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Old 10-24-2017, 07:24 AM   #1
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Nissan Frontier - Comfort in the saddle

Are you towing with a Nissan Frontier? If so how would you rate the comfort of the truck when hauling your trailer for up to 10 hours in a given day? Iím considering this truck for my TV and figure those who already drive one may be the best to offer their opinion.
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:37 AM   #2
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Dan,
Is your question pertaining to the Frontier in general towing or the Frontier pulling an Escape 21 specifically?
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:41 AM   #3
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I'm not really questioning the Frontier's ability to tow the camper, either 19 or 21, more interested in ride comfort! Want to be able to move when I get out of the saddle.
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Are you towing with a Nissan Frontier? If so how would you rate the comfort of the truck when hauling your trailer for up to 10 hours in a given day? Iím considering this truck for my TV and figure those who already drive one may be the best to offer their opinion.
Thanks - Dan
Hi: 1Oldman... Our 2010 SE. crew cab long bed bought new has almost 100,000 miles on it. Most of that has been towing, first a 5.0 then a 5.0TA Escape. I like a firm seat and truck like ride... not soft and mushy and car like. To that end the Frontier fits the bill!!! I tend to drive less miles per day now and stop to smell the roses more water the horses too!!! Alf
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:25 AM   #5
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The loooong awaited Re-design is coming
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The new Frontier model could share its platform with the Nissan Navara truck thatís sold in Europe and South America. Nissan could also launch the new 2019 Frontier with a Cummins turbo diesel. Nissan brought a prototype Frontier pickup with 2.8-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine to a press event last year. This was the same vehicle Nissan brought to the Chicago Auto Show in 2014. The new turbo diesel variant could be pumping out around 200hp and 350 lb. ft of torque.



Nissan has finally confirmed the next-generation (2019) Nissan Frontier is coming, and it will be produced at their Canton, Mississippi plant alongside the Murano, Titan, Titan XD, NV Cargo, and NV Passenger vehicles. Stay tuned."
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:34 AM   #6
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Thanks for your thoughts, and yes I like the truck feel. Actually the Nissan is only being considered because I have a lease on my Altima coming to a close in February and if the lease close deal is right I might go that direction. Otherwise I look at at variety of options for both brand and features.
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:48 AM   #7
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We towed our previous 19’ with our 2011 Frontier. Seat comfort as one of my few complaints. The back rest was okay but the seat itself had very little support since day 1. While they may have changed since then, pay attention to how firm the saddle is.
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:14 AM   #8
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Had a 2007 Frontier and put 140K mi. on it, about 80% of the time pulling a trailer of some type. Plenty of power for towing. The truck sets lower to the ground than most trucks, even the 4x4 . Easy to get in and out of. I felt it was like driving a car. My previous vehicle was a 2006 Xterra which rode like a buck board. My Frontier was a long bed and crew cab the ride was quite comfortable.(Longer WB better ride.) I quite often tow 800-900 mi a day. I wish the truck had a larger fuel tank, I had to start searching for gas at about 225 mi. The truck has a good solid feeling ride. One reason for trading the truck was I was planning on getting an E-19 or 21 and I do not like pulling the wider trailers with an narrower truck. The Crew Cab long bed Frontier is the same length as a full size pick up so turning radius and parallel parking is not it's strong point.
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One other major comfort factor is the bed rail height. You can reach over the bed side and get stuff out the bed. Or easily climb into the truck bed from the rear with out having to get a step ladder. Even the other mid size truck mfg's seem to have raised the bed side height.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:03 AM   #9
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I have a 2013 Frontier SL that I tow a 19' with. The seats got uncomfortable after a couple of hours, so I purchased some seat cushions which help a LOT. Cushions do boost the seat height a couple of inches, so I have to adjust for that.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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We test drove a Frontier back in 2012 and one of the reasons we didn't buy it was drivers seat comfort. It felt very uncomfortable to me and I have never experienced that in a vehicle before. The salesperson did suggest buying a cushion but I decided to buy a vehicle with a comfortable seat for me instead - Honda Ridgeline.
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