The mechanical system from 2020 returns for 2021. This system includes a 3.8L gasoline V6 engine. It provides the Nissan with 310 HP, and its torque can reach 281 LB-FT. All trims share the same nine-speed transmission. Most trims get rear-wheel drive except for the PRO-4X, which has standard four-wheel drive. Towing equipment is available to help pull heavier loads.
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Whenever it senses a wheel beginning to slip, the Active Brake Limited Slip system automatically brakes the slipping wheel and sends additional power to the wheels with the most traction.
4WD High is ideal for light off-road driving, while 4WD Low is for serious off-roading in sand, snow, or deep mud. When the highway calls, 2WD keeps things more economical. Just turn a knob to select your mode.
When 4×4 isn’t enough, the available electronic locking rear differential delivers equal power to both rear wheels, boosting traction to help keep you moving forward.
Charge up that mountain. When starting on steep hills from a stop, the available hill start assist will help keep you from rolling backwards. It holds brake pressure for a few seconds, allowing you time to switch from the brake pedal to the accelerator.*
When driving down a steep grade in 4WD, the available hill descent control can help. Just push the button, ease your foot from the accelerator, and this system automatically maintains speed and brake pressure to help provide a controlled descent.*
Featuring a high stance and wide flared wheel arches, Frontier is designed for greater ground clearance and axle articulation, turning the toughest mountains into mere molehills. Most low-hanging components are designed to be above the height of the frame rails, including a rear suspension designed with the leaf springs over – instead of under – the rear axle for maximum ground clearance.
Available Bilstein® shocks were built to meet the demands of all your urban and off-road adventures. Their reputation for quality design means you’ll experience responsive handling and incredible comfort wherever Frontier takes you.
Engineered for toughness and durability, Frontier’s front suspension helps it maintain grip in a variety of conditions. In the rear, the overslung rigid leaf spring design helps deliver both off-road prowess and high-load durability.
Because four walls are stronger than three, Frontier features a full-length, fully boxed ladder frame. The frame is built with super-high-tensile-strength steel in strategic areas for enhanced structural rigidity. This rugged material is stronger than conventional steel for increased torsional stiffness that helps deliver improved performance, on- and off-road.
Major to-do list? No problem. Frontier’s a mid-size truck with full-size attitude, complete with plenty of towing and hauling muscle to get the job done.
Whichever cab you choose, Frontier’s truck bed offers plenty of room for whatever you need to carry. Its tough, high-tensile-steel ladder chassis can handle up to 1,460 lbs. of cargo, and the available spray-on protective bedliner means you won’t need to worry about tossing it in gently.
Frontier’s cabin treats you like a VIP, because it offers a long list of available features such as a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, cruise control, auto-on/off headlights, and more. And available leather-appointed seating and a leather-wrapped steering wheel make it feel as much at home in the city as it does in the wilderness.
Frontier’s RearView Monitor helps you park by displaying what’s directly behind you.*
When you’re backing up, the available Rear Sonar System beeps when it senses a nearby static object.*
The available Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control system lets you and your passenger set your own climates.
The available auto-dimming rearview mirror not only helps reduce glare from behind, it also features an outside temperature display and digital compass.
When it comes to keeping your cabin tidy and your gear safe from prying eyes, Frontier gives you smart options including a multi-level center console, a large dual-level glove compartment, and removable storage under the rear seats.*
Keep your phone, pens, and other necessities out of sight and within reach.*
Have room for more with Frontier’s big dual-level glove compartment. You’ll have room for maps, electronics and the tools that come along for the ride.
Available removable under-seat storage trays stash beneath the rear seats, so there’s a space for everything. Plus you can flip up the rear seat cushions for even more storage room.*
ABS helps you retain steering control in a hard braking situation. And EBD sends extra braking force to the rear wheels when it senses extra weight in the rear.
Especially important in snowy or icy conditions, TCS can sense wheel slip or spin and responds by reducing power application, helping you keep a better grip.
When VDC detects a deviation from your steered path, it automatically applies the brakes to help Frontier get back on track.*
Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System has dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors. Additionally, Frontier has front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor.
When a collision is unavoidable, Zone Body construction helps maintain the integrity of the passenger compartment with strategically placed crumple zones and other reinforced areas.
When your tire pressure is low, an icon illuminates on your dashboard to let you know. This helps you keep the correct pressure in your tires for better fuel economy and a safer drive.
The LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system lets you secure LATCH-compatible child restraints in the back seat without having to use seat belts or a locking clip. And the Snug Kids® Child Safety Seat Fit Guide lists child seats that fit the rear seats of Nissan vehicles, as well as offers invaluable tips on correct installation.
You’re never out of the loop with available NissanConnect Mobile Apps. Frontier lets you keep track of Twitter®, Facebook®, and more.**
Thanks to Frontier’s available Nissan Navigation System and NissanConnect’s compatibility with location-based services, including Online Search powered by Google®, getting around has never been easier. **
With the USB input, auxiliary input, and available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, you can listen to your music on command. *
Fire up your ears with the available Rockford Fosgate®-powered audio system featuring ten speakers.*
Make and take calls with your hands on the wheel using the Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System.***