After 16 years, the Nissan Frontier was redesigned for the 2022 model year.
The 310-hp, 3.8-liter V6 engine and nine-speed automatic carry over.
The V6 is smooth and punchy and the transmission is slick.
Fuel economy of 18 mpg overall is an improvement but not a standout, even compared with some full-sized pickups.
Handling is relatively responsive and secure, but the steering is too heavy at low speeds.
The ride is stiff and choppy but not as bad as before.
The rear seat is tight, but the controls and infotainment system are easy to use.
The tailgate is now much easier to open and close.
The Pro-4X version is off-road-ready, with a rear locking differential.
FCW and AEB with pedestrian detection now come standard.
BSW and RCTW are optional.