Nissan Frontier 2WD Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Nissan Frontier 2WD Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 1 recall, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 1 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
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Rollover
2019 2019 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC AWD Early Release 4 3 (picture) 2 5 (picture) 5 4
2019 2019 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC AWD Later Release 4 3 (picture) 2 5 (picture) 5 4
2019 2019 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC RWD Early Release 4 3 (picture) 2 5 (picture) 5 3
2019 2019 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC RWD Later Release 4 3 (picture) 2 5 (picture) 5 3
2019 2019 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2019 2019 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2018 2018 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC AWD Not Rated 3 (picture) 2 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2018 2018 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC RWD Not Rated 3 (picture) 2 Not Rated Not Rated 3
2018 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2018 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2017 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC 4WD 4 3 (picture) 2 5 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC RWD 4 3 (picture) 2 5 (picture) 5 3
2017 2017 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2017 2017 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2016 2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC 4WD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2016 2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2016 2016 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC 4WD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2016 2016 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2015 2015 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC 4WD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2015 2015 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2015 2015 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC 4WD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2015 2015 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2014 2014 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC 4WD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2014 2014 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2014 2014 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC 4WD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2014 2014 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2013 2013 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC 4WD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2013 2013 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2013 2013 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC 4WD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2013 2013 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2012 2012 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC 4WD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2012 2012 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2012 2012 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC 4WD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2012 2012 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2011 2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC 4WD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2011 2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PU/CC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2011 2011 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC 4WD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2011 2011 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2004 2004 Nissan Frontier 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated
2004 2004 Nissan Frontier Extended Cab Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) Not Rated Not Rated
2003 2003 Nissan Frontier 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 3
2003 2003 Nissan Frontier Extended Cab Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) Not Rated 3
2002 2002 Nissan Frontier 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 3
2002 2002 Nissan Frontier Extended Cab Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) Not Rated 3
2001 2001 Nissan Frontier 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 3
2001 2001 Nissan Frontier Extended Cab Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4 (picture) Not Rated Not Rated
2000 2000 Nissan Frontier Extended Cab 4x2 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4 (picture) Not Rated Not Rated
1999 1999 Nissan Frontier Extended Cab 4x2 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4 (picture) Not Rated Not Rated
1998 1998 Nissan Frontier Extended Cab 4x4 Not Rated 3 (picture) 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Nissan has manufactured models of Frontier 2WD for 22 years. They average 19.3 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2019 Frontier 2WD below average at 19 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2019 Frontier 2WD to be $2,050 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $3,000 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Frontier 2WD consumes about 17 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Frontier 2WD emits 479 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 7,185,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 342 trees would offset these emissions. The Frontier 2WD does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2019 Nissan Frontier 2WD 19 22 16
2018 Nissan Frontier 2WD 19 22 16
2017 Nissan Frontier 2WD 19 22 16
2016 Nissan Frontier 2WD 21 23 19
2015 Nissan Frontier 2WD 19 22 17
2014 Nissan Frontier 2WD 19 22 16
2013 Nissan Frontier 2WD 19 22 16
2012 Nissan Frontier 2WD 17 20 16
2011 Nissan Frontier 2WD 17 20 16
2010 Nissan Frontier 2WD 17 20 16
2009 Nissan Frontier 2WD 17 20 15
2008 Nissan Frontier 2WD 17 20 16
2007 Nissan Frontier 2WD 21 23 19
2006 Nissan Frontier 2WD 21 23 19
2005 Nissan Frontier 2WD 21 23 19
2004 Nissan Frontier 2WD 22 24 20
2003 Nissan Frontier 2WD 21 23 20
2002 Nissan Frontier 2WD 21 23 20
2001 Nissan Frontier 2WD 21 24 20
2000 Nissan Frontier 2WD 21 24 20
1999 Nissan Frontier 2WD 21 24 20
1998 Nissan Frontier 2WD 22 24 20

MPG breakdown by model options

The Nissan Frontier 2WD has 68 different model options on record with the EPA since 1998. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2019 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 22 17
2019 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2019 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 23 16
2019 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 22 16
2018 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 22 17
2018 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2018 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 23 16
2018 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 22 16
2017 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 22 17
2017 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2017 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 23 16
2017 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 22 16
2016 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 18 22 16
2016 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 22 17
2016 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 22 17
2016 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2015 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 23 17
2015 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2015 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 18 22 16
2015 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 22 17
2014 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 23 17
2014 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2014 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 18 22 16
2014 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 22 16
2013 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 23 17
2013 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2013 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 18 22 16
2013 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 22 16
2012 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 22 17
2012 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2012 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 20 15
2012 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 20 16
2011 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2011 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 22 17
2011 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 20 15
2011 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 20 16
2010 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 22 17
2010 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2010 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 20 15
2010 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 20 16
2009 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2009 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 22 17
2009 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 18 20 16
2009 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 20 15
2008 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 22 17
2008 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2008 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 20 15
2008 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 20 16
2007 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 22 17
2007 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2006 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 22 17
2006 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2005 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 19 22 17
2005 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 21 23 19
2004 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 19 22 17
2004 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 24 20
2003 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 19 22 17
2003 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 23 20
2002 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 19 22 17
2002 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 23 20
2001 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 19 22 17
2001 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 24 20
2000 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 19 22 17
2000 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 24 20
1999 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 19 22 17
1999 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 24 20
1998 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 19 22 17
1998 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 24 20