2005 Nissan Frontier Consumer Review: A top midsize contender

2005 Nissan Frontier - Consumer Review

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LE King Cab (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic 6.1 ft. Bed)

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A top midsize contender
By kiwi on


2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr King Cab LE 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Overall this has been a great truck to own. it's fun and easy to drive, with almost sporty handling and a very strong drivetrain. The driving position is comfortably upright with good all round visibility, easy controls and ample room for a six footer. Rear seats are cramped even for kids but there's good usable space back there for additional cargo. The utili-track bed system and factory applied bed liner are very practical. I don't know why all trucks don't have this as standard. The dealer took care of some initial interior rattles, but otherwise the truck has performed flawlessly. Hard interior plastics are showing there age already. Average real fuel economy is 17MPG, 14 City, 22HWY.

Best Features

Lusty V6 and smooth, responsive auto put many V8 trucks to shame, while returning a real-world 17+ MPG average. Solid feel, responsive steering, comfortable driving position and a tolerable ride keep you happy behind the wheel. Very usable cargo space and just-right size. Many safety features

Worst Features

Complaints are generally few, unless you're a detail person like myself Interior fit and finish generally disappoints. The hard plastics scratch easily and consequently are aging quickly, which won't help resale value. Likewise with exterior fit, and paint seems thin, scratches and chips easily.
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