DESIGN / HIGHLIGHTS
Nissan Frontier mid-size truck enhancements for 2016 include the addition of three new exterior colors: Forged Copper, Gun Metallic and Magnetic Black (eight colors total). Also, a Moonroof Package is added to Frontier Crew Cab SV model.
Frontier again offers a choice of two powerplants: a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine rated at 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque or a 152-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine (King Cab only).
The 2016 Frontier is offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles and in 4x2 and 4x4 driveline configurations, along with five trim grades: Frontier S (4-cylinder and V6), SV, PRO-4X (4x4 only), Desert Runner (4x2 V6 only) and SL (Crew Cab only).
Long Bed models are available with Frontier Crew Cab SV and Crew Cab SL. Measuring more than 13 inches longer than the Crew Cab's standard bed, the Long Bed models offer the roomy interior of the Crew Cab plus the extended bed space of the King Cab. Frontier also provides levels of innovation in an area where it matters most to truck owners – the bed. Both Frontier King Cab and Crew Cab offer an available high-utility bed that includes a factory-applied spray-on bedliner and first-in-class Utili-track Channel System.
SOLID TO THE CORE
Frontier’s full-length, fully boxed ladder frame is built for rock-solid performance—on, and off-road. It’s made of impact-resistant materials that are both durable and stylish, like super-high-tensile-strength steel, and chrome on the rear bumper and front grille. Rear privacy glass adds a touch of attitude, while keeping it cool inside, and a tailgate-mounted rear spoiler helps reduce drag. It all amounts to a rugged exterior that’s ready for whatever you dish out.
Shine a light on innovation. The cargo bed light helps you keep an eye on the job at hand. And for added security the locking tailgate features a cleverly placed lock, making it a well-protected piece of ingenuity. Frontier features rear privacy glass, enhancing interior privacy while at the same time keeping it cool. Made of tough, impact resistant material, this rear spoiler mounts on the lip of the tailgate to enhance aerodynamics for optimal fuel economy. The chrome rear bumper and front grille give your Frontier's exterior the durability and agility it needs to reduce nicks and scratches while maintaining its shine.
PUT YOUR CARGO ON LOCKDOWN
Available Utili-track Channel System
Nissan's first-in-class Utili-track cargo-carrying system holds a huge advantage over other trucks—channels on the bed floor, not just in the walls and header. For even more versatility, position the four beefy aluminum-alloy cleats anywhere along the Utili-track Channel System, strap in your cargo, and put even the most awkward loads on lockdown.
Locking Tailgate and Cargo Bed Light
Shine a light on innovation. The cargo bed light helps you keep an eye on the job at hand. And for added security the tailgate features a cleverly placed lock, making it a well-protected piece of ingenuity.
Just as the high-utility bed offers Frontier owners an exceptional level of flexibility and utility, Frontier's interior features outstanding functionality combined with comfort and intelligent design. Both Frontier King Cab and Crew Cab feature large rear doors (rear hinged on King Cab) for easy access to the rear seating and cargo areas and flip-up rear seats, along with excellent cab storage and flexibility.
Removable storage boxes are tucked beneath the rear seats. A locking dual glove box, center console storage, one-liter bottle storage integrated into the front doors and a multitude of cupholders and power points are standard. Frontier Crew Cab also offers an available leather-appointed interior.
When you’ve got stuff that needs to get done, Frontier is up to the task but practicality and smart design don't come at the expense of comfort. The King Cab’s doors open wide, making it easy to get in and out of the cabin. Settle in, turn up the volume and enjoy the ride. The standard AM/FM/CD audio system pumps through six speakers and features an auxiliary input to connect your portable media device. MP3, WMA and Radio Data System support and illuminated steering wheel-mounted audio controls make it easy to listen to what you want on the way to the next job site or adventure. Adjusting Frontier's wiper speed and frequency depending on the amount of precipitation outside has never been easier. Power up your laptop or cell phone while simultaneously running a video game through Frontier’s two auxiliary power outlets.
