Destination Frontier: A Rugged Overlander for $40K – Video

The Nissan Frontier is certainly one of the better bargains these days in the midsize segment, and that holds true once you start modifying it as well.

We had the chance to drive the one off Nissan Destination Frontier, a custom vehicle built by the brand to show the capabilities of its smallest pickup.

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Underneath the Destination Frontier is a three-inch lift, allowing the truck to fit a set of 33-inch Nitto tires. A custom bumper up front helps with approach angle and allows a set of Baja Designs LED lights to shine brightly on the trail. A custom bed rack holds multiple fuel and other liquid tanks, recovery gear and a root top tent. A dometic cooler for keeping your beverages cold on the trail is also in the bed installed on a sliding tray.

Power comes from the stock 4.0-liter V6 that makes 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque, sent through a five-speed automatic, though you can get a six-speed manual.

This specific truck started life as an SV trim Frontier, which rings in at around $32,000 US. All of the accessories add about $8000 to the price tags, bringing the total for this nice little rig up to about $40,000.