The 2022 Nissan Frontier is a midsize pickup with bold styling and a long list of standard technology features. The new Frontier marks the start of the model’s third generation. While Nissan left the Frontier’s looks mostly unchanged for years, the 2022 Frontier gets a modern front-end with blistered fenders that take styling cues from Nissan’s original Hardbody” compact trucks. When you step inside the 2022 Nissan Frontier at a dealer like the Watsonville area Nissan dealership, you’ll be delighted by the transformation of this truck’s redesigned interior. The off-road-focused Pro-4X trim gets an electronic locking rear differential, a more robust suspension, and more brawny options.
The 2022 Frontier has been garnering rave reviews from the automotive media. Motor Trend writes:
“This is a good-looking truck, with cues that give it a passing resemblance to the company’s full-size Titan but a look all its own. Our compliments apply to the interior, as well, where the 2022 Nissan Frontier reminds us that handsome styling can be balanced with sensible ergonomics (are you listening, Toyota?). All the controls are easy to find and use, and the red stitching and interior trim give the cabin a nice, racy splash of color.”
The 2022 Frontier is offered in two body styles: extended cab (King Cab) and crew cab. There are two bed sizes. The extended cab gets a 6-foot cargo bed, and the crew cab can get that bed or a 5-foot bed. Buyers can choose one of three trim levels: S, SV and Pro-4X (crew cab only). The Frontier is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine developing 310 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque, joined to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is available.
The 2022 Nissan Frontier has a towing capacity of 6,720 pounds. The Frontier can haul a payload up to 1,610 pounds. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway.*
Standard features in the base Frontier S trim include 16-inch wheels, cloth upholstery, keyless entry, push-button start, an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, a stereo system with six speakers, satellite radio, and two USB ports (including USB-C).
Driver assistance features that come standard include a rearview camera, forward collision mitigation, driver drowsiness monitoring, and forward automatic emergency braking. Buyers can add the Technology package, including blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, reverse automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and rear parking sensors.
Available features include remote start, a 9-inch touchscreen, a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot, a nine-speaker Fender audio system, and wireless smartphone charging.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.