While full-size trucks get a larger share of the pickup market, midsize models are becoming more popular at dealers like the Nissan dealership near Santa Maria. Smaller pickups provide enough capability for most drivers’ needs, and they’re easier to maneuver than larger models. Plus, they typically come with a smaller price tag and sip less fuel. These are a few reasons the 2021 Nissan is a hit with midsize-pickup drivers.
The 2021 Nissan Frontier combines performance, capability and comfort, and wraps it in the classic styling this model is known for. The folks at the Santa Maria area Nissan dealerships explained that while the Frontier is perfect for towing and hauling loads, it’s also a solid ride, with standard comfort and convenience features that will keep the driver and passengers comfortable, even on longer drives. Buyers looking for a rugged midsize pickup with plenty of power should take a good look at the 2021 Nissan Frontier.
The 2021 Nissan Frontier is offered in five trim levels, listed as S, SV, Desert Runner, Pro-4X and SL. Buyers can choose from two wheelbase sizes, two cab configurations and two cargo box sizes.
The 2021 Nissan Frontier is motivated by a 3.8-liter V6 that develops 310 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque, coupled to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Rear-wheel drive is standard on all trims except the Pro-4x, which comes with all-wheel drive. The other models get optional all-wheel drive. RWD Frontiers provide 8.9-inches of ground clearance. Choose an AWD Frontier, and you’ll get 10.1 inches. Buyers can opt for an electronically controlled transfer case. The maximum towing capacity is 6,620 pounds, for the S trim with rear-wheel drive. The Frontier can haul up to 1,460 pounds with the S and SV trims with rear-wheel drive and the short cargo bed.
EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2021 Frontier is 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway with rear-wheel drive.* All-wheel-drive models return 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
The base Frontier S trim gets 16-inch steel wheels. The SV and Pro-4X come with 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and the Pro-4X gets off-road wheels and all-terrain tires. Standard features include cloth upholstery, a manual tilt steering column, a leather shift knob, power door locks, power windows, push-button start, a detachable/locking tailgate, a backup camera, cruise control and a 7.0-inch touchscreen. Rear parking sensors are available.
SV Crew Cab models get two available appearance packages: Special Edition and Midnight Edition. The Special Edition comes with 18-inch aluminum-alloys, bodyside detail, a satin chrome grille, a trip computer and a body-colored rear bumper. The Midnight Edition features a gloss black painted grille, a body-colored rear bumper, black painted exterior rearview mirrors, 18-inch gloss black wheels with all-season tires, a Midnight Edition badge, low-gloss black badging and semi-gloss black carline badging.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.