2020 Nissan Frontier  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#9 of 2020 Pickups

#148 of all 2020 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Nissan Frontier
The Frontier, part of Nissan's lineup since 1998, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. The Frontier provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The Nissan Frontier has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2020 Nissan Frontier is below average 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 2020 Nissan Frontier has a score of 72, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Nissan Frontier has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0518% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9184%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0518% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9184% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Nissan Frontier is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2020 Nissan Frontier is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8858Nissan AltimaChevrolet MalibuDodge JourneySubaru ImprezaNissan FrontierVolkswagen PassatFord FusionMazda 6Subaru LegacyHonda AccordHyundai SonataKia OptimaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Nissan Frontier with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 88. The 2020 Nissan Frontier is safer than the 2020 Nissan Altima, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, and the 2020 Dodge Journey and less safe than the 2020 Kia Optima, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, the 2020 Honda Accord, the 2020 Subaru Legacy, the 2020 Mazda 6, and the 2020 Ford Fusion.

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