Price (as tested) 💲: $44,315
Powertrain ⚙️: 3.8-liter V6
Output 💪: 310 hp/281 lb-ft of torque
Transmission 🕹: 9-Speed Automatic
0-60 MPH 🚦: 7.0 seconds
Top Speed 💥: 112 mph
MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 17 city/22 hwy/19 combined
Curb weight ⚖️: 4,708 lbs


It’s been a whopping 17 years since Nissan introduced the last generation Frontier pickup. In that time, new rivals have emerged (or re-emerged), while other competitors have grown more sophisticated, stylish, and capable. To make up the slack, Nissan is throwing its best design and features at the 2022 Frontier in hopes of capturing a sizable chunk of the small truck market.

With a carryover platform and naturally aspirated V6 engine, it’s fair to be suspicious of Nissan’s commitment to this “new” generation Frontier, but its handsome exterior and upscale cabin aren’t to be undervalued. In this in-depth review, Miles picks apart the 2022 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X’s exterior, interior, and driving dynamics (both on and off-road) to see if it’s a better option than the Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road and Ford Ranger FX4.