The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rated the 1990 Nissan two-door pickup truck as the best in its class for that year. Edmunds also recommends the 1990 Nissan truck for its dependability and resale value.
The 1990 Nissan Pickup 2-DR was the only truck in its class to rate at least four out of five stars for both driver and passenger safety ratings. Its closest competitor was the Dodge Dakota, which rated similarly for passenger safety but fell short on the driver side.
As of 2015, consumers reviews on Edmunds.com rate the 1990 Nissan truck at 4.35 out of five stars. Reviewers praise the truck's reliability and performance. Several reviewers claimed their trucks surpassed 250,000 miles with very little need for maintenance, and one reviewer boasts a truck with over 600,000 miles on it.