2021 Nissan Frontier  RealSafeCars61Safety Rating

#10 of 2021 Pickups

#142 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Nissan Frontier
The Frontier, part of Nissan's lineup since 1998, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. The Nissan Frontier has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Nissan Frontier has a score of 61, implying a 0.067% chance of driver death (6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Nissan Frontier has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0667% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.6183%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0667% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.6183% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Nissan Frontier is 43% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2021 Nissan Frontier is 25% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10051Nissan FrontierGMC CanyonChevrolet ColoradoToyota TacomaFord RangerChrysler VoyagerHonda OdysseySubaru AscentDodge DurangoVolkswagen AtlasChevrolet TraverseKia SedonaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Nissan Frontier with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 51 to 100. The 2021 Nissan Frontier is less safe than the 2021 GMC Canyon, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma, the 2021 Ford Ranger, the 2021 Chrysler Voyager, the 2021 Kia Sedona, the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, the 2021 Dodge Durango, the 2021 Subaru Ascent, and the 2021 Honda Odyssey.

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