2011 Nissan Frontier

    2011 Nissan Frontier Review Summaries

    What reviewers liked most about the Nissan Frontier

    • Typical trucklike bounding and jiggle over bumps is quickly quelled.

      - Consumer Guide
    • ...this F-Alpha architecture gives the Frontier a solid foundation that can be tuned for hauling cargo, traversing rough trails and for providing a comfortable ride around town or at expressway speeds.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • Front seats are comfortable yet supportive. Passengers riding in the back seat of the Crew Cab won't be complaining about being cramped, not with 33.6 inches of legroom.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • The driver grasps a nicely sized (not too large) steering wheel with a rim that has a tab-like enlargement on each side, right where you want to rest your thumbs to maintain a proper 9 and 3 o'clock driving position.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • The engine responds promptly, sounds good, propels the truck smartly.

      - USA Today

    What reviewers liked least about the Nissan Frontier

    • Turning radius...leaves something to be desired, but the hefty steering feel is reassuring.

      - AutoWeek
    • We noted some hard shifts in the five-speed automatic transmission under heavy acceleration...

      - AutoWeek
    • Ride and handling is improved...although, it's still a bit bouncy as you might expect from a compact truck.

      - Edmunds.com
    • The larger overall size results in much improved passenger room, but the overall materials quality is still average.

      - Edmunds.com
    • Steering seemed the only glaring drawback.

      - USA Today

    Nissan Frontier Comparisons

    • With a tough new look, innovative features and big horsepower under the hood, the new Frontier should provide serious competition for the new trucks from Dodge and Toyota.

      - Edmunds.com
    • The large V6 engine that is standard in all but the very base model of the new Frontier is more powerful than any of its competitors' five-, six-or even eight-cylinder powerplants.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • The...Nissan Frontier has a bold and aggressive stance like its big brother, the full-size Nissan Titan, though in less intimidating dimensions.

      - New Car Test Drive

    Best one-liner about the Nissan Frontier

    • ...buyers looking for a touch more 'tude in a midsize truck will likely find the Frontier right up their alley.

      - AutoWeek
    • Nissan...seems to have exorcised the rude, crude behavior common to small trucks.

      - USA Today

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