NEW TRUCK PREVIEW: Fresh look for 2023 Nissan Frontier

James Raia

The 2023 Nissan Frontier will be devbut of the pickup truck's third generation.

Highlighted by a modernized exterior and interior and a more powerful engine, the 2023 Nissan Frontier will arrive next year as the debut of the midsized pickup truck’s third generation.

Nissan reports the new Frontier will feature a 310-horsepower V6 and it will be propelled by a nine-speed automatic transmission and rear or four-wheel drive.

 The 2023 Nissan Frontier will be the debut of the pickup truck's third generation.
The 2023 Nissan Frontier will be the debut of the pickup truck’s third generation.

The Frontier’s new exterior, according to several truck websites, will feature a new body inspired by the classic Nissan Hardbody Desert Runner, its predecessor. It will feature a massive grille.

2023 Nissan Frontier: New Inside, Outside

A new instrument will be unveiled and will include a standard 8-inch touchscreen and a 9-inch screen on upper-level trims.

Technology will include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, several charging outlets including a USB-C port. The Frontier’s new sound system is a nine-speaker Fender. The driver-assistance technology will also be improved and will include automatic high-beams, automated emergency braking and class-exclusive rear automated emergency braking.

The current Frontier is available in base S, SV, Pro-X, and top-spec Pro-4X. The King Cab pickup is offered with two-and four-wheel drive in either S or SV trim, paired to a 6.1-foot bed.

The crew cab is available with two-or four-wheel drive in the S and SV trims, while four-wheel drive is standard on the Pro-4X. The Pro-4X trim received electronic locking differentials, Bilstein off-road shocks and underbody skid plates standard.

Nissan reports the 2023 Frontier will have a 6,720-pound towing capacity.

The manufacturer hasn’t announced pricing. But the MSRP for the base trim is expected to be about $28,000.



Article Last Updated: July 20, 2021.

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