The Frontier expands into a slightly higher price range for 2017. Well it more just asks for some extra pocket change. Nissan adds a few new features and a new S Truck Work Package. Basically though, it remains the same old Frontier with the all-new model due out in 2018.
The 2017 price increase quickly gets explained away with a look at the market. The model’s sales are up 47 percent just this year, even as the model ages. With the drop in gas prices and the interest in mid-size trucks stimulated by the Chevy Colorado, no wonder Nissan wants to cash in where it can. Plus the 100 buck increase doesn’t add up to a huge bump.
The main upgrades for 2017 turns out to be the bew optional S Truck Work Package. It adds spray-in bedliner, bed rail caps, splash guards, and rubber floor mats. A small upgrade on the S trim comes from changing the rear bumper from chrome to body-colored.
As we mentioned above, Nissan is prepping an all-new Frontier for 2018. Until then, the model continues to offer two engine choices. The most powerful choice provides 261-horsepower from a 4.0-liter DOHC V6. The other choice rates at 152-horses from a 2.5-liter inline. The 2.5-liter option only comes on the King Cab versions.
Unfortunately for diesel fans, Nissan currently doesn’t offer a Cummins turbo diesel engine.
There will continue to be five trim levels for 2017. Those are S, SV, Pro-4X, Desert Runner, and SL. There are plenty of choices with each trim. You choose between King Cab and Crew cab options. The King Cab models range from $19,330 to $33,520. The Crew Cab models from $24,840 to $37,350. Other choices include picking between 4×2 and 4×4.
The 2017 models will arrive at dealers soon.