Used 2008 Nissan Frontier King Cab

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2008 Nissan Frontier

Pros

  • Well-tuned chassis and ample ground clearance assure excellent off-road capability, muscular V6, good highway ride, spacious interior, innovative bed features.

Cons

  • Interior heavy on hard plastics, regular-cab body style not available, options packages get automatically lumped together.

Used 2008 Nissan Frontier King Cab for Sale

Nissan Frontier 2008 XE 4dr King Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
125,505 miles
Used 2008
Nissan Frontier
XE
Sheehy Toyota of Stafford
39.2 mi away
List$7,990
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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Dealer Notes
This Sheehy Value CERTIFIED and WELL EQUIPPED 2008 Nissan Frontier XE I4 King Cab with the APPEARANCE PACKAGE and RUNNING BOARDS also has the tRAILER TOW PACKAGE and it's nicely equipped with a Silver Diamond Tool Box, Bedliner, 4 Speakers, ABS brakes, Cloth Seat Trim, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Front Bucket Seats, Low tire pressure warning, Power steering, Rear step bumper, Split folding rear seat, Tachometer, Variably intermittent wipers, NON SMOKER, Vehicle Detailed, Recent Oil Change, Passed Dealer Inspection. 3-Day 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE*. Multi Point Quality Inspection on every Pre-Owned vehicle, FREE CARFAX REPORT with Purchase or FREE Appraisals. We sell in quantity and offer the LOWEST PRICES on the best hand picked vehicles in Northern Virginia, only the BEST pass our rigorous Inspection process so you can buy with confidence. All Toyota of Stafford Pre-Owned Vehicles are MARKET BASED PRICED, which means we use real-time Internet price comparisons to ensure you get the BEST PRICE the FIRST TIME, in most all cases we offer you MORE CAR with MORE EQUIPMENT at a BETTER DEAL. Call our Pre-Owned Managers Mickey Ortiz or Serkan Hur to scheduled a hassle free test drive. We are located at 95 Garrisonville Rd, just 30 SECONDS Off I-95 Exit 143-B in Stafford Virginia. We offer FREE 15 Minute APPRAISALS. We accept all TRADE-INS no matter the mileage or condition. ** More Pictures Available at SheehyToyotaStafford.com.
Nissan Frontier 2008 SE 4dr King Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
141,754 miles
Used 2008
Nissan Frontier
SE
(2)
Koons Annapolis Toyota
52.5 mi away
List$7,858
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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Dealer Notes
2008 Nissan Frontier SE Super Black 16' x 7.0' Designed Steel Wheels, AM/FM/CD Radio, Power steering. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Nissan Frontier 2008 SE 4dr King Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
75,108 miles
Used 2008
Nissan Frontier
SE
CarMax
54.5 mi away
List$15,599
Est.Loan: $284/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Nissan Frontier 2008 SE 4dr King Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
112,330 miles
Used 2008
Nissan Frontier
SE
A2Z Auto Group
36.8 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Nissan Frontier 2008 Nismo 4dr King Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
97,457 miles
Used 2008
Nissan Frontier
Nismo
Northern Neck Chevrolet
75.6 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2008 Nissan Frontier is a top pick in the midsize pickup class thanks to its rugged chassis, brawny drivetrain and long list of useful features.

vehicle overview

Sometimes you don't need the maximum. Whether it's ordering a Triple Whopper with Cheese or going quail hunting with a full-auto 12 gauge, sometimes the biggest choice is overkill. Along those lines, not everyone who needs a pickup truck needs a titanic full-size model. Something more maneuverable and fuel-efficient with less hauling and towing capacity is more appropriate. The 2008 Nissan Frontier is one of the top choices in the compact pickup class, although with a maximum length of 18 feet, compact isn't exactly the most apt term anymore.

