Pricing has been announced for Nissan's 2012 mid-size pickup truck and truck-based SUV models, which include the Frontier, Xterra, and Pathfinder. All models receive substantial bumps in price, but many add new standard features, paint color choices, and packages which help explain the difference in cost. The prices listed below all include Nissan's $810 destination charge.

2012 Nissan Pathfinder
The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder starts at $29,380, including destination. The five trim levels for the Pathfinder carry over into 2012, and include S, SV, Silver Edition, LE, and LE V8. The Silver Edition, introduced last year, gets a power moonroof and DVD player as available options, while LE models equipped with the V-6 get navigation as standard -- likely the reasoning behind that trim level's $1660 price jump over last year's model. Price increases across the rest of the Pathfinder range are smaller, but still significant. Prices jump $430 on Silver Edition models, while S and SV models see a bump of $740 compared to their counterparts from 2011. All S, SV, LE, and Silver Edition models still come equipped with a 266-hp 4.0-liter VQ-series V-6 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The LE V8 trim, with its standard 310-hp 5.6-liter V-8 engine, raises its price by $610 for 2012. Brilliant Silver, a new exterior color, is added to the Pathfinder's list of available paint colors for 2012.


Pathfinder S 4x2 V6 5AT $29,380 USD
Pathfinder SV 4x2 V6 5AT $32,730 USD
Pathfinder Silver Edition 4x2 V6 5AT $36,720 USD
Pathfinder LE 4x2 V6 5AT $40,330 USD
Pathfinder S 4x4 V6 5AT $31,380 USD
Pathfinder SV 4x4 V6 5AT $34,730 USD
Pathfinder Silver Edition 4x4 V6 5AT $38,720 USD
Pathfinder LE 4x4 V6 5AT $42,530 USD
Pathfinder LE 4x4 V8 5AT $44,060 USD

2012 Nissan Xterra
The Pathfinder's similarly-sized but more active-lifestyle-focused sibling, the Xterra, sees minor changes for 2012. Starting at $25,070, the 2012 Xterra raises its price from 2011 by $420 on all models except the sporty PRO-4X trim, which adds $630 to its price from 2011. The 4.0-liter V-6, which makes 261 hp in the Xterra, remains the only engine option, while both a five-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmission continue to be offered on all models. One New exterior color, Metallic Blue, is added, while Lava Red -- last offered in the first half of model year 2011 -- returns as a paint option for the Xterra in 2012.


Xterra X 4x2 V6 5AT $25,070 USD
Xterra S 4x2 V6 5AT $27,050 USD
Xterra X 4x4 V6 5AT $27,120 USD
Xterra S 4x4 V6 6MT $28,060 USD
Xterra S 4x4 V6 5AT $29,110 USD
Xterra PRO-4X 4x4 V6 6MT $30,480 USD
Xterra PRO-4X 4x4 V6 5AT $31,530 USD

2012 Nissan Frontier
Starting at $19,010, the 2012 Frontier carries on as one of the last offerings in the U.S. market's thinning mid-size pickup truck segment, and adds a new Sport Appearance Package and three exterior colors. The Sport Appearance Package is priced at $1190 and is comprised of 18-inch alloy wheels, a Dark Hyper Silver-finished front grille, body-color front and rear bumpers, and unique graphics along the sides of the truck. The new available paint colors include Brilliant Silver, Metallic Blue, and Lava Red. Pricing across the entire Frontier range jumps by $460, an adjustment partially explained by the addition of Nissan's Active Brake Limited Slip (ALBS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) as standard equipment on all Frontier models. A 152-hp 2.5-liter I-4 and 261-hp 4.0-liter V-6 remain as the Frontier's two engine options. In true pickup truck fashion, various combinations of trim, cab configuration, drivetrain, and wheelbase length are available.


King Cab Model Pricing
Frontier S King Cab 4x2 I4 5MT $19,010 USD
Frontier S King Cab 4x2 I4 5AT $20,060 USD
Frontier SV King Cab 4x2 I4 5MT $22,190 USD
Frontier SV King Cab 4x2 I4 5AT $23,240 USD
Frontier SV King Cab 4x2 V6 6MT $22,780 USD
Frontier SV King Cab 4x2 V6 5AT $23,830 USD
Frontier SV King Cab 4x4 V6 6MT $25,480 USD
Frontier SV King Cab 4x4 V6 5AT $26,530 USD
Frontier PRO-4X King Cab 4x4 V6 6MT $28,930 USD
Frontier PRO-4X King Cab 4x4 V6 5AT $30,130 USD

Crew Cab Model Pricing
Frontier S Crew Cab 4x2 V6 6MT $23,020 USD
Frontier S Crew Cab 4x2 V6 5AT $24,070 USD
Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x2 SWB V6 6MT $24,030 USD
Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x2 SWB V6 5AT $25,080 USD
Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x2 LWB V6 5AT $25,500 USD
Frontier SL Crew Cab 4x2 SWB V6 5AT $29,090 USD
Frontier SL Crew Cab 4x2 LWB V6 5AT $30,190 USD
Frontier S Crew Cab 4x4 V6 6MT $25,720 USD
Frontier S Crew Cab 4x4 V6 5AT $26,770 USD
Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x4 SWB V6 6MT $26,730 USD
Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x4 SWB V6 5AT $27,780 USD
Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x4 LWB V6 5AT $28,200 USD
Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4 SWB V6 6MT $29,820 USD
Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4 SWB V6 5AT $30,8700 USD
Frontier SL Crew Cab 4x4 SWB V6 5AT $32,340 USD
Frontier SL Crew Cab 4x4 LWB V6 5AT $32,890 USD

Source: Nissan