2019 Nissan Frontier  RealSafeCars63Safety Rating

#12 of 2019 Pickups

#182 of all 2019 vehicles

The Frontier, a mainstay of Nissan's lineup since 1998, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2019 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 2019 Nissan Frontier has a score of 63, implying a 0.064% chance of driver death (5.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Nissan Frontier has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0643% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.3409%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0643% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.3409% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Nissan Frontier is 38% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2019 Nissan Frontier is 20% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9455Nissan FrontierChevrolet MalibuM. Outlander SportGMC CanyonHyundai SonataSubaru LegacyJeep CompassFIAT 500LJeep RenegadeHyundai Santa FeNissan Rogue SportSubaru CrosstrekComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Nissan Frontier with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 94. The 2019 Nissan Frontier is less safe than the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2019 GMC Canyon, the 2019 Hyundai Sonata, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2019 Jeep Renegade, the 2019 FIAT 500L, the 2019 Jeep Compass, and the 2019 Subaru Legacy.

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