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2007 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

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2007 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Review

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The days of the compact pickup are fast closing. Witness the Nissan Frontier, a once-compact contender that has grown in size, power and weight. Of course, it has also grown in capability and passenger comfort, placing it in the same general category as the midsize Dodge Dakota and Toyota Tacoma. The Frontier has much in common with its larger sibling, the Titan, offering a fully-boxed frame, Nissan's adjustable Utili-track Bed Channel System and a spray-in bed liner. With one of the most powerful V6 engines in its class, the Frontier offers superior towing with almost sports car-like acceleration. Although bargain shoppers may lament the absence of a standard-cab model, the four-cylinder King Cab is still an affordable truck, priced well below $18,000.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you need a truck that hauls, tows and loves to get dirty, but don't want to deal with the mass of a full-size pickup, the Nissan Frontier will impress you with its ability, utility and refined ride.

You May Not Like This Car If...

Even though the Frontier's V6 is impressively smooth and powerful, if your workload—or playload—absolutely demands a big V8, then you'll have to look elsewhere. Also, the Frontier does not offer a standard-cab model.

What's Significant About This Car?

For 2007, the Crew Cab models offer a Long Bed option, which increases the bed length by nearly 14 inches.

Driving the Frontier Crew Cab

Driving Impressions That we expected a more severe neck-snapping from the Frontier's new V6 says more about our imprudent expectations than it does about the engine. With 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet...

of torque, this 4.0-liter version of the acclaimed engine found in the company's 350Z, Maxima and Infiniti G35 might be the smoothest, strongest V6 engine ever put in a pickup. In addition, the new Frontier handles and rides better than some sedans. Big mirrors contribute to a fair amount of wind noise, but overall the cabin is quiet and comfortable, especially for a pickup with such noteworthy capabilities. Our long test drive concluded with some serious rock-crawling on a Texas ranch, which, thanks in large part to its stiff frame and powerful engine, the Frontier negotiated effortlessly.

Utili-track Bed Channel System
Moveable and removable cleats make it easy to transport even cumbersome cargo loads safely.

Fully Boxed Frame
The Frontier's stiff frame provides the foundation for the pickup's sedan-like ride and handling and its sturdy off-road capability.

2007 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Details
2007 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab photo Interior

The Frontier's purposeful interior is defined by its flexibility. King Cab models feature smaller rear-hinged rear doors that provide access to flip-up rear seats, while Crew Cab models feature traditional rear doors and a more conventional back seat. Both models offer removable storage boxes beneath the rear seats, plus an available fold-flat front passenger seat for increased interior cargo flexibility. The Frontier's cabin features dual stacked glove boxes, multiple 12-volt power points and one-liter cup holders integrated into the front doors. Leather seating is among the Frontier's more indulgent options.

Exterior
2007 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab photo

With its "angled strut" grille and sharp, pronounced fender flares, the Frontier is unmistakable as a direct descendent of the company's daunting full-size Titan pickup, although more athletic looking than its larger sibling. The Frontier offers a number of pickup-truck firsts, such as the Utili-track tie-down system that features moveable cargo hooks located in a five-rail in-bed system.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

In base XE trim, the Frontier is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 152 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque, a five-speed manual transmission, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), electronic stability control and 15-inch steel wheels.

Optional Equipment

Features not included at base sticker price include the 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine, five-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission, four-wheel drive, Utili-track Bed Channel System, factory-applied spray-on bedliner, single-CD sound system, six-disc in-dash sound system with MP3 playback, air conditioning, power door locks/windows/mirrors, keyless entry, front side-impact airbags and front/rear-curtain airbags. The Nismo off-road model includes skid plates, Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist features, an on-demand electronic locking rear differential and Bilstein performance shocks.

Under the Hood

The economical four-cylinder engine is offered only on the two-wheel-drive XE King Cab, a potential marketing blunder should gas prices surge past three dollars per gallon. The V6 is plenty powerful and does offer the choice between manual and automatic transmission, but all that power and performance comes at the expense of fuel economy.

2.5-liter in-line 4
152 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
171 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/25 (2WD manual), 19/24 (2WD automatic)

4.0-liter V6
261 horsepower @ 5600 rpm
281 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/21 (2WD manual), 16/21 (2WD automatic), 17/21 (4WD manual), 16/20 (4WD automatic)

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2007 Nissan Frontier Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 535 Ratings for the 2005 - 2015 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

repairs

By on Friday, August 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
3/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"@ 65k miles both rear axles failed. Although Nissian replaces the factory axles with newer versions they refuse to help with the cost.($2000.00) I have never had an single axle fail on my 2003 chevy with 220,000 miles on it."

Review from 2014 Fronti owner, and certified mech.

By on Thursday, July 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,554

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Tough looking, Good Off Road, Reliable, Quiet"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My 2014 Frontier is great. 4.0L SV 4x4 with Manual 5-speed. Like a big metal dog it's been sturdy reliable and got me through a year of adventures without missing a beat. There's a concern that the Trans fluid can mix with the coolant because of radiator failure, this was fixed 10 years ago: thus not a concern on newer models. Seriously, people are still writing about this and it's ancient history. If your interested in an old one sure, look into that. This review is for the 2014, NOT THE 2005. Compared to Taco, it's only competition: Realize people, Toy has a service department at every dealership because they break as all cars & trucks do. The two trucks are extremely comparable, the Nissan has more power and is slightly smaller. Toy has better resale and strong aftermarket, but considerably more expensive. Both are biblically better than their American counterparts in every way, especially when it comes to long term use. They are both great choices. Both need an update equally though. Expect that from both companies in the next couple years. Hopefully they don't 'fix" what isn't broken when doing so. I plan on having my Frontier for a very long time. I've driven it through a river, over deserts and mountains, on & off-road, loaded and unloaded. It doesn't get stuck and never dies, and still looks new after over a year of all types of driving conditions. It also isn't as common as some other trucks on the road so people know it's me coming. The downfalls of ownership vs other vehicles- It just feels like 2005 inside and out. Gas mileage isn't great but that's the trade off for toughness and traction. If you're in the market for a good ol' tough little truck this is a great choice. It's inexpensive compared to it's competition and very good. Has everything you need, nothing you don't. It isn't going to drive or feel like a luxury car but it goes through anything, anywhere, doesn't break."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Beware the Transmission Recall!

By on Monday, June 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Cheaper than Toyota"

Cons: "You won't get over $125,000 without spending $$$$"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"A known issue with these trucks is that the radiator fluid leaks INTO the transmission and vice versa. I have spent about $5,000 now trying to get the damage fixed and am still having troubles. I will never buy another Nissan again. They told me it wasn't covered because I had surpassed the mileage of my warranty, yet they knew about this problem and nobody told me when I could have gotten it fixed long ago, when it was still covered. The turning radius is worse than any truck I've ever owned, even far larger ones. It turns like a boat. The interior is pretty basic compared to most vehicles of the same year and price range."

17 people out of 31 found this review helpful

Great family truck

By on Monday, June 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 44,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable and handles well."

Cons: "Requires a large turning radius"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This truck has served our family well in providing a 4-door vehicle that has great carrying capacity. We have an aluminum cover over the bed so we have lockable storage, which makes it even more versatile. I haven't had any mechanical problems and we have moved from Utah to Texas in the truck. It rode great and handled well totally loaded."

7 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Reliable

By on Saturday, June 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 42,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "payload"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Have not had a single issue in 5 years. Very quick and great power. Good mpg if driving to conserve."

10 people out of 18 found this review helpful

2012 nissan frontier sv v6

By on Sunday, May 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,400

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Good power fun to drive"

Cons: "Gas milage poor , Confort of interior not good"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"It has been a good truck, My dislikes are gas milage is not that good as i could get same milage n fullsize truck. Interior seat material is not that good as i have 40000 miles ad material starting to wear out. The metal that Nissan uses is very thin compaired to american trucks as it gets dents very easy. Its ok but next truck will not be a Frontier"

10 people out of 19 found this review helpful

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