As versatile as a mid-size pickup truck needs to be, there are surprisingly few of them currently on the market. Sharing the segment with Nissan’s Frontier, are but four other serious players, Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, and GMC Canyon. Yes, Honda’s Ridgeline is arguably a player, but frankly it’s in a category of its own—as it is based on a car.
Frontier, like Tacoma, Ranger, Colorado, and Canyon, are built the way a pickup truck is supposed to be built—with its body on a separate frame. Available here in the States since 1998, Frontier fits into a class of trucks just as likely to be a fashion statement as it is a working vehicle. Thus, while it is configured to do light industrial duty, it also hosts a number of features designed to make it more livable on a day-to-day basis.
There have been but two generations of the Nissan Frontier available since its introduction.