2017 Nissan Frontier  RealSafeCars64Safety Rating

#10 of 2017 Pickups

#158 of all 2017 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 bypasses mud and snow 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 2017 Nissan Frontier is very 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 2017 Nissan Frontier has a score of 64, implying a 0.063% chance of driver death (5.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Nissan Frontier has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0627% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.1647%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0627% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.1647% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Nissan Frontier is 35% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2017 Nissan Frontier is 17% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8459Nissan FrontierMitsubishi LancerChevrolet MalibuM. Outlander SportDodge JourneyBuick VeranoFIAT 500LJeep CompassHyundai SonataMazda 6GMC CanyonChevrolet ColoradoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Nissan Frontier with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 59 to 84. The 2017 Nissan Frontier is less safe than the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2017 Dodge Journey, the 2017 Buick Verano, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2017 GMC Canyon, the 2017 Mazda 6, the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, the 2017 Jeep Compass, and the 2017 FIAT 500L. It is about as safe as the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer.

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