2022 Nissan Frontier - rival Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger | MiniAuto

Starting price: $28,990 USD

Nissan Frontier 2022 is equipped with the same standard 3.8-liter V6 engine as last year. Around the car is designed square, with headlights and fog lights using prominent LED lights with the new Nissan logo. The changes at the front of the car look like a thread with the brothers Titan and Armada 2021. The back is accented with the FRONTIER logo along with the beautiful Pro-4X special stamp.

The Nissan Frontier 2022 is the latecomer to the modern mid-size pickup party, but its bold bodywork and ubiquitous tech adoption could make it the new hot spot. With a futuristic face and fenders inspired by Nissan's original "Hardbody" compact trucks, the newly designed Frontier doesn't sound like a blast from the past anymore – its predecessor mostly as unchanged for 16 years. Likewise, the interior of the new generation goes from dull to quite beautiful thanks to a more stylish layout and extra features. Power is provided by a 310-horsepower V-6 engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and rear- or four-wheel drive. Off-road enthusiasts will also appreciate the Pro-4X version that features more aggressive suspension, an electronically locked rear differential, and other solid add-ons.

Nissan Frontier 2022 - What's new?

After more than a decade of waiting for more than a decade and a half, Nissan has finally revealed the third-generation Frontier for the 2022 model year. Sure, it still uses a frame dating from the early 2000s, but the suspension has been changed. modified and the rest of the truck improved dramatically.

We think the SV trim level has the best combination of standard features and value. Our ideal version starts with a crew cabin — the larger of the two available cabin sizes — and all-wheel drive. This combination adds $4600 to the last line. An 8.0-inch touchscreen (including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) and a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat are standard, but we're upgrading our truck with Technology and Convenience packages. Together they add adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic rear emergency braking, heated front seats and steering wheel, a trailer tow bar, cargo bed lighting and spray bed pads.

Engine, transmission and performance

The 2022 Frontier inherits Nissan's new naturally aspirated 3.8-liter V-6, which made its debut on the last-generation 2020 model. The engine makes 310 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. It's mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and rear- or four-wheel drive. Our first driving impressions show that the Frontier's V-6 offers enough thrust and smooth ride. We drove the off-road-oriented Pro-4X ready and ready to tackle rough terrain, even if it wasn't as capable as the lifted Chevy Colorado ZR2 or the Jeep Gladiator. We also appreciate Nissan's quicker and more direct handling and the myriad of other chassis improvements that have helped the truck feel more calm and refined on the go.

Towing capacity and payload

The Frontier's towing capacity maxes out at 6720 pounds like the previous generation, so it's still behind rivals like the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Jeep Gladiator that can all tow at least 7650 pounds. Nissan's maximum payload increased by 160 pounds from 1450 to 1610 pounds.

Real-world fuel economy and MPG
The rear-wheel drive Frontier is rated at 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. With all-wheel drive, those figures drop to 17 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway. Once we were able to run the new Frontier on a 75 mph highway, as part of our extended test mode, we were able to gauge its real-world mpg. For more information on the Frontier's fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.

Furniture, Amenities and Merchandise

Thankfully, the new Frontier offers interior design and materials that look like a huge improvement over the plastic-laden and outdated cabin that plagued its predecessor. Not only did Nissan add sharper trim and the necessary soft-touch surfaces, the company introduced more modern features. The gauge cluster has now eliminated the analog gauges with a larger 7.0-inch color display. Heated steering wheel and heated front seats. Speaking of seats, the Frontier continues to comfort our backs with Nissan's supple Zero Gravity adjuster. Interior storage includes a bin on top of the dashboard and a place to store items under the rear seats. Trucks with two wheelbase lengths provide a short and long cargo bed,

Infotainment and connectivity
The new Frontier's infotainment system works via the standard 8.0-inch or optional 9.0-inch touchscreen. A pair of physical buttons for adjusting the volume and tuning settings of the stereo are present and located below the display. The most desirable standard connectivity features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and several charging sockets with USB-C ports. The Frontier can also be equipped with a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless smartphone charging. The sound system can also be upgraded to a nine-speaker Fender speaker at an additional cost.

Safety and driver assistance features
Unlike its predecessor, the Frontier 2022 offers a range of driver assistance technologies as part of the Nissan Safety Shield 360. Highlights include automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking and emergency braking. Exclusive rear auto. For more information on Frontier crash test results, visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Other key safety features include:
 Blind spot monitoring available and rear cross traffic alert
 Lane departure warning available
 Adaptive cruise control available

There are four King Cabs, two 4x2s and two 4x4s, with the most expensive one, the SV 4x4, going from $33,740. The eight Crew Cabs start with the S 4x2 ($29,340) and end with the PRO-4X ($37,240).

On top of those prices, customer will have the option of adding a number of extras, including three packages: Premium ($2,790), Convenience ($2,790), and Technology ($990). Unfortunately, the configurator for the new Frontier is not yet up, so we don't know how much this pickup will end up costing fully loaded.

2022 Nissan Frontier - rival Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger | MiniAuto 2022 Nissan Frontier - rival Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger | MiniAuto Reviewed by Dang Nhan on August 15, 2021 Rating: 5

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