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2012 Nissan Frontier Truck

Price Range: $19,260 - $32,990 | 14 MPG City - 19 MPG Highway

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2012 Nissan Frontier Truck

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Nissan Frontier Truck

The Nissan Frontier is one of the lowest-priced pickups available; and with the discontinuation of the Ford Ranger for 2012, it's also one of the few compact trucks remaining on the market. Four-cylinder Frontier models fill most needs for a basic truck--provided you have only light-duty tasks like hauling firewood or appliances--while V6 models are the way to go for those with serious towing in mind.

What's new for 2012?

Nissan's Frontier compact truck gets a newly available Sport Appearance Package for 2012. It is available on either King Cab or Crew Cab SV models, it adds Dark Hyper Silver-finished wheels, appearance upgrades and Bluetooth. Throughout the lineup there are three new exterior hues: Brilliant Silver, Lava Red and Metallic Blue.

Model Strengths

  • Maneuverability
  • affordability
  • fuel-saving 4-cylinder base model
  • very capable V6
  • innovative storage solutions

Model Review

The Nissan Frontier is a family of compact or mid-size pickups, powered by 4-cylinder or V6 engines. Throughout the model line, you can get King Cab or Crew Cab body styles and most of the model line--all but base S and SV 4-cylinder models--is available with a choice of rear-wheel drive or part-time 4-wheel drive.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

Rollover Resistance
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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
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2012 Nissan Frontier Truck

2WD King Cab I4 Manual S

Engine

Engine Type 2.5L Gas 4-cyl
Horsepower 152 @ 5200 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 171 @ 4400 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 21.1 gal
Fuel Economy 19 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 485.3 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels RWD
Transmission 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Wheels

Rims 15 x 7.0 in.
Tires P235/75R15
Spare Tire Full-Size Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 4 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.7 in. / 42.4 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 38.3 in. / 25.4 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 33.5 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 125.9 in.
Overall Length 205.5 in.
Width 72.8 in.
Height 68.7 in.
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2012 Nissan Frontier Truck

2WD King Cab I4 Manual S

Comfort

Front Bucket Seats Standard

Convenience

Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Full-Size Spare Tire Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Power Steering Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Bed Liner Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional