2017 Nissan Frontier

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Nissan Frontier highlights

Customer rating


  • Good off-road performance
  • Plenty of trim configurations to choose from
  • Potent V6 engine


  • Noticeable road noise in the cabin
  • Interior materials could be more refined
  • Base engine lacks power

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 21 highway, 17 combined

Pricing for current inventory

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All Nissan Frontier years

What is new for the 2017 Nissan Frontier?

  • Flex Fuel Vehicle and SiriusXM Trial Available features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SV trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The Desert Runner trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The PRO-4X trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The S trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Nissan Frontier

1. Practical cab options

The 2017 Nissan Frontier can suit pretty much everyone—all you have to do is choose the right configuration for you and your crew. Partnerships and solo entrepreneurs will appreciate the two-door King Cab, as it can seat up to four with a rear row that's also useful for storing toolboxes and valuables. The four-door, five-seat Crew Cab is great for bigger teams that need to travel together, with a 60/40 split rear bench that seats three and has hidden under-seat storage. And if you're on family duty, both cab styles include rear-row LATCH connectors for child seats.

2. Two off-road-ready trims

If your team regularly needs to reach remote stations—or your family farm has plenty of acres to keep an eye on—you'll love the 2017 Nissan Frontier's two off-road trims. The Desert Runner trim is perfect for scrubland and trails and is equipped with two-wheel drive, fog lights that are handy for night work, and Bilstein® shock absorbers. If you're a heavy-duty driver, look for the 4WD Frontier Pro-4X trim. Its locking rear differential, skid plates, and specially tuned shocks can take on rugged terrain with ease.

3. Impressive hauling capability

Do you regularly haul materials and machinery or have a boat you like to take to the lake? This midsize truck offers useful towing capability, in addition to the 5.0-ft or 6.1-ft flatbed of your choosing. Of course, you'll need to consider which bed, cab, drivetrain, and engine configuration are available before you decide which Frontier model has the right capacity for you. If you want maximum capability, go for the 2017 Nissan Frontier SV trim with the 4.0L V6 engine and King Cab body—it offers an estimated towing capacity of 6,710 lbs. when properly equipped.

4. Tech that keeps you in business

The 2017 Nissan Frontier is more than a rough and ready work vehicle. You can also consider it the central hub of your operation, thanks to its savvy tech offerings. Standard Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity enables you to answer important calls on the move. And if you need help out in the field, plug in your GPS system or CB radio to one of the Frontier's two 12V DC power outlets to locate the nearest family attraction, gas station, or available colleague.

5. Stylish exterior

While you might spend most of your truck time in overalls and boots, you may also need to take regular trips to the bank or downtown. No matter where you go, the 2017 Nissan Frontier won't let you down. It has eight glossy or metallic exterior colors to choose from, including monochrome shades and bright copper reds and oranges. The chrome front grille and body color or chrome rear bumper give the fascia a smart book-end style, while the available rearview camera ensures your parking lot maneuvers are tidy and precise.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.4 out of 5

9 customer reviews

RepairPal gave the Nissan Frontier an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Nissan Frontier 2nd out of 8 among Midsize Trucks.

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Nissan Frontier features and specs

SL 2WD 4D Crew Cab

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bed Liner
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear View Camera
  • Rockford Fosgate Sound
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Bed Cover
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Leather Seats
  • Long Bed
  • Rear Defroster
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 42.4"/R 33.6"

Head room

F 40"/R 38.7"

Front tires


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Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

630/6300 lbs.



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