Since the Nissan Frontier was introduced to the mid-size pickup market for 2005, it has developed a reputation as a no-frills, practical pickup that’s perfect for those who value functionality over aesthetics. The current model Frontier is no exception. While it has gotten a few upgrades over the past 15 years, it still stands out as the pickup of choice for contractors, antique collectors, and off-roaders who are looking more for utility than sophistication.


Keeping the Old

Over the years, the Frontier has retained many of the features that made it a favorite when it was first introduced to the market. A durable interior and configurable cargo box are essentials for those who plan on making use of this truck’s fullest capabilities, that is, hauling and towing. The Frontier’s impressive towing capacity (up to 7,650 pounds) and payload (approximately 1,400 pounds) make this pickup suitable for the needs of many contractors. Add in the fact that it’s the lowest-priced pickup on the market today, and you start to understand the popularity of this pickup among contractors and others with a serious job to do.


Adding a Little of the New

The current model Frontier gets an engine boost with a standard 3.8-liter, V-6 engine capable of 281 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and is available in either rear- or four-wheel drive options. It does provide a comfortable ride, but many who buy a Frontier don’t buy it for the comfort; they buy it for its impressive hauling and towing capabilities.


Every Frontier model is available in an extended King or four-door Crew Cab with a five-foot cargo bed; the Crew Cab model can also be paired with a 6.1-foot bed option. Nissan keeps it simple by streamlining the Frontier lineup, offering only three trim levels - S, SV, and Pro-4X. Simplicity is part of the appeal of this capable truck, and Nissan gets it right in the Frontier.


Designed for Duty

The interior of the Nissan Frontier is covered with hard-plastic surfaces, a fact that often garners criticism from those who are looking for creature comforts in a pickup. But for those on a job site, the hard surfaces hold up well to dirt, rocks, sand, mud, rain, and anything else they may come in contact with. Multiple storage cubbies throughout the cabin provide holders for cell phones, pencils, notebooks, tape measures, and other small tools that are often misplaced.


See the Nissan Frontier for Yourself

If you’re looking for a mid-size pickup that does the job a truck was intended to do, you can’t go wrong with the Nissan Frontier. Functional, capable, and comfortable, the Frontier handles everything that’s thrown at it. It’s the perfect choice for tradespeople, contractors, and others who have a job that needs to be done. And the low price makes it easily affordable, too. Test drive a Nissan Frontier today, and you’ll understand why contractors across the country choose this truck for their construction needs.

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