The 2014 Nissan Frontier has come to market at both the right time and with the right strategy: Not only is the midsize pickup segment enjoying some major buzz thanks to the debut of the 2015 Chevy Colorado, but even before then, the 2013 Frontier had posted a 71.8 percent jump in October sales. Now, a host of upgrades have been deployed across the 2014 Nissan Frontier family, while the price of admission to the lineup—as well as the MSRP of the popular SV Value Truck Package—have stayed the same.
Thus, the entry point to the 2014 Nissan Frontier family remains at $17,990, although it must be noted that there is now an additional $280 cost for the automatically transmissioned starter model, which is up to $20,270. But that version does add standard Bluetooth hands-free calling, air conditioning, cruise control, upgraded audio, and steering-wheel-mounted controls.
As for the value package, it’s priced at $1,900 and adds heated front seats to a bundle of upgrades that includes a rearview monitor and rear-sonar system, dual-zone climate control with in-cabin micro filter, fog lights, and bed bonuses like a spray-on liner, Nissan’s Utili-track cargo-management system and a sliding bed extender. All told, the brand’s pricing here represents consumer savings of $800 and $700 for regular- and crew-cab models, respectively.
Beyond two cabin styles, the 2014 Nissan Frontier also offers two engine choices (a 261-hp 4.0-liter V6 and a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder making 152 hp), two wheelbases, two bed lengths, six-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmissions, and rear- and four-wheel-drive configurations; just note, however, that not all combinations of those features are available on the same truck.
In terms of other enhancements for the new model year, the 2014 Nissan Frontier also benefits from the addition of:
- Fresh aluminum-alloy wheel designs for the SV (16-inch), PRO-4X (16-inch), and SL (18-inch) models
- A standard sliding rear window for all models except the entry-level Frontier S
- Standard heated front seats for the PRO-4X, with new availability in the Frontier SV
- Upgraded NissanConnect with Navigation technology, as well as the latest NissanConnect Apps feature for smartphone integration
- An expanded range of services for SiriusXM subscribers, who gain access to TravelLink and Weather information
And to be clear, the 2014 Nissan Frontier is at dealerships now.