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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.
Go for the new Desert Runner®, and get a powerful V6, a 5-speed automatic, and a whole lot of attitude. Equipped with Bilstein® off-road performance shocks, and mud- and snow-rated all-terrain tires on 16” 6-spoke alloy wheels, this FRONTIER® not only looks the part—it acts it.
When it's the work that's rough, the Frontier has some handy factory features: a sprayed-in bedliner, available Utili-Track cargo tie-down system, and a Value Truck Package that bundles a trailer hitch, dual-zone climate control, a bed extender, and more.
Under the hood, there's a choice of a 261-horsepower, 281-pound-foot 4.0-liter V-6 engine or a 152-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. The V-6 is the star of this show, with pep and pulling power that's almost equal to some smaller V-8s. Improvements to the engine's internal components last year reduced friction and boosted gas mileage slightly (along with minor aerodynamic improvements), helping to keep the V-6 competitive. The four-cylinder is fine for the commuter who occasionally needs a pickup, but it's ill-suited to heavier duty. Both 4x2 (rear-wheel drive) and 4x4 drivelines are available as well.
The 4x2 guise, four-cylinder models offer a choice of five-speed manual transmission or five-speed automatic; V-6 models can choose between a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic. If you want a 4x4 Frontier, the V-6 engine is your only option, mated to either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic.