Third-generation 2022 Nissan Frontier is about the same size as before and with a standard V-6 powertrain

A front view of the2022 Nissan Frontier

2022 Frontier midsize pickup has been completely redesigned and re-engineered. (Photos courtesy of Nissan)


Nissan just released details today on the 2022 Pathfinder SUV and Frontier midsize pickup.

As said senior VP for Global Design for Nissan Motor Co. Alfonso Albaisa in the video presentation: “The Frontier has been around for a while.”

It had become the elder of midsize pickups, with the second-gen model on sale since 2005.

The interior of the new Frontier pickup

Standard Zero-gravity front seats.

The new Nissan Frontier is about the same size as before but a complete re-engineering with some exterior styling cues from Nissan’s full-size Titan pickup. Look for its “brutally vertical face” and interlocking-style grille.

It will debut with a simplified build order. There is one powertrain choice of a V-6 engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. As before, there will be rear- or four-wheel drive. And there will be two body-style configurations of King Cab and Crew cab, in short- or long-wheelbase lengths.

The AroundView camera system in the Nissan Frontier

The AroundView camera system includes an off-road front view.

Pricing was not announced today, but don’t expect it to be far off from the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger, or Toyota Tacoma. Find Nissan pricing here.

Frontier fundamentals

An overhead view of the Frontier bed

King or Crew Cab body styles.

The driver area

With a digital dashboard.

Nissan Frontier Powertrain

  • 310-hp, direct-injected 3.8-liter V-6; 281-lb.-ft. torque;
  • 9-speed automatic transmission with 7-position drive mode, with tow mode;
  • 4WD with high and low gearing transfer case;
  • Top payload: 1,610 pounds – 2WD

The back seat Dimensions

  • Standard wheelbase (SWB): 210.2 in.;
  • Overall length: 210.2 in. SWB; 224.2-in, LWB;
  • Width: 73 in.


  • Length: 59.5 in. for SWB Crew Cab S/SV; 58.9 inches for PRO model; 73.3 in. – LWB Crew Cab and standard King Cab
  • Width: 61.4 in. (at C-Channel);
  • Depth: 19.4 in.

Trim levels

  • King Cab: S, SV – 2WD or 4WD;
  • Crew Cab: S, SV – 2WD or 4WD;
  • PRO-X (2WD only), PRO-4X (4WD only)
  • Crew Cab long wheelbase: SV 2WD, SV 4WD

Frame and suspension

  • Heavy-duty fully boxed ladder frame;
  • Double-wishbone front suspension with twin-tube shock absorbers; overslung rear multi-leaf with a solid axle;
  • 6,720-lb. maximum tow capacity;
  • 16- or 17-inch wheel packages with tires sizes of 265/70R16, 265/65R17 or 265/70R17

Safety features

  • 8 airbags
  • Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning;
  • Optional Traffic Sign Recognition and Nissan Safety Shield 360 on every trim

Other details

Around view monitor with an off-road front view; an optional 9-inch display screen; 4-liter center console capacity; Zero-gravity front seats; electric power steering; digital dashboard; head-up display; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with optional wireless versions.

A side view of the new Frontier

The new Nissan Frontier is about the same size as before.

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