Used 2012 Nissan Frontier Values

The 2012 Nissan Frontier is a mid-size pickup truck that is available in two-door and four-door cab trim levels. Engine choices are comprised of a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 152 hp/171 lb-ft of torque and a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 261 hp/281 lb-ft of torque, with a maximum towing capacity of 6,500 lbs. Transmissions include a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, and 5-speed automatic. All trim levels come standard with 2WD but can be upgraded to 4WD. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated 14 mpg city to 23 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include 18-inch wheels, hands-free phone capabilities, 6-disc CD changer, 6-speaker sound system, and satellite radio. Safety is comprised of advanced airbag system, front active head restraints, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution, and vehicle dynamic control. The Frontier is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.

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2012 model year changes View changes +

Nissan's Frontier compact truck gets a newly available Sport Appearance Package for 2012. It is available on either King Cab or Crew Cab SV models, it adds Dark Hyper Silver-finished wheels, appearance upgrades and Bluetooth. Throughout the lineup there are three new exterior hues: Brilliant Silver, Lava Red and Metallic Blue. Also for 2012, a 2-wheel Brake Limited Slip system and electronic stability control are now standard on all Frontiers.

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Maneuverability; affordability; fuel-saving 4-cylinder base model; very capable V6; innovative storage solutions

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The Nissan Frontier is one of the lowest-priced pickups available; and with the discontinuation of the Ford Ranger for 2012, it's also one of the few compact trucks remaining on the market. Four-cylinder Frontier models fill most needs for a basic truck--provided you have only light-duty tasks like hauling firewood or appliances--while V6 models are the way to go for those with serious towing in mind. In any of its guises, the Frontier is more maneuverable and easier to park than full-size pickups, while Crew Cab models have enough space for four adults and compared to other small trucks the Frontier line still offers some innovative storage features, such as removable rear-seat storage boxes, and the Utili-track adjustable tie-down system. Off-road purists will also like the complete set of go-anywhere equipment and interior comforts in the PRO-4X models, while in general, the Frontier can handle heavier-duty tasks than some other compact trucks because of its shared frame and structure with the larger Titan.


Select 2012 Nissan Frontier trim levels

FRONTIER CREW CAB-V6

Frontier King Cab-4 Cyl.


Frontier King Cab-V6


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