If you've been searching for a tough, versatile pickup truck, the 2021 Nissan Frontier could be for you. The Frontier delivers a versatile exterior drive while simultaneously creating a luxurious interior experience. The result? A truly comfortable ride.

Ready to learn more about this pickup? Check out this 2021 Nissan Frontier review from our team at Watermark Nissan of Marion. Then, come in for a test drive around Marion, Herrin, and Carbondale, IL.

Nissan Frontier: Powertrain

Under the hood of the 2021 Nissan Frontier is a 3.8L V6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. Clearly, this pickup will provide you with plenty of power and control while behind the ten and two.

This powertrain also features a 9-speed automatic transmission and a 21.1-gallon gas tank. Together, the two are able to help the truck earn an impressive EPA-estimated 18 city/24 highway MPG.1

Altogether, the impressive powertrain of this pickup truck will afford you a maximum towing capacity of 6,620 pounds when properly equipped, with another 1,460 pounds available as a max payload, both with the standard configuration.2,3 These figures will prove impressive on your next job, whether it's at the house or on the work site.

Nissan Frontier: Interior

The 2021 Frontier boasts an impressive interior. In the inside, you will be afforded 92 cubic feet of passenger volume, which is enough for up to four passengers or additional gear that isn't weatherproof.

Beyond the available space, the Frontier also excites with the technological amenities available to you, like the 7-inch color touchscreen display. This multimedia system is outfitted with numerous convenience features, such as Siri® Eyes Free, which will make it easier to interact with your mobile device to make calls and send texts.

Additionally, the Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System will delight. This will make it easier to integrate your mobile device with your pickup.

You will also want to make note of the air conditioning with in-cabin microfilter that will help keep the air you're breathing clean and comfortable. Additional interior features include:

  • Remote Keyless Entry with Push Button Ignition
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Two 12-volt DC power outlets
  • 4-way manual driver's seat
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob

Nissan Frontier: Exterior

It is also important to cover some of the exterior features on the 2021 Nissan Frontier. Namely, the bed space available to you. The cargo bed measures in at 73.3 inches long in the standard configuration, so you will have over six feet of available space to haul gear, equipment, and more. Throw in the towing capacity discussed before and you will be ready for just about any job.

The cargo bed also comes with a locking tailgate and cargo bed light. So, if you end up working overtime into the evening, you'll still have plenty of visibility while loading up your gear.

Nissan Frontier: Safety

Riding in the Nissan Frontier, you can rest assured, knowing you are secure inside the vehicle's walls. This is thanks to the complete safety package the pickup puts on display, with tech spanning the active, passive, and driver-assistive categories.


Aside from airbags and seatbelts, the Frontier has a number of driver-assistive features that will work to keep you safe and make your driving experience easier, like the RearView Monitor. This will allow you to see what is behind your vehicle when putting the truck into reverse.


Test Drive the 2021 Frontier Today!

Overall, it is evident from this 2021 Nissan Frontier review that this pickup provides an all-around enjoyable experience. Whether you're tackling DIY jobs in Marion or Herrin, Illinois, or on the work site in Carbondale, Illinois, the Frontier will prove to be tough.

Come into Watermark Nissan of Marion for a test drive today!

1. 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 18 City/24 Highway/20 Combined MPG for Frontier 4x2; 17 City/23 Highway/19 Combined MPG for Frontier 4x4. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

2. Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information. 

3. Maximum payload capacity when properly equipped. Payload capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information. 

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