What Do You Want To Know About The Nissan Frontier PRO-4X?

I'm B-lining it to Moab in this 2014 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X and living in it all weekend, what do you want to know about one of the last true smallish, 4WD, manual pickups? » 10/18/14 4:01pm 10/18/14 4:01pm

How Should We Make The Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma Battle Off-Road?

I'm bringing a 2014 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X to Moab, Utah tomorrow. Wes Siler is meeting me there with a 2014 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. We're going deep and we're going hard off-road, so give us some great and terrible ideas of what we should put these trucks through. » 10/16/14 6:16pm 10/16/14 6:16pm

Nissan Engineers Merge A Leaf With A Frontier And Create An EV Camino

They actually call her Sparky, and use her around Nissan's proving grounds in Stanfield, Arizona. » 9/18/14 11:19am 9/18/14 11:19am

Driving & Doing Donuts In The Cummins Diesel Nissan Frontier

If you had three wishes, they'd be "small, diesel, pickup truck" right? I had a chance to get those granted for a taste of what the future Nissan Frontier might feel like. So far it feels like a little puppy with a big personality, in the very best of ways. » 8/04/14 2:39pm 8/04/14 2:39pm

New Nissan Frontier May Be Postponed To 2018, Based On Navara After All

Rumor has it that Nissan has binned their plan to build an all-new mini-truck for the US market on an old Frontier platform, intimidated by the complication of bringing it up to modern safety standards. We might get a Navara-based truck after all, but we'll be waiting a while. » 7/31/14 1:10pm 7/31/14 1:10pm

2015 Nissan Frontier: (We're Almost Positive) This Is It

Front and rear photos of a completely uncamouflaged, obviously new, small Nissan Pickup are making their way across the internet via the Nissan Navara Club Thailand. It sure looks like the genuine article and I dare say, Nissan has done a nice job porting their swoopy styling to a pickup truck. » 6/06/14 12:13pm 6/06/14 12:13pm

Americans Bought 905,165 Pickups in 2014 So Far, 1/3 Of Them Fords

With May 2014 sales numbers freshly published, Ford F-Series lead the month with 68,520, GM nipped at their heels with 64,974 total full-sized truck sales and Ram was down at 37,131. » 6/03/14 9:17pm 6/03/14 9:17pm

New Nissan Pickup Gets LED Eyebrows, But Styling Stays Conservative

Nissan just trotted out this teaser of their next pickup truck, which they promise to reveal all of on June 11th. It looks small enough to be the 2015 Nissan Frontier and Navara to me, but the roofline is reminiscent of the current Titan. » 6/02/14 11:03am 6/02/14 11:03am

Toyota Tacoma Sales Sputter, But Tundra Is Crushing Nissan Titan

Toyota Tacoma sales increased by 6.9% last month over April 2013, but year-to-date sales of the pickup are still down 6.4% compared to last year. The Tundra on the other hand is rockin' and rollin' with an 18.1% sales increase from this time a year ago. » 5/01/14 4:11pm 5/01/14 4:11pm

Nissan Frontiers Recalled Over Circuits Installed Backwards

Some 13,000 2012 to 2014 Nissan Frontiers are being recalled due to a circuit that was installed backwards, resulting in an overheat and potentially causing a fire. » 2/24/14 6:09pm 2/24/14 6:09pm

Nissan Is Definitely Planning A Cummins Diesel Frontier

The tarp won't come off this "technical study" Frontier for another ninety minutes, but there's no mistaking the Cummins diesel badge on the front fenders. Cummins reps milling around the stage eliminate any traces of doubt that Nissan is serious about being a serious player in the truck efficiency arms race. » 2/06/14 10:09am 2/06/14 10:09am

FTC Spends 2 Years Deciding Punishment For Nissan, Decides 'Fuck It'

The FTC settled its grievance with Nissan and their ad agency TWBA for the "unrealistic" ads they made for the Frontier in 2012, prohibiting them "from using deceptive demonstrations in advertisements for pickup trucks." Since that was already illegal, this settlement is just as bullshit as the ads themselves. » 1/23/14 2:40pm 1/23/14 2:40pm

Meet A Dog With Great Taste In Pickup Trucks

We mourn the loss of the compact pickup truck. One by one, the trucks like the Ford Ranger, Mazda B-Series, Chevy S-10 and others have all gone out of production or been replaced by larger models. Whatever happened to the tough, affordable, small truck? » 12/01/12 9:00am 12/01/12 9:00am

How To Murder Your Mail Order Bride In Death Valley

"Oh hey, do you guys know how far the nearest gas station is?" The guy was sunburned, clearly dehydrated and living in a fantasy world as he staggered into our hidden campsite, 25 miles or more from the nearest road. With a flat tire and no ability to read a map, gas was the least of his worries. His...companion,… » 5/14/12 4:00pm 5/14/12 4:00pm

Science Smackdown: Nissan Frontier Dune Buggy Ad

Continuing Nissan's advertising theme of how great their trucks could be if there was no reality, this ad showing a stock Nissan Frontier zooming in to rescue a purpose-built sand rail is, of course, little more than a wet dream from some Nissan exec. It would be the exact same if they showed the Frontier beating a… » 2/13/12 3:11pm 2/13/12 3:11pm

Science Smackdown: Nissan Frontier Snowboarding Ad

This one's a bit less heinous than the airplane-using-the-truck-as-landing-gear one, but it's still pretty stupid. You would think there would be plenty of genuine, existing things you could show a 4-wheel drive truck doing to support snowboarders, but I suppose that was all too boring for the brain of that 7-year-old… » 2/13/12 2:56pm 2/13/12 2:56pm

Science Smackdown: Nissan Frontier Airplane Ad

The most known of Nissan's batch of masturbatory hero-fantasies masquerading as commercials is the one where a Frontier takes the place of the broken front landing gear of an airliner. It's presented as a faux-newscast, which only makes it worse, really. Here's the analysis of why this is such crap provided by our… » 2/13/12 2:20pm 2/13/12 2:20pm

"My Volkswagen Ate My Hand"

Welcome back to Garage of Horror, where we share your worst wheeled experiences. Today we have two stories but one lesson: If you have two choices, pick the option that doesn't end with people laughing at you. » 7/28/10 4:00pm 7/28/10 4:00pm

2009 Nissan Frontier PRO4X: First Drive

Halfway through the Brazos Valley Off-Road Ranch I contemplate turning back. But there is no way back, only forward. The 2009 Nissan Frontier PRO4X has gotten me this far. Can it get me out? » 9/03/09 2:00pm 9/03/09 2:00pm