Escape the pavement with Frontier’s legendary available 4-wheel drive capability.

    Frontier’s 3.8-liter V6 and smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic are a potent combo.

    Frontier’s efficiency lets you go farther with 18 MPG city, 24 MPG highway fuel economy. [[1599]]

Frontier engine and transmission

Class-leading standard horsepower [[1467]]

When it’s time to haul a full load, tow your PWCs, or simply throw up some roost, Frontier is ready and willing with 310-horsepower V6 paired to a silky-smooth 9-speed automatic transmission. And don’t worry, there’s no “base engine.” With Frontier, you don’t have to upgrade — this engine and transmission combination comes standard.

2023 Nissan Frontier V-6 engine on black background.

3.8-L V6 engine

Frontier’s 3.8-liter V6 pumps out a best-in-class standard 310 horsepower, and 281 lb-ft of torque. [[1606]] Direct injection gives quick response, up to 6,690 lbs. max towing capacity, and 18 MPG city / 24 MPG highway efficiency. [[1466]][[114]][[1599]]

2023 Nissan Frontier close up of 9-speed transmission.

9-speed transmission

Easy passing, smooth shifting, responsive acceleration when towing, ideal gear ratios — these are the benefits of having a 9-speed automatic transmission perfectly dialed for Frontier.




lb-ft of Torque 


City/Hwy [[1599]]

2023 Nissan Frontier on rocky outcrop in the mountains.

Frontier frame and suspension

Engineered to endure

Midsize trucks see abuse — lots of it. That’s why the Frontier is beefed-up and overbuilt in all the right places, with ample ground clearance to help you get over big obstacles, and suspension ready to help smooth out even the toughest terrain.

Frontier 4x4 and off-road capability

The future of 4-wheeling

From a driver-selectable 4WD to an available hill descent control, you’ve got serious off-road credentials with the Frontier. And with technological innovations like the available Intelligent Around View® Monitor with Off-Road Mode, you’ll get the help you need to conquer tougher terrain with more confidence than you’ve ever felt in a midsize truck. [[1117]]

2023 Nissan Frontier muddied in the mountains with inset picture of 4-wheel control knob.
2023 Nissan Frontier towing a trailer off-road

Intelligent Around View Monitor with Off-Road Mode

Your virtual spotter

Frontier helps give you a better view to help you steer around rocks and obstacles with ease and precision, with multiple view angles so you can conquer rock gardens like a pro. [[1117]][[114]][[145]]

2023 Nissan Frontier touch-screen showing rock obstacles around vehicle.

Scrape by without a scrape

See the obstacles you’re dealing with, right on your touch-screen display. That means less stopping, less reliance on a spotter while you’re on the trail, and in turn, more good times in your Frontier PRO-4X®. [[1117]]

Frontier PRO-4X

For those who take off-road seriously

Ready to conquer 4x4 trails right off the showroom floor, the PRO-4X was built to help you take your adventures farther off the well-groomed dirt roads and deeper into the backcountry — just like an off-road truck should.

Frontier off-road accessories

Make your Frontier the ultimate off-roader

Go bigger and go farther with personalized Frontier off-road pickup truck accessories backed by Nissan’s 3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) limited warranty (if installed by dealer at time of new vehicle purchase). [[5]]

2023 Nissan Frontier off-road near a lake, with bicycles in the bed

Promoting responsible outdoor recreation

Nissan supports Tread Lightly’s mission to keep recreation areas beautiful, healthy, accessible, and open for future generations. Please stay on designated roads and trails to protect wildlife and sensitive environments from damage.