2010 Nissan Frontier  RealSafeCars66Safety Rating

#5 of 2010 Pickups

#115 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Nissan Frontier
The Frontier, a mainstay of Nissan's lineup since 1998, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Nissan Frontier is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Nissan Frontier has a score of 66, implying a 0.061% chance of driver death (5.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Nissan Frontier has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0607% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.9333%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0607% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.9333% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Nissan Frontier is 27% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2010 Nissan Frontier is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

992Chevrolet ColoradoGMC CanyonFord RangerToyota TacomaSuzuki Grand VitaraSuzuki EquatorMazda 6Dodge JourneyMitsubishi OutlanderChrysler SebringNissan FrontierGMC Sierra 1500Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Nissan Frontier with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 2 to 99. The 2010 Nissan Frontier is safer than the 2010 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2010 GMC Canyon, the 2010 Ford Ranger, the 2010 Toyota Tacoma, the 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara, and the 2010 Suzuki Equator and less safe than the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2010 Dodge Journey, and the 2010 Mazda 6. It is about as safe as the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500.

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