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A used 2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo has an average retail price of $13,629 and 99,300 miles.
2005 Nissan Frontier 4 Dr Nismo Crew Cab SB
The 2005 Nissan Frontier was redesigned from the ground up. Then Nismo, Nissan's tuning division, stepped in and gave it a little extra twist. They added a locking rear differential, a Rockford Fosgate stereo option, larger off-road tires, stiffer Bilstein shocks, hill-descent assist, and special badging.
The Nismo Frontier's stance is altered by its taller, more aggressive tire package, sitting 2 inches taller than comparable models. The hill descent kicks in while coming down a steep decline, allowing you to worry less about applying the proper amount of brake. The 2WD models also have a locking rear differential that helps enormously when going off-road.
The 2005 crew cab models were given some extra legroom as well. This was a 3-inch increase (from 30.7 to 33.6 inches) due to the redesign. The wheelbase was also stretched (thanks to the shortened Titan frame) an additional 7 inches overall.
2005 Nissan Frontier 4 Dr Nismo 4WD Crew Cab SB
A redesign to its mid-sized family pickup added 10 extra inches to the wheelbase, and the 2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo 4WD Crew Cab puts this extra room in the backseat, with its 33 inches of rear legroom, eight more than in the King Cab. Of course, the bed is only 5 feet and holds 27 cubic feet of cargo, 7 cubic feet less than the King. The 2005 Frontier Nismo 4WD Crew Cab features part-time 4WD combined with a stiffer suspension, skid plates, a rear locking differential, ABS brakes, traction control, a tire monitor, and dual front airbags (side impact are extra).
This year it adds a new standard bedliner and the optional Utili-Trak rail system in the bed, along with an extension, cargo cover, and trailer hitch. A roof rack is also available. Powered by a 4.0-liter, 265-hp DOHC V6 and 5-speed automatic (both new), the pickup comes with full power features, cruise control, leather trim, foglights, a CD player, and split-folding rear seats. Stability control and the convenient Hill Descent control are optional, along with a sunroof, satellite radio, a CD changer, and wheel-mounted audio controls. Biggest complaints seem to be gas mileage, wide turning ratio, and cheap interior materials, but the V6 power, handling, 5-star safety ratings, and roominess rate high.
2005 Nissan Frontier 4 Dr Nismo King Cab SB
More performance oriented, with a stiffer suspension, skid plates, and performance tires, the 2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo King Cab is a mid-sized, rear-wheel drive pickup with its new Titan double wishbone independent front suspension and live rear suspension, a rear locking differential, 4-wheel ABS brakes, 16-inch alloy wheels, and dual front airbags. The Nismo adds traction control to its standard features. The rugged hauler can tow up to 6500 pounds with an optional trailer hitch, thanks to a new 4.0-liter, 265-hp DOHC V6 and a new 5-speed automatic transmission. Side impact airbags for both rows are optional.
The pickup does have two rows, though the backseat consists of two fold-down jump seats. Doors are reverse-hinged, unlike on the Crew Cab. The 2005 Frontier Nismo King Cab comes with a full power setup, cruise control, intermittent wipers, a tachometer, a CD player, air conditioning, leather trim, and foglights. The security system (standard on the LE) is an option, along with a CD changer, satellite radio, and wheel-mounted audio controls. There are several accessories for the bed, including the new Utili-Trak tie-down rails, a bedliner, bed extension, and cargo cover. Though the truck platform and suspension can be a bit harsh, and the backseat nearly useless for passengers, owners like the meaty power and acceleration, and praise the easy handling.
2005 Nissan Frontier 4 Dr Nismo 4WD King Cab SB
More transmission choices and part-time 4WD distinguish the 2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo 4WD King Cab from the rear-wheel drive version. This mid-sized pickup offers better capability in off-road or rough conditions than the other 4WD Frontiers, thanks to a stiffer suspension, performance tires, a rear locking differential and skid plates. A new 4.0-liter, 265-hp DOHC V6 with 284 lb-ft of torque is matched to a new 6-speed manual or an optional 5-speed auto tran (also new). 16-inch alloy wheels, 4-wheel disc brakes and ABS, a tire monitor, foglights, and dual front airbags are standard. Traction control is also standard on the 4WD Nismo.
Inside, the 2005 Frontier Nismo 4WD King Cab falls in between the SE and LE, with leather trim, power windows, locks, and mirrors, a tachometer, cruise control, a CD player, and air conditioning. Storage consoles and a double glove box offer extra convenience. The 6-foot cargo bed comes with a new bedliner, and can add on Utili-Trak, a bed cover, an extension, and a trailer hitch. Options include side impact airbags, a CD player, wheel-mounted audio controls, and satellite radio. Excellent power, reliable 4WD, eye-catching style, and overall comfort are highlights for owners of the 2005 Frontier Nismo 4WD King Cab, though they are disappointed by the 15/20 mpg and the plastic interior.
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