Marketed as America’s most affordable pickup, Nissan Frontier is a more than decent offering in the highly competitive market segment dominated by Ford. The starting price of the 2017 Frontier was $18,390, and it received J.D. Power’s Highest Initial Quality accolade two years in a row, in 2016 and 2017. For 2018, the Nissan Frontier is entering its new generation, but Nissan will continue following the proven recipe, so the changes will not be as drastic as expected.

261 horsepower  4.0-liter DOHC V6 Engine
Six-Speed Manual Transmission
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission
Safety Systems
Nissan Airbag System
Active Head Restraints
Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist
Rugged construction
Double cab configuration
Nissan’s Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition
Nissan stays true to the proven recipe

The 2018 Frontier will have a slightly updated look compared to the current model, with chunky body lines characteristic for pickup trucks and muscular design. The front fascia will retain Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille in its most bold form. Inside, the Frontier is expected to be quite simplistic, which will benefit most prospective owners who are looking for a reliable workhorse rather than a luxurious pickup truck. One big addition to the looks of the 2018 Frontier will be the Midnight Edition Package which will consist of black detailing throughout the outside and the inside of the car. This package will be available in three body colors, Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic and Glacier White, and in Crew Cab configuration only.

Diesel power is coming too
When it comes to power and performance, the engine palette will probably include a 2.5L four-cylinder with 152 horses and 171 lb-ft of torque as the base engine, the same as on the 2017 model. A 4.0-liter V6 with 261 hp and 281 lb-ft is an optional engine that was also available in 2017, and it’s worth noting that both engines come standard with a six-speed manual or optional five-speed automatic transmission. Nissan is currently experimenting with Cummins, so you can expect a 2.8L turbo diesel too. With this kind of power under the hood and optional 4×4 with V6 power, the Frontier is up to any task, whether it’s loading, towing or off-road driving.