3 Things That Set the 2022 Nissan Frontier Apart

In terms of being a mid-size truck, the 2022 Nissan Frontier has sparked buyers’ interest in Nissan’s smaller pickup. For a while, the Frontier was one of the oldest new vehicles on sale. But, that is no longer the case as Nissan has finally introduced a new generation. While the Frontier does still feel somewhat like an old-school truck, there is a lot to like about it. Including these three things that help set it apart in its segment. 

The 2022 Frontier has a standard V6 engine

It seems like more and more automakers are simplifying the engine lineup that they give to a vehicle. The 2022 Nissan Frontier can now be added to that list. This mid-size truck comes equipped with a 3.8-liter V6 engine. It was first introduced in the 2020 Frontier, and now it is the sole engine. 

It makes 310 horsepower and 281 pound-foot of torque, which are both respectable numbers. Plus, you don’t have to worry about wasting your time with something like a four-cylinder engine. Although, that does mean you might not get the same kind of efficiency that you would expect from a smaller engine. 

Nissan’s truck has an off-road trim

If you are shopping for a mid-size truck, you may want something that is capable of off-road duty. The 2022 Nissan Frontier is that truck. For years, the PRO-4X model has represented the off-road version of the Frontier. It is only available with the crew cab and four-wheel drive. 

A 2022 Nissan Frontier shows off its off-road capability as a mid-size truck.
Nissan Frontier | Nissan

It boasts things like off-road shocks, skid plates, and even a locking rear differential. That way, you can handle some legitimate off-roading. Additionally, the Frontier has a pretty big enthusiast community around it. So you can likely add various aftermarket parts to make your pickup even more capable. 

The 2022 Frontier is all-new

While other trucks like the Toyota Tacoma are still old, the 2022 Nissan Frontier is all-new. Its interior has been redesigned, it now offers more comfort, and the exterior looks more rugged. Although, according to Car and Driver, it is still riding on an old frame. That said, if you want a truly new truck, the 2022 Frontier is likely right for you. 

For 16 years, the Nissan Frontier went without any major changes. But it’s now in its third generation. 

How much does the 2022 Nissan Frontier cost?

In terms of cost, Nissan’s mid-size truck starts at $28,690. And that means you can get the Frontier for around $30k. Now, higher trim models do sell for nearly $40,000. The 2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X has an MSRP of $38,120. So unless you really need an off-road truck, it might be a good idea to look at something like the SV trim. 

A 2022 Nissan Frontier demonstrates its capability as a 4WD truck.
2022 Nissan Frontier | Nissan

The Frontier SV comes better equipped than the base Frontier. And, you can also get it equipped with a long bed if you are someone who needs more room for hauling. If you want a crew cab Frontier SV with 4WD, expect to pay around $36,000. Which is a fairly good value for this pickup.

RELATED: Is the 2022 Nissan Frontier Comfortable?