While full-size pickups are still the most popular among American truck buyers, midsize models are rapidly gaining favor. Smaller trucks have many advantages over larger models. Midsize pickups are less expensive, easier to maneuver, and provide greater fuel economy. These are some of the reasons the 2021 Nissan Frontier is such a popular model at dealers like the Watsonville Nissan dealership.
The 2021 Nissan Frontier offers drivers the perfect combination of capability, performance and comfort. Buyers also appreciate the Frontier's classic looks. According to the Nissan dealership of Watsonville, in addition to providing the power to pull and haul loads, the Frontier also provides occupants with a great ride. The Frontier's standard comfort and convenience features are designed to ensure that passengers get a smooth and comfortable ride, even on long trips. If you've been searching for a tough, powerful midsize truck, you'll want to place the 2021 Nissan Frontier at the top of your shopping list.
Autotrader writes: "And Nissan's optional Utili-Track bed system is one of the best in the class with plenty of tie down points and cleats to secure cargo. The Frontier's 6,720-pound maximum towing capacity brings it within 300 pounds of the class leader. And that's impressive."
The 2021 Nissan Frontier is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 generating 310 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque, joined to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Frontier S trim equipped with rear-wheel drive can tow up to 6,620 pounds. Hauling capability maxes out at 1,460 pounds for the S and SV with the short cargo box and rear-wheel drive.
Buyers can get the 2021 Nissan Frontier in one of five trim levels: S, SV, Desert Runner, Pro-4X and SL. There are two wheelbase sizes to choose from, with two cab styles and two cargo bed sizes. The Pro-4X comes with all-wheel drive. The others get standard rear-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. Rear-wheel-drive models offer 8.9 inches of ground clearance, while all-wheel-drive Frontiers offer 10.1 inches. An electronically controlled transfer case is optional
The Frontier's fuel economy is estimated by the EPA at 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway with rear-wheel drive.* All-wheel-drive models check in with 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway.
The S may be the base trim level, but it comes with a long list of standard features, including 16-inch steel wheels, a manual tilt steering column, power windows and door locks, push-button start, cloth upholstery, a leather shift knob, a detachable/locking tailgate, cruise control, a backup camera, and a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen. Rear parking sensors are optional.
Frontier SV Crew Cab models have two optional appearance packages: Midnight Edition and Special Edition. The Midnight Edition gets 18-inch gloss black wheels with all-season tires, a body-colored rear bumper, a gloss black painted grille, black painted exterior rearview mirrors, and exclusive Midnight Edition badging. The Special Edition features 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a satin chrome grille, bodyside detail, a body-colored rear bumper and a trip computer.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.