2022 Nissan Frontier Informative car Review

Nissan Frontier

Overview

Style-wise, the 2022 Nissan Frontier is a latecomer to the mid-size pickup scene but with its eye-catching exterior and cutting edge technology, it could just be the hottest ride on wheels. With an edgy front end inspired by classic "Hardbody" compacts trucks and muscular fenders, this new model of Frontier has left itsdated predecessor in the dust - no more 16 years without a makeover!

Additionally, the novel generation's cabin has been entirely revamped to become much more pleasant. A 310-hp V-6 is partnered with a nine-speed automatic transmission and rear/four wheel drive. Off road fans will take pleasure in the Pro-4X trim that contains a beefier suspension, an electronic autolocking back differential as well as other sturdy extra features.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The 2022 Frontier comes with Nissan's new 3.8-liter V-6 engine which was released in the previous 2020 model, delivering 310 horsepower and 281 lb.-ft of torque. It is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission along with rear or four wheel drive options. Our early driving experiences clearly indicated that this impressive V-6 offered more than enough power as well as a buttery smooth operation.

We took the Pro-4X model for a spin, and it was clear that Nissan has equipped this off-road marvel with plenty of features to handle any terrain. That being said, its capabilities may not be able to compete with Chevy's Colorado ZR2 or Jeep’s Gladiator - but it surely comes close! Moreover, we also appreciated how much quicker and more precise the steering felt as compared to before due to various enhanced chassis components; altogether making our journey smoother and highly refined.

Towing and Payload Capacity

Despite the Frontier's towing capacity remaining at 6720 pounds, just like its predecessor, competitors such as the Chevy Colorado and Jeep Gladiator can pull a hefty 7650 pounds. However, there is an upside; The Nissan Frontier’s payload increases from 1450 to 1610 pounds for optimal hauling flexibility.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The rear-drive Frontier is rated at 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. With four-wheel drive, those figures drop to 17 mpg city and 22 highway. Once we can run the new Frontier on our 75-mph highway route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, we can evaluate its real-world mpg. For more information about the Frontier's fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Unlike its predecessor, the 2022 Frontier offers an assortment of driver-assistance technology as part of Nissan Safety Shield 360. Highlights include automatic high-beams, automated emergency braking, and class-exclusive rear automated emergency braking. For more information about the Frontier's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

 

Is Nissan Frontier a reliable truck?

“The Nissan Frontier Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 1st out of 7 for midsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $470 which means it has lower than average ownership costs.

Which is better Tacoma or Frontier?

The 2022 Nissan Frontier is designed with a more luxurious interior, more cargo space, and better fuel efficiency than the 2022 Toyota Tacoma. The Nissan Frontier has a V6 engine that can propel up to 6,720 lbs. while the Toyota Tacoma only offers 6,400 lbs. of towing capacity.

Are Nissan Frontier engines good?

2023 Nissan Frontier Performance Review. The 2023 Nissan Frontier has a powerful engine and well-rounded handling, but it lacks a more fuel-efficient powertrain option, and it can't tow as much as some rivals can.