Ager to see the new 2018 Nissan Frontier? Well, you have to wait a bit. Reason for this statement is the fact that Nissan officials said that they will release the new Frontier after they rolled all of the models of the new Nissan Titan. Since we expect the new Titan at the end of the year, the new Nissan Frontier 2018 could be presented to the public in first couple months of 2018.
There are some rumors that the new Frontier is going to borrow design from European version of Navara. Diesel version is also an option, since Nissan Titan XD comes with 5.0-liter Cummins and earlier versions of Frontier came with 2.8-liter 4-cylinder diesel. In order to become more competitive among other trucks its design had to be refreshed. However, diesel powerplant will improve fuel economy and towing capacity.
2018 Nissan Frontier review
What is certain, the 2018 Nissan Frontier will come in two cab versions: King Cab and Crew Cab. It also will be available in two bed lengths: Regular and Long bed. With the current model, this pickup truck is available in eight exterior colors: Arctic Blue Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Cayenne Red, Forged Copper, Glacier White, Gun Metallic, Lava Red and Magnetic Black.
Front fascia comes with recognizable chrome grille and with LED headlights and daytime running lights. Chrome sideview mirrors and door handles come with SL models. It also features tubular step rails and front LED fog lights. Higher trims come equipped with a power tilt and sliding moonroof. All models are equipped with a tailgate spoiler.
|2018 NISSAN FRONTIER DIMENSIONS|
|King Cab||Crew Cab|
|Length||205.5 in. (5,220 mm)||205.5 in. (5,220 mm) – Standard|
219.4 in. (5,573 mm) – Long Bed
|Width||72.8 in. (1,850 mm)||72.8 in. (1,850 mm)|
|Height||68.7 in. (1,745 mm) – with I4 engine|
69.7 in. (1,770 mm) – with V6 engine
|70.1 in. (1,780 mm) – Without roof rack|
73.9 in. (1877 mm) – With roof rack
|Wheelbase||125.9 in. (3,198 mm)||125.9 in. (3,198 mm) – Short wheelbase|
139.9 in. (3,553 mm) – Long wheelbase
|Min. ground clearance||7.6 in. (193 mm) – S I4 4X2, SV I4 4X2|
8.6 in (218 mm) – SV V6 4×2, DR V6 4×2
8.9 in. (226 mm) – SV V6 4×4, PRO-4X V6 4×4
|8.6 in. (218 mm) – With I4 engine|
8.9 in. (226 mm) – With V6 engine
|Bed length||73.3 in. (1,862 mm)||59.5 in. (1,511 mm) – Standard|
73.3 in. (1,862 mm ) – Long Bed
|Fuel tank capacity||21.1 gal. (80 L)||21.1 gal. (80 L)|
|Colors||Forged Copper, Gun Metallic, Magnetic Black, Glacier White, Cayenne Red, Brilliant Silver, Lava Red and Arctic Blue Metallic|
The Frontier King Cab is available in five trim levels. The base S and SV models come with 2.5-liter inline-4 engine paired with either manual or automatic transmission. Other three models, Desert Runner (DR), SV and PRO-4X are powered by 4.0-liter V6 mated to 5-speed automatic gearbox except SV that comes with 6-speed manual. King Cab models with Long Bed offer more interior space and longer bed space also.
The Crew Cab is available in four trims (S, SV, SL and PRO-4X) and in two body styles, regular and Long Bed. All Crew Cab models comes with the 4.0-liter V6 and available in both 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrain.
Center dash on every model, except base S, comes equipped with 5.0-inch color display. It comes with integrated SiriusXm Satellite Radio, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth. Only PRO-4X model comes equipped with Nissan Connect system with 5.8-inch color touchscreen display that features Navigation and applications for smartphone connectivity, CarApple Play and Android Auto. There are also five available option packages for every trim. Base S model has Preferred Package, SV Value Truck Package, Crew Cab PRO-4X has Luxury Package. Frontier Crew Cab in SV and SL trims have optional the Moonroof package while S model is available in Work Truck Package.
Nissan Frontier 2018 specs – Rumors about diesel
One sure fact about powertrains of the new Nissan Frontier 2018 is that it is going to be powered by two naturally aspirated petrol engines. Diesel powerplant could be available but we expect to hear some words of the Cummins or Nissan. Since Titan XD comes with Cummins diesel it could get modified 2.3-liter twin turbo diesel engine from Nissan Navara. In Australian version of pickup truck it produces 188 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 332 lb-ft between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm.
|2018 NISSAN FRONTIER SPECIFICATIONS|
|Engine type||2.5-liter INLINE-4||4.0-liter V6|
|Horsepower||152 HP @ 5,200 rpm||261 HP @ 5,600 rpm|
|Torque||171 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm||281 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm|
|Transmission type||5-speed manual / 5-speed automatic / 6-speed manual|
|19 / 23 / 21 – Manual transmission|
17 / 22 / 19 – Automatic transmission
|16 / 23 / 19 – 4×2|
15 / 21 / 17 – 4×4
Base models come with 2.5-liter petrol engine and it is only available with 4×2 drivetrain. It produces 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. Second engine is 4.0-liter V6 with 261 horses and 281 lb-ft of torque. Nissan offers 5-speed manual or automatic transmission while Crew Cab models with V6 engine are available with 6-speed manual.
2018 Nissan Frontier release date and price
When it comes to release date of the new Nissan Frontier 2018 we have to wait for the 2018 Nissan Titan release first. Nissan officials said that they will announce the new 2018 Frontier after Titan’s official presentation. Price tag is still unknown, but if it comes with small changes it could be priced around current, 2017-year model. The current Frontier price starts at $18,400 for base S King Cab model. Price range for most of the models is between $22,000 and $25,000. The most expensive is Frontier PRO-4X King Cab that is price around $32,500. Main rivals of the 2018 Nissan Frontier are Chevy Colorado, Toyota Tacoma and GMC Canyon.