Photo of the 2016 Frontier courtesy of Nissan.

Photo of the 2016 Frontier courtesy of Nissan. 

The 2016 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup starts at $18,950 for the Frontier S King Cab 4x2 with an inline-4 and 5-speed manual transmission, while the Frontier S Crew Cab with a V-6 and 6-speed manual transmission will be priced at $23,685, Nissan has announced.

The 2016 Nissan Frontier enters a suddenly hot smaller pickup market with the arrival of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel and redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma.

Nissan will offer the Frontier in King Cab or Crew Cab body styles and in 4x2 or 4x4 driveline configurations. The five trim levels include Frontier S (4-cylinder and V-6), SV, PRO-4X (4x4 only), Desert Runner (4x2 V-6 only) and SL (Crew Cab only).

The Frontier PRO-4X King Cab 4x4 V-6 with 6-speed manual transmission starts at $32,765 and rounding out the Frontier SL Crew Cab 4x4 LWB V-6 with 5-speed automatic transmission at $36,295. Prices include $855 in destination and handling fees. 

Additions to the 2016 model include a moonroof package that can be added to the Frontier Crew Cab SV with a choice of three new external colors. 

There is also the option to add NissanConnect with mobile apps and a 5.0-inch color display or NissanConnect with navigation and mobile apps.

Nissan's fleet-wide fuel economy rating of 26.2 combined mpg was highest among all full-line automakers in the Environmental Protection Agency's "Trends" report, which is the authoritative reference on new light-duty vehicle carbon dioxide emissions, fuel economy and powertrain technology trends in the United States.

In 2013, commercial fleets added 4,075 Nissan Frontier pickups, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet