2022 Nissan Frontier

2022 Frontier Photos
 Editors' Pick
Autoblog Rating
7.5

Nissan has a midsize truck to compete with the best of them now, as the Frontier has a great powertrain, superb looks and a modern, tech-festooned interior.

Industry
7.5
The 2022 Nissan Frontier represents the first redesign of Nissan's midsize pickup since the middle of the 2000s. It was absolutely ancient, so needless to say, a new version was very much overdue. We can't call the 2022 Frontier "all-new," however, as it still shares its frame and other underpinnings with its predecessor. As a result, it hardly feels like the most modern vehicle to drive. Nevertheless, the major changes are substantial enough that the Frontier is finally a serious competitor again. It features updated styling, a much higher-quality interior and a refined, powerful engine and transmission. It's not perfect, but nothing in the segment is, and it has a number of highlights that could make it the perfect truck for your particular needs.  Specifically, the Frontier is a really good driver's truck. It offers impressive handling for a small truck, and has a remarkably smooth and powerful V6 with a similarly slick transmission. It also has a comfortable, quality and stylish interior with great visibility. These aspects add up to a truck that trades some maximum capability (space, towing and payload) for a more enjoyable daily drive. If that sounds good to you, the Frontier needs to be near the top of your shopping list.   What's new for 2022? The Nissan Frontier is nearly all new for 2022. The engine and transmission are carry-over from the 2021 model year, and it's built on a significantly updated version of the old Frontier platform. What are the Frontier interior and in-car technology like? This is one of the areas where the Nissan Frontier shines. Most of the competition has drab or cheap-feeling interiors, and the Frontier manages to dodge both pitfalls. It has a chunky, squared-off dashboard to match its rugged exterior, and the plastics are impressively high-quality and tight fitting. The Pro-X and Pro-4X models also offer the option of vibrant red stitching, embroidered logos and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter (pictured in the smaller photos above). On top of all that, all Frontiers come with highly comfortable seats that offer plenty of support. Visibility is superb, too, with tall windows and low sills.  All Frontiers also get at least an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, with a 9-inch unit on higher trims (pictured). They all use the same interface, which has minimal menus and large icons that make it easy to navigate, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. Both screens are bright, clear and responsive. We're also very pleased that climate and stereo functions are easy to use with traditional buttons and knobs. Four USB ports are standard, with two each in the front and rear cabins.  How big is the Frontier? On the outside, the Frontier is pretty much the smallest truck in the midsize segment. Lengthwise, it has the shortest wheelbase and overall length (even when comparing crew cab/long bed configurations), and it's the narrowest. Its overall height is in the middle compared with other midsize trucks. Speaking of cab and bed options, the Frontier …
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The 2022 Nissan Frontier represents the first redesign of Nissan's midsize pickup since the middle of the 2000s. It was absolutely ancient, so needless to say, a new version was very much overdue. We can't call the 2022 Frontier "all-new," however, as it still shares its frame and other underpinnings with its predecessor. As a result, it hardly feels like the most modern vehicle to drive. Nevertheless, the major changes are substantial enough that the Frontier is finally a serious competitor again. It features updated styling, a much higher-quality interior and a refined, powerful engine and transmission. It's not perfect, but nothing in the segment is, and it has a number of highlights that could make it the perfect truck for your particular needs.  Specifically, the Frontier is a really good driver's truck. It offers impressive handling for a small truck, and has a remarkably smooth and powerful V6 with a similarly slick transmission. It also has a comfortable, quality and stylish interior with great visibility. These aspects add up to a truck that trades some maximum capability (space, towing and payload) for a more enjoyable daily drive. If that sounds good to you, the Frontier needs to be near the top of your shopping list.   What's new for 2022? The Nissan Frontier is nearly all new for 2022. The engine and transmission are carry-over from the 2021 model year, and it's built on a significantly updated version of the old Frontier platform. What are the Frontier interior and in-car technology like? This is one of the areas where the Nissan Frontier shines. Most of the competition has drab or cheap-feeling interiors, and the Frontier manages to dodge both pitfalls. It has a chunky, squared-off dashboard to match its rugged exterior, and the plastics are impressively high-quality and tight fitting. The Pro-X and Pro-4X models also offer the option of vibrant red stitching, embroidered logos and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter (pictured in the smaller photos above). On top of all that, all Frontiers come with highly comfortable seats that offer plenty of support. Visibility is superb, too, with tall windows and low sills.  All Frontiers also get at least an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, with a 9-inch unit on higher trims (pictured). They all use the same interface, which has minimal menus and large icons that make it easy to navigate, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. Both screens are bright, clear and responsive. We're also very pleased that climate and stereo functions are easy to use with traditional buttons and knobs. Four USB ports are standard, with two each in the front and rear cabins.  How big is the Frontier? On the outside, the Frontier is pretty much the smallest truck in the midsize segment. Lengthwise, it has the shortest wheelbase and overall length (even when comparing crew cab/long bed configurations), and it's the narrowest. Its overall height is in the middle compared with other midsize trucks. Speaking of cab and bed options, the Frontier …
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Retail Price

$28,690 - $38,120 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
Engine 3.8L V-6
MPG Up to 18 city / 24 highway
Seating 4 Passengers
Transmission 9-spd auto w/OD
Power 310 @ 6400 rpm
Drivetrain four-wheel, rear-wheel
Curb Weight 4,304 - 4,716 lbs
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