2021 Nissan Frontier Exterior and Dimensions

Nissan Frontier Exterior Design Rating

2021 Frontier Exterior

As the originator of the compact pickup class, Nissan knows how to build a decent-looking small pickup and we think the chunky, yet diminutive stature looks great. In a segment where trucks continue to grow in size, it's refreshing to see that the Frontier hasn't done much growing in the past few years, which makes it perfect for suburban and city living, but also gives it the edge over larger off-road vehicles when it comes to tackling tight backwood trails. For 2021, Nissan offers the Frontier in King Cab and Crew Cab configurations, as well as standard and long bed format, which offers new buyers freedom of choice. Trademark Nissan styling features remain solidly in place: the front features an angled strut grille with halogen headlamps, a beefy bumper, and short overhangs in the front and rear, perfect for climbing over rock and pavement. The stamped-steel fender flares add to the Frontier's feisty off-road appeal. S trim cars get 16-inch styled steel wheels, while SV models get 16-inch alloy wheels. The PRO-4X gets 16-inch off-road-style alloy wheels and a moonroof.

2021 Frontier Exterior Photos

2021 Nissan Frontier Front Angle View Nissan
2021 Nissan Frontier Rear Angle View Nissan
2021 Nissan Frontier Side View Nissan


The 2021 Nissan Frontier truck classifies as a mid-size pickup with dimensions comparable to those of the Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma. Measurements of the Frontier vary between the available configurations. Wheelbase measurements are 125.9 inches for SWB trucks, and 139.9 for LWB models. The overall length is 205.5 for SWB derivatives, and 219.4 for LWB versions. The total width of the 2021 Nissan Frontier is 72.8 inches, and its height is 70.1 inches standard, increasing to 73.9 inches for SV 4x4 and PRO-4X models.

Ground clearance for 4x2 models is 9.8 inches, while 4x4 vehicles offer a ground clearance figure of 8.9 inches in the front and 10.1 inches in the rear. Approach angles are 30.5/31.5/32.6 degrees for 4x2/4x4/PRO-4X trims, respectively, while departure angles for the same vehicles are 22.1/22.6/23.3 degrees. Breakover angles are noted at 19.8/20.6/20.5 degrees.

In its lightest configuration, the 2021 Nissan Frontier weighs in at 4,181 pounds (SWB King Cab S 4x2), and in its heaviest form, weighs 4,696 lbs (Crew Cab PRO-4X 4x4).

2021 Nissan Frontier Exterior Dimensions:

Nissan Frontier TrimsSSVPRO-4X
Max Width72.8 in.72.8 in.72.8 in.
Length205.5 in.205.5 in.205.5 in.
Height70.1 in.69.7 in.73.9 in.
Wheelbase125.9 in.125.9 in.125.9 in.

2021 Nissan Frontier Weight Information:

Nissan Frontier TrimsCurb Weight
S4,180 - 4,453 lbs.
SV4,145 - 4,639 lbs.
PRO-4X4,696 lbs.

2021 Nissan Frontier Tires:

Front TireP265/70TR16
Rear TireP265/70TR16
Spare TireFull-Size

2021 Nissan Frontier Wheels:

Wheels TypeSteel Wheels
Front Wheel Size16" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size16" x 7"

Exterior Colors

The 2021 Nissan Frontier pickup is built to work and have the occasional romp on dirt trails, so Nissan deemed it unnecessary to offer it with fancy pearl and tri-coat paint schemes. Instead, you get to choose from a range of six colors, all equally utilitarian and tough-looking in nature. Your basics are covered with Magnetic Black metallic, Glacier White, and Brilliant Silver metallic. Those who want to stand out a bit more can go for Cayenne Red metallic or Arctic Blue metallic. If we were the ones doing the buying, we'd paint ours in Gun metallic for a rough-and-ready look.

  • Magnetic Black Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Glacier White
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Cayenne Red Metallic
  • Arctic Blue Metallic
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