The mechanical system from 2021 returns for 2022. 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. *
Apple CarPlay® integration
People to see? Places to be? Just ask Siri®. Equipped with Siri® voice control, Apple CarPlay® brings your contacts, favorite messaging apps, Apple Music® playlists, Apple Maps, and more on board to your Frontier. Simply plug in your compatible iPhone® and go.
With Android Auto, you can keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel while using your voice to help you with your day. Ask Google to play your favorite song, navigate home, or respond to a text hands-free. Just say, “Hey Google” or long-press the voice control button on your steering wheel.
Rusty Wallace Nissan 2022 Nissan Frontier
2022 brings an entirely new generation of the Nissan Frontier. For 2022 and the third production generation for the Frontier, Nissan has revealed a complete overhaul for both body, interior, and technology. The widely loved Nissan is jettisoned forward into a modern age designed both for utility and the occasional weekend escape. Massive changes to the already loved midsize truck only proves that the Frontier is designed to be highly functional, capable, and comfortable for everyone. Rusty Wallace Nissan in Knoxville is poised and ready for the newcomer, so residents from Knoxville and more have easy access to the exciting new truck from Nissan.
A Vibrant, New Design
Nissan looked to improve the Frontier’s overall profile with a substantially raised bed, increased rail height, and a hood that is both perfectly horizontal and then aggressively vertical on the front end. The signature Frontier sports grill has been enlarged and designed with a black honeycomb face, perfectly framed by interlocking front fenders for a straightforward yet highly sculpted appearance.
The interior was designed around your next great adventure. Each zero-gravity seat features athletic accents and inlays with an option for a two-tone interior trim for a sportier appearance. The cabin is equipped with interior handholds, noise cancelling features, and the combination of digital and analog controls and displays which are a perfect fit for your next experience unknown terrain.
Nissan’s Own Safety Suite
The 2022 Nissan Frontier features a maximum 9.0-inch display screen, which is the largest in any mid-size truck. This can be fully integrated with your compatible smartphone featuring Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. The truck also has Wi-Fi hotspot capability with available wireless charging. Access your apps, navigation, messages, and more by simply connecting your phone.
The Frontier comes available with Nissan safety shield 360 which offers elements such as blind spot warnings, Lane departure warnings high beam assist, rear cross traffic alert come on automatic emergency breaking, and rear automatic breaking. For the first time Nissan features intelligent around view systems with an off-road mode allowing you to navigate through tight trails and around large obstacles with an overhead view of the truck from your interior touch screen.
Unbeatable Power and Towing Options
The Frontier’s vast improvements are not only in aesthetics an available tech but also with components under the hood. The 2022 Frontier sees an improved 3.8-liter V6 engine offering a maximum of 310 horsepower. The vehicle also features a new 9-speed transmission that allows for smooth yet powerful acceleration, with easy handling and enhanced control.
A powerful engine allows for 6720 maximum towing capacity, which is coupled with the newly standard electronic trailer sway control available on all models. In addition, the vehicle has a 1600-pound payload capacity, along with the new suspension system allowing for an all-around smoother drive. With the new Frontier, you can shift seamlessly from 2 to 4-wheel drive while actively moving. Vehicle also comes available with an electronic locking rear differential with an off-road driving mode.