Nissan Holds the Line on 2019 Frontier Pricing

2019 Nissan Frontier_1

The most affordable pickup truck on sale today will soldier on for 2019 with the same pricing it had in 2018, according to Nissan. The 2019 Frontier mid-size pickup, currently on sale at dealerships nationwide, will be priced from $19,985 including destination fees. While holding the line on price, Nissan added content for 2019: a standard 7-inch color touchscreen on the S and SV trim levels, for one thing. The popular Cayenne Red paint also will be available on more models.

Nissan will continue offering the popular Midnight Edition Package, which includes a gloss-black grille; 18-inch gloss-black wheels; semigloss black step rails; black badging, mirrors and handles; and body-color bumpers. The Midnight Edition is available only on the automatic-transmission SV crew cab in 4x2 or 4x4 configurations with a choice of three colors: Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic or Glacier White.

The rest of the Frontier lineup carries over unchanged, and why not? Nissan still sells plenty of the aging Frontier, which is due for a redesign — we've seen spy photos but not much else so far. The Nissan Frontier is pretty much the only original-sized small pickup on the market now that the Toyota Tacoma and GM's Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon have grown.

As before, the Frontier will come in 4x2 or 4x4 configurations, in either King-Cab or crew-cab styles. Two powertrains will also carry over: the 152-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (only available in the King Cab) or the 261-hp, 4.0-liter V-6. As before, five trims will be offered: S, SV, Pro-4X, Desert Runner and SL.

Here's the 2019 pricing rundown (all prices include destination fees):

2019 Two-Wheel-Drive Frontiers

  • S King Cab: inline-four-cylinder, five-speed manual; $19,985
  • S King Cab: inline-four-cylinder, five-speed automatic; $24,055
  • S Crew Cab SWB: V-6, six-speed manual; $25,945
  • S Crew Cab SWB: V-6, five-speed automatic; $26,995
  • SV King Cab: inline-four-cylinder, five-speed manual; $24,855
  • SV King Cab: inline-four-cylinder, five-speed automatic; $25,905
  • SV King Cab: V-6, five-speed automatic; $26,615
  • SV Crew Cab SWB: V-6, five-speed automatic; $27,745
  • SV Crew Cab LWB: V-6, five-speed automatic; $30,355
  • SL Crew Cab: V-6, five-speed automatic; $35,005
  • Desert Runner King Cab: V-6, five-speed automatic; $27,295
  • Desert Runner Crew Cab SWB: V-6, five-speed automatic; $28,725

2019 Four-Wheel-Drive Frontiers

  • S Crew Cab SWB: V-6, five-speed automatic; $30,385
  • SV King Cab: V-6, five-speed automatic; $29,505
  • SV Crew Cab SWB: V-6, five-speed automatic; $30,935
  • SV Crew Cab LWB: V-6, five-speed automatic; $31,355
  • SV Crew Cab SWB: V-6, six-speed manual; $33,775
  • SL Crew Cab SWB: V-6, five-speed automatic; $37,845
  • Pro-4X King Cab: V-6, five-speed automatic; $34,425
  • Pro-4X Crew Cab SWB: V-6, six-speed manual; $34,135
  • Pro-4X Crew Cab SWB: V-6, five-speed automatic; $35,185

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Comments

It hasn't changed in 14 years. Pricing should stay the same! Wish that's how things worked in our "wonderful" world!

Still, its a very reliable, dependable, affordable truck! Hopefully its get a major overhaul SOON! The Frontier is due, come on Nissan.

Nissan rep near me in Florida has a 2020 Frontier already roaming the streets, fully uncovered.

Expect a longer cabin for better backseat room, new stamping and lines on the tailgate, and the current trendy “up-swoop” in the rear window of the crew cab. Looks like the bed has gotten deeper too. Doesn’t look too far off from the Navara, but there are some differences which I assume are geared more towards the trends of the American market.

Also retains the roof rails, which is something I’ve always liked about the Frontier.

@Jeff

Jeff, if this thing is roaming the streets and you know the rep, is it possible to sneak a few pictures.

Frontier fans all over North America would be infinitely thankful!

WHat I ment was it hasnt changed just like GM, always the same nothing new!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SV King Cab: inline-four-cylinder, five-speed automatic; $25,905
SV King Cab: V-6, five-speed automatic; $26,615

Assuming that it's not a misprint, Nissan offers their (terrific) 4.0 six cylinder upgrade for less than a thousand bucks on the SV King Cab. I say it's terrific because it absolutely transforms this little truck, compared to the four cylinder.

Please show me another compact pickup you can buy with an engine upgrade for less than $1000

$35K for a Frontier? No way.

Pretty good value in the lower level trims. Great if you have a business hauling around light stuff or are an old retired dude, or you are "that guy" who just has to have the weird off-brand. That's basically what Nissan is, Toyota's strange cousin who sucks at advertising and doesn't care what customers think.


WHat I ment was it hasnt changed just like GM, always the same nothing new!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: TNTGMC | Aug 29, 2018 2:24:28 PM


That's because Nissan and GM don't need to change much. One of the biggest problems with Ford is that they change so often, nothing ever works right. Or even worse, they come out with an innovation, it doesn't work right for the first 3 years, they fix it in the 4th year, then they replace it with a new innovative design at the start of the 5th year and it doesn't work again. About 50% of the time, Ford stops making parts for the previous innovation, so you're stuck with a broken truck innovation and have to search high and low for innovative new old stock repair parts, and pay twice the original price.

That's basically what Nissan is, Toyota's strange cousin who sucks at advertising and doesn't care what customers think.
Posted by: BD | Aug 29, 2018

@BD

First question: Can you honestly say you'd rather drive a Tacoma than a Frontier?

Second question: Are you more than 5' 8" tall?

so you're stuck with a broken truck innovation and have to search high and low for innovative new old stock repair parts, and pay twice the original price...Posted by: Erik the Red | Aug 29, 2018

Did you ever own a Ford that had the 4.0 V6 engine? You seem to be familiar. The 4.0 was revised so often that finding basic cooling-system parts like thermostats, gaskets and hoses turns into the search for the Holy Grail.

I know about the famous 4L V6, I almost made the mistake of buying a 95 Ranger that needed engine work. I walked away after realizing the kind of headache I was looking at. The rest of the truck was too rough to make it worth the time and money it would take.

I was referencing the recent plight of a Canadian man and his 2009 F-150. Ford told him his 7 year old F-150's HVAC couldn't be fixed because it needed a new HVAC control module, but the part was no longer available because it was obsolete.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ford-f150-auto-parts-obsolete-go-public-1.3746577
https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/09/ford-gives-search-part-mans-seven-year-old-f-150/

I also have a sister in law that owned a Ford with the old MyFordTouch system. It was constantly glitching or refused to turn on. She took it to the dealer at least a dozen time to get reset or have software updates installed. Innovation is a nice idea but more often than not, you're just paying extra for it and end up with a half-broken gimmick that's too expensive to fix or replace.

15 years. Introduced in January 2004 as 2005 model. On sale in 2004. Oldest design in production in North America.

I actually really like that they haven't changed it and that's a big selling point to me. Who wants to go shell out a fortune for a new vehicle only to be driving the old model a few short years away. I hate that. Absolutely hate it. With today's pickup truck prices, I'd expect to be still paying it off after 2 or 3 redesigns with other brands. I'd consider nissan for this reason and their pricing does seem to be the value leader of the bunch.

Ever hear of "if it ain't broke, dont fix it"? At least you can still get a naturally aspirated v6 with a MANUAL TRANSMISSION!!!!1!!11#111×!1#

30k is fine with me if that's what the new ranger starts out at. 30k for a I4turbo/automatic ONLY, or 30k for your choice of two engines and transmissions? Haven't drove a newer manual frontier yet but i think I would prefer it over a Tacoma, which I have a good amount of seat time in, both auto and manual i4 and v6.

Papajim I'm no Toyota fan either, having owned them I can say Toyota is the oatmeal of auto manufacturers that give you a long but boring life. Toyota also doesn't care about what customers want but give them some capability and buyers buy into the reliability hype that isn't always as grand as it is made out to be. Honestly I wouldn't want either the Tacoma or Frontier for a variety of reasons, mainly my requirements for work. Underpowered engines and weird seats only further justify that decision.

Still the Navara which is light years better than the Frontier is upto it's 3rd update. Price and retooling and a lack of a modern diesel in the US would be the factors that are holding Nissan back from introducing it

BD
Current Nissan Navara interior
https://s15.postimg.cc/4toplwcgr/image.jpg

@BD
Try again current Nissan Navara interior
http://singapore-motors.com/nissan-navara-thailand.html

the Navara is light years better than the Frontier

@Robert Ryan

You may have missed the point of this article. It's about holding the line on price.

Nissan builds a value-leader pickup, and nobody else comes close on the Value Versus Price discussion. Try buying a Chevy Colorado with auto and V6 in the price range with Nissan's Frontier.

Same with Tacoma or Ridgeline.

