Nissan trucks are oddities. The rather dated Nissan Frontier small pickup outsells the much newer Titan by a factor of 2-to-1. We've driven both, and they don't particularly stand out in a crowded field of pickup trucks, but they're stalwart versions that won't disappoint. The Frontier is pretty old inside, but it's also only $19,090, over $2,000 less than the Chevrolet Colorado and even outsold the new Ford Ranger earlier in the year. The Titan doesn't fare nearly as well as other half-ton trucks, but it's powerful and attractive. Now, the brand wants to give both a boost with blackened-out Midnight Editions. We have to say the Batman treatment isn't a bad move. Just take a look at these things.
2019 Nissan Titan Midnight Edition
On the Titan, the Midnight Edition gets a ton of blackness found in the giant mesh grille, the big headlight surrounds, foglight housings, side mirrors, door handles, running boards, and the fancy wheels. If black paint isn't your thing, you can also get all the black trim pieces but color the body in grey Gun Metallic Gray or Pearl White, which we imagine look great with the darker accent pairing.
2019 Nissan Frontier Midnight Edition
The Frontier Midnight Edition follows in the Titans's footsteps with a smaller but no less dark mesh grille, foglight surrounds, running boards, mirror caps, and wheels. There are also dark badges so as not to mess things up with chrome. You can also get the Frontier in the aforementioned paint colors if black doesn't work for you. The interior is dark, as well, though it remains the same grey as other Frontier models instead of black, and you only get cloth seat trim.
Both the Titan and Frontier present good deals to begin with but there are some sweet deals on the table right now that cut the price even more. You can get now get a $2,000 rebate, as well as $1,000 bonus cash, and a $500 red tag deal on some Frontiers (probably not the Midnight Edition, though). Discounts on the pricier Titan amount to as much as $6,000, so it might be a great time for you to get a new truck.
Nissan plans to totally overhaul the Frontier (it's about damned time) for 2021, and the Titan will get refreshed for the 2020 model year. This Midnight Edition trim is just the brand's way of sending out the vehicles in their current form with high style (if that's possible for the current Frontier). Whatever the case, it's nice to see Nissan put forth a last push on these models that amps up the attitude, if not the power and the tech.