Nissan hits hard when they remodel their vehicles. The new Frontier is no
exception. This truck finally has the power and looks to rival any of the
competition. I wanted to help you in your shopping by pointing out the features
I saw the other day on my test drive Advanced
Version of DS708.
The 4.0 DOHC V6 puts 265 hp down and 284 lb-ft of torque. It feels like it
can pull a house down. The new engine has an aluminum block and is very smooth.
The 4-cylinder is no slouch. It puts down 154 hp and is much more balanced for a
smooth like comparison to the V6.
The new, boxed frame is similar to the big brother Titan抯 full size frame.
The welded in cross members add to the midsize trucks rigid handling. Nissan
went all out. This truck has a double wishbone suspension and leaf spring rear
suspension. Drives like a car in the city, but the structure of a big truck for
work or off road time Autel
MaxiSys Pro. Speaking of off roading ?your 4x4 guys will like the 10.1?of
ground clearance. Nothing is hanging down anymore. Add a skid plate to the 4WD
model and some optional off road tires and you are ready to climb a hill with
just the push of a 4WD button.
Technology was put into this bad boy, too. 4 wheel limited slip so that the
wheels don抰 loose traction and a vehicle dynamic control. It keeps your truck in
control by braking and engine controls to help maintain total vehicle control.
Of course, it may not prevent an accident, but it sure could help on a rainy
My friend got the NISMO Frontier. It has the off road package and some
special graphics along with Bilstein shocks. The interior was a unique as were
the wheels. His was an automatic, and although he doesn抰 take it off roading, it
sure did ride nice and it wasn抰 that much more with all of these options. He had
a bed protector and the utili-track bed rail system. The tie down locations were
limitless. It has two glove boxes. Yes, in the front where you only get one. The
Nissan also had neat under seat storage and the front passenger seat folded up
to provide a desk type surface.
The truck has been really well thought out. There are tons of air bags for
protection on the sides, window curtains, and of course in front. ABS and brake
assist (helps you apply more braking force if necessary) features along with the
brake distribution (applies more braking power to the rear wheels balance the
weight) helps remove safety as a concern.
The truck is truly a world-class midsize pickup and leads in most categories.
I wish you had to opportunity to drive one as I did.