2022 Nissan Frontier Release Info

Nissan released a redesigned, third-generation Frontier this summer after a 17-year hiatus, and the new vehicle is worth a look for anyone looking for a midsize pickup truck. The 2022 Nissan Frontier may be fashionably late to the modern mid-size pickup party, but its radical bodywork and embrace of popular technology could make it the next big thing. The new Nissan Frontier for 2022 is a capable midsize pickup truck that is both attractive and durable. It is well-built, comfortable (at least in the front row), and capable of towing huge loads and traversing difficult terrain. Almost everything in the new truck is better. It’s a lot quieter now. The seats have been upgraded to be comfier. It boasts improved agility and tighter steering. Not just that, there is a longer list of safety features and technology.


Engine………….3.8 Liter, V-6
Power……………310 hp @ 6400 rpm combined with 281 lb-ft of torque @ 4400 rpm
Transmission…………..9-speed automatic transmission with Intelligent 4×4
Fuel Economy…………..18 city/ 24 hwy (mpg)
Tank Size……………….21.1 gal
Passenger Capacity………..Up to 5
Towing Capacity………….6290 Pounds
Cargo Space…………….49.2 Cubic Feet; 49.6 Without the Bedliner

When Did the 2022 Nissan Frontier Debut?

The all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier has already been released to the general public along with the Pathfinder on the 4th of February, 2021.

2022 Nissan Frontier Starting MSRP

The king cab of the two-wheel-drive S model costs $27,840, while the larger crew cab costs $29,340. The SV, which comes with more features, starts at $30,540 for the king cab and $32,140 for the crew cab. The truck’s base price for the Pro-4X trim level is $37,240. A $1,150 shipping fee is also included. All of the grades are equipped with four-wheel drive. Since the combined fuel average of the pickup is around 20 mpg, the vehicle consumes 5.0 gallons per 100 miles. The average expenditure on fuel is $2360 annually (15,000 miles). Whereas the cost for refilling the 21.1-gallon tank of this beast will cost around $72.

A Nissan Frontier has a yearly maintenance cost of $470. The cost of repairs and maintenance varies depending on the vehicle’s age, mileage, location, and repair business. Failure of the fuel level sensor, which causes inconsistent or inaccurate fuel gauge readings, is one of the more prevalent yet minor defects that can occur in the Nissan Frontier. Excess slack in the secondary timing might also generate a whining or buzzing noise from the timing chain area. Nissan’s Reliability Rating, on the other hand, is 4.0 out of 5.0, placing it 9th out of 32 automobile manufactures. This score is based on an average of 345 different models. The average yearly repair cost for a Nissan is $500, indicating that its expenditures are higher than normal. Other elements that contribute to Nissan’s reliability include an average of 0.3 repair shop visits per year and a 13 percent chance of a serious repair.

2022 vs 2021 NISSAN FRONTIER

The existing Frontier’s switchgear, componentry, materials, and general structure are likely three or four product cycles old, and the all-new vehicle brings the Frontier completely in line with Nissan’s newest design approach. The inside of the 2022 truck maintains the required upright, butch attitude, but does away with the slab-sided appearance of the old cockpit, instead of combining swoopy lines and scalloped parts for a softer, more modern ambiance. The makeover has benefited the center console and center stack in particular. The new Frontier also borrows its steering wheel from its bigger, baddie brother, and this is probably the most noticeable difference between old and new; the outgoing truck’s blocky three-spoke wheel was obviously antiquated, with cheap, jiggly buttons.

Nissan included a series of quality-of-life upgrades that should appeal to both the casual commuter and the ardent overlander as this mid-size truck class continues its transformation from workhorse to lifestyle tool. Interior storage space has increased across the board, with more capacity in the center console and front and rear door pockets.

2022 Nissan Frontier Interior

The previous Frontier wasn’t recognized for its driving manners or refinement, but more insulation, new acoustic laminated glass in the front doors, and improved back carpet structure should alleviate many of its rustic flaws. Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats now also come standard for physical comfort.

