2012 Nissan Frontier Consumer Review: Convert from a Tacoma-30k mile

2012 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab - Consumer Review

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Convert from a Tacoma-30k miles and going strong
By lasvegas777 on


2012 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


I have the leather pro-4x model with every option available.
The off road system with locker is fantastic. Thing is very nimble off road.
The cargo system is the best from a factory that I have seen. It is very quite going down the highway. Is the right size living in the city and playing off road. I have taken my son and a friends kids all in car seats and have plenty of room in the back seat. Brakes and the motor feel very solid and have never let me down. On highway at 75-80 expect around 18-19.
Around town Las Vegas is 15 mpg. Towing the max 6k weight will take you down to 7-9 mpg going though mtns.
No warrenty issues and just oil changes to date.

Best Features

The truck is pretty much unchanged since 2005, but if its not broke, don't fix it. Very reliable and great resale. Best features are: Rockfordfosgate Sound system, cargo system, engine, brakes, hands free calling, and just the right size for 95% of what people normally use trucks for. Off road system is FANTASTIC. Great ground clearance and really good for rock crawling. Does a great job towing large 24 foot 6,000 lb travel trailer, just don't expect anything over 10mpg

Worst Features

The technology in this truck is a bit of a joke. To get an artist selected though the factory Ipod can take a solid 90+ seconds just to get what you are looking for. I bet almost every car in America offers a GPS system, and Nissan did not. The A/C system is also left wanting in the desert heat. My wifes 10 year old Lexus has a a/c system that is leaps and bounds above this new trucks. The heated leather seats are not very forgiving on long road trips. The heated leather seats also do not get very hot. The fuel tank at 21 gallons is a bit short on capacity. I would like to see a 26. Factory BFG t/a tires are garbage. They really should offer them in BFG A/T tries. Much better wear & tractio
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