Used 2004 Nissan Frontier

Style:
2004 Nissan Frontier
List price
$8,777

Pros

  • Wide variety of body configurations and trim levels, many safety and convenience features.

Cons

  • No third door on King Cabs, cramped rear seats for Crew Cabs, poor mileage from supercharged models.

Used 2004 Nissan Frontier for Sale

Nissan Frontier 2004 2dr King Cab XE Rwd SB (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
142,810 miles
Used 2004
Nissan Frontier
XE
List$3,999
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Great Deal!
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Nissan Frontier 2004 4dr Crew Cab SC-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A)
105,162 miles
Used 2004
Nissan Frontier
SC-V6
Family Ford
82.2 mi away
List$8,777
Est.Loan: $180/mo
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Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
Check out this gently-used 2004 Nissan Frontier 4WD we recently got in. This is a 1-Owner Supercharged Crew Cab Off-Roader. With 4WD, you can take this 2004 Nissan Frontier 4WD to places roads don't go. It's all about the adventure and getting the most enjoyment out of your new ride. Low, low mileage coupled with an exacting maintenance program make this vehicle a rare find. Surprising quality accompanied by a high level of performance...this Electric Blue Metallic on Charcoal Nissan Frontier 4WD SC could end up being the perfect match for you. There are many vehicles on the market but if you are looking for a vehicle that will perform as good as it looks then this Nissan Frontier 4WD SC is the one!
Nissan Frontier 2004 2dr King Cab XE Rwd SB (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
98,280 miles
Used 2004
Nissan Frontier
XE
List$7,905
Est.Loan: $162/mo
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Dealer Notes
UTILITY PKG, Aluminum wheels, Sliding rear window, power windows,locks and mirrors, bedliner. One owner Car Fax Guaranteed. Be sure to read the service history on Car Fax. 6 month 7500 mile Power-Train warranty included. Pa. state inspected and serviced. FINANCING IS AVAILABLE. THE EASIEST CHOICE WHEN PURCHASING A VEHICLE IS CHOOSING ONE WITH A COMPLETE AND DETAILED HISTORY LIKE THIS AWESOME PRE-OWNED VEHICLE!

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Edmunds' Expert Review

With its numerous body styles and trim levels, the Frontier provides plenty of practicality, but power-hungry truck buyers will find its V6 engine thirsty and weak.

vehicle overview

Nissan has been building trucks for the U.S. market since 1958. Now in its seventh generation of pickup offerings, the company's 2004 Frontier-badged model is the result of constant improvement since the last major redesign in 1998. A reskin in 2001 gave the Frontier its current look along with an available supercharged V6. Since then, the Frontier has added a long-bed version, and options like electronic stability control and a tire-pressure monitor -- all compact truck exclusives. The wide variety of body styles, features and trim levels are the Frontier's best attributes. The lineup ranges from a basic (and inexpensive) two-wheel-drive King Cab to the supercharged Crew Cab long bed. The supercharged S/C trucks are pricey, but lower-priced value versions are also available. The Frontier isn't the best compact truck in every category, but few trucks offer a comparable blend of modern styling, high-tech features and all-around versatility.

trim levels & features

The Frontier comes in two body styles -- extended cab (known as King Cab) and crew cab. Available trim levels include the no-frills standard truck and four-cylinder XE, the V6-powered XE and SE and the supercharged S/C and SVE. Available only as two-wheel-drive King Cabs, the standard and four-cylinder XE models come with only basic amenities, along with front bucket seats and fold-down rear jump seats. The V6-equipped XE and SE are available with more features, including alloy wheels, air conditioning and a six-speaker CD stereo. The S/C is the most feature-laden, offering full power accessories. Leather upholstery and a 300-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo are optional on the SE and S/C. Those looking for supercharged 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 2WD King Cab featuring the same heavy-duty chassis, ride height and stance as the 4WD Frontier. Compared to the King Cab, the Crew Cab has a larger cabin with expanded rear-seat accommodations as well as a pair of conventional rear doors that offer easier access to those seats. The V6 (normally aspirated or supercharged) is the only engine available. Two cargo bed lengths are available on the Crew Cab -- a 56.3-inch short bed and a 74.6-inch long bed.

