The Frontier from Nissan has long been a popular alternative to the mainstream midsize pickup, but it has also been a long time since the Frontier got a serious makeover. That is about to change with the 2022 Nissan Frontier that will soon be available at Lokey Nissan. Thew new truck will usher in the third generation and bring with it a modern exterior aesthetic, a redesigned and more upscale cabin, a more powerful and refined powertrain, an extended wheelbase and much more. Note that the new Frontier is still in the preproduction phase and so details are subject to change, but with that in mind, join us we explore all of the updates and new features we do know about in this 2022 Nissan Frontier review.
The Frontier with the extended cab has two doors and bed that measures 6.5 feet. The Frontier with the crew cab has four full-size doors and a bed that measures 5.5 feet. While we do not have precise wheelbase and length specifications yet, we do know that the Frontier has been lengthened by out 5 inches overall. That means that the new Frontier will be measure about 210.5 inches long. This is true for both cab since the longer bed makes up the length with the shorter cab and vice versa.
Nissan will continue to offer an extended cab—dubbed the King Cab—and a crew cab, and we will have both body styles available at our location serving Clearwater Tampa Wesley Chapel Florida. However, the new Frontier is longer—more in that in the next section—and that means more cabin roominess too. We do not have specifics yet but do know that it will improve on the current numbers: 39.7 inches of front headroom, 42.4 inches of rear legroom, 25.4 inches of rear legroom in the extended cab and 33.6 inches of rear legroom in the crew cab. There are many changes to the cabin, which is much more modern in design and features upscale materials. Perhaps the most notable is the Zero Gravity seating up front, which are much more comfortable and in particular when driving long periods.
The new Frontier will be front-wheel drive standard, but those reading this 2022 Nissan Frontier review to learn about four-wheel drive can rest assured it will be available at all trim levels. This is an advanced four-wheel-drive system that has been redesigned and features an electronic two-speed transfer case. Four-wheel-drive models also have hill descent control and an enhanced suspension.
Nissan’s 3.8-liter V6 was introduced to the Frontier with the 2020 model. This will be carried to the new models when they arrive at our dealership serving Clearwater Tampa Wesley Chapel Florida. This V6 is currently rated for 310 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. It is not yet clear if those numbers have been improved. Nissan currently pairs this engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission, and that will be the case when the third generation begins. Maximum payload capacity has been improved to 1,610 pounds, and maximum towing capacity remains the same at 6,720 pounds.
An 8.0-inch touchscreen will be standard. A 9.0-inch touchscreen will be optional. Standard features include a rearview monitor, voice recognition, Bluetooth, multiple USB charging ports and Android and Apple device integration. Options will include integrated navigation, Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless charging. Nissan Safety Shield 360 will now be offered and include features like blind-spot monitoring, lane departure mitigation, intelligent cruise control, forward collision avoidance and more.
Would you like to be among the first to test-drive the 2022 Nissan Frontier in Clearwater? Contact Lokey Nissan via email or text. Our team will keep you updated as new details become available, and we know the release date, we will put you high on the list to test-drive it. Once the new Frontier arrives, you will also be able to lease and purchase it online via our website. Our site provides all the advanced tools and other resources you need, including live chat through which you can get any assistance you may need.*This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact the dealership for complete and current details.