2019 Nissan Frontier
The Nissan Frontier has returned for another model year without any profound design and style changes, but with the same concentration on durability and getting the job done. Compared to other pickup trucks within the midsized truck segment, the Frontier presents a no-nonsense look of function over fashion. It remains America’s most affordable pickup and has received J.D. Power’s highest initial quality for the its segment.
In 2019, the Nissan Frontier will carry on with the S, SV, Desert Runner, SL, and Pro-4X trim levels. The available trims with the King Cab are the S, SV 4-Cylinder, SV V6, Desert Runner, SL, and PRO-4X with a standard 6-foot bed. The four-door Crew Cab offers a few different trim variations: the SV with a V6 engine, SL, and The Midnight Edition, which features black accents on the grille, mirrors, step rails, door handles, and wheels.
Cabin Features & Technology
Much like the exterior, the interior design retains many of the common features introduced in 2005. Yet, the simplicity of the Frontier provides a certain type of old-school charm for truck buyers who are looking for a pickup that is rugged and built to do the job, not necessarily one that is “dressed to impress.”
Bluetooth technology and a voice recognition system (NissanConnect) come standard with the ‘19 Frontier. NissanConnect incorporates travel information, smartphone integration, music, and social media to be controlled on the standard 7-inch touchscreen.
Performance & Utility
The ‘19 Frontier has two engine options: the base four-cylinder (152 horsepower), and the V6, which offers 261 horsepower. The four-cylinder is sufficient for daily commuting, but the V6 engine is better for those who want increased power and utility.
The Frontier can also stake claim to best-in-class ground clearance and is capable of towing a maximum of 6,710 pounds and hauling up to 1,460 pounds payload. To protect the pickup bed from scratches, some Frontier models come standard with a tough polyethylene bedliner.
Other add-ons include a non-sliding tool box, a fixed bed extender, as well as a truck bed tent for those who live adventurous lifestyles. Extra utility can also be found in the rear cabin of the ‘19 Frontier, as the seat cushions flip up to reveal a storage area for tools and other smaller items.
For adventure seekers and off-road enthusiasts, the PRO-4X trim level is an ideal fit. It comes with integrated side rails and movable tie-down cleats for securing various kinds of recreational equipment and other cargo.