Can Nissan Frontier Tow a Travel Trailer or Camper?

The Nissan Frontier can pull a max of 6720 lbs. It has the towing capacity for campers weight by type: travel trailers 7300 lbs, popups 2500 lbs, teardrops 1200 lbs. 


The competition has become cut-throat in the mid-size truck segment, and Nissan has responded with a myriad of updates to the Frontier. The latest model features an all-new 3.8-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) DOHC 24-valve V6 engine, which produces a staggering 310 horsepower at 6,400 rpm. That’s some serious towing power right there.

Accordingly, the VQ38 engine delivers 281 lb-ft of torque, guaranteed to tow up to 6,720 lbs. That’s best-in-class towing capacity, even though its archaic chassis could have improved this number.


It helps that Nissan swapped out the old 5-speed automatic transmission for the all-new 9-speed automatic. The Frontier is still available in S and SV trim levels, as well as Four-Wheel Drive and Two-Wheel Drive in the crew cab, king cab, and crew cab long bed body styles.

Nissan Frontier (SV Crew Cab 2WD) Specs:

  • Engine: 310-hp 3.8-liter DOHC 24-valve 4-cylinder V6 engine, 9-speed automatic transmission

  • Max Towing Capacity: 6,720 lb

  • Torque: 281 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

  • EPA mileage: 18 City / 24 Hwy

  • Drivetrain: RWD

Compare towing capacity to other Nissan models: Armada 8500 lbs, Pathfinder 6000 lbs, Titan 11040 lbs.