Least vs. Most: 2017 Nissan Frontier Base or Loaded PRO-4X? What does extra $17,000 Get You? [Video]

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Least vs. Most Expensive

Did you know that the 2017 Nissan Frontier King Cab 2WD is the least expensive new pickup truck one can buy in the United States? The absolute bare bones version of the Frontier starts at $18,300. Our long-term Frontier S “Final Frontier” comes out to a $20,735 MSRP, including air conditioning and a bluetooth-capable radio. On the other hand, a fully loaded 2017 Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (“sticker” price) of $37,000.  This includes the specialized off-road suspension, leather seats, and a sunroof.

Roman and Nathan discuss the differences between the base and the fully loaded midsize trucks. The interesting part is: you can just about purchase two base Frontier trucks for a price of one fully loaded one!

The white Frontier S is powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 152 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. It’s backed up by a 5-speed manual transmission. It is a 2WD pickup truck without the conveniences of power door looks, mirrors, windows, or seat adjustments. All these are manually operated.

The loaded crew cab PRO-4X is powered by a 4.0L V6 with 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. The truck you see here has a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Which one of these trucks would you get?

Check out the latest TFL Side-by-Side Buyer’s Guide video right here!