It’s been a long, long time coming, especially for the Nissan Frontier. The last major update to Nissan’s mid-size pickup truck came in 2004 for the 2005 model year. So before that old Frontier became old enough to go to college and vote, Nissan decided it was time for the next generation of Frontier, which was unveiled today. So far, we like what we’re seeing, and can’t wait to get one dirty.
It hasn’t been nearly as long for the Pathfinder, whose previous 4th generation crossover re-launch came in 2012, but it was also due for an upgrade. While we still miss the Pathfinder (and Xterra) of old, these fresh new models have something to offer to Nissan fans.
Nissan celebrated the global debut of two of its most iconic models in the U.S. – the all-new 2022 Frontier mid-size pickup and all-new 2022 Pathfinder SUV. These new entries in two growing vehicle segments are an important next step in Nissan NEXT, the company’s global plan to transform its product lineup as well as its business and company culture. Both vehicles will go on sale this summer.
2022 Nissan Frontier
Built on the expertise of more than 62 years of Nissan truck heritage, the all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier stays true to its past, while addressing modern mid-size truck buyer needs. The all-new rugged exterior design features a powerful front end with a massive grille and chiseled hood, framed by new precision interlocking headlights.
As the “right-sized” pickup for a workweek in the city or weekend of off-road adventures, every Frontier – 2WD or 4WD – comes equipped with a standard 3.8-liter direct injection V6 engine with best-in-class 310 horsepower. The engine is matched to a 9-speed automatic transmission designed to maximize efficiency and provide strong acceleration.
Frontier’s modern, utility-centric interior includes a standard, largest-in-class 7-inch Advanced Driver Assist Display and an available, largest-in-class 9-inch color touchscreen. Standard technology includes Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM, with WiFi and wireless charging available. Nissan Safety Shield® 360 is available on every trim
2022 Nissan Pathfinder
The all-new 2022 Pathfinder offers a bold, rugged, completely redesigned exterior and a family adventure-ready interior.
A standard 284-horsepower 3.5-liter Direct Injection V6 is matched with an all-new 9-speed transmission for smooth, direct response. Available all-new Intelligent 4WD with 7-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector helps provide confident driving on- and-off-road, while Pathfinder’s best-in-class available 6,000-pound maximum towing capacity provides plenty of capability to haul boats and trailers.
The new cabin includes seating for up to eight and a new captain’s chairs option. Available technology features include an all-new 10.8-inch Head-up Display, 12.3-inch digital dashboard, ProPILOT Assist with Navi-Link and standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360.