As an ever-popular compact pickup, the 2012 Nissan Frontier has returned with a redesign. While Nissan has been manufacturing greatly powerful trucks since the mid-80s, today's market calls for a number of revisions, all of which Nissan has been happy to make in order to create one of their best trucks to date.
The 2012 Nissan Frontier keeps its characteristically refreshing and forthright amalgamation of 4- and 6-cylinder engines and rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. And the two-wheel drive models will once again be available only with the four-cylinder engine. This is a 2.5-liter that should rate at 152 horsepower with 171 pound-feet of torque. The V-6 option, available on both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive 2012 Nissan Frontiers, is a 4.0-liter engine that should again offer 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are be available in either a manual transmission or a five-speed automatic transmission, depending on the engine option selected
Other standard features on the 2012 Nissan Frontier include the four-wheel disc brakes with ABS for superior control during emergency situations and quick stops, as well as the anti-skid system available in the V-6. Tow ratings have not been altered on the 2012 Nissan Frontier. The V-6 model will have the ability to haul 6,500 pounds, while the four-cylinder version would be available to tow 3,500 pounds. Potential 2012 Nissan Frontier buyers should expect the SL model to still be available with 18" alloy wheels standard while other models appear with the standard 16" wheels and tires.
Concerning comfort, safety, and available interior features, the 2012 Nissan Frontier offers a variety of continued options as well as a few new features as well. This vast array of options is rated as considerably generous for a compact pickup such as this one. All models will appear with curtain side airbags for superior head protection for both seating rows. Both styles of Frontier cabs would keep the convenient flip-up seat cushions and an easy-to-maneuver passenger seat that folds flat for extra storage space.
Additional feature options include quality leather upholstery, temperature controlled front seats, a handy overhead console, a power moonroof, and an automatic dimming mirror inside the cab. Cargo beds should again qualify for Nissan's factor spray-in liner and adjustable tie-down cleats. Other premium options should include an upgraded audio system along with Bluetooth connectivity, all with quick and easy-to-access steering wheel controls to improve quality of focus while driving. All of these features, combined with the reliability that Nissan is famous for, make for one high-quality compact pickup truck.