2004 Highlights

The SE now sports 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels and tires.

performance & mpg

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 180 hp and a 2.4-liter four that produces 143 hp. If you want to tow, our suggestion is to go with the V6 and the automatic transmission. This configuration gives the Frontier its maximum tow rating of 5,000 pounds. Four-wheel drive is available on V6 trucks only.

safety

Last year, Nissan upped the safety ante among compact pickups with the addition of optional stability control (called VDC) and a tire-pressure monitor. ABS is standard on all trucks. In government crash testing, the Frontier earned four out of five stars for frontal impact protection and a perfect five stars for side impacts. The IIHS, however, gave the Frontier a "Poor" rating, the worst possible, in frontal offset crash testing.

driving

Nissan likes to tout that its supercharged V6 offers the most horsepower in any V6 compact pickup. While that's true, we've found that real-world results are a bit disappointing. The supercharged engine has great off-idle response but runs out of breath quickly. Off-road performance is about average for this class of truck.

interior

The Frontier's cabin is one of the better ones available in the compact pickup class, with comfortable front seats and an attractive design. A common complaint for the Crew Cab, however, is its cramped rear seat. A shortage of rear legroom is the major culprit.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Nissan Frontier.

Almost 8 years and over 75k miles
darmonx, 8/5/2012
Never thought I'd keep one vehicle for more than four years. Still driving it after almost eight years and still loving it. Just added k&n air filter and upgraded to a magnaflow exhaust which made a significant difference on the daily driving experience (wish I've done that sooner). Getting 17mpg right now with mixed hwy/city driving. No major engine repairs and still runs pretty smooth. Power conveniences (windows, locks, side mirrors) are all still working. The original CD player system did jam and won't eject at year six so i replaced the whole thing.
2004 Frontier
wadelington, 11/23/2012
I owned this truck for about five years. The best truck I ever had. Looks good and is a conversation piece.
SUPER TRUCK
MEL PARAS, 4/1/2009
The truck runs very well. Great Power and comfort , it has been reliable and very fun to drive! I love the fender flares and the Front bars, side bars and luggage rack , makes truck look and feel rugged. I'm a very Proud owner of my first Nissan Truck. I love my purchase and recommend this truck to anyone looking for style comfort and reliable truck that has kept me happy the past 5 years of ownership. I've only had oil changes and a new air /gas filter installed the past 5 years of ownership.
2004 Nissan Frontier
Max Bolin, 11/15/2015
Overall, this truck is amazing. I've had mine for 3 years now and love it. The only real downfall is the gas mileage. It isn't very good because of the V6, but besides that I love it.
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
180 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
15 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
180 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
13 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
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Marginal

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Used 2004 Nissan Frontier Overview

The Used 2004 Nissan Frontier is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include 2dr King Cab XE Rwd SB (2.4L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 Rwd LB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SC-V6 Rwd SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 2dr King Cab XE-V6 Desert Runner Rwd SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 Rwd LB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King Cab XE Rwd SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SC-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 2dr King Cab XE-V6 Desert Runner Rwd SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SVE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 4dr Crew Cab SVE-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 2dr King Cab Standard Rwd SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SC-V6 4WD 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 XE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 Rwd SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr King 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 LE-V6 Rwd LB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 Rwd SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab SC-V6 Rwd LB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 4A), 2dr King Cab XE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Crew Cab LE-V6 Rwd SB (3.3L 6cyl 4A), 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 4WD LB (3.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr King Cab SVE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl S/C 5M), and 4dr Crew Cab XE-V6 4WD SB (3.3L 6cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Nissan Frontier?

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Nissan Frontier trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Nissan Frontier XE is priced between $3,999 and$7,905 with odometer readings between 98280 and142810 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Nissan Frontier SC-V6 is priced between $8,777 and$8,777 with odometer readings between 105162 and105162 miles.

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