As we previously reported, Nissan provided more details Thursday about the 2024 Nissan Frontier, with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price starting at $29,770 for the base Frontier S King Cab 4×2, while the better outfitted Frontier SV King Cab 4×2 starts at $32,470.
Need more space? You’ll be wanting the Crew Cab, which gains a new SL trim level this year.
The Frontier S Crew Cab 4×2 starts at $31,070, followed by the SV Crew Cab at $33,870, Pro-X Crew Cab at $36,300, and SL Crew Cab 4×2 at $39,640. Opting for four-wheel drive over costs $3,200 and brings with it a steel front skid plate, front tow hooks, Hill Descent Control and a four-wheel limited-slip. A six-foot bed is available on the SV Crew Cab for an additional $2,830.
But the bigger news is the availability of the $3,890 Hardbody Edition package on Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x4s. No, it won’t transform your new truck into something old, it merely brings a host of yesteryear design details, including retro-inspired 17-inch wheels, decals, all-terrain tires, sport bar, black exterior trim and other minutiae.
“We are proud of Nissan’s long legacy of compact pickup trucks,” said Hiren Patel, project lead designer, Nissan Design America. “Frontier is our modern way of building on our legacy of excellence in the segment.”
It’s a legacy that dates to 1959, when Nissan arrived in America selling the Datsun 1000 pickup, based on mechanical bits from Britain’s Austin Motor Company.
But if you’re doing more off-road work, you’ll want the Pro and Pro-X trim, which adds such enhancements as Bilstein off-road shock absorbers, electronic locking rear differential, LED headlights and additional underbody skid plates. Inside, you’ll find red accents, optional leather seats and unique floor mats.
Built using a fully boxed ladder frame, all Frontiers are powered by a 310-horsepower, 3.8-liter V6 and a 9-speed automatic transmission that provide a towing capacity of up to 6,640 pounds. Payload is rated at 1,100 pounds on the SV 4×4 with the six-foot bed, to 1,480 pounds on the SV 4×2 with the shorter five-foot bed.
Opting for the new SL trim brings with it leather-appointed seating with heated front seats, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, power sunroof, spray-in bedliner, bed tracks with adjustable tie-down cleats, remote engine start, dual-zone automatic climate control and 120-volt power outlets in the bed and rear center console.
The Frontier’s tech package includes a 7-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen; a 9-inch infotainment screen is optional. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard; wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless smartphone charging is standard on Pro and Pro-X models. Finally, NissanConnect Services telematics system comes with a three-year trial, rather than the previous six-month, and works with the company’s MyNissan smartphone app, providing remote door locking and unlocking, remote engine start and stop, vehicle health reports, emergency calling and Nissan Skill for Amazon Alexa among other features.
The 2024 Nissan Frontier will go on sale this fall.