Like most trucks, the Frontier is available in a variety of different body styles and trim packages designed to give its diverse group of buyers an almost endless supply of choices. Whether you're a contractor in need of a work truck or a suburban-bound family man, there's a Frontier for you. The most basic model difference involves the King Cab (an extended cab with rear-hinged access doors) and the Crew Cab, which better tackles passenger-hauling duties. To compensate for the Crew Cab chewing into bed length, Nissan offers the King Cab's 6-foot bed as an option to maintain the truck's hauling abilities. Plus, Nissan offers a unique bed feature known as Utili-track for securing cargo.

With abundant power, smart features and a rugged disposition, the V6-equipped Nissan Frontier places at the top of its class. There are some downsides, though. Interior materials could be better and optional packages are often grouped together, raising the price precipitously. You'll want to check out the Frontier's chief rival, the Toyota Tacoma, during your shopping process, though we've found that Nissan's small pickup provides a more forgiving drive on pavement and a more functional interior. If buying a full-size pickup seems like overkill to you, the 2008 Nissan Frontier is the best not-so-compact alternative.

2008 Nissan Frontier configurations

The 2008 Nissan Frontier is a compact-class pickup truck available in two body styles: extended cab (known as a King Cab) and a crew cab. The King Cab is available in XE, SE, LE and Nismo trim packages, while the Crew Cab comes in all but base XE. King Cabs come with a 6-foot bed. Crew Cabs have a standard 5-foot bed, but a 6-foot bed is also available on SE and LE models.

The XE is bare bones with only a few features that include 15-inch steel wheels, front bucket seats and cloth upholstery, while the XE Preferred Package adds a CD stereo system and air-conditioning. The SE adds 16-inch steel wheels, a sliding rear window, air-conditioning and a four-speaker CD audio system. Bunched into a pair of packages (one for four-cylinder models, the other for V6 models), the SE's options include 16-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, cruise control, two- or four-wheel limited slip differential, a bed extender and keyless entry.

The Nismo and LE trim levels include most of the SE's optional equipment. Both add foglights, Utili-track bed channel system, factory spray-on bedliner and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The LE differs by having 17-inch wheels, side step rails and eight-way power driver seat, while the Nismo sets itself apart with an electronic locking rear differential, Bilstein off-road shock absorbers, special tires and skid plates. The LE/Nismo Traction Package adds stability control, hill-start assist, hill-descent control and a four-wheel limited slip differential (standard on Nismo).

The Technology Package (available on the Frontier LE and Nismo) includes Bluetooth, steering-wheel audio controls, an auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio, an in-dash six-CD/MP3 changer, and with the Crew Cab, a Rockford Fosgate 10-speaker sound system with a subwoofer. On LE Crew Cab models, the Technology Package must be ordered with the Leather Package (leather upholstery, power passenger seat and heated front seats) and a package that includes a sunroof and additional airbags. The sunroof and airbags are split into separate packages on the Nismo, but the sunroof still must be ordered with the Technology Package. The options packages are more easily ordered separately with the King Cab.

2008 Highlights

A slew of option packages and new equipment debuts for the 2008 Nissan Frontier. Most notable is the Technology Package, which includes an upgraded sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, Bluetooth, satellite radio and a security system.

Performance & mpg

The Frontier XE and SE come standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 152 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual is standard with that engine, while a five-speed automatic is optional on the SE. Optional on the SE and standard on the LE and Nismo models is a 4.0-liter V6 that makes 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic is standard on the LE and Nismo trim levels. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the SE V6 and optional on the Nismo.

V6-powered Frontiers can be had with two- or four-wheel drive, while four-cylinder models are rear-wheel drive only. Properly equipped, a V6 Frontier can tow up to 6,500 pounds. Fuel economy estimates for the six-cylinder 2008 Frontier with an automatic and 2WD are 15 mpg city and 20 mpg highway.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes are standard on all 2008 Nissan Frontier models. Optional on all models are front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Additionally, Frontier LE and Nismo buyers can opt for the Traction Package, which provides stability control, hill-start assist and hill-descent control.

In government crash testing, the Frontier earned four out of five stars for driver and front passenger protection in frontal impacts. In side-impact crash tests, it received a perfect five stars for both front and rear-seat occupants. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset crash tests resulted in a "Good" rating (the highest possible) for occupant protection.

