Sun Visor allows sun through on left side of windshield. Terrible design and dangerous. Transmission slips and thuds occasionally. In fact just infrequent enough that the Nissan dealership can't seem to pinpoint the trouble. Even after replacing control parts.
With the backup camera, it is easier to park than a full-size truck, but you sit up higher than a car so still have a truck feel. It has a tonneau cover, so items can be relatively securely stored in the bed. For Interstate driving where cruise control is appropriate, it appears to have enough power to drive through mountains. The four-wheel drive is easy to turn on and off.
The Frontier Nissan PickUp is a sweet little truck, simplicity is the foundation for the design. It adapts well from a small or petite driver to a big girl like me. I can slide the seat all the way back and have plenty of room for my long legs, and good head room too. It is tall enough so that coming out of a full-sized SUV I don't have to feel like I was demoted to a skateboard as in other makes that I test drove. The doors and handles feel solid and sturdy so I am not afraid of damaging the door mechanism if a passenger slams the door when they exit. There is enough room behind the seat for groceries or a pet. The instruments are easy to read and cab lighting is adequate. MPG is reasonable for the engine size. There are gauges so I don't have to rely on "idiot lights" to tell me when something is wrong when it is too late to address the problem. I like the return to a stripped down basic package with a 5 spd manual transmission. I feel like I am actually driving again and not just steering and pushing on the gas like a child. It is the difference between a "point and shoot" camera and a real camera that one can operate with skill. I love my little pick-up.
Some of the best compact SUVs today are efficient, with good power and handy features like a turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive, and even third-row seats. Check out this top 10 list, based on CarMax sales data from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.
In the market for a rugged all-wheel drive vehicle? These SUVs with available AWD can make tackling rough road conditions a breeze. Check out this list of best AWD SUVs, based on CarMax sales data from September 27, 2017 through March 27, 2018.
Published on Thursday, April 19, 2018
Shop for a Used 2009 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X at Popular Locations