Advertisement
Go
2010 Nissan Frontier Photo
8.0
/ 10
On Quality
BASE INVOICE
$16,638
BASE MSRP
$17,540
On Quality
Cabin materials might be a sore point for some; otherwise, the 2010 Nissan Frontier has a roomy, appealing, and quite comfortable interior.
8.0 out of 10
Browse Nissan Frontier inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

QUALITY | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

good six-footer headroom and legroom
ConsumerGuide

spacious interior
Edmunds

four-door is short on bed size
Car and Driver

King Cab and Crew Cab versions of the 2010 Nissan Frontier are offered (there is no basic short-cab version), but with each body style, you can choose between rear- or four-wheel drive. If you need easier backseat entry and enough space for two adults, especially for extended trips, you'd better go with the Crew Cab; the King Cab configuration allows for occasional backseat passengers with small front-hinged rear access doors and flip-up backseats, but they're puny and uncomfortable for adults.

On either body style, the front seats afford a nice, upright driving position with good outward visibility, and the seats are very supportive and comfortable. The interior of the Crew Cab is called "spacious" by Edmunds, and ConsumerGuide says there is "good six-footer headroom and legroom" in the front seat.

Several reviewers criticize interior quality—more specifically, the overall look and feel of the cabin materials. ConsumerGuide explicitly believes that the interior "looks low-buck" due to hard plastic on most surfaces. Car and Driver says otherwise, that "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."

Cargo-hauling is, of course, a big priority for shoppers looking at the 2010 Nissan Frontier. Cargo beds for the Frontier are six feet long at most, so it will never be a true rival to full-size trucks. But the Frontier offers several features not otherwise found in pickups in this price range. The cargo bed includes a factory-applied spray-in bedliner. For those who need to secure small or heavy items in back, the available Utili-Track cargo tie-down system is recommended.

Ride quality in the 2010 Nissan Frontier is generally better than in most other pickups. ConsumerGuide describes the ride as "absorbent," even though it's still somewhat jarring at times. Edmunds reports that "ride quality on pavement is surprisingly good for a compact/midsize pickup truck, while Car and Driver points out that the Nissan Frontier's "structure is extremely solid." Popular Mechanics also mentions the sense of solidity and says that "noise is suppressed far better than one might expect."

Conclusion

Cabin materials might be a sore point for some; otherwise, the 2010 Nissan Frontier has a roomy, appealing, and quite comfortable interior.

« Prev: Performance Next: Safety »
Advertisement
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Used Cars
Go!
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.
Advertisement