Work or play, city streets or dirt roads, the Nissan Frontier delivers with class-exclusive technology and plentiful capability
With more than six decades of proven leadership backing it up, the 2023 Nissan Frontier is the right-sized pickup that’s as convenient for everyday work in the city as it is thrilling for adventures in the great outdoors.
All new for the 2022 model year, the 2023 Nissan Frontier lineup features enhancements reflecting customer feedback. A Midnight Edition package is now available on SV Crew Cab that enhances the truck’s appearance with 17-inch black-painted alloy wheels; black outside mirrors, lower bumper and grille; black exterior badging; black interior accents and a black headliner; and LED fog lights, headlights and daytime running lights.
The 2023 Nissan Frontier SV Crew Cab Long Wheelbase model adds the SV Convenience Package as standard equipment, featuring a heated leather steering wheel, heated front seats, spray-in bedliner, Utili-track® System with two adjustable tie-down cleats, under-rail bed lighting and more. The Frontier PRO-X® and PRO-4X® add wireless Apple CarPlay®, while the Pro Premium package also switches from black interior stitching to Lava Red stitching.
The 2023 Nissan Frontier makes a bold first impression thanks to its powerful front-end design, with a large grille, chiseled front bumper and commanding stance. At the rear, the tail lights appear to “clamp” the tailgate to the rear fenders, and an embossed “FRONTIER” detail adds extra visual interest.
The off-road-ready PRO-X and PRO-4X models sport further visual distinction thanks to Lava Red accents on the tow hooks, wheel caps, door panels, instrument panel, console, seats and available leather-appointed seats; LED headlights, fog lights and daytime running lights; bold bedside decals; unique floor mats and unique stitching.
Standard on all 2023 Frontier grades is a 310-horsepower, 3.8-liter direct-injection V6 engine, paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Coupled with the truck’s tough frame, the powertrain helps enable a towing capacity of up to 6,720 pounds (maximum, when properly equipped).
The Nissan Frontier’s strong yet efficient powertrain delivers fuel economy ratings of up to an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway for 4×2 models. 4×4 models are rated at 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.
All Frontier grades (except PRO-X) are available with four-wheel drive to help provide additional traction on almost all surfaces. An electronic, shift-on-the-fly system allows drivers to easily switch between 2WD, 4HI and 4LO modes. 4×4 models also benefit from a steel front skid plate, front tow hooks, Hill Descent Control and a 4-wheel limited-slip system, which helps transfer power to the drive wheels with more grip on low-traction surfaces. For those intending to spend more time away from pavement, the PRO-X and PRO-4X grades build upon Nissan Frontier’s already impressive credentials with the addition of Bilstein off-road shock absorbers and 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. The PRO-4X also features an electronic locking rear differential and additional underbody skid plates for extra protection.
Connected technology and advanced driver assistance are a core element of the Frontier’s package. The 7-inch Drive-Assist Display is the largest standard display gauge in the Nissan Frontier’s class. An 8-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard while a 9-inch screen – one of the largest in the class – is available. Both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are included as standard for convenient smartphone connectivity, with wireless Apple CarPlay® included on the PRO-grade models.
Other premium technology includes a Fender® premium audio system with 10 speakers, Intelligent Around View® Monitor (PRO-4X models add an Off-Road Mode) and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Every 2023 Nissan Frontier features class-exclusive Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. Every Frontier grade is available with Nissan Safety Shield® 360, adding features including Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Automatic Braking.