Autoweek is reporting that Nissan has announced upgrades for the 2015 Frontier midsize pickup and the 2015 Xterra SUV. Fortunately, price is not one of those upgrades, as both new vehicles retain the same price as their 2014 models.
Frontier improvements include a new moonroof, which is now standard on the SL Long Wheelbase models. NissanConnect, which provides hands-free technology to drivers, has been made standard on the Pro-4X, SV and Desert Runner trims. Also, Arctic-Blue Metallic has been added as an exterior color option. The Frontier will still be available in two different engine options: a 4.0-liter V6 and a 2.5-liter four cylinder.
The Xterra’s S grade now comes with a boatload of tech, including NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps, a 5-inch screen, USB port, Bluetooth, hands-free texting and satellite radio. Also, Solar-Flare Yellow has been added as a color option. All Xterras come with a 4.0-liter V6.
Both the 2015 Nissan Xterra and Frontier are now available, so stop by Cronic Nissan to test drive one today.
“People have associated pickup trucks with low gas mileage for many years, but we’re defeating that stereotype,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “We’ve worked hard to produce pickups that not only provide excellent towing capability and ample cargo space, but also impressive fuel efficiency.
Edmunds.com compiles several “Top 10” lists every year, including one dedicated to fuel-efficient trucks. The list only includes gas models ranked based on their EPA-estimated combined fuel economy ratings.
The 2014 Nissan Frontier dominates the mid-size truck segment with its durability and power as well as its mileage, delivering 21 highway/city mpg combined. The 2014 Nissan Titan delivers 15 mpg combined, sacrificing some mileage to produce 317 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque for maximum towage capability.