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Hard plastic abounds
Four-door is short on bed size
Car and Driver
has grown on the inside
Most reviewers think the room in a 2008 Nissan Frontier is fitting for its size, but some want a higher-quality interior.
The 2008 Nissan Frontier comes in four-door King Cab and Crew Cab versions. The former configuration includes front-hinged rear access doors and flip-up backseats, while the latter comes with conventional rear-hinged doors and a full-sized bench seat.
Reviewers mostly agree on the interior roominess and quality of the Nissan 2008 Frontier. The interior is called "spacious" by Edmunds, and ConsumerGuide says there is "good six-footer headroom and legroom" in the front seat. This is because, with the extended bed options, the interior of the truck has grown, making it more of a mid-size pickup than a compact truck. The Crew Cab has more interior space than the King Cab, but even in the Crew Cab, the backseat is considered too small or uncomfortable for adults to ride in.
Thoughts on the quality of the interior of the truck are mixed. As Car and Driver states, "Interior quality is above average for the segment, as many of the Frontier's interior pieces are shared with the Nissan Xterra sport-utility vehicle," while ConsumerGuide explicitly believes that the interior "all looks low-buck" due to hard plastic on most surfaces.
TheCarConnection.com adds that there is also quite a bit of storage space available, both in the bed and the cabin of the Nissan 2008 Frontier. The availability of options on bed length (with five- or six-foot choices available) allows the buyer to choose the proper bed depending on the space they need. The rear seats in the extended cabs can flip up, providing storage space on the inside, as well as security and protection for important items.
A "high-utility" pickup bed includes both a factory-applied spray-in bed liner and a "Utili-track" cargo tie-down system. The longest bed, though, is six feet long, which limits somewhat its workhorse utility. The 2008 Nissan Frontier can tow up to 6,500 pounds.
The 2008 Nissan Frontier has comfortable front seats, but utility depends on how many doors or how much bed capacity you need.