2018 Nissan Frontier Soldiers On With Fancy Rear-view Mirror And More Kit As Standard

Nissan announced pricing and spec details of the 2018 Frontier mid-size pickup truck.

For the MY2018, the Nissan Frontier soldiers on and gains the company’s RearView Monitor feature as standard across the range and an updated list of standard features, including air-conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth and a five-inch infotainment system.

The range also gains a new Midnight Edition for the first time on a Frontier, featuring a gloss-black grille, 18-inch gloss-black alloy wheels, semi gloss-black step rails, body-color front and rear bumpers, black door mirrors and handles and black badging.

Nissan continues to offer the 2018 Frontier in both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles, as wells as rear- and four-wheel drive configurations. Customers are able to choose between two engines: a 4.0-liter V6 with 261hp and 281lb-ft of torque or a 152hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit.

Prices start at $19,965 (including a $975 destination and handling fee) for the S King Cab four-cylinder manual model and range up to $37,125 for the range-topping Frontier SL Crew Cab 4×4 SWB V6 model.

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  • DM

    Seriously outdated truck. The new Navara/Frontier is prettier and more capable.. sucks that the US is still stuck with the previous model. I wonder how many of these Nissan sells.

    • Jason Miller

      More than you’d think. Current sales are at 55k for the year which isn’t terrible.

      • flyfish

        Numbers don’t lie, if you want a small truck, this is it, there is nothing else.

        Will other truck makers pay attention? Ford, FCA? GM and Toyota have passed on the opportunity.

  • Craig

    Fancy rear-view mirror?! SOLD!

    • Knotmyrealname

      You get to see prettier vehicles better.

      • Carmaker1

        Maybe with the RearView Monitor, which has NEVER been a mirror system, but was the first globally offered backup camera system in 2001 (via Infiniti).

        The Frontier just gets it as standard, strictly to adhere to U.S. NHTSA guidelines effective May 2018. The Armada gets the mirror system though.

        Stupid writer of this page can’t do easy research and has confused people with his laziness and ignorance.

        RearView Monitor has been bandied about the past 17 years regarding CCD cameras for main LCD screen usage, while Intelligent Rear View Mirror is different.

    • Carmaker1

      Bunch of BS, as only the 2018 Armada has debuted such an item. This does NOT have it, it only just gains a standard backup camera to meet Federal guidelines by May 2018.

      The author of this article is just lazy (if not dumb), as the RearView Monitor designation is an 18-year old Nissan-Infiniti trademark for their backup camera system, first unveiled internationally in 2000 for the Infiniti Q45.

      Such simple information shouldn’t be muddled, as a little research by Michael would avoid such an ignorant guess and misleading title.

      The quality of this site continues to suffer.

  • TotallyDisqusted

    Wow I actually had no idea this was still for sale. It is never brought up in conversations about midsize trucks like the Tacoma and Colorado are (probably because it’s so outdated).

  • Bo Hanan

    Almost 20 years old. Ugly. But I’ll bet its bullet-proof.

    • Jason Miller

      20? Try 13.

      • Bo Hanan

        I guess it feels like 20 cause the design isn’t wearing well.

  • Carmaker1

    Fix the title Michael Karfkafiris and stop misleading folks. Why do you have to confuse people reading this, with the idea that the Frontier offers the “fancy mirror system” which the Armada debuted?

    It doesn’t. As a writer, I expect you to know much better. Doing some easy research, would point out the RearView Monitor trademark is solely for backup cameras that display images on the main LCD infotainment unit. This has been the case since 2001.

    The next U.S. Frontier has a tentative SOP of January 2, 2019, likely for 2019.5 or MY2020.

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