Will the 2022 Nissan Frontier Finally Be Enough to Compete Against Top Truck?

When asked to name a lineup of the most popular pickup truck options, most people would list Dodges, Fords, and Chevys, often forgetting the humble Nissan Frontier. Perhaps it is the Nissan badge that keeps the practical pickup from getting the attention it deserves, but the 2022 Nissan Frontier might be the year that the vehicle starts getting the recognition it’s been waiting for…or will it?

The most aggressive Nissan Frontier yet

The release of the 2022 Nissan Frontier shows that it is, hands down, the most aggressive and modern styling the pickup has had yet. With a rugged design, you will no longer be questioned about the car’s abilities off-road or on. According to Nissan, some design elements were inspired by the Nissan Hardbody, while others were aimed to make the car look modern but capable. While it’s quite a change from what we’ve come to expect from the Frontier, it’s a refreshing change that will help it to both stand out from the crowd yet fit in with the competition.

A gray 2022 Nissan Frontier sits parked among a rugged dessert terrain
2022 Nissan Frontier | Nissan

The best interior yet

The world of pickup trucks has changed drastically in the past decades, showing that you don’t have to compromise a luxurious and well-endowed interior just to have a truck bed. The dashboard features a whopping 9-inch touch-screen infotainment system, one of the biggest available in any pickup truck we’ve seen yet. Of course, we still get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, now it just looks a little better, with an upgraded dashboard that finally brings the Ford Frontier into this decade.

An interior shot of the 2022 Nissan Frontier showing off detailed dark-gray cloth seats with vibrant orange stitching
touch-sAn interior shot of the 2022 Nissan Frontier | Nissan

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Plenty of options

There are plenty of variations for the 2022 Nissan Frontier to help it compete with other pickup trucks in any way you could want. Buyers have the choice between a Crew Cab or a King Cab, a 5-foot truck bed or a 6-foot truck bed, and even 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive options. With such versatility at such an affordable price, only time will tell if the 2022 Nissan Frontier is able to break through and become recognized as a true competitor among the most popular pickup trucks.

A light gray 2022 Nissan Frontier with a full truck bed shot from above
A full truck bed shows just how much you can fit in the 2022 Nissan Frontier | Nissan

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Completely updated from inside out, it appears that Nissan has given the pickup everything it needs to not only succeed but to break through negative opinions of its standing in the truck world and make it a true competitor among other, more popular pickup truck options like the Ford F-150.