2017 Nissan Frontier Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
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Nissan Frontier Prices - How Much is a Nissan Frontier?
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What's New for 2018?
For 2018, Nissan has added a new trim level. The Midnight Edition adds a blacked-out grill, step rails and wheels. Some additional standard features have been added to the base models this year. A few of these include A/C, rear-view cameras and an updated infotainment system. All vehicles now get a 5-inch screen and Bluetooth technology.
Styles and Trim Levels
The 2018 Nissan Frontier comes in an endless variety of configurations and trim packages. The base model is a 4X2 with a king cab and a 6 ft. box. It comes equipped with 2.5 L, I4 engine that produces 152 hp. This is paired with a 5-speed manual transmissions.
The Frontier can also be purchased with shorter or longer bed configurations. 4X4 models are available for those who need a truck capable of off-road duties. Crew cabs are also available for those who need more passenger space.
For more power, you can select a Frontier model with a V-6 engine. The 4.0 L, V-6 can be joined to a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission system. Both transmission types feature overdrive. This engine is rated at 261 hp.
Acceleration can be a bit sluggish from the I4 engine. The V-6 is much better with its 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. It can go from 0-60 mph in about 7.3 seconds. It can sound a bit loud, but provides plenty of passing power on a highway. The V-6 models have a maximum towing capacity of 6,710 lbs. They can haul up to 6,000 lbs.
Fuel economy isn't particularly great in any truck. This is no different for the Nissan Frontier. The I4 models have a combined rating of 21 mpg. The various V-6 models have a rating of around 18-19 mpg. Again, this is a combined average of their mpg during both highway and city driving.
The 2018 Nissan Frontier is a simple, but capable work truck. The ride quality is okay, but nothing special. The ride quality off-road is actually very nice in the 4X4 models. The engines can be noisy, but get the job done well. Acceleration in the V-6 trucks is more than adequate for a mid-size truck.
The steering and handling work better off-road than on. Steering is a bit loose and the suspension is rather soft. The Frontier will not win any awards for handling during routine drives, but does excel at off-road adventuring. This is partially due to the dampeners Nissan uses to handle rough terrain.
The 2018 Nissan Frontier works well as a daily driver. The truck is rugged and has a good reputation for reliability. The 4WD models also make for fun and capable adventure vehicles. While it doesn't really excel in all areas over the competition, it is an affordable and versatile truck.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Nissan Frontier
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Nissan Frontier invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Nissan Frontier MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.