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2021 Nissan Frontier

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Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

205.5” x 70.1”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Maneuverability
  • Forward visibility
  • Off-road capability

The bad:

  • Outdated interior
  • Tiny backseat in King Cab
  • Mushy brake feel
  • Wind noise on highway

3 trims

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Notable features

  • King Cab or crew cab mid-size pickup truck
  • Standard V-6 engine, nine-speed automatic
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system standard
  • Off-road-oriented PRO-4X version available

2021 Nissan Frontier review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Nissan Frontier?

The 2021 Nissan Frontier is a mid-size pickup truck that seats up to five people. It comes with a 310-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine that works with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered, and competitors include the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado and Ford Ranger.  

What’s New on the 2021 Nissan Frontier?

There are no significant changes this year. A redesigned Frontier will arrive as a 2022 model. 

What Features in the 2021 Nissan Frontier Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Bluetooth connectivity 
  • Keyless entry
  • Push-button start
  • Cruise control

Available features include:

  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Underbody skid plates
  • Power moonroof
  • Satellite radio

Should I Buy the 2021 Nissan Frontier?

The Frontier offers good maneuverability and visibility, but its interior is basic, and the King Cab version isn’t all that roomy. The new-for-2020 drivetrain modernizes the truck, but the Frontier is due for a major redesign for the 2022 model year. Truck shoppers would be smart to wait for the new version, which is slated to arrive in summer 2021.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews


Won’t Start

I am having issues with starting my 2021 I’ve taken back to the dealership I got it from twice and they still can’t figure it out. Takes 10 minutes to start it has 11k miles on it and I bought it cash out the door with only 10 miles off the lot! I don’t have time for this I am a single mom


Great Truck Good Value Drives well

Nice truck 6cyl has lots of power. Very happy with this truck Drives well does not feel like your driving a truck. Great value for the money.


For the money this is the truck is awesome

Was looking for a 4/4 midsized truck but didn’t want all the bells & whistles. I was pleasantly surprised , easy to drive , smooth driving city & country roads . The interior is nice and the seats are very comfortable. The touchscreen is very user friendly. I would rate this truck as the best value period. Nissan hit a home run with the midnight edition . Very pleased with quality & price .

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Based on the 2021 Nissan Frontier base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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