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2012 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4x4

The Right-Sized Truck Shows Its Age Sometime during the mid '90s, the Big Three stepped up the fullsize truck arms race in a serious way. While Chrysler, Ford and General Motors had always fought tooth and nail for every last possible customer, suddenly trucks began evolving into more than just utilitarian work horses. While the old payload and towing one-upmanship continued in earnest, pickup design began swelling with broad grilles, massive wheels and flanks to match. Option sheets suddenly glittered with choices previously confined to luxury vehicles, and MSRPs began covering wide... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
4.0L V6
Power:
261 HP / 281 LB-FT
Transmission:
5-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$29,085 as tested
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    Nissan recalling 605,000 Frontier, Xterra and Sentra models over two issues
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    Nissan has issued a voluntary recall on select Frontier and Xterra models due to problems with the lower steering column joint and shaft, as well as the Sentra sedan for problems with the positive battery cable terminal. Just under 605,000 vehicles are affected by this recall, which is set to ramp up in early December. Approximately 303,000 Frontiers and ...

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    Nissan gets in on the custom graphics racket
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    Nissan is teaming up with Original Wraps Inc. to join Ford by jumping on the custom vinyl bandwagon. The Cube is the first Nissan to receive the vinyl wrap treatment and you can customize your own designs at NissanGraphics.com. As the Cube customization hits the web it will quickly be followed by the Juke before Nissan moves on to the Frontier, with ...

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    Nissan joins overheating Garmin sat-nav recall
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    Nissan is recalling a number of models due to overheating Garmin navigation units. Cars, trucks and SUVs equipped with Nuvi 750, 760 and 765 GPS devices are at risk for a vehicle fire due to overheating batteries in the devices. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects Nissan's Altima, Frontier, Pathfinder, ...

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    2011 Nissan Xterra, Pathfinder, Frontier and Altima pricing announced
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    You can quit biting your nails waiting for Nissan to unveil pricing information on the 2011 Pathfinder, Xterra, Frontier and Altima. The company has just announced that, starting next year, the Pathfinder will start at $27,840 for the two-wheel drive, V6 S model. That marks a $300 increase over the 2010 version. Topped out, the SUV will set you back ...

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    Report: Nissan Titan and Frontier pickups to get new model designations for 2011, little else
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    While Nissan refines its pickup truck plans and gets ready for an all new Titan in 2014, it is doing only a little bit of tweaking to the 2011 Titan and Frontier. The Titan swaps three of its four trim level names, with XE becoming S, SE becoming SV and LE becoming SL, and any four-wheel drive model will get a "4x4" badge. More substantively, captain's ...

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    Nissan recalls 540,000 vehicles for brake pedal pin, fuel gauge problems
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    Another day, another recall. This time Nissan is the automaker in question, recalling a total of 539,864 vehicles due to faulty brake pedal pins and fuel gauge components. Nissan reports that three instances have been reported where brake pedal pins have partially disengaged, resulting in a loss of normal braking ability. Additionally, the fuel gauges in ...

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    Nissan Frontier tops latest round of IIHS crash tests, Chevrolet Colorado hits bottom
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has tested five compact pickup trucks for both rollover and side impact crashes, and overall, it would seem that the trucks' performances were pretty dismal. Only the Nissan Frontier was given a 'Good' rating from the IIHS for rollover protection, with the Ford Ranger falling to second place with an 'Acceptable' ...

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    Review: 2009 Nissan Frontier continues to blaze the small truck trail
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    Small pickups occupy an odd and oft forgotten spot in the over-hyped, Biggie-Sized truck segment, but making a case for their existence remains easy. Not everyone needs a larger vehicle or has the space for a full-size truck, and small pickups offer the utility weekend warriors require without necessitating an organ exchange at the pump. Although not as ...

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    Nissan recalls nearly 250,000 Xterras, Pathfinders and Frontiers
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    Nissan is recalling 242,720 model years 2005-2009 Xterras, Pathfinders, and Frontiers for faulty Crash Zone Sensors (front) that may prevent front airbags from deploying in an accident. The recall is Nissan's second airbag sensor-related issue in the past three months. The last recall involved passenger cars including the Altima. This particular recall ...

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    Chicago 2008: Suzuki Equator ready to tackle new frontiers
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    click above to view high-res gallery of the Suzuki EquatorSuzuki's Gene Brown showed the automaker's rebadged Nissan Frontier named the Equator today at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show. The Suzuki Equator is set to go into production by the end of this year and should deliver a decent truck experience, seeing as how it is based on the already proven Frontier and ...

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    Chicago '08 Preview: Official rendering of Suzuki Equator released
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    click above image to enlargeAfter this rendering of the Suzuki Equator pickup was published a bit early in the March/April issue of Truck Trend magazine and then scanned and published all over the internet, Suzuki decided it might as well let the public have a good luck at the truck instead of staring at a crappy scan. Thus, it has released the official ...

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    Nissan announces pricing on 2007 trucks and SUVs
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    Another year is approaching and, on its impending arrival, Nissan released new figures for its current lineup of pickups and sport utility vehicles.But before we douse you with the bloated figures that make up anything with optional four-wheel drive, a note about the Versa. Nissan's fuel-miser will get an additional $100 stuck onto its sticker price, due ...

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    Websites select top new vehicles for young drivers
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    Automotive websites Cars.com and DriversEd.com (a drivers education resource) have teamed up to determine the top new vehicles for teens this year. Criteria used included price, safety, size, and 'fun factor.'The two sites top picks, broken down in categories, are:Cars: Honda Civic       Mazda MX-5 Mazda3 ...

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    Nissan to Texans: "Our trucks are tough, too!"
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    It seems that full-size trucks must first curry the favor of Texans before they can court the rest of this country’s citizenry. Dodge introduced its Ram Mega Cab Dually in the state and Ford unleashed its 2007 Expedition on unsuspecting Texans attending this year’s Houston Auto Show. Toyota has eschewed any showmanship and will just build its ...

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