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carves out a nice niche for itself
Car and Driver
top pick in the midsize pickup class
TheCarConnection.com found that there's nothing spectacular about the 2008 Nissan Frontier's styling, but it still manages to have a lot of appeal.
Although it is often referred to as compact class, the 2008 Nissan Frontier is truly a mid-size pickup, offering a six-foot bed and two extended cab lengths, including a King Cab and a Crew Cab. Crew Cabs offer the standard five-foot bed, but the six-foot bed is available on the SE and LE models of this size 2008 Nissan Frontier. Automobile observes, “Despite this, the Frontier is at the smallish end of the new mid-size range,” while also includes the Dodge Dakota and Toyota Tacoma. The 2008 Frontier is what ConsumerGuide refers to as a "middle-of-the-pack size"; with its design and style, it "carves out a nice niche for itself in the compact-pickup market."
Edmunds likes its “rugged disposition.” Car and Driver appreciates the Frontier’s "romp-and-stomp styling." Cars.com took notice of its “grille with angled chrome inserts and chrome-plated bumpers” and “short front and rear overhangs and large geometric fender flares.”
Edmunds is one of the few sources to describe the interior. “The roomy cabins offer straightforward controls, comfortable front seats and an attractive design,” they note.
TheCarConnection.com’s editors have driven the Frontier. Nissan’s style is a good mix of straight struck lines and some carlike curves around the large chrome-bar grille and at the lower edge of the side-rear windows. Grey plastic and orange markings trim the interior, and though the plastics and fabrics look inexpensive, the design is straightforward and logical.
The 2008 Nissan Frontier offers a style that mid-size truck buyers are looking for.