan offers the Desert Runner, a 4x2 King Cab featuring the same heavy-duty chassis, ride height and stance as the 4WD Frontier.

Compared to the King Cab, the Frontier Crew Cab has a larger cabin with expanded rear-seat accommodations. While still not exceptionably roomy, the rear seat is certainly big enough for children. Rear forward-hinged doors offer improved access to seats. The V6 (normally aspirated and supercharged) is the only engine available, and trim levels are the same except that there is no standard Crew Cab. In the past, the Crew Cab only came with a truncated 56.3-inch cargo bed, but for 2002 Nissan is also offering the Crew Cab Long Bed. This version has a full 74.6-inch bed.

Nissan has also enhanced the previously dull interior design. These changes include a new instrument panel with three "cockpit-style" round gauges, new climate controls and a new console with a side map pocket. A 25 percent-larger glove compartment and up to three interior power points make Frontier more practical than before. Another major change and ergonomic improvement is the replacement of the dash-mounted pull-and-twist parking brake with a more traditional foot-operated pedal system. Finally, audiophiles should appreciate the newly optional Rockford Fosgate 300-watt, nine-speaker audio system with an in-dash six-disc CD player. It's available only on Crew Cab pickups.

The Frontier is a solid and versatile truck, especially with the Crew Cab Long Bed. But there are other trucks you will want to consider in your buying decisions, notably the Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2002 Nissan Frontier.

old truck new love
carol_okc, 1/3/2011
I looked long and hard for the perfect truck - and I've found it. I've always driven full-size pickups but wanted better economy, 4wd, a decent cargo capacity, and room for my two big dogs for everything except hauling the big round bales of hay. Still have the 2500 Ram for the latter, but the Frontier handles everything else beautifully. Since I tend to drive my vehicles forever, I wasn't concerned about this being older and having a bit over 100k miles on it. I did have my mechanic go over it thoroughly, freshening several things that needed to be addressed, but still brought it in at my budgeted figure - and expect to drive it at least another 100k miles. Can you tell I love it??
Little truck, lotta truck !
john d, 2/23/2009
I use the truck primarily to tow a 3000 lb camper. The 3.3 L engine in the 2002 was rated at only 170 hp but this little truck seems to use all of them as it tows the camper plus another 500 lbs of camping gear as though it is not there. That is both with power and mileage. The camper and gear doubles the weight of the truck alone with no more than a 15-20 % increase in fuel consumption. For power I'm comparing it to my old Ford full-size with a 351 V-8. Never any maintenance in nearly 8 years of use other than regular preventative maintenance. Cannot recommend this little truck too much!!
Best truck ever
Alan Sargent, 11/19/2015
I've had this truck for almost 14 years, it's been in the shop once. It still runs and looks great.
Avoid this Lemon
ikeburns, 6/30/2014
This truck has been a lemon since the day I bought it. The knock sensor and the catalytic converters (yes, plural) go bad at 100k miles, and you're looking at 3k to fix all this, or else you can't pass emissions. I've talked to mechanics and they say that they see this all the time with Nissan frontiers. You'll need to get the Nissan parts, because aftermarket parts aren't compatible and you'll waste your money, & still not pass emissions. The AC has gone out on me twice, and even the electrical components struggle. I've only got 145k highway miles, and I've struggled mightily with the catalytic converters, knock sensors, AC unit (broken twice), electrical, tailgate handle, door handle
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
15 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
170 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
14 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 4800 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

More about the 2002 Nissan Frontier
Used 2002 Nissan Frontier Overview

The Used 2002 Nissan Frontier is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include 4dr Crew Cab SC-V6 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 2WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 2WD LB w/Leather (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab XE 2WD SB (2.4L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SC-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 2dr King Cab XE-V6 Desert Runner 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab Standard 2WD SB (2.4L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 2WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SVE-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 2dr King Cab XE 2WD SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SC-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 2WD SB w/Leather (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab SC-V6 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab SE-V6 Desert Runner 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 4WD LB w/Leather (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab Standard 2WD SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SVE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 2dr King Cab XE-V6 Desert Runner 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr King Cab SC-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 2dr King Cab SVE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SC-V6 2WD LB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 2WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab SC-V6 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 5M), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr King Cab XE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab XE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr King Cab SC-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 4WD SB w/Leather (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab SE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr King Cab SE-V6 Desert Runner 2WD SB w/Leather (3.3L 6cyl 4A), and 2dr King Cab SE-V6 4WD SB w/Leather (3.3L 6cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2002 Nissan Frontier?

Save up to $137 on one of 2 Used 2002 Nissan Frontier for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,988 as of08/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4 to 4 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2002 Nissan Frontier trim styles:

  • The Used 2002 Nissan Frontier SC-V6 is priced between $4,988 and$4,988 with odometer readings between 145199 and145199 miles.
  • The Used 2002 Nissan Frontier SE-V6 is priced between $5,995 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 90854 and90854 miles.

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