I wanted ONE vehicle that I could use like a car and a truck. Car: 4 doors, a back seat big enough for my growing pre-teen to be comfortable, fairly smooth ride, etc. Truck: 4WD for occasional snowy roads, hauling trash & brush, on-the-job hauling, etc. My 2006 Frontier has fit the bill. The Frontier hugs the road securely and provides a comfortable ride, but doesn�t demonstrate the excessive frame rigidity that would cause it to creak or �skip� on bumps like some trucks I�ve driven. It gets good traction even in 2WD, likely due to the weight of the crew cab and its short truck bed. When needed, shifting from 2WD to 4WD High can be done while driving and only requires a turn of a knob. The transmission shifts reliably and smoothly. The interior isn't luxurious, but it's comfortable, solid, and well laid-out. Unlike in some mid-size trucks, the Frontier's back seat is deep enough that someone of average height can relax and not feel crammed in. The radio isn't as up-to-date as some might like (limited range in picking up stations, can't advance within a song if you're listening to a CD), but that's not important to me. Before buying, I had read a review in which an owner criticized the Frontier�s wide turning radius. It�s more accurate to say that the Frontier requires more turns of the steering wheel to pull off a tight turn. I really notice the difference when I drive our mini-van and about 1.5 turns of the steering wheel have me positioned to go, but in my frontier it seems to take 2.5 - 3 turns of the wheel. That just takes some getting used to. My truck bed has a factory sprayed-in bed liner and the Utili-Trak rails in place. The locking tailgate is helpful because I�m going to be putting on a cap and using this truck to haul equipment for my small business. I want to be able to lockup what I carry. Finally, even though I can�t quantify this in any way, I just really enjoy driving this truck. Its six cylinder engine doesn�t get the mileage that my car did (I think I�m getting about 18 mpg), but it has plenty of power and a nice little growl when you have to get down on the pedal for some reason. I also frequently get compliments on its looks. Overall, I�m really happy with my Frontier, and my family likes it too.
Seems very durable on rough terrain and fun to drive. Great on gas with the strait 4. Glad I picked this truck up.
Overall a nice mid-sized truck. I'm over 6ft tall and over 200 lbs. Nissan redesigned the Frontier in 06 and made the cab larger. I have plenty of head, shoulder and leg room. No problem at all shifting gears. I have the extended cab and the jump seats are good for small children, but nothing larger. No issue though since extra seating was not a priority. I did want extra storage in the cab so the extended cab works out well. The 4x4 performed very well in the snow & ice this winter. Glad I had the 4x4 option. Gas mileage is 17/21. Not bad for a V6 4x4. I especially like the 6th gear; RPMs are around 2200 at 70 mph. Body style plus pin-striping looks very good. Silver color doesn't show dirt. My neighbors thought I bought a brand new truck. They were shocked to find out it was 4 years old. Mileage is just over 58000 and the truck runs extremely well and is very tight. Love it.