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Nissan’s Frontier pickup truck earns high marks

Nissan’s Frontier pickup truck earns high marks

Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2012 11:15 am

Franklin (PR Newswire) – It’s a good thing that the Nissan Frontier pickup has a roomy cargo bed – the popular compact truck just keeps bringing home industry and media awards. The latest recognition comes from, which has named the 2012 Nissan Frontier S King Cab and Frontier SV King Cab models to its list of “Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure.” The annual survey of more than 900 vehicles aims to help consumers in the market for a new vehicle identify the best vehicles to help keep their insurance payments low.
“We’ve had a lot of fun in our recent advertising showing the Nissan Frontier in extreme fantasy situations, such as skiing down mountains or serving as emergency landing gear for a jet airplane, but the truth is, Frontier is a great purchase option for many practical reasons,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America. “Insurance can be a significant part of the total cost of ownership for a new vehicle and we are pleased to see the Frontier included in this year’s ranking, which validates Frontier’s outstanding value equation.”  
The Nissan Frontier continues to be a leader in the mid-size truck segment. Offering performance, utility and value, the Nissan Frontier combines premium hardware, extraordinary power and off-road athleticism. With a choice of two body configurations, 4×2 and 4×4 drive, 152-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder (King Cab only) or class-leading 261-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 engines, and good fuel mileage (19 city, 23 highway, King Cab 4-cylinder 2WD), Frontier offers exceptional levels of family or workplace performance to fit nearly any need or budget.
“Our annual rankings provide consumers with a view of the best insurance deals of the year. If you want to save money on your insurance bill and you’re in the market for a pickup truck, the Nissan Frontier is an excellent choice,” said Amy Danise, editorial director of
The nod follows three other recent awards for Frontier. It was named first in the Midsize Pickup Truck category in the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) 2011 Texas Truck Rodeo, and to Kelley Blue Book’s “Best Resale Value Award: Top Ten Models” for model year 2012. In addition, J.D. Power and Associates named Frontier as the top midsize pickup in its 2012 Vehicle Dependability Study. For complete details on the “Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure” list, please visit
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