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A New Frontier: Exploring the Third-Generation From Nissan

After years of anticipation, the wait is finally over. A third-generation built to thrill has arrived after a long-awaited 16 years. For those looking to take their excursions off-road with a reliable and affordable midsize pickup, the 2022 Nissan Frontier can bring you through any adventure, a necessity for living on the frontier in Tennessee, home to three out of the four North American Nissan factories, or anywhere else. With the guidance of a Nissan Frontier dealer, exploring the all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier can help you settle on a truck that has a history of durability and reliability.

Heritage of the Frontier

Nissan introduced the Frontier to North America as a compact truck replacing the D21 Nissan Hardbody in 1997 for the 1998 model year. In 2004 the second-generation 2005 Nissan Frontier was revealed as a larger version, upgrading it into the midsize truck segment. This upgrade thus put the Frontier truck in competition with the leading Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota Tacoma, and Ford Ranger, where it still held on to its popularity both for personal and commercial use.

A close up of a 2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X off-roading shows the front grille and lights.

Oldie But Goodie

‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is a phrase commonly used when it seems better to leave something alone if it is functioning fine. Nissan took this phrase to heart with the Frontier. After its redesign as a midsize truck, there were no drastic changes for over a decade, and Nissan and Frontier followers did not mind at all.

The Nissan Frontier continued to be a favorite in the truck segment through the years. As an affordable, reliable, and versatile truck that was dependable and held its value, people still purchased new Frontier models even with an old design. Although the competitors offered redesigned and improved versions of their midsize pickups, people knew that their trusted Frontier truck could deliver them what they wanted. They were accustomed to the second-generation Nissan Frontier and were satisfied with the oldie but goodie.

Entering unknown territory for the first time in 16 years, the Frontier has finally received a facelift. This pickup was well overdue for a remodel to the interior as well as the exterior. With many advancements available throughout the automobile industry, some are excited to see the new face and capabilities of the Nissan Frontier. Others, however, are concerned that it will lose what it is well-known for, reliability. People depend on the reliability of the affordable midsize truck with versatile capabilities and are hoping the new generation can at least compare to the previous, if not beat it.

Discovering the 2022 Nissan Frontier

With its recent popularity consisting of dedicated followers with owner’s clubs and meetups because of their pride in and love for their truck, the third-generation Nissan Frontier has big shoes to fill. Based on history alone, the all-new 2022 model will hopefully continue to impress. The Nissan Frontier has always been a desirable and valuable purchase for individuals as well as businesses. With a starting MSRP of $27,840 for the 2022 model, it is well worth the extra dollars compared to last year’s model. The new look and improvements will surely help the Frontier keep up with the tradition of holding its value.


When it comes to personality, the redesigned brawny face of the Nissan Frontier presents itself as durable and rugged, and its performance matches its appearance. Its 3.8L V6 engine leads the midsize truck segment with 310 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. That is better than the 2022 Toyota Tacoma’s biggest engine, the 3.5L V6, which puts out 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The Frontier also offers an excellent amount of towing capability with a maximum of 6,720 lbs. And with an estimated combined 20 MPG for fuel economy, the Nissan Frontier is on par with the rest of the trucks in its segment, so you aren’t sacrificing anything by choosing this model.

Having a love for competition, the Nissan Frontier is again taking the lead against its competitors in most categories. Although it may not completely eclipse the competition, its style and performance make it worth your attention. And with the all-new Frontier PRO-4X trim, there is no question that this pickup can take the lead on or off the pavement.

A grey 2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X is shown towing a trailer on a remote trail.


Owning a midsize truck does not have to mean all work and no play. Some are built for adventure as well. Toyota’s TRD Off-Road trim is known for excursions off the beaten path, and now, Toyota has competition on the trails. The Nissan Frontier PRO-4X is built for rough terrain with its Bilstein off-road shocks and Intelligent Around View Monitor with Off-Road Mode. You will have the confidence to push your truck to its limits through any obstacle. This truck is trail-ready directly off of the manufacturing line with skid plates armoring the underside of the pickup, all-terrain tires, off-road gauges to show you the pitch, roll, and 4×4 status.


The third-generation remodel to the interior and exterior of the Frontier has presented a machine that offers impeccable performance with style. The 2022 model is available in 9 colors, 4 trims, and the availability of multiple colors and cloth types to choose from to help personalize it to suit you and your preferences in style. Although reinvented with a rugged appearance, the interior offers comfort, convenience, and intelligence alongside its utility features.

Comfort and Space

Driver’s fatigue is a thing of the past with the Frontier’s Zero Gravity front seats. Comfort in any weather, for any drive, is also possible with the availability of a heated steering wheel and heated front seats, Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control, and an available Power Sliding Glass Moonroof. With the choice of either a King Cab with a 4-person capacity or a Crew Cab with a 5-person capacity, offering extra storage underneath the rear seat, you have the power to match your specific needs.

A close up of a man driving a 2022 Nissan Frontier shows the moonroof, front seats, and infotainment screen.


Get peace of mind with advanced protection from safety features like those with Nissan Safety Shield 360. Additional driver assist features can work in conjunction with other safety features to help keep you and your passengers out of harm’s way while on your traveling adventures. Worry less and enjoy the drive more with the 2022 Nissan Frontier watching out for you and your passengers.


With the largest standard driver gauge display in its class, you can easily monitor your essential information. While keeping an eye on the Traffic Sign Recognition information on the gauge, you can stay up-to-date on the current speed limit. You can also monitor the Intelligent Driver Alertness information that tracks your steering patterns and alerts you if it detects your possible drowsiness. Staying connected on any terrain is also easy with advanced technologies like smartphone connectivity, available wireless charging, and available wi-fi hotspot. With the Frontier’s available 10-speaker Fender Premium Audio System, you can listen to your favorite playlist and hear the songs exactly how they are supposed to sound.

Settling on the Frontier

History is bound to repeat itself when it comes to the popularity and reliability of the Frontier. It has been a long time coming for the third generation, but after exploring what it has to offer, it is still a leader in its class. The 2022 Nissan Frontier can complement any lifestyle, no matter where your adventure may take you.