Frontier offers a 2.5-L 16-valve 4-cylinder that delivers the smoothness of a V6. The engine is made out of a lightweight aluminum engine block backed by a massive 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of unrelenting torque that translates into brute strength. It’s the perfect combination of efficiency and power that enables Frontier to easily tow your ski boat or a trailer full of ATVs.
THE MUSCLE YOU NEED
Got a big job? Call on Frontier's 24-valve, 4.0-litre V6. This powerhouse pumps out a massive 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque that means whether it's work or play, you've got plenty of power to get the job done.
GEAR UP FOR ANY JOB
6-speed manual transmission
With this smooth-shifting 6-speed manual transmission, you’ll always be able to find the right gear for the job. It features a low 1st-gear ratio for maximum low-end torque, while a high 6th gear ensures you’ll get great fuel efficiency on the highway, too.
Available 5-speed automatic gives you a manual shift mode that lets you select and hold the desired gear for conquering hills or ultimate pulling power.
A THIRST FOR DIRT
Outfitted with a range of available off-road features and advanced technology, Frontier is tough enough to let you conquer any terrain.
SELECTABLE DRIVE MODES
Select your driving mode by turning a knob. 4H is ideal for light off-road driving, while 4LO is for serious off-roading in sand, snow or mud. When the highway calls, 2WD keeps things more economical.
Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS)
Whenever it senses a wheel beginning to slip, the Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS) system automatically brakes the slipping wheel and sends additional power to the wheels with the most traction.
Electronic-locking rear differential
Adding to the capability of the 4x4, the electronic-locking rear differential delivers equal power to both rear wheels, boosting traction to help keep you moving forward.
HILL START ASSIST
When starting on steep hills from a stop, hill start assist will help keep you from rolling backwards. It holds brake pressure for a few seconds, allowing you time to switch from the brake pedal to the accelerator.
HILL DESCENT CONTROL
When driving down a steep grade in 4WD, hill descent control can help. Just push the button, ease your foot from the accelerator, and this system automatically maintains speed and brake pressure to help provide a controlled descent.
BUILT BEYOND SOLID
SUSPENSION AND FRAME
CLEARANCE THAT TAMES ROUGH TERRAIN
Hardworking and muscular, Frontier offers style with a purpose. Featuring a high stance and wide flared wheel arches, it’s designed for greater ground clearance and axle articulation, turning the toughest mountains into mere mole hills. Most low-hanging components are designed to be above the height of the frame rails, including a rear suspension designed with the leaf springs over - instead of under - the rear axle for maximum ground clearance.
Bilstein shocks were built to meet the demands of all your urban and off-road adventures. Their reputation for quality design means you’ll experience responsive handling and incredible comfort wherever Frontier takes you.
Engineered for toughness and durability while maximizing the tyres’ contact patch with the ground, Frontier's front suspension helps it maintain grip in a variety of conditions. In the rear, the overslung rigid leaf spring design helps deliver both off-road prowess and high-load durability.
FULLY BOXED LADDER FRAME
Because four walls are stronger than three, Frontier features a full-length, fully boxed ladder frame – instead of the 3-sided, open C-shape rails found on some other trucks. The frame is built with super-high-tensile-strength steel in strategic areas for enhanced structural rigidity and improved performance, on- and off-road.
TACKLE YOUR TOUGHEST JOB
TOWING AND PAYLOAD
Got a major to-do list? No problem. With Frontier, you’ve got a partner that’s up to the biggest challenges. It’s a mid-size truck with full-size attitude, complete with plenty of towing and hauling muscle to get the job done. And its impressive 6,710 lb. maximum towing capacity means you can bring along just about everything you need.
TAKE ON THE TOUGH CARGO
Frontier offers plenty of room for just about anything you need to carry – over 1.8 metres in the King Cab bed and over 1.5 metres in the Double Cab, with well over a metre of useful space between the wheel arches. Its tough chassis can handle up to 1500 lbs. of cargo, and the available spray-on protective bedliner means you won’t need to worry about tossing it in gently.