The Frontier is one of the few compact pickups we can recommend. It shares a platform with the Xterra and the larger Titan pickup. We found the Frontier to be quick and relatively nimble, with a stiff though tolerable ride. The strong 4.0-liter V6 revs smoothly and feels like a V8; expect 15 mpg. A 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine powers base models. Only crew- and extended-cab body styles are offered, but rear-seat room is still tight even in the crew cab. A model with a longer bed is available, but the tailgate is very heavy.