The 2014 Nissan Frontier and its Xterra SUV sibling are approaching a decade on the market with minimal mechanical changes, but still have their fans for their affordability and fun-to-drive nature. Although an all-new model is expected within the next few years, Nissan is keeping things fresh with some equipment updates for the models for the new model year.

The base I-4 Frontier S King Cab with manual transmission starts at the same $17,990 as the 2013 model. However, destination and handling increases a modest $15 for 2014, bringing the starting price to $18,850. Pricing for the 2014 Nissan Xterra also increases slightly for 2014, with the starting price of the X 4x2 automatic going from $23,785 to $23,970, including $860 destination and handling.

Headlining the equipment changes for 2014 are heated front cloth seats on many of the Frontier and Xterra trim levels or option packages. In addition, all Frontier models except that base King Cab S with the manual transmission get a standard manual horizontal sliding rear window. The NissanConnect mobile device integration system with navigation gets an update, including "one shot" voice destination entry.

At the top of the range, the Frontier SL Crew Cab 4x4 long-wheelbase V6 automatic goes from $34,645 to $35,030, including destination.

Source: Nissan