2005 Nissan Frontier NISMO 4.0 from North America
This truck looks great and has the power to destroy most of the full size trucks on the street
This truck is Awesome!! The acceleration in all RPM ranges are great.
I opted for the Nismo over the stock frontier for many reasons. The NISMO has larger wheels, a real bed liner, skid plates and an off-road suspension. The dealer claims the NISMO has 280 hp/ 300 ft lbs, due to the nismo exhaust and air intake system. The stock frontier has 265/280. I have not read anything confirming the NISMO numbers, but as an owner, I can believe it. I have beaten the hell out of every other mid size truck I have ever pulled aside as well as every full size truck I've encountered.
Now I'm sure there are those poor souls who will be quick to make a ridiculous comment like; "I bet it cant beat my Lightning or my SRT 10!" This may be true, but you're comparing a 20k mid size to a 40k full size. You can't justify the price difference by the small increase of performance.
Anyways,I'm sure those who share ownership of these trucks have similar stories. If you enjoy your frontier as much as I have please leave your comments.
Thanks, and Goodwill to everyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th October, 2005
29th Jun 2006, 09:19
Power and torque are the same on your Nismo as on the LE. Your dealer doesn't know what he's talking about.
15th Sep 2007, 21:16
LOL! So sad, and so true!
21st Sep 2007, 09:33
My 2005 Nissan Frontier NISMO is awesome! I love everything about it. It's great taking off from the line only to find your "competitor" behind you. However, the performance numbers for the NISMO are the same as any other stock Nissan 4.0L (265hp). My only wish would be that they did add some additional horsepower to the NISMO model as it represents the Nissan Performance line. Oh well! I expect to be around 300hp by year end anyway.
28th Mar 2013, 08:02
Sooo... it couldn't really "destroy most of the full size trucks on the streets".
It just, uh, cost less.