2018 Nissan Frontier  RealSafeCars63Safety Rating

#7 of 2018 Pickups

#132 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Nissan Frontier
The Frontier, part 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2018 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 2018 Nissan Frontier has a score of 63, implying a 0.064% chance of driver death (5.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Nissan Frontier has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0642% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.3332%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0642% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.3332% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Nissan Frontier is 38% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2018 Nissan Frontier is 20% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8757Nissan FrontierM. Outlander SportDodge JourneyChevrolet ColoradoGMC CanyonHyundai TucsonJeep CompassFIAT 500LFord FusionKia OptimaMazda 6Hyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Nissan Frontier with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 87. The 2018 Nissan Frontier is less safe than the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2017 Dodge Journey, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2018 GMC Canyon, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, the 2018 Mazda 6, the 2018 Kia Optima, the 2018 Ford Fusion, the 2018 FIAT 500L, and the 2018 Jeep Compass.

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