Nissan Frontier Has A New Powertrain Option

February 7th, 2020 by

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Nissan has been hard at work in 2020 to improve its Nissan Frontier, their prized mid-size pickup. The Frontier has been tapped to receive a refresh that sees the pickup with a new powertrain option and a new transmission as well. What exactly will this look like? The perks of the upcoming 2020 Frontier include changes across most of the important items to drivers with great changes coming soon. As Nissan put it, “It’s ready”. Let us explain what customers can expect with the revamped Nissan pickup.

New Engine Slated To Debut In Nissan Frontier

Included for the 2020 Nissan Frontier will be a 3.8-Liter V6 which will be paired to a nine-speed transmission. Nissan has stated the Frontier is going to have 93 percent new parts with its new engine. The engine will produce a solid 310 horsepower, a jump of 49 horsepower, plus the old five-speed automatic transmission is none gone for good. The powertrain produces a strong rating of 281 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 Nissan Frontier will also gain a better gas mileage rating with a jump of 2 mpg over the previous year. The 2020 Nissan Frontier had introduced a more streamlined lineup and going forward, the Frontier will maintain the standard rear-wheel-drive. 

More Changes Coming the Frontier’s Way

Along with a sharp power increase, the fuel economy should also see an increase. Nissan doesn’t provide officials numbers yet but expects a significant improvement over the 2019 four-cylinder model’s 19 miles per gallon city, 23 highway, and 21 combined. Rear-wheel drive, as on the previous model, comes standard, and a low-speed, electronically controlled transfer case is optional. The direct-injected engine will carry variable timing control and new features like a push-to-start and leather shift knob for customers to appreciate. Drivers looking to get better fuel economy and new features inside the Nissan Frontier line-up will have to wait for the upcoming 2020 model year. It’ll be here before long. 

Improvements Across the Line-up

Part of the 2020 Frontier’s update also includes changes within the models. The 2020 Frontier King Cab model will provide both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations on the S and SV models. The Crew Cab model, meanwhile, extends rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive to the SV standard bed and SV long bed trims, as the Pro-4X gets all-wheel drive exclusively. As of now, Nissan hasn’t declared the pricing for the Frontier yet, but there should be a slight uptick over the previous model. The latest Nissan Frontier, the 2019 model year, starts at $19,290 MSRP (Plus destination fee). Thinking about driving Nissan today?

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