The 2010 Nissan Frontier offers a much wider range of features—especially related to interior comfort and cargo-bed utility—than most compact or mid-size pickups.
The base four-cylinder Frontier XE models are quite basic—they don't include air conditioning, power windows, or even a tilt steering wheel. SE models are better equipped, while LE models get all the popular equipment, like larger alloy wheels, fog lamps, chrome trim, tie-down cleats, the Utili-Track system, cruise control, keyless entry, power accessories, and a four-speaker sound system.
Edmunds likes the Frontier's "innovative bed features." Motor Trend notes, "Extra options for the Utili-Track system include bed dividers, sliding cargo trays and modular storage units."
Other options include larger wheels, a limited-slip differential, leather seats, a high-powered Rockford Fosgate audio system, and a choice of either XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. Edmunds notices that since options are packages into just a few large packages, buyers are forced to spend more money on an entire package even if they want only one particular option.
Serious trail-crawlers will want to check out the PRO-4X Off-Road model, which, according to Popular Mechanics, has "Bilstein shocks and extensive underbody protection, too, which is reassuring in the rough." Motor Trend specifies that the package includes "goodies like skid pans for the oil pan and transfer case, an electronic rear differential locker, Bilstein shocks, and special machine-finished 16-in. alloy wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires."