Sunday, July 3, 2022

2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4: An All-New Design For The Brand’s Midsize Truck

Highlight:  The restyled Frontier is also available as an extended single cab.

Test Vehicle's MSRP: $46,965 (Base Model S RWD: $31,285)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a stability control system; traction control system; a hill start assist system; a trailer sway control system; locking tailgate; intelligent forward collision warning system; an automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection system; and a tire pressure monitoring system

Standard Equipment (Base): 16-inch wheels; a 9-speed automatic transmission; cloth seats; front skid plates; bed rail protectors; manual operated front seats; fold down rear center armrest; second row underseat storage; underseat heating ducts for rear passenger; an 8-inch infotainment screen; voice recognition for navigation and audio; a push button ignition system; and a 12-volt power outlet


Standard Equipment (PRO-4X): 17-inch wheels; all-terrain tires; a leather stitched steering wheel; Bilstein shocks; a hill descent control system; a tow/haul mode switch; front steel skid plates; two front tow hooks; LED foglights; LED daytime running lights; cloth seats; power front seat; a 10-speaker audio system; SiriusXM; 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system; a navigation system; and in vehicle Wi-Fi

Options: premium paint; off road step rails; a bed access package; a spray-in bedliner; 120v outlet in bed and rear center console; 4 tie down hooks; heated outside mirrors; a heated steering wheel; heated front seats; LED under rail lighting; and remote engine start


Other Trim Levels:

SV

PRO-X

Standard Audio On Test Vehicle: a 6-speaker audio system with AM/FM

Bluetooth Connectivity: Standard

USB Connectivity: Standard

Apple/Android Connectivity: Standard

Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles

Standard Engine/Horsepower: 3.8-liter, 6-cylinder engine/310-hp

Recommended Fuel: Regular

Towing: 6,570 lbs 

Standard Fuel Mileage: 18-city/24-hwy

What’s New:  The third generation Frontier is all-new for the 2022 model year.


Why:

Contemporary design

Stylish truck

Above average ride quality

Easy to maneuver

Optional pullout sidestep for cargo bed

Easy-to-use infotainment system

Tie down hoods for cargo area

V6 engine for the dual cab

Leather seats available

Roomy and comfortable seating

Power sunroof available

An available radar-activated cruise control system

Latest safety driver aids available ranging from lane departure warning to a rear cross traffic alert system

An available spray-in bedliner

Heated steering wheel and front seats available

120-v outlet in the bed of the truck

A wireless charging pad

5 foot or 6 foot bed, depending on trim

4x4 or 4x2

But: 

No power sliding rear glass window

Only offers one powertrain, a 6-cylinder engine

The towing capacity falls short of the Ford Ranger 7,500 lbs and GM pair of midsize trucks which offers 7,000 lbs


Verdict:  Nissan’s midsize truck was last overhauled in 2005. In fact, at one point, when both Ford and GM exited the market, the Frontier along with the perennial segment leader, the Tacoma, were the only ones playing in this segment. However, since that time when the sturdy truck was reengineered, Chevy, Ford and GMC have reentered the market with fresh new entries.

For the 2022 model year, the much needed Frontier is both bold and stylish. The brand’s body on truck frame is available as extended cab or a crew cab. The all-new Frontier is powered by one powertrain, a standard 6-cylinder gasoline engine, which cranks out 310-horsepower. Depending upon the trim, the truck is available with a 5-foot or 6-foot cargo bed in a 4x2 or 4x4 configuration. It also has a towing capability of nearly 7,000 lbs.

Moreover, the highly capable truck is available, which is available with tie down hooks, offers everything from an electronic blind spot lane changing system to a radar activated cruise control system to a power sunroof to an easy-to-use touchscreen infotainment system to leather seats.

Furthermore, the Frontier, which is easier to manage than its larger sibling, the Titan, offers great handling as a non jarring ride quality. Pricing for the base crew cab model starts at approximately $31,000. This price pointof the Frontier is higher than its competitors, since they offer a standard 4-cylinder engine, as opposed to a standard 6-cylinder engine.

Competition: Toyota Tacoma Double Cab; Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab; GMC Canyon Crew Cab; and Ford’s Ranger SuperCrew

 

 

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