2022 Nissan Frontier
Trims, Configurations, and Powertrain
The 2022 Frontier is built on a heavy-duty frame and comes in four trims (S, SV, PRO-X, and PRO-4X) and two cab configurations (King Cab and Crew Cab). The four-seat King Cab, which has two standard front doors and two smaller second-row access doors, is offered for the S and SV trims. All four trims can be ordered as the five-seat Crew Cab, which has four standard doors. There’s also a King Cab, which gets a 6-foot cargo bed, while the Crew Cab has a 5-foot bed (the Crew Cab SV can be ordered with the longer bed).
All Frontiers have the same powertrain: a 3.8-liter V6 that makes a class-best 310 horsepower and 284 lb.-ft. of torque partnered with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is standard on the S, SV, and PRO-X. Four-wheel drive is optional on the S and SV and standard on the PRO-4X. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway for RWD Frontiers and 17 city/22 highway with 4WD. Towing capacity maxes out at 6,720 pounds, and the payload limit is 1,610 pounds (these capabilities vary by trim).
Standard Equipment and Options
The Frontier S is a no-nonsense truck with a few modern conveniences, such as automatic headlights, LED taillights, cruise control, and remote keyless entry with push-button start. It also has a front skid plate, 16-inch steel wheels, a locking tailgate. air conditioning, fabric seats, a 7-inch driver information display, a tilt steering column, second-row under-seat storage, and a bundle of driver aid technologies (see details below). The SV gets upgraded with 17-inch aluminum wheels and a six-way power driver’s seat; it’s also eligible. The SV Convenience Package adds a great mix of convenience features (remote start, heated outside mirrors, fog lights, daytime running lights, proximity key entry with push-button start, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control) plus some equipment to aid the work day (a cargo bed tie-down system, LED bed lighting, a factory-applied spray-on bedliner, a 120-volt outlet, and a tow hitch receiver). The SV Premium Package (LED headlights and fog lights, leather seats, a power moonroof, LED interior lighting, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror) can be added to Crew Cab versions of this trim.
The PRO-X has 17-inch dark finish alloys, unique exterior accents, Bilstein shock absorbers, LED headlights and fog lights, LED daytime running lights, proximity key entry with push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, PRO-X embroidered fabric upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, and LED interior lighting. The PRO Convenience Package includes the items listed for the SV Convenience Package, and the PRO Premium Package adds 17-inch beadlock-style wheels, leather seats, a power moonroof, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The PRO-4X has the most trail-oriented attributes, including hill descent control, an electronic locking rear differential, an aluminum front skid plate, additional steel underbody plates, and trim-exclusive exterior and interior accents. It’s also eligible for the PRO Convenience and Premium Packages.
Advanced Safety Technology
All Frontiers are equipped with the following advanced driver-assist technologies: intelligent forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, Intelligent Driver Alertness, and a rearview monitor. They’re also eligible for the Technology Package, which adds more Nissan Safety Shield features: lane-departure warning, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, rear automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and high-beam assist. The PRO-X and PRO4X also get a surround-view monitor (when ordered with the Convenience Package) and traffic sign recognition.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The base infotainment system (found on the S and SV) has an 8-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, and two USB ports. The PRO-X and PRO-4X upgrade to a 9-inch touchscreen and get navigation, access to Nissan telematics, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The Premium Package for the SV and PRO trims includes a ten-speaker Fender sound system; the PRO Convenience Package will add wireless device charging.