The Beauty of Simplicity: Why You Should Buy a Nissan Frontier

March 11th, 2022 by

A red 2021 Nissan Frontier is shown off-roading on a sandy trail.

Our busy lives are filled with enough stress from work, our home life, and the time spent in between on the road. There is no need to take on unnecessary stress by buying a vehicle, whether new or used, that will complicate things even more for you. If you’re in the market to buy a new vehicle, you need something that will simplify your life, not just during the process of purchasing it. You need a vehicle that will work for you making your commute more enjoyable and more efficient, allowing you endless possibilities with each day. Additionally, you need a vehicle you can depend on at a price you can afford. Here at Thomas Nissan, your used Nissan truck dealer, we know the perfect vehicle for you.

There is something beautiful about simplicity, and when you start looking for it in a vehicle, a Nissan Frontier is a prime example of how beautiful simplicity can truly be. For 25 years, the Frontier has resisted change, needing only minimal upgrades in design and mechanics to meet the expectations of its drivers and what they need in a vehicle. If you are hoping to simplify your life with your next vehicle, you should start by taking a look at the Nissan Frontier. While the Frontier’s versatility will eliminate the stress of determining the type of vehicle you need, since it functions as a work truck, a commuter vehicle, and a passenger transporter when needed, there are many more reasons why you should choose a Nissan Frontier.


Launched for the 1998 model year, the Nissan Frontier has a loyal following of drivers due to the simplicity, strength, and functionality inspired by its heritage, shadowing the iconic Nissan Hardbody. Although the first Hardbody was released for the 1986 model year, and its final year was for 1997, you will still find these simple yet powerful models on the road today, illustrating their reliability. The Nissan Frontier is no different and follows in its predecessor’s footprints with its dependability and longevity.

The likelihood of seeing an original Frontier pass you by is no lower than that of seeing brand-new models cruising down I-80 or leisurely driving up an old farm road. Sure, certain model years have fared better than others, but as a whole, the Nissan Frontier is built for the long haul. This makes life simpler for you if you plan on purchasing a Frontier since there will be less worry in needing to upgrade your vehicle any time soon, even if you decide to buy used.

A grey 2021 Nissan Frontier is shown in a barn after leaving a used Nissan truck dealer.


With a brand-new 2022 Nissan Frontier starting at an MSRP of $28,340,[a] you can only expect that if you’re in the market for a used model, you’re going to get an even better deal for your midsize truck. You may find that certain model years of the Frontier seem slightly more expensive than competitors, like the Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado, but you shouldn’t let a few dollars discourage you. The Frontier simplifies your search by giving you everything you need with its base model at its base price. With the competition, you have to pay more to get what the Frontier provides standard.

If you compare the prices of the Nissan Frontier and its competition, for a few hundred dollars more, you will get more horsepower, more torque, and almost double the towing capacity with the Frontier. Why take on more work researching engine choices to figure out how to get the necessary horsepower and torque for the towing capacity or off-road capabilities you need when you can have it all with one option, at practically the same price? You shouldn’t have to. Choose the simple route by going with a pickup that offers everything you need in its base model at an affordable price. That way, you can spend the extra money and time on finding the trim level perfect for you, one that provides you with the added features elevating your every ride.


Throughout the years, the Nissan Frontier has presented itself as a rugged workhorse, but don’t let its looks deceive you. As hard as the Frontier may work, its interior provides passengers with a comfortable space for an enjoyable ride no matter how far you decide to travel, on or off the pavement. With available amenities like heated seats, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, and a touchscreen infotainment center, as basic as they may be compared to others, they seem to be enough for a midsize truck.

Although some of its older models are now dated inside the cabin, the Frontier’s interior, with a straightforward and effective design, has not bothered its loyal followers or new enthusiasts looking for simplicity. With many model years and trims to choose from, you will have plenty of options that will maximize your comfort level in the Nissan Frontier, and the newest models are filled with modern features.


Along with the longevity of the Nissan Frontier, providing drivers with hundreds of thousands of miles of reliable service, this truck outperforms many of its competitors. Especially in recent model years, with its standard V6 engine, you can expect best-in-class horsepower and impressive torque. Not to mention, this midsize pickup provides suitable handling in any road condition and on any terrain. There are minimal complaints about the Frontier’s performance through the years regarding daily driving and off-road excursions. From handling the backroads to having enough pep to get up to speed quickly when you need to, the Frontier offers well-rounded performance for any driver’s needs.

A red 2021 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X is shown from the rear driving on a rocky trail.


Although capability and performance go hand-in-hand with one another, we felt the need to separate the two since the Nissan Frontier’s capabilities are what set it apart from its competitors, no matter which model year you’re looking at. From its beginning, the Frontier was expected to be an affordable, competent pickup truck, and it has continuously proved itself to be just that.

The Frontier provides drivers with consistent versatility in its capabilities, including impressive towing capacities and excellent off-road abilities, all while being able to function as a daily commuter vehicle. Drivers know that they can rely on the Nissan Frontier to work hard and play hard, no matter its age, and they know it will continue to do it well for the life of their truck. Whether you decide to buy a new or used Frontier, you can expect it to be capable of handling any task or any road you present to it.

Still Not Convinced?

If you are still not convinced that a Nissan Frontier is what you should choose for your next vehicle, just reach out to the team here at Thomas Nissan so you can see for yourself how beautiful the simplicity of the Frontier truly is. Its appearance may not be the most aggressive, and its interior may not provide luxuries fit for a king, but as its longtime, loyal drivers can tell you, the Nissan Frontier is a prime example of what a midsize truck should be: simple, rugged, competent, and versatile.

What better way to simplify not only your search for a new vehicle but your daily life than with a vehicle that can do it all at an affordable price? A used Nissan Frontier will provide you a comfortable commute to work, the power to tow and haul for your home improvement or work needs, and seating for your family and friends, so you can spend a little more time with those who matter most to you, doing the things you enjoy. Don’t just take our word for it; visit us to test drive a used Nissan Frontier today!

[a]MSRP subject to change. Please see dealer for details.