Nissan Raises MPG, Drops Prices on 2013 Frontier

One of the few major players left in the midsize truck market, the Nissan Frontier is the second-best selling model in the segment behind the Toyota Tacoma. Now going on its eighth model year since the current generation's introduction, Nissan decided to give the Frontier a little sprucing up for 2013. And happily for new midsize truck shoppers, the changes include a lower price as well as improved economy on some models. How much? The base Frontier S King Cab with a four-cylinder and manual transmission drops $1270 to $18,835, and the Popular SV Crew Cab goes down $1450 to $24,835.

Fuel economy on two-wheel drive V-6 automatic Frontier models goes from 15/20 to 16/22 on the EPA test, and 4x4 V-6 automatic models go from 14/19 to 15/21. Manual two-wheel-drive models see a 2 mpg highway improvement, and manual 4x4 models get a 1 mpg bump in both city and highway ratings.

The Desert Runner package, combining the styling and suspension hardware from the 4x4 model on a two-wheel-drive model (think Nissan's version of the Tacoma PreRunner) returns for 2013, and navigation is finally available on the top-trim SL and the Pro-4X trim with the Luxury Package. A display audio head unit is available on SV, Desert Runner and Pro-4X models. Finally, Glacier White, Graphite Blue and Cayenne Red are added as color options for 2013. All 2013 Frontiers also get a new rear tailgate spoiler.

Source: Nissan

I love the Graphite blue Pro-4x and hope they carry the color over to 2014 when I am in the market. I wish they would change the center transmission stick to something that more resembles the old Sport track shift lever or fj cruiser. Other then that perfect they way it is. I want no roof Rack or stickers please, just have to decide on the stick or auto, would be nice for a 6 speed auto if it could mean another 1mpg improvement to say 17 and 22 city hwy this thing is not only better looking, and better priced then Toyota but perfect proportions whereas the tacoma comes off as kinda too big and a little plasticy to me with those plastic fenders.
Let me make a third post to say that I only meant to post once.  My bad?
Nice refresh with electronics and a lil better gas mileage.  Still has the might V40.
Not a big change in design but a few useful additions and the bump in gas mileage is welcome.  I would much rather have this smaller pick-up with the 261 horse eng. than a huge truck with about 300 horses.  When yu jump on the pedal, the v-66 will rock your world.  Still looks great.  Prejudiced?  Oh yeah, love my Fronty!

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