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