Size & Maneuverability

The Frontier has grown over the years with various redesigns, a trend that's affected both trucks and cars. That said, it's still pretty easy to drive the Frontier in the city.

Even on Chicago's narrow downtown streets, which are often lined with waiting cars half-pulled to the side of the road, you have a good sense of where the corners of the Frontier are, which enables you to scoot around other vehicles without having to slow to a crawl, as you might in a full-size truck. It's no more difficult to maneuver the Frontier in a parking garage than it is to pilot a traditional midsize sedan there.

Truck buyers will like the Frontier's tall stance for improved visibility and ground clearance. The V-6 Frontier I tested was an SE 4x4 trim, and it offers a high seating position that gives you a great view of the road ahead without requiring extra effort to climb into the cab, like some full-size trucks demand.

    See also:

    Rearview mirror (if so equipped)
    The night position 1 reduces glare from the headlights of vehicles behind you at night. Use the day position 2 when driving in daylight hours. WARNING Use the night position only when necessary ...

    Secondary trunk lid release
    To open the trunk lid from the rear seat: (1) - Fold down the center arm rest. - Insert the mechanical key into the trunk compartment access lid lock. Fold down the trunk compartment access l ...

    Trailer brakes
    If your trailer is equipped with a braking system, make sure it conforms to federal and/or local regulations and that it is properly installed. WARNING Never connect a trailer brake system directl ...