Nissan recently debuted its redesigned third-generation Frontier pickup. The previous version has been on the market for over a decade. The new Frontier has the most powerful engine and many new details as far as safety technology goes. Nissan Frontier is an exclusive truck that we expect to see in production already this summer. The truck will be available in a crew cab version with a 5 or 6-foot bed and an extended (King) cab version with a 6-foot bed.
Nissan Frontier Exterior
There is a warrior-style interlocking front grill with Frontier embossed on the top of the grill. There is also a lava accent on the Nissan badge. Overall, the vehicle’s body looks crisp and clean, really enjoyable to look at. Nissan Frontier has 17-inch wheels with red accenting here again. There are Bilstein shock absorbers. It comes equipped with a 3.8 liter v6 with 310 hp and 281 lb ft. There are red tow hooks on either side of the vehicle and a skid plate so when you are off-roading on the weekend you can protect the undercarriage of the truck.
At the rear, the integration of tail lamps into the body of the vehicle looks great. The red accents on the body of the vehicle give it a sporty look to complement the overall roughness and aggressiveness of the truck. Again, there is Frontier embossed at the back too, which looks very cool. There is a Utilitrax system in the bed of the Frontier. There are a dampened tailgate, and cargo bed lights, which are very convenient if you need to load or unload the truck at night. The vehicle can pull up to 6,720 pounds. It is not huge but is enough for most situations.
Nissan Frontier Interior
The interior of the new vehicle is rather modernized. It now has more soft-touch materials in the cabin. There are Zero-Gravity seats that are very comfortable. When you open the door, on the door panel there is the gloss black trim around. There is a fender speaker and a molded portion for a bottle. The nice little touch from Nissan is the acoustic glass in the driver and front passenger windows to keep the noise out.
There is a 9-inch touchscreen display, 7-inch in between the two gauges. Over the touchscreen, there is a storage compartment. It is very convenient. You can put your sunglasses there or a mask, which we all wear nowadays. There is the elimination on both of the gauges and the center part. The touch screen is user-friendly and has lots of menu options. The infotainment system features both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is also great that there are hard keys under the touch screen, as well as volume and radio adjustments.
On the steering wheel, there is contrasting stitching in red and Nissan logo in the middle. So, there are red accents all over this vehicle, inside and outside, which look cool and stylish. There are nice cup holders with little tabs to accommodate different sizes of cups. There are buttons for heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, which is a nice little touch. And of course, there is a wireless charging pad for the phone.
Nissan Frontier boasts of a massive 4-liter center console. It is very handy for storing whatever you may need. It is a big game changer and industry-leading in that regard. Inside the center console, there is a 12-volt plug. The vehicle has a sunroof which provides additional light during the day.
The rear seats are not huge and if you are tall you can be a little bit cramped if the driver’s seat is all the way back. There is an AC volt, and USB and USB C ports for rear passengers. There are little compartments for storing some paperwork or other items that you might need. If you pull the tab between the seats you will find two cup holders which can accommodate different size drinks. There is a sliding glass at the back.
Driving and Safety Features
As far as driving, the Frontier will have rear- or four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case. There is a hills start assist in all models, which is great, and hill descent control in some versions.
Nissan Safety Shield 360 package will be available for all versions of the Frontier It will include driver alertness monitor, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring.