2005 Nissan Frontier King Cab
There are 8 user reviews for the SE 4X2 trim shown below
- NONE FOR THE FIRST 1000 MLS
Owned a '94 Hard Body 4X2 4 cyl/5Speed for 147000 miles and had no problems with it. I looked at the '05 Tacoma & '05 Frontier. For the same amount of money you'll get 29 more horsepower better equipment. I'm 6'1'' and I didn't fit right in the Tacoma because of the seat hight being so low to the floorboard. Toyota lied on their ads that the Tacoma had 245 hp but in reality has only 235 hp. Frontier drives like a sports car w/ the 6 speed & the 265 hp V6. You just sit right in the standard sport seats and you look great in the truck as well. Nissan is doing it right again. Fuel economy is all right for the size of the engine/transmission combination. Try one out for youself. I have the King Cab 4x2/V6/6 speed with the power package including keyless entry. I just wish you could opt for the spray in bedline and the utili track system in this trim level. Also, I wish there was a way to get some of the Nismo sport package as an option such as the Bilstein Shocks or the chrome accents. But overall this is a well thought out truck....read morehide
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- The best truck I have ever owned!
I have owned pickups for more than 40 years, mostly Fords, a few GM products, a couple of Nissan, one being a 2000 Frontier. This is by far the best one I have ever owned. I have had my sights set on a new Toyota Tacoma for almost a year, but had looked at Chevy/GMC, and Dodge Dakota midsize. I kept drivng past the Nissan dealer and was not too keen on the Frontier after having owned a 2000 crew cab Frontier which was not the best experience.
Well, I finally stopped and looked, drove one, then did the math. This vehicle is the best value for my money, and Nissan has definately done it right this time!
It does not drive like a truck, more like a sports car, it solid, peppy under acceleration, the 4 wheel standard disc brakes are the wonderful, and it appears the fuel economy will be right in line with and actually toward the high estimate of the EPA sticker.
Toyota should be afraid, very afraid as this truck has both the Tacoma and Tundra beat. As for the rest of the competition, well they are not even in the running....read morehide
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- powerful,quite and attractive design
- i hear a clicking sound when i acelerate after i shift to 2nd gear
I have a SE crew cab model..This truck is full of power.I like the design and fun to drive , shifting it to 6 speed is like driving a sports car..About the clicking sound that i hear, that happens at 2nd gear ,after the truck has been parked for a couple min. and it'll only happen once..You don't hear no more until you turn off engine and start again.I brought it back to Nissan but they said it's the AC clutch compressor kicking in.I hope they're right..I'm still trying to find out why i hear that clicking sound when i'm on 2nd gear.I also contacted nissan consumer but they said the same thing.So far my truck's performance is superb aside from that...I prefer nissan trucks over toyota bec. of the design,features and power..I also have Nissan armada.....read morehide
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- Great Power, good looking and stylish, runs great
- Center consol to far back. Outside mirrors and door handles should be color keyed to body color
I drove all the 2005 trucks that fit the mid-size class, and by far the Nissan Frontier was the best. The Toyota Tacoma came in a close second. I've only had my Frontier for a week now, and I will say it's the best truck I've owned. Looks like a baby Titan, at least that's what my friends say. Great power and very comfortable for a mid-size truck.My suggestion to anyone in the market for a new mis-size truck. Check them all out and drive them. I think you will see that the Nissan Frontier is the best buy for the money....read morehide
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- great gas mileage, looks, and power
- no key fob
I did my homework on ALL the midsize trucks before deciding on the Nissan. The only other truck to compare it with is the Tacoma, but a comparably equipped one costs 3k$ more, and you have to use premium gas. The Frontier has more power than the Dakota V8, will out pull a Toyota Tundra and has the feel of a full size pickup. It weighs over 300 pounds more than the Tacoma because of the rugged frame. It's like a smaller Titan. I am getting 23-24 mpg after putting in a K&N airfilter, synthetic oil, and adding a Truxedo low-pro tonneau cover. My son-in-laws drives a loaded Silverado and he says my truck feels like a full size pickup. I am adding the hitch and fog lights myself to save some money. (It's already wired for both). I see a few people complained about all the plastic inside, but I find it easy to clean, since I use it as a truck. The engine is based on the proven Nissan engine that has been named one of the ten best engines for more than a decade. My only complaints are the lack of a key fob. There is only a keyhole on the drivers door, so sometimes that a hassle. Also, the latch on the center console isn't that great....read morehide
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- Great looks,powerful engine,ok on gas, fantasic brakes
- none really so far...except a pull to the right...no keyless remote access
Nissan did it right this time.I waited a year before buying and I'm glad I did. Much more room in this truck. Great seats..sits high...good comfort even over the bumpest roads...big truck stance..the 4.0 v6 is great..tons of power and can pull the line with confidence. Have left many cars still sitting at the light. Gas mileage isn't horrible...avg 18 city got 20mpg once....A few disappontments...no key less remote with SE model and not even an optional spray bedliner..and the it could use a little bit better radio. Even the all plastic interior doesn't bother me. Have turned a few heads in Home Depot's parking lot when people see it...have had a few older frontier models stop me and want to have a look....read morehide
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- Looks, Bang for the BUCK, Comfort
I drove the Tacoma first and fell in love with it and then I decided to try out the Frontier and I was blown away! I actually test drove the Tacoma one last time and I drove it to the Nissan dealer to compare the two side by side and I ended up having the Nissan salesman take the Tacoma back to the Toyaota dealer and I purchased the Nissan right then. The Tacoma is so inferior to the Nissan. Toyota better step up or they are going to be knocked down by NISSAN. My last truck was a Toyota Tundra 2001 and this is a better vehicle....read morehide
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- This truck handles like a sports car and the power delivey is smooth.
- no cons yet.
I have test drove all the major midsize 05 trucks and today decided to try out a 05 Frontier. Well I also drover it off the lot a very pleased customer. My first reaction off the lot on my test ride was wow this is a truck? It's power is awesome and the handeling is super smooth! Now I am so glad I did not go with the Tacoma it's was very nice but it's ride was no where as nice as the nissan. The value was great in my book because the way it drives you would think it's a 30K plus vehicle....read morehide
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