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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
Highest overall rating of "good" for front impacts; "marginal" for side impacts
All-disc antilock brakes are standard
Four stars for front impacts; five stars for side impacts
TheCarConnection.com finds that the Nissan Frontier 2008 model offers many safety specs and features, which helped it earn high ratings in government crash tests.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rates the 2008 Nissan Frontier at four stars for front impacts and five stars for side impacts. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the Frontier its top rating of “good” for front impact tests, and "marginal" for side impact tests.
Standard safety features on the 2008 Nissan Frontier includes anti-lock brakes and front airbags. Stability control and side airbags are available as options, as are curtain airbags.
Car and Driver notes that additional safety features that come standard on all trim levels include "active headrests for the front seats" as well as a tire pressure monitoring system and seatbelt pretensioners.
The 2008 Nissan Frontier performs well in crash tests, but many safety features are options on the base version.