2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

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2017 Nissan Frontier
Save up to $4,442
MSRP range
$24,100 - $36,800

Pros

  • Pro-4X model is a capable off-roader
  • Available with automatic or manual transmission
  • Truck bed has clever, repositionable tie-down system

Cons

  • Interior materials are cheap-looking
  • Uncomfortable crew-cab rear seats have tight legroom
  • Fuel economy lags far behind that of rivals
  • Doesn't steer or handle with confidence on pavement
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Nissan Frontier.

Don't listen to the critics
Denver D, 8/9/2017
Auto reviewers need something to write about. They write that the Frontier has below-average gas mileage and a cheap-looking interior. Well, I get 19-20 mpg in my 2017, which is just fine for a truck, IMO. You get better advertised mileage in a Tacoma and other models, but drive it and see why: the manufacturers hobble the transmission with sluggish response and shifting to artificially inflate mileage numbers. The Frontier has a responsive transmission and the V6 has plenty of power to get this truck off the red light. As to the cheap interior, it is a light truck not a luxury vehicle. I test drove the other models in this class of light truck and I saw nothing better. It is well better than the 2000 Ranger I used to own, and worlds better than my dad's trucks in the 1980s. If you want leather appointment and woodgrain dash, you are looking in the wrong class of vehicle. The visibility in the cab is better in the Frontier compared to the competition too, with the pillars blocking much less of the rear view. The seats are more comfortable than the Tacoma. The rear seats are a little tight, but not so tight that an adult can't sit back there and it fits a carseat, too. I don't understand the criticism of the handling, either. Once the steering is broken in, it has a good turning radius and the engine has enough power to get you through a tight curve hugging the road just fine. The factory tires could use an upgrade, though, to a Michelin or Goodyear radial. Overall, I'm very glad I purchased this vehicle and not the competition, and the price is right.
The critics who know trucks love the Frontier
evaheidi@aol.com, 8/21/2017
A near perfect truck that LOOKS like a truck. Not trying to look like SUV or mini-van like most others. It's a reliable nice driving vehicle that I would definitely buy again. It does what it is designed to do and does it well. This truck does not disappoint...
Awesome truck!
Central NH, 10/22/2017
This truck has the value added pkg. Many say it's getting old..I say it's still got bells and whistles without all the electronic stuff like new vehicles. Handles great my only kinda dislike is fuel economy compared to others in class but how reliable will those other makes be with new power plant. 400 mile trip and was great. Duel zone temp was great for the trip. All in all 5 stars. Keep it simple kinda guy not high tech.
4 by 4
Robert Lentz, 10/13/2017
Great truck. The truck rides and drives more like a car than a truck. The seats are very comfortable, easily adjustable and they are covered in leather. The engine is very responsive but a little thirsty for gasoline. Instruments, radio and navigation screens easily readable. Overall it is a very nice truck.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$25,950
MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$28,750
MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$33,390
MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$26,830
MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
261 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Frontier safety features:

NissanConnect Audio Interface
Upgraded emergency services such as automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle locator and remote alarm notification are available.
Zone Body Construction
Front and rear crumple zones, Nissan says, can further reduce the chance of injury in a collision.
Airbags with Rollover Sensors
Roof-mounted supplemental curtain side-impact airbags with rollover sensors can protect the heads of outboard occupants in front and rear.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall3 / 5
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger2 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover21.2%

2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab for Sale

Nissan Frontier 2017 PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
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PRO-4X
MSRP$37,060
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Nissan Frontier 2017 PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
New 2017
Nissan Frontier
PRO-4X
MSRP$37,060
Est.Loan: $631/mo
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Glacier White 2017 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4WD Automatic 4.0L 6-Cylinder $3,424 off MSRP! 4WD. Visit our dealership or browse our inventory online to explore all the new and used Nissan vehicles. From the time you enter our showroom to when you service your vehicle with us, you can expect to be treated like family. Because your satisfaction is our #1 priority, we pride ourselves on offering an extensive selection of new, pre-owned and certified pre-owned Nissan vehicles to choose from. We also offer great lease specials and financing options to suit your needs, along with expert service to keep your Nissan on the road for years to come. We are the ONLY Maryland Dealer to win 5 years in a row NISSAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Copy and paste this link and read what our Happy customers have to say: www.nissanofbowie.com/PartnerPage?edmunds-read-reviewS. Price includes dealer added accessories.
More about the 2017 Nissan Frontier

If the 2017 Nissan Frontier had a theme song, we could imagine it being the triumphant anthem from the movie Rocky. After all, this midsize pickup is something of an underdog, going up against superior talent with little more than grit and determination.

While that may be a little too much anthropomorphism for your taste, the fact remains that the Frontier is at a distinct disadvantage compared to its recently updated competitors. Both the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon twins and the Toyota Tacoma have received extensive makeovers in the past two years that have left the decidedly dated Frontier design eating their dust.

Which isn't to say the Frontier doesn't have its high points. Topping that list is the rugged Pro-4X model, which has a well-earned reputation for being a rather stout and reliable off-roader. The available Desert Runner model offers many of the same rugged styling cues, but is strictly two-wheel drive.

As you'd expect, the Frontier is offered in both two- and four-wheel drive, and with a choice of inline four-cylinder or V6 power. Tow ratings run from a fairly typical 3,500 pounds with the four-cylinder engine, to a respectable 6,500 pounds on V6 models.

EPA fuel economy estimates range from 21 mpg combined (19 city/23 highway) for the 2.5-liter four-cylinder mated to a five-speed manual transmission and two-wheel drive, to 17 mpg combined (15 city/21 highway) for the 4.0-liter V6-automatic transmission combo with four-wheel drive. To put those numbers in perspective, several competitors manage to wring more miles out of a gallon of gas.

As for other downsides, it bears noting that the Frontier feels somewhat unrefined with on-road handling and steering, which don't inspire a great deal of confidence. Somewhat counterintuitively, the Frontier's ride quality is actually quite good.

Both extended cab (a.k.a. King Cab) and crew cab body styles are offered, but legroom is in notably short supply even in the crew cab's backseats. Limited seat and steering wheel adjustability may also make it difficult for some drivers to find an ideal driving position.

Elsewhere in the interior, the large swaths of hard plastics give the cabin a low-budget look. On the upside, gauges and controls are well-placed and user-friendly. Out back, an available spray-in bedliner, bed extender and a well-thought-out system of adjustable cargo tie-downs add flexibility when it comes time to secure a variety of different-size items in the bed.

Ultimately, while the 2017 Nissan Frontier may not be leading the pack of midsize pickups, it remains a viable alternative to newer models, primarily in its rugged off-road-oriented Pro-4X trim level, which has more than enough guts to make Rocky Balboa proud.

2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Overview

The 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab is offered in the following styles: SV 4dr Crew Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SV w/Prod. End 02/17 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Desert Runner 4dr Crew Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SV w/Prod. End 02/17 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SL w/Prod. End 02/17 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SV w/Prod. End 02/17 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M), S w/Prod. End 02/17 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), S 4dr Crew Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M), SV 4dr Crew Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), S 4dr Crew Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M), S 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SL 4dr Crew Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), SL w/Prod. End 02/17 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M).

What do people think of the 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab?

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What's a good price for a New 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab?
2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

The 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,060. The average price paid for a new 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $4,442 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A) is12% below the MSRP.

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