The Nissan Frontier: A Legendary Truck!



In 1959, Nissan was offering its compact truck for the first time in North America. The Nissan Frontier has been on our roads since 1998. In 2023, the mid-size truck brought a breath of fresh air in the segment with its various innovations. To whet our appetite, let’s now take a look at its spec sheet and prices.

A Recent and Highly Efficient Powertrain

In 2022, the Nissan Frontier swapped its 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine that produced 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque for a much more efficient and powerful 3.8 L V6. The new engine generates 310 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque, which is more than twice the horsepower of the previous engine, and 110 lb-ft of torque in gain.

This new engine is combined to a 9-speed automatic transmission. What with its 3.8 L unit, we find a combined fuel consumption of 12.3 L/100 km, which is another gain in comparison to the previous engine.

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Trim Levels for Everyone

The 2003 Nissan Frontier is available in seven trim levels, each one more attractive than the last. Depending on the trim you select, you’ll get a King Cab or a Crew Cab.

Trim Levels

2023 Nissan Frontier 2023 Starting Prices
King Cab S

King Cab SV

King Cab PRO-4X

Crew Cab SV

Crew Cab SV: Midnight Edition

Crew Cab SV: Premium Package

Crew Cab PRO-4X


Depending on the trim you select, you can opt for a 5-foot or a 6-foot bed. With the King Cab, you can fit in four passengers, while with the versatile Crew Cab you can fit 5. For example, the Nissan Frontier PRO-4X trim can accommodate four or five occupants with a 5-foot or 6-foot bed.

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Towing Capacity

First, it should be pointed out that the Nissan Frontier for sale will be very useful with its Tow-Haul Mode which optimizes your drive on the highway when you have heavier loads. With its different driving modes, hill descent control and great approach and departure angles, it’ll be the perfect companion on rougher roads. Finally, with the Frontier’s 4-LO Mode and its electronic locking rear differential, you get optimal traction on steep roads.

In addition, the Nissan Frontier towing capacity goes up to 6,260 lb with the Crew Cab, while the towing capacity reaches as high as 6,490 lb with the King Cab. In other words, not only the Nissan Frontier is a versatile truck, it’s also the kind of machine that’ll allow you to tow your heaviest equipment.

Finally, the Japanese manufacturer’s truck has a 1,430 lb maximum payload capacity.

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Dimensions Depending on the Cabin

The new Nissan Frontier has different dimensions depending on the type of cabin you select:

Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

Nissan Frontier King Cab

Wheelbase: 3,550 mm

Wheelbase: 3,200 mm
Length: 5,692 mm
Length: 5,338 mm

Width: 1,897 mm
Width: 1,854 mm

Height: 1,826 mm

Height: 1,822 mm

Besides offering larger dimensions, the 2023 Frontier offers removable rear under-seat storage trays and more storage room under the cushions. In short, the cabin is pleasant and practical.

More broadly, in L’Annuel de l’automobile 2023, Éric LeFrançois observed that the Frontier displays:

“… simplicity and ease of access to the main controls and instruments. We also noticed the high quality of the seats and the abundance of storage room.”

What’s more, he found that:

“The Frontier stands out from its predecessor, for the quality of its sound insulation and suspension. The latter allows for a smoother ride on rough and bumpy roads…”

A Safe Truck

We know the Japanese manufacturer’s strengths when it comes to road safety. The 2023 Nissan Frontier is equipped with Safety Shield 360, that’s to say:

  • Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • High Beam Assist
  • And much more

In conclusion, the new Nissan Frontier is safe, robust, versatile and it comes at a good price. With its selection of cabins and beds, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to the trim levels offered. As a faithful companion in your adventures, the used Nissan Frontier or the new Nissan Frontier will never let you down.

Come and test drive this mid-size truck today at Baie-Comeau Nissan, your Nissan dealership by Route 138 in the Côte-Nord region, close to Pointe-Lebel and Chute-aux-Outardes. A team of experts are waiting for you!

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