FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a good thing that the Nissan Frontier pickup has a roomy cargo bed – the popular compact truck just keeps bringing home industry and media awards. The latest recognition comes from Insure.com, which has named the 2012 Nissan Frontier S King Cab and Frontier SV King Cab models to its list of "Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure." The annual survey of more than 900 vehicles aims to help consumers in the market for a new vehicle identify the best vehicles to help keep their insurance payments low.
"We've had a lot of fun in our recent advertising showing the Nissan Frontier in extreme fantasy situations, such as skiing down mountains or serving as emergency landing gear for a jet airplane, but the truth is, Frontier is a great purchase option for many practical reasons," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America. "Insurance can be a significant part of the total cost of ownership for a new vehicle and we are pleased to see the Frontier included in this year's Insure.com ranking, which validates Frontier's outstanding value equation."
The Nissan Frontier continues to be a leader in the mid-size truck segment. Offering performance, utility and value, the Nissan Frontier combines premium hardware, extraordinary power and off-road athleticism. With a choice of two body configurations, 4x2 and 4x4 drive, 152-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder (King Cab only) or class-leading 261-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 engines, and good fuel mileage (19 city, 23 highway, King Cab 4-cylinder 2WD), Frontier offers exceptional levels of family or workplace performance to fit nearly any need or budget.
"Our annual rankings provide consumers with a view of the best insurance deals of the year. If you want to save money on your insurance bill and you're in the market for a pickup truck, the Nissan Frontier is an excellent choice," said Amy Danise, editorial director of Insure.com.
The Insure.com nod follows three other recent awards for Frontier. It was named first in the Midsize Pickup Truck category in the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) 2011 Texas Truck Rodeo, and to Kelley Blue Book's "Best Resale Value Award: Top Ten Models" for model year 2012. In addition, J.D. Power and Associates named Frontier as the top midsize pickup in its 2012 Vehicle Dependability Study. For complete details on the "Least Expensive Vehicles to Insure" list, please visit http://www.insure.com/car-insurance/car-insurance-comparison.html.
Insure.com is a comprehensive resource of consumer insurance information and data. The website features articles, news and tools on auto, home, health and life insurance topics; life insurance quotes; and car insurance comparison tools. Consumers have access to free car insurance quotes and guidance on finding the right insurance policy, saving money and solving claims problems. Insure.com is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: QNST), one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that best meet their needs. The company is a leader in visitor-friendly marketing practices. For more information, please visit QuinStreet.com.
Insure.com Survey Methodology
Insure.com commissioned Quadrant Information Services to provide a report of average auto insurance rates. Rates were calculated using data for six large carriers (Allstate, Farmers, GEICO, Nationwide, Progressive and State Farm) in 10 ZIP codes per state. Not all models were available, especially exotic cars. Averages are based on insurance for a single 40-year-old male who commutes 12 miles to work each day, with policy limits of 100/300/50 ($100,000 for injury liability for one person, $300,000 for all injuries and $50,000 for property damage in an accident) and a $500 deductible on collision and comprehensive coverage. This hypothetical driver has a clean record and good credit. The rate includes uninsured motorist coverage. Average rates are for comparative purposes.
About Nissan North America
In the Americas, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and was recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 and 2011. More information about Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.Infiniti.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.