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The Nissan Frontier is finally in its third generation. And, as a mid-size truck, it has been fairly popular. The 2023 Frontier will soon be released, and it should continue to be a good-selling product for the Nissan brand. If you are interested in a truck that is legitimately capable off-road, the 2023 Frontier will have the answer. And that is the PRO-4X trim, which adds a variety of off-road features. So, what are some of the coolest features of the Nissan Frontier PRO-4X?

The 2023 Frontier PRO-4X has a locking differential

No off-road truck is complete without some form of a locking differential. The 2023 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X comes standard with an electronic locking rear differential. This feature works with the standard four-wheel drive system. And it will help you handle rough terrain. 

A Nissan Frontier shows off its capability as a mid-size truck.
Nissan Frontier PRO-4X | Nissan

Because this is an electronic differential, you can easily engage and disengage it as needed. And it is nice that Nissan has made it a standard feature. Other mid-size trucks designed for off-road use also include a locking rear differential, specifically the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. 

The PRO-4X has aggressive looks inside and out

In terms of looks, the 2023 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X looks like part of an off-road mid-size truck. Red accents are featured throughout, signifying that this is no ordinary Frontier. If you ever find yourself stuck, the PRO-4X trim adds lava red tow hooks for recovery. There are also overfenders for the larger tires that this truck boasts. 

A 2023 Nissan Frontier shows off its off-road capability as a mid-size truck.
Nissan Frontier | Nissan

Each 2023 Frontier PRO-4X model also comes standard with all-terrain tires. These tires are designed for handling rugged terrain. And unless you plan to do extreme off-roading, they will likely be enough for most uses. And that is something to be appreciated. 

This off-road tech uses modern tech

As a modern pickup truck, the 2023 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X features a range of off-road tech. These include off-road gauges. With this system, you can monitor things like pitch, roll, and 4WD engagement. You can also track the differential lock status for added off-road confidence. 

Something that is becoming more common on vehicles designed for off-roading is a 360-degree camera. It is a common site on new cars, but manufacturers have been optimizing this system to handle life on the trail. The Frontier PRO-4X has an available 360-degree camera. This camera is automatically activated when you shift in 4LO. 

When will the 2023 Nissan Frontier go on sale?

The 2023 Nissan Frontier has not yet been released. But, it should be coming soon. Because the 2022 Frontier was a full redesign of this mid-size truck, the 2023 model will likely be largely similar. Changes will probably be minor, and they might include things like adding features to the lesser trim levels. 

2023 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X navigates some off-road terrain.
Nissan Frontier PRO-4X | Nissan

According to Edmunds, the PRO-4X trim will undoubtedly remain the top trim of the Nissan Frontier. Giving buyers the option to purchase a truck that can handle off-road terrain directly from the factory. With this model, buyers will get a standard V6 engine as well as 4WD. Plus, the aggressive looks that the Frontier PRO-4X has become known for.


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