2013 Nissan Frontier

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2013 Nissan Frontier
2013 Nissan Frontier

New For 2013

A new front lip, a seal between the cab and bed, and various other aerodynamic add-ons help improve fuel economy by a few mpg. A new Desert Runner model for rear-wheel-drive trucks includes unique wheels, Bilstein shock absorbers, and special badges. The SV Premium Utility package is replaced by the Value Truck Package, and bundles floor mats, dual-zone air conditioning, a backup camera, parking sensors, and a trailer hitch. Glacier white, graphite blue, and cayenne red join the list of color choices. On all models, the grille, badges, and seat embroidery has been redesigned.

Overview

Although the Frontier is smaller than the full-size pickups that dominate the truck market, it is plenty of truck for most buyers. A fully boxed chassis, steel construction, and a leaf-spring rear suspension mean the medium-size Frontier has almost as much capability as a bigger vehicle. Ample tow ratings, a large bed, and a big interior make the Nissan a real workhorse. It’s available with a King Cab and hinged rear half-doors or with a four-door crew cab. There is a 152-hp four-cylinder engine for the base King Cab model, but all other trim levels get a 4.0-liter V-6 with 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. For serious work, four-wheel-drive models come standard with a low-range mode and can be equipped with a locking rear differential, tough Bilstein shock absorbers, and skid plates, making the Frontier useful off the beaten track. Hill-descent control and hill-start assist are standard on 4WD models with the automatic transmission. The Frontier’s interior has such practical touches as dual locking glove boxes, an optional fold-flat passenger seat, and lots of cupholders. The plain design and the durable plastics look a bit dated. However, the Nissan Frontier is nearly as capable as some full-size trucks, and its tidier dimensions and lower price make it an attractive choice for buyers who need to do light towing, hauling, or off-roading.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags are standard, as are stability and traction control, ABS with brake assist, and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Hill-start assist and hill-descent control are standard on four-wheel-drive models with the automatic transmission.

You'll like:

  • Macho looks
  • All the truck most people need
  • Good payload and towing capacities

You won't like:

  • Somewhat dated interior
  • V-6 drinks fuel like the bid boys do

Key Competitors For The 2013 Nissan Frontier

  • Honda Ridgeline
  • Toyota Tacoma
2013 Nissan Frontier PRO 4x Crew Cab Front Left Side View
With modern pickup trucks, the label "full-size" seems increasingly like a polite way of saying "obese," or at least "gargantuan." There are undoubtedly many pickup buyers who need all that width, length, and height, but for those who don't, the 2013 Nissan Frontier serves as a reminder that a pickup truck can come in a size other than XXL. Despite its less-prodigious footprint and less-towering height, the 2013 Nissan Frontier packs a lot of utility into a moderately sized package.

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2013 Nissan Frontier Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
23 MPG
Horsepower:
152 hp @ 5200rpm
Torque:
171 ft lb of torque @ 4400rpm
  • Air Conditioning (optional)
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt (optional)
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2012 through 2014 Frontier vehicles manufactured from November 28, 2012, through December 17, 2013. In the affected vehicles, a circuit breaker may have been installed incorrectly causing the main wire harness connected to the circuit breaker to face outward, potentially contacting a metal bolt located on the A-pillar.
Consequences
The bolt may wear through the wire harness covering, resulting in an electrical short which could cause a fire.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the circuit breaker orientation. If the circuit breaker orientation is incorrect, dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall began on March 17, 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
13,535
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
3
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Acceptable
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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