Pounds Per Horsepower 26 Fuel Capacity 15. A long, floor-mounted gearshift lever and four-wheel drive lever let the driver know that it is undeniably a truck. Character lines on the hood and sides prevent slabbiness and add interest and strength. Four-wheel drive may be engaged at any speed up to 50 mph. Seating arrangement and materials depend on trim level. .
A flat, sloping front panel contains a chromed grille flanked by simple rectangular headlights. However, in 4-wheel drive King Cab form, a 3700 lb. It is slightly larger than the old Nissan truck, and gently rounded at the edges and corners. It is undoubtedly far quicker than a 37- horsepower Datsun 1000, and holds much more than 500 lbs. The 1959 Datsun 1000 was a 37- horsepower utility vehicle with a 500-lb. It's not as soft and quiet as a family sedan, but it's no Conestoga wagon. Noise, vibration, and harshness reduction was a successful design goal.
The Frontier has no luxury car pretensions, it's just an honest truck. They have broken new ground, with the first extended-cab compact pickup in 1977 and U. The 5-speed manual transmission used in 4x4 models has a good choice of gear ratios. An improved engine provides more power and a sturdier, more rigid ladder frame is found underneath the slightly larger, restyled body. The cargo bed has double wall construction so interior dents don't show outside. It also has built-in partition slots to allow two-tier loading or horizontal partitioning for extra versatility.
Although previous Nissan trucks have had nicknames, this is the first time a one has had an official name. Nissan trucks became closer to the American mainstream over the ensuing years. Two wheel drive models have antilock rear brakes. Submit Company releases or Product News stories to. There are plenty of cupholders and storage spaces around the cab. No apologies necessary, this is a working truck, not a sports car.
With 143 horsepower and 154 lb-ft of torque, it is one of the most powerful 4-cylinder compact truck engines. Even the base rear-wheel drive Frontier has rear antilock brakes, important especially when the cargo bed is not loaded. In fact, towing and payload capacities are the Frontier's high-performance parameters, with 3500 and 1400 lbs. Nine inches of ground clearance on the 4x4 Frontier and seven on 4x2 models make either a good choice for off-road use or urban pothole-dodging. A new, contemporarily-styled instrument panel places instruments and controls well, especially for the climate control and sound systems. To report errors and other problems with this page, please. Cost-sensitive buyers have the standard model, available in 4x2 regular cab form only.
More than the name is new. Steering effort is light, and the 4-wheel antilock brakes of the 4x4 models ensure good stopping ability on all surfaces. Although the amount of cabin space is about the same as in the previous generation, the Frontier utilizes it better and is much more civilized. But the Frontier is true to its heritage, an unpretentious vehicle designed for the hard-working, hard-playing compact truck buyer. Versions of each are targeted at specific segments of the compact truck market. For 1998, the factory has a completely new compact truck, the Frontier.
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