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.[]
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THE MUSCLE YOU NEED
Got a big job? Call on Frontier’s 24-valve, 4.0-liter V6. This powerhouse pumps out a massive 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque and that means whether it’s work or play, you’ve got plenty of power to get the job done. There’s even an available Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) feature that allows you to choose ethanol E85, standard gasoline or any mixture of the two fuels.
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Choose your transmission
GEAR UP FOR ANY JOB
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.[]
The 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, including an electronic locking rear differential that gives you more traction when you need it, Frontier is tough enough to help you conquer rugged terrains.
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 available 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, available 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, available 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.
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 molehills. 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.
Available Bilstein® shocks were built to meet the demands of all your 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 tires’ 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 three-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.
TOWING AND PAYLOAD
LOAD UP THE BIG TOYS
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 six feet in the King Cab® bed and over five feet in the Crew Cab, with well over three feet of useful space between the wheel arches. And when you need both, the Crew Cab Long Bed brings maximum room for cargo and passengers. Its tough chassis can handle up to 1,360 lbs. of cargo, and the available spray-on protective bedliner means you won’t need to worry about tossing it in gently. [][]