Under the hood is a 3.8-liter V6 pumping out a massive 310 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. Direct injection gives quick response, up to 6,720 maximum towing capacity, and 18 MPG city / 24 MPG highway efficiency.*
Frontier's 9-speed automatic transmission means you've always got the right gear on tap for easy towing and effortless highway passing.
Turn the toughest mountains into mere molehills. Featuring a high stance and wide flared wheel arches, the 2021 Frontier is designed for greater ground clearance and axle articulation with generous approach and departure angles. Most low-hanging components are designed to be above the height of the frame rails, including a rear suspension designed with the leaf springs over – instead of under – the rear axle for maximum ground clearance. Add in advanced 4x4 tech, and you're ready to tackle just about anything.
Whenever it senses a wheel beginning to slip, the Active Brake Limited Slip system automatically brakes the slipping wheel and sends additional power to the wheels with the most traction.
When 4x4 isn't enough, the available electronic locking rear differential delivers equal power to both rear wheels, boosting traction to help keep you moving forward.
Got it? Bring it. With a standard 310-hp, 3.8-L V6 and 9-speed automatic transmission, you tow with confidence and control.*
Whichever cab you choose, Frontier's truck bed offers plenty of room for whatever you need to carry.* It features a rugged high-tensile-steel ladder chassis to help get the job done.* And the available spray-on protective bedliner means you won't need to worry about tossing it in gently.
To make a great truck, you've got to start from the ground up. That's why Frontier features a fully boxed frame and rugged components to make sure you can carry and tow with confidence and control.*
The available streamlined, tubular roof rack can carry up to 125 lbs. and is shaped to reduce wind resistance.
Nissan Crew Cab is available with 59.5" and 73.3" beds. King Cab® models feature a 73.3" bed.
From its unique 16" machine-finished alloy wheels with all-terrain tires to special badging, Frontier PRO-4X is a standout on-road and off.
Featuring a high stance and wide flared wheel arches, the 2021 Frontier is designed for greater ground clearance and axle articulation, turning the toughest mountains into mere molehills.
With 5 channels and 4 heavy-duty cleats, the infinitely adjustable available Utili-track system keeps your gear on lockdown.
For ultimate grip and control, Frontier PRO-4X models feature unique 16" off-road design machine-finished alloy wheels, wearing capable 265/75R16 all-terrain tires.
Ideal for securing your cargo, this available innovative system consists of five channels – four running the length of the pickup bed and one running its width – plus four heavy-duty cleats that let you position stable tie-down points practically anywhere.*
Genuine Nissan Accessories are specially designed to work with the revolutionary available Utili-track Channel System, so you can do more than you ever imagined.
Go wide with the Frontier King Cab, and enjoy rear-swinging pillarless rear doors that provide a huge opening for larger-than-life items. Its two rear seats face forward or flip up and out of the way, providing a wide open space for cargo.*
With the Frontier Crew Cab, you get seating for five with forward-hinged doors for easy entry, plus a 60/40-split rear bench that folds to create a large, flat surface. And when you need to keep items hidden, but within reach, the rear seats flip up to reveal additional cargo space. [*] Comfort comes along for the ride, with available leather-appointed seats, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Thanks to NissanConnect, you're more connected than ever. [*] Find your way, stream your favorite music, bring your mobile apps along, and keep your compatible device charged with the USB port. [*] Advanced tech helps keep you in the loop, putting what you need at your fingertips.
The available Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control system lets you and your passenger set your own climates.
Frontier's available heated front seats feature a Low and High setting, letting you dial in the perfect amount of warmth.
When stopped on steep hills the available hill start assist will help keep you from rolling backwards. It holds brake pressure for a few seconds, allowing you time to switch from the brake pedal to the accelerator.
When driving down a steep grade in 4WD, the available hill descent control can help. Just push the button, ease your foot from the accelerator, and this system automatically maintains speed and brake pressure to help provide a controlled descent.
Especially important for a pickup truck, Frontier's RearView Monitor helps you park by displaying what's directly behind you. When you're backing up, the available Rear Sonar System beeps when it senses a nearby static object.*
Nissan's Advanced Air Bag System has dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors. Additionally, Frontier has front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor.
When VDC detects a deviation from your steered path, it automatically applies the brakes to help Frontier get back on track. [*]
Especially important in snowy or icy conditions, TCS can sense wheel slip or spin and responds by reducing power application, helping you keep a better grip.
ABS helps you retain steering control in a hard braking situation. And EBD sends extra braking force to the rear wheels when it senses extra weight in the rear.
The LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system lets you secure LATCH-compatible child restraints in the back seat without having to use seat belts or a locking clip. And the Snug Kids® Child Safety Seat Fit Guide lists child seats that fit the rear seats of Nissan vehicles, as well as offers invaluable tips on correct installation.