Nissan Frontier 4WD Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Nissan Frontier 4WD 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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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
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 4WD for 15 years. They average 17.1 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2019 Frontier 4WD above average at 18 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2019 Frontier 4WD to be $2,150 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 $3,500 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Frontier 4WD consumes about 18 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 4WD emits 507 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 7,605,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 362 trees would offset these emissions. The Frontier 4WD does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2019 Nissan Frontier 4WD 18 21 16
2018 Nissan Frontier 4WD 18 21 16
2017 Nissan Frontier 4WD 18 21 16
2016 Nissan Frontier 4WD 18 21 16
2015 Nissan Frontier 4WD 18 21 16
2014 Nissan Frontier 4WD 18 21 16
2013 Nissan Frontier 4WD 18 21 16
2012 Nissan Frontier 4WD 17 20 16
2011 Nissan Frontier 4WD 17 20 15
2010 Nissan Frontier 4WD 17 19 15
2009 Nissan Frontier 4WD 16 19 15
2008 Nissan Frontier 4WD 17 19 15
2000 Nissan Frontier 4WD 17 19 16
1999 Nissan Frontier 4WD 17 19 16
1998 Nissan Frontier 4WD 17 19 16

MPG breakdown by model options

The Nissan Frontier 4WD has 27 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, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 21 15
2019 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 18 21 16
2018 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 21 15
2018 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 18 21 16
2017 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 21 15
2017 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 18 21 16
2016 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 21 15
2016 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 18 21 16
2015 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 21 15
2015 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 18 21 16
2014 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 21 15
2014 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 18 21 16
2013 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 21 15
2013 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 18 21 16
2012 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 16 19 14
2012 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 20 16
2011 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 16 19 14
2011 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 20 15
2010 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 16 19 14
2010 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 19 15
2009 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 19 15
2009 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 16 19 15
2008 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 16 19 14
2008 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 17 19 15
2000 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 17 19 16
1999 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 17 19 16
1998 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 17 19 16