Driving

As you'd expect, acceleration is no more than adequate in the XE and base SE model, making it a decent choice only for those who need a low-cost, light-duty work truck. It's quite a different story with the V6-equipped Frontier, however. Step on the throttle and the 4.0-liter V6 comes through with plenty of low-end torque, and the automatic transmission delivers perfectly timed shifts whether you're maneuvering in traffic or flinging the truck around in the sand. Ride quality on pavement is surprisingly good for a compact/midsize pickup truck, and the steering is tight and communicative. All Nissan Frontier 4x4s are capable off-road, thanks to a maximum 10.1 inches of ground clearance and plenty of suspension travel, although the more specialized Nismo model is the best choice for off-roaders.

Interior

Slide into the 2008 Nissan Frontier King Cab and you'll find fold-up jump seats and reverse-opening doors. The crew cab has a larger cabin with fully usable rear-seat accommodations (that also fold up) and conventional rear doors that offer easier access to those seats. The roomy cabins offer straightforward controls, comfortable front seats and an attractive design, though excessive use of hard plastic detracts from the overall look.

The Frontier's utility bed package includes a factory-applied spray-on bedliner and the "Utili-track" tie-down system. The tie-down system provides extra cargo-hauling flexibility through the use of five special "C" cross-section rails mounted in the bed (two channels in the bed floor, and one each on the bed side rails and the bed header panel). Removable utility cleats slide into the channels to provide a wide range of attachment points for securing cargo. In addition to the tie-down cleats, a full range of accessories are offered for use with the channel system, including bed dividers, sliding cargo trays, modular storage units and bike racks.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Nissan Frontier.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Nissan Quality
Gary,05/11/2009
I purchased this truck based on the reliability of my older Nissan 4X4 pickup which I purchased new in 1984 and which still runs well. This '08 vehicle is solidly built and engineered to accommodate the demands of a truck which is used for work both on the highway and off-road. Shifting is exceptionally smooth and power from the V-6 is plentiful. Excellent handling on mountainous terrain and in winter weather. Interior features are accessible and comfortable for +6ft. passengers. Rear Jump seats not designed for long-haul comfort but space is useful for stowing items needing protection from the weather. Fuel economy has been 21 mpg highway driving. Utilitrack system a big plus.
08 Frontier king cab
steve,11/01/2007
Great mid-size with plenty of interior space.
3rd review at 18mos of ownership
whilte knight,08/23/2009
After 18 mos, still a great truck and I am very happy with it. No mechanical problems at all. Service at dealership has been great. Just got back from a trip into the Colorado Mtns. and it did great on the steep and winding roads. Plenty of power with the 4cylinder. Got my best gas mileage yet of 27.3 mpg coming down out of the mountains. So far have averaged 24 mpg in 13,000 miles of driving with 90% as highway driving. No towing.
Fantastic Truck
Bowhunter,08/31/2009
Gotta love this truck. Handles well, plenty of power, great fuel economy and it's just fun to drive. I have the 6 speed manual transmission and couldn't be happier
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 23 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
152 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
15 city / 20 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed automatic
Gas
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed automatic
Gas
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
19 city / 23 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
152 hp @ 5200 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
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    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
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2008 Nissan Frontier King Cab Overview

The Used 2008 Nissan Frontier King Cab is offered in the following styles: XE 4dr King Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M), SE 4dr King Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SE 4dr King Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SE 4dr King Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M), SE 4dr King Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M), SE 4dr King Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M), Nismo 4dr King Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SE 4dr King Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.5L 4cyl 5A), Nismo 4dr King Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Nismo 4dr King Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M), LE 4dr King Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and LE 4dr King Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A).

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Save up to $220 on one of 3 Used 2008 Nissan Frontier King Cab for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,858 as of11/14/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Nissan Frontier King Cab trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Nissan Frontier King Cab SE is priced between $7,858 and$15,599 with odometer readings between 75108 and141754 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Nissan Frontier King Cab XE is priced between $7,990 and$7,990 with odometer readings between 125505 and125505 miles.

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