2019 Nissan Frontier


For the 2019 model year, the Nissan Frontier returns with an appeal to drivers looking for a capable work truck as well as an exciting off-road experience. This mid-sized truck comes in two separate body styles: a four-door crew cab and a two-door King cab. The crew cab comes with a five-foot bed, while the King cab includes a 6.1-foot bed. There are also two engines available: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder for the King cab (except for the Desert Runner trim) that delivers 152 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque, or the more powerful 4.0-liter V6 for the crew cab with 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque.


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Trims and Standard Features

There are five trim levels to choose from: the base S, SV, Desert Runner, Pro-4X, and SL (available for the crew cab only). Standard features for the base S trim include 15-inch steel wheels, rear privacy glass, and cloth front bucket seats. There is also an optional Work Truck package available with a spray-in bedliner, bed rail caps, splash guards, and rubber floor mats. The next-level SV trim builds on everything from the S by adding 16-inch alloy wheels, power windows and door locks, and a sliding rear window. An optional Value Truck package can also be added, and this includes fog lights, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a sliding bed extender, adjustable cargo tie-downs, a Class IV trailer hitch, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and two extra speakers for the King cab. In addition, there is also an available Midnight Edition for the SV that adds blacked-out 18-inch wheels, side steps, body-colored bumpers, and side mirror housings.

The Desert Runner trim comes with the 4.0-liter V6 and is available in either cab configuration. This trim builds off of the SV and adds high-performance shock absorbers and off-road tires, as well as available special styling details. Those looking for the ultimate off-road experience need not look any further than the Pro-4X trim, which features knobby off-road tires, specially tuned shocks, a locking rear differential, and skid plates. The Pro-4X also comes available with everything included in the SV Value Truck package, except for the trailer hitch and bed extender. At the top-of-the-line SL, which is only available for the crew cab configuration, this trim level is less off-road oriented but includes the luxury features available for the Pro-4XL Luxury package, which includes a sunroof. Other standard features for this trim include eighteen-inch alloy wheels and side steps for easy cab access. A trailer hitch and bed extender also remain optional for this trim level.


Although the ‘19 Frontier is mostly a utility and off-road vehicle, its drivers still have access to some impressive technological features. For example, the base S trim has Bluetooth capability, a 7-inch central display, steering wheel audio controls, Siri Eyes Free voice command, a four-speaker sound system for the King cab, and a six-speaker sound system for the crew cab complete with a CD player, USB input, and an auxiliary audio jack. The next-level SV adds two extra speakers on the King cab, while the Desert Runner mostly offers the same technology features from the SV. With the Pro-4X trim, although the touchscreen infotainment system is smaller than the other trims, it does include a navigation system. The higher-end SL ties together all of the technology features available from the previous trims and adds SiriusXM satellite radio.