It’s time to bring the Nissan Frontier back into the spotlight. It seems like the 2022 Nissan Frontier has been on the back burner this summer, but now it could be the main course. In a world with production delays, the Frontier is being built and will arrive soon.
Is the 2022 Nissan Frontier a good truck?
On paper, yes, the 2022 Nissan Frontier is a great truck. It used to be the oldest option available but received a brand new design, updated technology, and a new powertrain for this model year.
The new Nissan Frontier is flexing its American heritage. It will be built in the Caton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi, like the previous generation. The Frontier started being built at this plant in 2012.
This is used to underscore Nissan’s truck expertise in the United States, spanning over six decades. Also, the 3.8-liter V6 engine will be built at the Nissan Decherd Plant in Decherd, Tennessee.
You can expect to see new Frontier models arrive at dealerships in August or September, so they’re right around the corner. The price could begin around $27,000, but official numbers haven’t been released.
What’s exciting about the 2022 Frontier?
The 2022 Nissan Frontier is fresh and new! It features a significant appearance upgrade. It has a boxier shape with a new grille that erases the older v-shaped design. It has new LED headlights, sharper sidelines, a new attractive bumper design, and red tow hooks that pop.
While the Frontier rides on the same frame that dates back to the early 2000’s it received a revised suspension and body upgrades. The ride quality should be improved, especially with the new Pro-4X model.
The 3.6-liter V6 engine that was introduced with the 2020 model provides 310 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. It can tow up to 6,720 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,610 lbs. This puts it a little behind rivals like the Chevy Colorado that can tow up to 7,700 lbs. But the Frontier can still tow campers, trailers, boats, and more.
With the 2022 Frontier Pro-4X, you get standard all-wheel drive, an electronically locking differential, underbody skid plates, and Bilstein shocks. You also get LED daytime running lights, LED fog lights, and Lava Red badge accents.
How is the 2022 Frontier’s interior?
The interior of the 2022 Nissan Frontier has gone from meh to amazing. Say goodbye to the outdated cabin that was plagued with cheap plastics and other materials. They’ve been replaced with upscale trim pieces and soft-touch surfaces for a premium feel.
Enjoy the comfort of Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats that offer plenty of lumbar support. A new interior cubby storage bin sits on the top of the dashboard, and you can place items under the backseat.
An 8.0-inch touchscreen comes standard, but you can upgrade to the 9.0-inch display. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and several charging ports, including a USB-C port, come standard. You can opt for a Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless phone charging.
However, not many safety features come standard. You can add blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. It’s puzzling that none of these come with the Frontier.
We can’t wait to see if the 2022 Nissan Frontier lives up to its new look. Hopefully, we will climb behind the wheel soon. Until then, we will keep you updated as we learn more and hope it’s not hit with more delays.