Behind the new wheel are a set of gauges and a new 7.0-inch gauge display, which are a welcome boost from the leaving truck’s pair of tiny seven-segment digital readouts, which supplied just the bare minimum of onboard information. The 8.0-inch infotainment screen comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while Nissan claims the optional 9.0-inch screen is the largest in the market, both of which are considerable improvements over the previous truck’s 7.0-inch touchscreen.

Unique Specifications of the 2022 Frontier

In the 2022 Nissan Frontier, almost everything is better. It’s a lot quieter now. The seats have been upgraded to be comfier. It boasts improved agility and tighter steering. There is a longer list of safety features and technology. The 3.6-liter direct-injection V6 engine, which produces 310 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque, is one of the best in the class. This explains why a 40-horsepower gain over the previous V-6 didn’t convert to a different driving experience in the real world. The new nine-speed transmission has a 99 percent greater gear range than the previous model, which aids acceleration. The powertrain is rated to pull 6,720 pounds and can transport a maximum of 1,610 pounds. In addition, trailer sway control is now included as standard equipment.

2022 Nissan Frontier bed

Top of the Line Exterior

Any vehicle that has been designed for that long is bound to receive significant improvements, and the new Frontier is unquestionably superior to the previous model in almost every regard. The most pressing concern is: how does the Frontier compare to the competition, which has received more consistent generational updates? The design is more dynamic than those of the other midsized pickups. The new Frontier features a raised shoulder with body panels that protrude upward, giving it an elevated appearance. The form of the wheel well cladding, headlights, and taillights all push the eye upward, emphasizing this. From afar, the truck appears to have been machined from a solid block of metal. For further traction, the top Nissan Frontier comes with three steel underbody skid plates and an additional aluminum front skid plate.

Upgraded Interior and Technology

Thankfully, the new Frontier’s interior design and materials appear to be a significant upgrade over its predecessor’s antiquated and plastic-laden cabin. Nissan not only added much-needed snazzier trim pieces and soft-touch surfaces, but it also added more current features. There’s also a heated steering wheel and heated front seats. The Frontier continues to pamper our backsides when it comes to seats. A subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless smartphone charging are also available with the Frontier. For an extra fee, the sound system can be upgraded to a nine-speaker Fender system.

Newest Safety Features

Unlike its forerunner, the 2022 Frontier comes standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360, which includes a variety of driver-assistance features. Automatic high beams, automated emergency braking, and the class-exclusive rear automated emergency braking are among the highlights. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites for more information on the Frontier’s crash-test results. Other important safety elements include:

  • Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning.
  • Adaptive cruise control

Improved Ride Quality

The Frontier’s ride quality and handling have entirely been transformed. New hydraulic cab mounts are included in the redesign, which gives increased cabin isolation and reduces road vibrations. The front stabilizer is beefier, and the jounce bumpers are now constructed of urethane to improve the damping forces above the shocks. A rear stabilizer bar has also been installed to improve the Frontier’s rear-end stability. Furthermore, the hydraulic steering has been re-tuned to deliver a greater on-center feel and now has a 16 percent faster ratio, which considerably tightens up responsiveness. The body-on-frame Frontier glides down the highway with a supple and pleasant ride that remains stable up to highway speeds, where the old Frontier would sway side-to-side like a balloon in the breeze. At all speeds, the inside is deafeningly quiet.

Can It Compete?

The current Frontier was initially presented in the 2005 model year. As domestic nameplates exited the midsize market to focus on full-size trucks, sales skyrocketed. Only Tacoma remained as a competitor. However, Ford, GM, and Jeep have all returned to the market. Because there were better options, sales of the Frontier declined as it grew older. The new Frontier, on the other hand, indicates that Nissan is set to reclaim its place as one of the top midsize truck sellers. The Frontier of 2022 is up to the task!

McNeill Nissan of Wilkesboro

If you are interested in the 2022 Nissan Frontier model, we can help you get your hands on one at McNeill Nissan of Wilkesboro. If you are in the North Carolina area, we can get you into a brand new Nissan Frontier. Fill out the contact form below with any questions you have about getting this new model and we will get back to you asap.

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