Review: 2013 Nissan Frontier

The 2013 Nissan Frontier is one of the few remaining smaller trucks that built for the driver who doesn’t need a mini semi-truck. But the Frontier doesn’t cut corners for performance, towing capacity, bed size, storage or features. See one for yourself, we think you will quickly fall in love.

The 2013 Nissan Frontier is built on a full length, fully boxed ladder frame. What that means is that the Frontier is a sturdy truck. The Frontier is built with high tensile strength steel and has increased stiffness which makes the Frontier perfect on any road or any terrain.

Under the hood, the Nissan Frontier carries a 4.0-L V6 engine that reaches up to 261 hp and 6,500 lbs of towing capacity. We always see Frontier owners using their vehicle to hook up the trailer hitch or the boat.

Hooking that trailer hitch is even easier, thanks to the Frontier’s available Rearview Monitor. How much easier would it be hook up the boat this summer with your new Nissan Frontier!

VIDEO: 2013 Nissan Frontier Walkaround



The Nissan Frontier comes with an available Utili-track Channel System. Basically, this means the Frontier comes with an available spray-on bedliner and channels on the bed floor along with the wall and header. Lock in your cargo no matter where you are, and you’ll really enjoy the cargo bed light for the early morning and late night projects. There are available Crew Cabs or King Cabs on the 2013 Nissan Frontier.


Inside, the Frontier is also fun. After a long day hauling, the Nissan Frontier is your friend, thanks to available heated leather seats, leather steering wheel, navigation, and plugs that allow you play the iPhone over the speakers. Take it to the car wash, and after a long day’s work, the Nissan Frontier is a perfect Friday night date car with all these special features.

There’s an available full rear bench seat, or just two small seats fold down depending on which trim you choose.

AWARDS picked the Frontier as its Top Recommended Small Truck has named the Frontier one of the least expensive vehicles to insure

The Nissan Frontier was named a Vehicle Satisfaction Award winner by AutoPacific®



Pricing and fuel economy are probably two of the most important vehicle stats among new-car buyers, and the 2013 Nissan Frontier has made vast improvements in both areas over the 2012 model.

The Car Connection

It’s no longer possible to find a compact pickup truck in new-vehicle showrooms in America. The last vehicles to fit that description–Canyon, Colorado, Ranger–all disappeared last year. Left in their place are a range of mid-size trucks with much more utility–and among them, the Nissan Frontier is our top pick.


The 2013 Nissan Frontier is a top pick in the midsize pickup segment thanks to its brawny nature, relatively nimble handling and innovative features.


The 2013 Nissan Frontier delivers an attractive, reliable package that can be configured just the way you want it. For light duty, the base King Cab is perfectly serviceable, while the V6 Crew Cab is an ideal family vehicle during the week or on the weekend.


If you want a tough but well-equipped truck that’s smaller and more fuel-efficient than most full-size pickups, the Nissan Frontier is a solid choice. The 2013 Frontier can tow up to 6,500 pounds and tackle rugged paths while still offering good looks and a decent highway ride.

The Frontier is the top choice in a disappearing class of pickups. Waikem Nissan has a large collection of these great smaller trucks, see one for yourself.

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About Jeff Russ

Lead blogger and content writer for the Waikem Auto Family in Massillon, Ohio. Product specialist in Ford, Nissan, Subaru, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Mitsubishi models. 2008 Graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Married to wife Christina. Resides in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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