2021 Nissan Frontier is an exceptionally functional, robust, and reliable mid-size pickup. The new model comes with a reasonable price and a lot of improvements. When it comes to the features of the new Frontier – it all revolves around number two. The pickup offers two body configurations, two wheelbases, two bed options, and two engines. However, there will be three transmissions to break the pattern. The Crew Cab versions will use a 4.0-liter V6 unit, while the King Cab models come with a 2.5-liter powertrain. Nissan Frontier will have some fierce rivals, like Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Toyota Tacoma. But, we believe that the redesigned body, affordable price, and durability will be enough to draw the attention of the customers.
2021 Nissan Frontier Redesign
Same as the previous year model, the forthcoming 2021 Nissan Frontier will be assembled in Canton, Mississippi. The mid-size truck brings notable tech improvements, as well as the brand-new Cayenne Red Metallic color. The exterior might seem a bit conservative, but you can’ deny the striking appearance of the Frontier. Furthermore, the most essential changed are more remodeled flared fenders and wheel with a more aggressive look.
Besides, Nissan’s truck shows a new robust design, especially on PRO-4X and the Desert Runner models. These two offers off-road tires, available crossbars, and roof rack, and provides more strength and better handling on harsh terrains. On top of that, a 73.3-inch long bed is included with the Frontier Crew Cab. The same length is on King Cab as well.
2021 Nissan Frontier does not come with a luxurious cabin as let’s say the brand new Ram. Still, it’s efficient, useful, and functional. The engineering department made a handy and comfortable cabin, which fits perfectly with the truck’s primary purpose. If you reach out and open the rear-hinged doors, you’ll see two narrow seats, extremely suitable for the kids.
In the same manner, the new Frontier offers the Crew Cab configuration if you want to travel with a higher number of people. The Crew Cab comes with four doors and more than enough space for three adult passengers across the rear bench. One of the best things about this interior is that the rear seats can clip up and provide more room.
Also, the front seats fold flat as well. 2021 Frontier includes the right amount of standard equipment. The King Cab S version comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox, air conditioning cruise control, crank windows, and available Bluetooth support. The SV model includes a NissanConnect system, power windows and mirrors, Pandora streaming, iHeart Radio, and a USB equipped audio system.
On the other hand, Crew Cab SL adds leather seats, Rockford Fosgate sound system, and a standard V6 engine. The brake-actuated limited-slip rear differential is available on all 2WD models, while the FWD comes with a limited-slip rear.
2021 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X
2021 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X delivers remarkable off-road performances. The PRO-4X adds heavy-duty suspension, Bilstein high-pressure performance gas shock absorbers, and skid plates that protect the fuel tank. Moreover, you’ll find an oil pan and transfer case, 16-inch wheels, 265/75R16 All-Terrain tires, an electronically locking rear differential.
The four-wheel-drive PRO-4X includes and electronic locking rear differential, as well as the reinforced skid plates. However, if you purchase the Premium Package, you’ll get good leather seats with the power-adjustable system and heated outside mirrors. Likewise, the power moonroof comes as a standard feature also. But, the Midnight Edition is only available on the SV trim level.
2021 Nissan Frontier will use a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder powertrain. This engine can produce 152 hp and 171 lb-ft of twist. The 2.5-liter mill is connected to a 5-speed manual transmission or automatic equivalent. Although the four-cylinder drivetrain is more efficient than the 4.0-liter V6 unit, the V6 is a far better option.
This engine is good for 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. As a result, the V6 gains more power and better towing capacity. The four-cylinder model has a maximum towing capacity rating of 3,500 pounds. Yet, a V6 Frontier can tow up to 6,500 lbs. The mid-size pickup works best with regular unleaded gasoline. The EPA estimated fuel economy is 19/23 mpg for the 2.5-liter mill with manual gearcase.
On the other hand, the automatic models return 17/22 mpg city/highway. The V6 engine with manual transmission and 2WD system records 16/22 mpg (16/23 mpg 4WD automatic). The 4WD versions return 16/21 mpg with manual, and 15/21 mpg with an automatic gearbox.
2021 Nissan Frontier Release Date and Price
The upcoming 2021 Nissan Frontier King Cab S will cost around $20,000, with a destination charge included. But, the optional automatic will add an extra $3,000 to that sum – quite a price jump. The mid-level SV will start between $24,000 and $27,000 depending on the additional equipment and packages.
The long-wheelbase 4WD Crew Cab Frontier comes for $31,500. Still, the most expensive version is short-wheelbase Crew Cab 4WD SL with the starting price of $38,000. The main competitors and vehicles with similar prices will be GMC Canyon, Honda Ridgeline, and Toyota Tacoma. The release date is set for the Q3 of 2020.