That you can’t tell if this truck is a 2005, or a 2017.
I do have a theory though. I believe the current Frontier is the new Ford Ranger of the automotive world. It’ll soldier on with minimal changes for 20+ years (despite being built on a chassis that has been around since the late 70s). Then, one day around 22 years into its model run, Nissan will abruptly discontinue the truck and offer no replacement. Their reasoning will be: “Poor sales. We tried literally everything to boost sales. We gave it an extra 10hp at the expense of 6mpg, we changed the grille, gave it bigger rims. Nothing worked. People just stopped buying it. And for that reason, we believe the small truck market is dead”.
Side note: The year is 2026, the Nissan Frontier is the only vehicle sold in North America without LED lights.