Nissan has the longest history in the U.S. between the sales of imported cars and compact pickup trucks medium. Current small trucks, Nissan Frontier, which combines premium hardware, extraordinary power and off-road athleticism, continues to be a leader in the medium truck segment. With a choice of two body configurations, 4x4 and 4x2 drive, a powerful 261-horsepower 4.0 liter V6 or a 152-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder (King Cab only) engine, and fuel mileage is good (17 cities , 21 highway, King Cab 2WD), Frontier again offers an exceptional level of family or work performance to fit almost any need or budget. Revised for the 2012 model year include the addition of a new Sport Appearance Package on Crew Cab and King Cab SV model.
Authentic Truck Style, Innovation to Get the Job Done The mid-size Nissan Frontier emulates many of the Nissan Titan's full-size features, including its bold, expressive and adventurous exterior styling.
Nissan Frontier uses the theme of the signature Nissan truck, including the buffer slanted grille, large bumpers, short front and rear overhangs and large, stamped steel, geometric fender flares. Bed length model is the Frontier Crew Cab is available with the SV and SL Crew Cab. Larger than 13 inches longer than the Crew Cab standard bed, the Long Bed models offer the roomy interior of the Crew Cab, plus a bedroom of the extended King Cab. 2012 Frontier also offers levels of innovation in the areas that matter most to truck owners - the bed. Both Frontier King Cab and Crew Cab offer a high-utility bed that includes an available factory-applied spray-on bedliner and conception-track ™ tie-down system. Conception of the song system, first introduced on the Nissan Titan, providing a major cargo transport flexibility through the use of five special 'C' cross-section rails mounted in the bed (two channels in the bed floor, and on each side of the bed rails and header panels where sleep).
Frontier Crew Cab also offers a tilt leather-appointed interior and available available and sliding moonroof. Enough power for Active Lifestyle Heart and soul of the Frontier rugged F-Alpha platform. Starting with a full size, fully boxed ladder frame, the F-Alpha platform provides the foundation for building rugged. Constructed of high-tensile strength steel, the platform provides structural rigidity for rock-solid performance on-and off-road.
The length of 125.9 inches wheelbase Frontier helps improve 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 do not really need a full-size pickup. Frontier shares the suspension layout and many component designs with the Titan, including the all-steel double wishbone front suspension and solid axle rear suspension with leaf springs overslung and a long suspension stroke for off-road performance.
Exceptional acceleration, towing capacity and all-around off-roading capability is provided, on a large scale, with a powerful engine - a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 that produces 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine specifically tuned to the unique needs of the use of trucks. Besides smooth torque delivery, the V6 offers good fuel efficiency and smooth operation. Design 4.0 liter V6 includes Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), Nissan variable Induction Control System (NICS), silent timing chain, camshaft and crankshaft surfaces microfinished, Teflon ®-coated pistons, resin intake manifold, forged crankshaft, digital knock control system , high capacity muffler, lightweight aluminum block and cylinder heads and 105,000 mile spark plugs. Frontier V6 is assembled at Nissan's advanced engine production facility in Decherd, Tenn., which also produces Titan's 5.6-liter V8.
A powerful 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder with 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque, as well. Frontier King Cab is available in S-SV-I4 I4 and Frontier 4x2 model is offered with a choice of transmissions - a smooth 5-speed automatic, 6-speed manual or 5-speed manual transmission (King Cab 4-cylinder model). Frontier 4x4 models include a shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system with electronic 2WD/4H/4LO mode operated by part-time transfer case controlled. Frontier 4x4 models are available with 4-wheel limited-slip system, which helps transfer power to the drive wheels with more grip on low traction surfaces. The Hill Descent Control feature available allows slow hill descent without the constant application of the brake pedal.
The 2012 Nissan Frontier is available in a wide range of models and configurations. The Frontier King Cab is offered in four well-equipped models: Frontier S-I4 4x2 (2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission); Frontier SV-I4 4x2 and (2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission); Frontier SV-V6 4x2 or 4x4 (4.0-liter V6, 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission); and PRO-4X 4x4 (5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual). PRO-4X King Cab models receive a factory-applied spray-on bedliner, bed rail caps, Útili-track™ channel system and four adjustable tie-down cleats.
The 2012 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab is offered in S, SV, SL and PRO-4X models, in regular or Long Bed body styles (SV and SL), each offered wîth a standard 4.0-liter V6 and a choice of 4x4 or 4x2 drivelines. Frontier Crew Cab S, SV models and the Frontier PRO-4X 4x4 are offered wîth either 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmissions, while Crew Cab SL models are available wîth the 5-speed automatic transmission only.
The PRO-4X (4x4 only) features Bilstein® off-road high-pressure shock absorbers, skid plates on the oil pan and transfer case, an electronic rear differential locker 4-wheel limited-slip (ABLS) and unique machine-finished 16-inch aluminum-alloy off-road wheels wîth large BFGoodrich P265/75R16 Rugged Trail tires. All PRO-4Xs also feature body-colored grille and bumpers, outside mirrors and door handles and fog lamps. Added comfort and convenience features include cruise control, remote keyless entry power windows and door locks and dual power outside mirrors. The PRO-4X interior includes leather-appointed red-stitched shifter knob (M/T only) and §teering wheel, chrome accent ring around the white-faced meter gauges and trip computer.