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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 New for 2007

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
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 552 Ratings for the 2005 - 2016 models.

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  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

Love this truck

By on Saturday, June 11, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 79,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive, Great ride. Reliable. Looks good."

Cons: "4wd = reduced gas mileage."

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

"I have had many vehicles from sports cars to coupes to sedans, and this is my 5th pickup truck. Overall, this is my favorite truck. The off road package provides an amazingly smooth ride on both paved and washboard gravel roads, as well as off road. Handling is good and the interior draws lots of favorable comments from those who see it for the first time. There are also enough interior convenience features to satisfy me. I traded a Mercedes for an SV model, but found it lacked the features I wanted, so I traded the SV for the Pro-4X after about a year and a half. Glad I did! Only one problem (tripometer) at 43,000 miles."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Solid Winner

By on Saturday, April 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 47,444

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Solid performer......"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've owned this truck for just over 7 years. I use it for personal transportation around town and when I need to haul something from or to the house. It is not used commercially. The truck is solid, I've not had any issues with it since the day I picked it up used with about 1800 miles on it. I recently retired the original set of BF Goodrich tires and replaced the brakes just cause I thought it was a good idea. While it's not the most stylish truck around, it is a solid, reliable performer and has served me well from day one. It certainly doesn't have all the bells and whistles that a ton of trucks come with today, but once again, sometimes, simpler is better....."

12 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Good winter vehicle, good range of sight

By on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "good value, good field of vision, roomy cab, good"

Cons: "control not labeled well, some not easy to reach"

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

"This is a good size for me (I am an old lady), big enough 4WD that I am confident in the New England snows but small enough to handle. Rides good. One thing that sold me was the inside you have a better field of vision, better than the old RAM I had. I got the short bed only because my garage is pretty small. It is peppy, good on gas we get about 20 or 21 around town. There is plenty of shoulder room for my big hubby, and the 4-door back seat is good for the grandkids or groceries etc. Had it about 6 months now, so far so good, will tell you more in another year or two. Dollar for dollar we felt it was a better value than others we looked at."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

First time owning a pickup... Love this one!

By on Monday, March 28, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfortable, roomy, fit in my garage"

Cons: "Gas Mileage could, and should, be better."

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

"Purchased this truck (4x4 Crew Cab SL with Value Package) in Jan 2016, and am completely satisfied. I test drove a Tacoma and the Canyon, and found this to be the most comfortable out of the bunch. I know many people state that this truck is "dated", and I can see why, but I never would have through that until I read a review which used that term. Yes, the inside could use an update, but let's be honest; this is a truck. I find it comfortable on longer drives, it has a decent enough stereo, and working bluetooth. Combined with heated seats, power windows, backup camera and keyless entry, it has everything I need. The V6 has plenty of power, and when you hit the gas and hit 4K RPM you really start to feel the power kick in. The bed liner, adjustable rail system, bed extended and hitch receiver makes this perfect for what a average homeowner will ever need. The final point I want to make is the overall length of the truck; at 206 inches it is short enough to fit in my garage. The only ding against this truck is gas mileage; 15 City and 20 Highway is not awful, but 18 city would add 90 miles between stopping for gas, which for me is about a week extra between fill ups. To me this was not a deal breaker (obviously I drive less than 100 miles a week in this truck) but I wanted to mention it. Overall, this was 10K less than a comparatively equipped Tacoma in my area, and I couldn't be happier. Only time will tell how the truck holds up, but my initial 3 months are very positive. Mac"

9 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Well Built, Solid, Full size truck in midsize name

By on Monday, March 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "performance, looks, class"

Cons: "none"

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

"Runs like a deer. Corners like a sports car and has a sound system that young kids would kill for. Leather and all plush interior with plenty of room. My 5th Nissan truck and they just keep getting better."

8 people out of 12 found this review helpful

This is my 3rd Frontier

By on Thursday, January 21, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 56,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Easy to drive"

Cons: "Black paint"

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

"and by far the best. It drives and runs flawlessly. So comfortable. It always gets complements even though it is an '05."

14 people out of 21 found this review helpful

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