2020 Nissan Frontier for Sale in West Springfield, MA
While a next-generation model of the Frontier will be unveiled in the near future, Nissan is previewing the eventual redesign now, with a brand-new powertrain. The 2020 Frontier debuts a 3.8-liter V6 engine and nine-speed automatic transmission combination on all trim levels. The four-cylinder engine and manual transmission have been eliminated. What’s more, the lineup has been streamlined to just three trims, and new standard features include a leather-wrapped shift knob, a tilting steering wheel column, power windows and locks, and push-button ignition.
Trims and Powertrain
The 2020 Nissan Frontier is offered in S, SV, and Pro-4X trim levels. The S and SV are available in King Cab, Crew Cab Short Wheelbase (SWB) and Crew Cab Long Wheelbase (LWB) body styles; the Pro-4X is Crew Cab only. As mentioned, the latest Nissan Frontier now has a more powerful and efficient 3.8-liter V6 engine boasting a best-in-class 310 hp, and it’s joined to the automaker’s first-ever nine-speed automatic transmission. As expected, there will be a choice of either rear- or four-wheel drive, except on the Pro-4X, which is 4WD only. Towing capacity will be as high as 6,720 pounds. The Pro-4X is more off-road centric and comes with Bilstein off-road shock absorbers, skid plates, an electronic locking rear differential, and all-terrain tires.
Fuel Economy, Utility and Packages
A powertrain update means better fuel economy, and the 2020 Frontier delivers. According to the official EPA estimates, RWD models will achieve 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, while 4WD models will get 17 city/23 highway.
Both the King Cab and Crew Cab models are eligible for an available high-utility bed that includes a sprayed-in bedliner and a Utili-Track Channel System. This setup provides improved cargo hauling solutions by using five special “C” cross-section rails mounted in the bed. There’s also a slate of accessories – bed dividers, sliding cargo trays, and modular storage units – available to make this channel system even more versatile. Every trim also gets a locking tailgate and cargo bed light. There are some handy storage arrangements in the cabin as well.
Three optional packages are offered for the 2020 Nissan Frontier. The first is the Value Truck Package, which is available just on the SV. It bundles a rear sonar system, dual-zone automatic climate control, two additional speakers for the audio system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a sprayed-in bedliner, Utili-Track with four adjustable tie-down cleats, heated cloth seats, fog lights, a security system, a sliding bed extender, and a trailer hitch. The second is the Midnight Edition Package, which is available for the Crew Cab SV SWB. It consists of a gloss black grille and 18-inch wheels, all-season tires, semi-gloss black carline badging, and a special Midnight Edition badge. The Special Edition Package is also offered on the Crew Cab SV SWB to supply a trip computer, a satin chrome grille, a body-colored rear bumper, and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.