Its old, its cheap, its a tired design... it ticks all the real boxes. It just falls down on the biggest one for many buyers and especially little truck buyers. Vanity. It doesn't turn heads. If you can deal with that and hard plastic/dated look/feel it ticks all the boxes.

@Tunngavik

I don’t know the rep, but I am constantly on the hunt to get pictures of it. Last two times I saw it, I was driving. Couldn’t get phone out of my pocket while making sure I was okay in traffic.

Next time though, I’m following it til it stops.

Without a doubt this is a better truck than the new Rectum Ranger will ever be.

If you can deal with that and hard plastic/dated look/feel it ticks all the boxes...Posted by: Clint | Aug 30, 2018

@Clint

So you admit we're not talking about Conestoga wagons here.

The interior comforts such as they are, are tolerable for a go-fer truck and just fine for most folks. For anyone who absolutely has to have a $55k 4x4 crew cab, all leathered up then the cachet is less.

But for anyone interested in value (or a truck for a high school senior) it works, and at less than 25k it's a champ.

@papajim--If I were buying now the base Frontier would check most of my boxes. I keep my vehicles for 10 plus years and the value of the Frontier would be at the top of my list along with the Base Colorado and Canyon. The new Ranger might be but if I can get a manual transmission that would most likely rule the new Ranger out but again I could change my mind. My last choice would be the Tacoma for the reasons you stated along with that I think it is overpriced for what you get. It is a good truck but the competition offers more value for the money. The Frontier is the value leader among all the midsize trucks and Nissan makes a good solid truck.

@papajim--If I were buying now the base Frontier would check most of my boxes. I keep my vehicles for 10 plus years and the value of the Frontier would be at the top of my list along with the Base Colorado and Canyon. The new Ranger might be but if I can get a manual transmission that would most likely rule the new Ranger out but again I could change my mind. My last choice would be the Tacoma for the reasons you stated along with that I think it is overpriced for what you get. It is a good truck but the competition offers more value for the money. The Frontier is the value leader among all the midsize trucks and Nissan makes a good solid truck.

@Jeff S

Unless you are very motivated to buy a new truck "soon", you want to stay OUT of car lots. Esp. Labor Day Weekend.

They can be very seductive at this time of year. Vulpine ordered a Chevy but I would not go there. GM dealers want to upsell you into a Silverado. They want it bad.

The Nissan is the champ. The stick shift trucks are hard to find but the price is right. Even the 5 speed auto is a nice choice.

@papajim--I would not go to a car dealership on labor day. I don't really need or want a new vehicle at the present time. True manual transmissions are hard to find but they can be found if you use cars.com or other like sites. Usually if you are willing to travel outside your area you will find one and they are willing to deal. My neighbor got a new vehicle in Portsmouth, OH at a lower price and found exactly what he wanted with no hassle. He did the transaction over the internet but he knew exactly what he wanted. The dealers around Cincinnati and N KY were at least 2k higher and would not budge. I would test drive first then do an internet search. Also it is best to buy if you are not desperate--the salesperson can pick up on how much you need and want a vehicle.

The only way I would buy a full size truck if it was basically a stripped down model at a price well below a comparable midsize truck and that would most likely be a single cab short bed which I would use for commuting to the bus line and running home depot errands but I would rather have the midsize extended cab. I am open to a bargain but I don't want to get that attached to any vehicle a salesperson shows me. I can take it or leave it and I have walked off many a car lot when a salesperson has been too anxious or when I feel too much pressure. I realize the dealer does not want to waste their time on a casual looker who is not a potential buyer but I as a customer do not want to be pressured to buy something that I really don't need or want. I have never regretted taking my time on a decision but I have regretted when I have made a hurried decision. I am not perfect and I have bought my fair share of things that I have regretted but then I am willing to learn from my mistakes.

@papajim--You brought up some good points in your reply to me. There is nothing wrong with the 5 speed automatic. Again it would depend on the truck and the deal I could get. I would probably not want another crew cab since I already have one and its just my wife and me. As I said I am not presently in the market.

I would tell anybody who wants a compact truck to just go and drive a SV Frontier King Cab. Auto or stick.

Nissan's five speed auto is a good trans. My wifes's 2006 350Z had one. The Nissan six is a terrific motor.

Being able to buy a King Cab six cylinder for a price in the mid 20s is something no other brand offers in the US at this time. Add the price of a spray in liner and budget some dough for wheels/tires upgrade next year and you're all set.

The V-6 sounds great but I would go for the I-4 they are also very good.

Be sure to test drive both the six and the four.

I had a 2010 Ranger Supercab 4 cylinder auto for a while which was fine cruising at interstate speeds or rolling on country roads, but it had zero punch on ramps, merging in traffic and was just over burdened in a truck bigger than the regular cab model.

It might have been better with the manual, but I bought the auto to please the kitchen detail. She drove it exactly once.

I have a hunch that the even heavier Frontier would be a bit taxed with the 2.5 unless you are willing (and happy) to row the gears a bit.


Without a doubt this is a better truck than the new Rectum Ranger will ever be.

Posted by: BA | Aug 30, 2018 6:51:20 AM

HAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

YOU ARE 100% RIGHT IN YOUR ASSESSMENT BA!!! WHAT A GREAT NAME FOR THE NEW RANGER...

HAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I’ve posted several times that I really enjoy my frontier and that’s because I don’t have a top of the line model. It’s a 2011 S 4x4 crew cab. I’ve got the five speed and the V6. It’s a workhorse truck and if I needed a new truck I’d probably upgrade to a SV or a Pro4x. 4 wheel discs, solid drivetrain, fully boxed Titan frame and they’ve worked all the bugs out. For quite a bit less than $40k, Only a egomaniac would want to spend more for a midsize.

That's a lot of truck for the money!

30k for a v6 manual frontier, or 30k for an I4turbo-automatic ONLY?

No way in hell would I buy a Ford for the same price but not with the options I want. So what if the wife wants an automatic? Real men would see their wife not being able to drive their truck as a good thing.

It's still a lot of truck for the money.

Like it or not 30K is peanuts for a vehicle these days.

@papajim
It would not its price here, too much completion here

@papajim--True about pleasing the wife. "Happy wife, happy life."

Lets not forget that its the only midsizer that looks like a truck! The rest of them have adopted that pinched nose, big rear "Stinkbug" look.

in case you forgot

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2017/05/whats-the-best-34-ton-premium-truck-for-2017.html

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2017/08/whats-the-best-one-ton-heavy-duty-pickup-for-2017.html

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2018/07/2018-one-ton-heavy-duty-truck-challenge-how-we-tested.html

Looks like Duramax is supreme to me?


Posted by: TNTGMC | Aug 29, 2018 8:42:53 PM

Your post is irrelevant to the topic. I am tired of sifting thru every comments section to find the topic. This nonsense has ran it's course. Please stop.

previous post was the FAKE Papajim

It appears that Nissan is going to make the Frontier for a few more years with few changes just as Ford did with the last Ranger and the Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis. Maybe that is not so bad in that all the tooling, dye, and development costs have long since paid for and as long as the Frontier is making a profit and gives Nissan a product in the midsize truck market. Eventually the market for the Frontier will decline and/or safety and other Governmental standards might change where it is no longer feasible to either make the Frontier or a replacement is needed. It gives the customer who doesn't want an expensive truck but an affordable one that has all the bugs worked out of it. For an entry price of just under 20k this is a bargain.

People are funny. Don't be so sure about the fate of the Frontier.

Try to remember the original VW Beetle. From 1958 until the mid 1970s the Beetle changed very little and even though it was hopelessly outdated and even non-compliant with government regs, people still loved 'em.

I believe Government regulation will force Nissan to either discontinue the current Frontier or bring a new Frontier to the US. Agree, I don't think the sales would go down that much unless Nissan decides to raise the price significantly which I doubt will happen. Ford was facing more Government regulations on the Ranger and possibly the Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis/Town Car. Ford got a long run out of both of those. People still like both and many livery drivers miss the Town Car and many in law enforcement miss the Crown Victoria.

Nissan product planners surely realize that the current bull market in the US is almost 10 years old. A risky time to be putting their chips on the table, especially regarding a truck that competes in the midsize space. Nissan presently operates a plant in Mississippi that exists primarily to build trucks for North American consumers.

Their Titan models don't sell well, and committing to a big costly change for the Frontier requires a sense of confidence about the direction of the US economy. Timing is everything.

If I worked for Nissan I would be treading softly, especially while they can still sell the current Frontier.

Also, I don't know which regulations that Jeff S keeps refering to, but the regulatory scheme can change with or without Nissan's consent, so there isn't much comfort for Nissan from that angle either.

and many in law enforcement miss the Crown Victoria.
Posted by: Jeff S | Sep 3, 2018

@Jeff S

Nobody in law enforcement misses the Vic. The Chevy and the Dodge/Chrysler/RAM vehicles all outclass the old Ford on every score. The Crown Vic had a weak engine and a four speed trans. The GM and FCA models outperform the Ford sedan on every score 0-60, etc. The old Ford was cramped inside. The old Ford did not have a robust electrical system for lights, computers, communications.

Nobody misses the Crown Vic. Not even cabbies.



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