In February, we shared the story of Brian Murphy, a delivery guy who drove over a million miles in his 2007 Nissan Frontier pickup truck. Murphy spent almost 13 hours a day on the road for 13 years in his Frontier. Rear-wheel drive King Cab with a five-speed manual transmission, and in that decade plus, the truck has only spent a little time in the workshop. It replaced the timing chain at 700,000 miles (as a preventive measure), the clutch at 801,000 miles, and the radiator and alternator at about 450,000 miles each.
Now Murphy 2007 Frontier is ready for retirement – and the hard-working truck is heading home. The 2007 Frontier will live the rest of its life at the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, as the employees who work there testify. As for Brian, he owns a brand new 2020 Frontier SV King Cab 4×4 pickup.
“Brian Murphy is the ultimate Frontier owner, so it’s fitting that he drives one of America’s first 2020 Frontier pickups,” said Craig Keeys, regional vice president, Nissan Midwest Region, Nissan North America . “Thank you, Brian, for exemplifying the durability and reliability of the Frontier for over 13 years and a million miles.”
Granted, the 2020 Nissan Frontier might not look that different on the outside of Brian’s truck, but it has a brand new engine and transmission. The new 3.8-liter V6 produces 310 horsepower (231 kilowatts) and returns up to 24 miles per gallon on the highway, which should help Murphy with his deliveries, and there’s a new nine-speed automatic.
If you want a new Frontier, Nissan won’t just give you one. The 2020 Nissan Frontier S King Cab 4×2 starts at $ 26,790 in the US, while the more expensive Frontier – the Pro-4X Crew Cab 4×4 – costs $ 37,490.