2007 Nissan Frontier

Overall Score: 8.7 / 10
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2007 Nissan Frontier Overview

Note: This review was created when the 2007 Nissan Frontier was new.

The Frontier offers great off-roading and hauling capabilities and ample power packaged in an attractive exterior, but it doesn't have the quality materials or interior space of some of its competitors. If you're in the market for a compact truck, you should also consider the Toyota Tacoma or Dodge Dakota.

SEATING


4-5

MPG


16-22

  CITY


20-25

  HWY

DRIVETRAIN


RWD,

HP


152-261
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Pros & Cons

  • Powerful V6 engine provides "neck-snapping" acceleration
  • Larger, muscular stance similar to Nissan Titan
  • Excellent off-roading capability
  • Limited space in the King Cab's second row
  • Interior materials feel cheap or "plasticky"
  • Slow steering with a wide turning radius
  • NISMO trim delivers punishing ride when not used for off-roading

Scorecard

Overall: 8.7
Critics' Rating: 9.4
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 7.2
Safety: 7.9
Reliability: 3_5

The Nissan Frontier score of 8.7 out of 10 is based on our evaluation of 39 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

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2007 Nissan Frontier Review

By U.S. News Best Cars Staff May 5, 2008

The Frontier offers great off-roading and hauling capabilities and ample power packaged in an attractive exterior, but it doesn't have the quality materials or interior space of some of its competitors. If you're in the market for a compact truck, you should also consider the Toyota Tacoma or Dodge Dakota.

Since its redesign in 2005, the Nissan Frontier has been appreciated as a compact pickup truck with more power for the highway, more utility for hauling and more oomph for off-roading. USA TODAY notices Nissan "seems to have exorcised the rude, crude behavior common to small trucks" with the 2005-2007 models. However, U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman likes that "this is no frumpy grocery getter, though. Nissan has seen to it that the Frontier carries forward the rough and rowdy image" of its platform-mate, the full-size Nissan Titan. Consumer Guide is specific with its praise, stating that the "Frontier carves out a nice niche for itself in the compact-pickup market with a powerful V6 engine, middle-of-the-pack size, and options that appeal to off-road enthusiasts."

For all its good points, some reviewers note room for improvement. The Washington Post complains that the 2007 Frontier "handles ponderously -- like a truck," while Consumer Guide finds "cabin materials predictably workmanlike." Edmunds responds to the Frontier's detractors: "But let's face it: These are minor hang-ups in a truck that's as tough as Texas, especially one that turned the roughest Texas territory into a joyride."  Car and Driver thought the problems with the Frontier were so minor that in a 2005 comparison test drive, it placed the Frontier above the Chevy Coloroado, the Dodge Dakota and the Toyota Tacoma. 

Reviewers also recognize the 2007 Nissan Frontier as a good value, and Car and Driver states that even loaded down with options, the Frontier was "cheaper than the bare-bones [Dodge] Dakota." IntelliChoice gives both the Nissan Frontier's Crew and King Cab SE models an "Average" value rating, based on total cost of ownership compared to others in its class.

The 2007 Nissan Frontier's two-door King Cab is available in four trims -- the base XE, SE, NISMO (short for Nissan Motor Sports) and LE. The four-door Crew Cab is available in three trims -- the SE, NISMO and LE.

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