The heart and soul of the Frontier is its rugged F-Alpha platform. Starting with a full-size, fully boxed ladder frame, the F-Alpha platform provides a rugged foundation on which to build. Constructed of high tensile-strength steel, the platform provides structural rigidity for rock-solid performance on- and off-road.
Frontier's long 125.9-inch wheelbase helps enhance ride comfort, while the overall length of 205.5 inches (King Cab and Crew Cab Regular Bed) is a perfect ''activity size'' for buyers who don't need a true full-size pickup. All 2016 Frontier models feature an all-steel double-wishbone front suspension and solid axle rear suspension with overslung leaf springs and a long suspension stroke for off-road performance. Frontier PRO-4X models add Bilstein off-road high-pressure shock absorbers.
Exceptional acceleration, towing capacity and all-around off-roading ability is provided, in large measure, by its powerful engine – a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 producing 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. The 4.0-liter DOHC V6 is specifically tuned for the unique demands of truck use. Besides smooth torque delivery, the V6 offers good fuel efficiency and smooth operation. The 4.0-liter V6 design includes a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), Nissan variable Induction Control System (NICS), silent timing chain, microfinished camshaft and crankshaft surfaces, Teflon-coated pistons, resin intake manifold, forged crankshaft, digital knock control system, high capacity muffler and lightweight aluminum block and cylinder heads. The Frontier V6 is assembled at Nissan's advanced engine production facility in Decherd, Tenn.
An advanced 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, with 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft torque, is also available on the Frontier King Cab S-I4 and SV-I4 4x2 models. The 2.5-liter King Cab 2WD M/T-equipped Frontier is rated at an economical 19 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
Frontier is offered with a choice of transmissions – a smooth 5-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission (King Cab 4-cylinder models) or 6-speed manual (Crew Cab V6 models). Frontier 4x4 models include a shift-on-the-fly 4-wheel drive system with 2WD/4H/4LO modes operated by an electronically controlled part-time transfer case.
Every Frontier includes a long list of safety equipment, including Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones, Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (which includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor), front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection.
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) includes dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant-classification sensor. The inflation rate of these dual-stage air bags adjusts depending on crash severity and seat belt usage.
Driver and Front Passenger Seat-mounted Side-impact Air Bags
Built into the front seats, two supplemental air bags offer side-impact protection and move with you as you adjust your seating position.
Roof-mounted Curtain Side-impact Supplemental Air Bags
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags help provide head protection for both rows of outboard occupants.
Frontier's maximum towing capacity is rated at up to 6,500 pounds (maximum, when properly equipped).
NissanConnect and #8480, with Navigation + NissanConnect Apps
NissanConnect and #8480, uses hands-free technology, your smartphone, and your Nissan’s display screen to help you stay in touch with the outside world from inside your vehicle. It’s loaded with features and a growing list of apps that let you play your music, keep tabs on your social network, and navigate any city like a local.
Music Apps, and Rockford Fosgate Audio System
Tunes sound better through a Frontier's available Rockford Fosgate powered audio system equipped with eight speakers and two subwoofers. A growing selection of music apps, like Pandora and iHeartRadio for Auto, means you’ll never have a shortage of tunes to choose from.
SiriusXM: Music, News, Traffic, Weather, and more.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio brings you 150 channels of commercial-free music, talk, sports, and children’s programming. With SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link, you’ll also get real-time traffic updates, advance forecasts, fuel price and stock information, as well as nationwide movie listings.
Hands-free Phone and Text Messaging Features
With a Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, and a Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, keeping up with your connections is easy. You can make and receive calls through the stereo speaker system, or just talk to send a text. No headset, no reaching—just a nice firm grip on the steering wheel.
Frontier’s available RearView Monitor helps you see what’s directly behind you on the color display—helping to make parking easier.
Facebook and Twitter Apps
Get easy access to your entire social network, on the go. Using text-to-speech technology, Frontier can read your Twitter feed and Facebook posts out loud, making sure you’re always in-the-know.
Ready, set, connect.
For a complete list of features and apps available with Frontier’s NissanConnect system—and details on how they can improve your drive—visit the NissanConnect site. You’ll find simple instructions on how to use the system, and with the interactive simulator you can even try it out.