• Final Frontier Series Ep.1: 2017 Nissan Frontier Long-term – Least vs. Most Expensive Midsize Trucks [Live Video]


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    2017 Nissan Frontier S 2WD / 2017 GMC Canyon Denali Crew 4×4 Duramax

    What is the “Final Frontier” vlog series? It’s all about our 2017 Nissan Frontier longterm worker pickup truck. This the Frontier S 2WD King Cab that starts at $18,390 and has a final price of $20,730 as you see it here. The “Final Frontier” is powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder gasoline engine with 152 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. The 5-speed manual transmission sends the power to the rear 4.10 axle.

    “Final Frontier” is a fun name we came up with for the series as this little Nissan “worker” truck will be doing many different jobs, and we are hoping U.S. will see a fully redesigned Nissan Frontier in the 2018 calendar year and beyond.

    This first episode of the series takes place at the TFLtruck / MrTruck “Truck Proving Grounds” TPG. We do several things in this episode: introduce the TPG, show you all the trucks and trailers that we have, compare the least and most midsize pickup trucks, load the ATV, and tell you about the GMC HD Duramax that we are driving to in our Final Frontier.

    Check out the first live video episode in the Final Frontier vlog series right here.


    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.

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    14 thoughts on “Final Frontier Series Ep.1: 2017 Nissan Frontier Long-term – Least vs. Most Expensive Midsize Trucks [Live Video]

    1. They say there is something about those old trucks and I think it is the loss of stress of having to worry about damaging an expensive truck and the basics of the truck removes the ambiguity of technology that plagues our minds a little when we get into a truck with a bunch of technology and links and buttons that go on and on and on. Its like only having white shirts and black pants to wear across your entire wardrobe so you don’t have to think about “what should I wear today”

      And that plastic thing under the seat has two legs, within it that fold out to act as leg supports to the floor to extend the length of the seat, say for a short 10 year old.

    2. Rambro, I actually considered one of these in an automatic. I wanted that worry free truck, or I thought I did until I went and looked at it. I am sure it works for a lot of people but I just couldn’t pull the trigger. I guess I like my “stuff” too much and then before long I was up to needing a 4WD. Before my list of wants was done I was up to almost Tacoma money so the Nissan had zero chance at that point.

      1. I know what you mean Moondog, all the creature comforts become confusion however. I want two girlfriends but I have enough problems and only enough money for one. I will say I like my idea of only white shirts and black pants, save me a lot of headaches in the morning, heck if I did all black it would save trouble when doing laundry as well.

        1. I’m still on board with getting a Tacoma Pro though. 3 weeks and I get to test drive it, if it comes in.

    3. I think you will love it but do yourself a favor and really get into and it will ease your mind a lot. I baby mine the first 1K miles for the break in period but every day the throttle response gets better. The AI in these transmissions is really something as it learns your driving. Mine is getting better every day and I am also learning to get around the few lazy spots. I’m at almost 22mpg now in city driving. Not bad.

    4. Wow! Love the informal video, Roman.
      Good job on this new series.
      And I really enjoy the great banter among you guys, especially between Andre and Kent. Still smiling.
      This looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun, not just stale numerical data* on truck performance! (^_^)…
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      * Yeah, I know: we gotta have that too, it’s important.
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    5. Does the transmission have reverse in the Chevy?

      Fiberglass bed learn something new today. Never into step side beds they Just made the bed smaller.

      1. 284,000 miles and 17 years in Arizona and my 2000 Frontier looks fantastic inside and out. An exceptional vehicle that has only ever received scheduled maintenance.

        1. No fowl intended here but Arizona? I was in Arizona, one of the Canadians that almost bought a house there and all the vehicles there look brand new no matter what year. You get like 6 days of rain on avg per year. Try driving in salt water soaked roads for 10 years with potholes that swallow smart cars, up here in Northern Canada. Even the Northern states are pretty bad.

    6. Good thing you people didn’t buy a 2006 or 2007 Nissan Frontier. Manufacturing defect known about by Nissan Corp caused coolant to leak into the transmission. Never recalled. Cost me 3000.00 ‘copay’. This is one of three Nissan s I have purchased. I wouldn’t have a Nissan vehicle if it was FREE! A former Nissan fan. #NOMORENISSAN

    7. Here’s a tip. I think you need to turn on “Airplane” mode on your phone when filming live. You are getting feedback from your cellular signal. Same thing happens to me when I plug my phone into a speaker. If you need the cellular signal to transmit the broadcast, I would consider turning off your background app refresh that is checking things like your email.

    8. I love that little Nissan. I really wish they would sell with the 4 cylinder, and 5 speed manual in 4×4. It kills me that a v6 4×4 same configuration sells for $30,000. I love the new live stream video guys! Very informative, and super entertaining!

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