2016 Nissan Frontier

2016 Nissan Frontier review

The newly announced 2016 Nissan Frontier is finally here. The news is backed up and followed with the confirmation about the release date and when the vehicle actually appears. But the sad thing about this car is that it is a mere update which does not do anything significantly for the brand. The model is unaltered and is not going to come with much changes done to it expect some additions to the Crew Cab SV and perhaps some new color variants.

2016 Nissan Frontier side view, alloy wheels

But this does not mean that the Frontier is not a competitive truck at all. The model has gained a lot of momentum with the last release and the former changes that have been made. This still puts the Nissan Frontier in the top position when it comes to the segment the vehicle is competing in. The last time the vehicle was tampered with was in 2009 and those alteration still manage to hold on till now.

The vehicle keeps its boxed frame, two and four-wheel drive options perhaps the best cargo management options that any vehicle has. But what is also exciting to know is that the ca is going to retain the manual transmission option which it is going well off into the future. These options are not found in a Toyota Tacoma nor a Chevy Colorado.

2016 Nissan Frontier rear view, taillights and tailpipe

As the Nissan Titan and the Nissan Titan XD are also under wraps this year, many people assume that the update for the 2016 Nissan Frontier was put on hold. Nissan were busy devising these vehicle so there was not much room to work on the Frontier option, thus the reason we got such a merge update. The future actually holds a lot for the Nissan Frontier brand as news about a next-gen model are rumored for 2018. But till then let’s concentrate on this one and check out the review.

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Exterior

You cannot but like the exterior styling of the 2016 Nissan Frontier. The traditional look of the Frontier is upscale and very classic and still works and holds its own in the market. The characteristics of this model are a small grille, a cool roof rack which is available for various trim levels and some large fender flares. The pickup is going to still offer various flairs as options, thus you can get an extended version the  King Cab or a four door Crew Cab. But the regular cab version is not going to be utilized anymore. You can get an optional 5-foot or a 6-foot bed but that is something that is optionally available and depends on the trim level you want to include it on.

2016 Nissan Frontier front angle, headlights and grille

The novelties are as we said few. The 2016 Nissan Frontier has not changed that much and many are going to wonder about that come the release date. The car is going to add new colors with the already present ones form before and make it a new setup for the car. The older ones begin Glacier White, Cayenne Red, Brilliant Silver, Lava Red, and Arctic Blue Metallic, while the new ones are  Forged Copper, Gun Metallic, and Magnetic Black. Also the Crew Cab SV model gets a new moonroof available.

Interior

The interior of the 2016 Nissan Frontier has the same traditional and classic characteristics as the outside of the car has. But keeping the interior classic does not work as well as doing the same with the outside. The car is going to retain a bulky three-spoke steering wheel,  clunky shifter and a small navigation screen as well. But the interior is still a highly functional one and does offer a great setting for the driver. Based on the trim level, there are six material and color choices offered here which the buyers can choose from once they make their choice on the car.

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2016 Nissan Frontier dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift knob and lcd screen

The King Can setup actually ahs the wrote back seat setup than any of the offered vehicle here. This model still uses the old-school fold-down seats which do not offer any support whatsoever and the passengers in the back are going to feel cramped. On the other hand the Crew Cab has a much improved seating arrangement. It is still smaller compared to the Tacoma or the Colorado versions but the improvements are there.

Engine

2016 Nissan Frontier engine

There are going to be two engine options available for the 2016 Nissan Frontier. The base one is the 2.5-liter four-cylinder  which is also restricted to the King Cab only and makes 152 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. For those who want more power they can get a 4.0-liter V-6 engine that makes 261 horsepower and a class-leading torque output of 281 pound-feet. Some good news is that both engines can be had with either a manual or automatic transmission in either cab configuration.  The 4-cylidner inside the King Cab combines with a five-speed manual while the V-6 has  a six-speed manual in the Crew Cab. The automatic version is only available as a five-speed unit.

Price and release date

The newest 2016 Nissan Frontier is already set to make its debut this June. The release date has already been set and we are just expecting it to hit the market and see how will it fare. The starting price for the base version is $18,090 but it may climb up to $31,880 for the upper most trim.

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