Used 2002 Nissan Frontier
Used 2002 Nissan Frontier for Sale
Edmunds' Expert Review
With a variety of body styles, engines and trims, the Frontier should cover just about every compact truck buyer's needs.
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.
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Used 2002 Nissan Frontier Overview
The Used 2002 Nissan Frontier is offered in the following submodels: Frontier Crew Cab, Frontier King Cab. 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), 2dr King Cab XE 2WD SB (2.4L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 2WD LB w/Leather (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SC-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 2dr King Cab Standard 2WD SB (2.4L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 2WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab XE-V6 Desert Runner 2WD SB (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 SVE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 2dr King Cab SC-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 2WD SB w/Leather (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab Standard 2WD SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 4WD LB w/Leather (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab SC-V6 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 2dr King Cab XE-V6 Desert Runner 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab SE-V6 Desert Runner 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab XE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab SVE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 2dr King Cab SC-V6 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 5M), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 2WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SC-V6 2WD LB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 2WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab SC-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 5M), 2dr King Cab XE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 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 XE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 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?
Price comparisons for Used 2002 Nissan Frontier trim styles:
- The Used 2002 Nissan Frontier SC-V6 is priced between $5,999 and$5,999 with odometer readings between 145199 and145199 miles.
- The Used 2002 Nissan Frontier SE-V6 is priced between $6,890 and$6,890 with odometer readings between 146729 and146729 miles.
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