There are five trim choices (S, SV, PRO-X, PRO-4X, and SL) and two cab configurations (King Cab and Crew Cab) for the ’24 Frontier. The King Cab is exclusive to the S and SV trims; it has two standard front doors, two smaller rear-access doors, and seating for four. The Crew Cab has four standard doors and seating for five, and is available for all five trims. Most Crew Cab editions come with a five-foot cargo bed, but the Crew Cab SV is offered with a six-foot bed, which is standard with all King Cab versions.
A 310-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 powers all 2024 Frontiers and is accompanied by a nine-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is standard on most trims, while four-wheel drive (4WD) is included with the PRO-4X and available with the S, SV, and SL. According to the official fuel economy estimations done by the EPA, the RWD Frontier will return 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, which changes to 23 mpg on the highway with 4WD. Based on trim, configuration, and drivetrain, the Frontier can tow 6,170 to 6,640 pounds and handle a maximum payload of 1,100 to 1,620 pounds.
The Frontier S is focused on a blend of mostly basics (cloth seats, 16-inch steel wheels, and manually controlled air conditioning) with some convenience features (remote keyless entry, push-button start, automatic headlights, LED taillights, and a locking tailgate). It also has rear privacy glass, a front skid plate, a seven-inch driver information display, a tilt steering column, second-row under-seat storage, and a set of advanced driver aid technologies (which are covered below).
The SV adds a six-way power driver’s seat, 17-inch aluminum wheels, and eligibility for some optional equipment bundles. The SV Convenience Package will add an abundance of features: heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, Nissan Intelligent Key (proximity keyless entry), push-button ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tow hitch receiver, a factory-applied spray-on bedliner, a sliding rear window, a cargo bed tie-down system, a 120-volt outlet in the cargo area, LED bed lighting, fog lights, daytime running lights, remote engine start, and heated side mirrors. Most of the equipment from the SV Convenience Package is included with the SV Crew Cab with the long cargo bed. The optional Hardbody Edition upgrades the SV Crew Cab with exclusive exterior treatments, an aluminum skid plate, off-road rails, a sport bar, and heritage-style aluminum wheels with all-terrain tires.
The PRO-X builds from the SV with Bilstein shock absorbers, LED headlights and fog lights, LED daytime running lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, a leather steering wheel and shift knob, PRO-X-themed fabric upholstery, unique exterior accents, and LED cabin lighting. The PRO-4X goes one step further with an electronic locking rear differential, hill descent control, an aluminum front skid plate, additional steel underbody plates, and unique exterior and interior accents.
The PRO Convenience Package is similar to the SV Convenience Package. At the same time, the PRO Premium Package adds leather upholstery, a power moonroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 17-inch beadlock-style wheels, and infotainment upgrades (described below). The PRO Convenience and Premium Packages are optional with either PRO trim. The top-of-the-line SL is based on the SV with the Convenience Package and gets leather upholstery, a power moonroof, LED exterior lighting (including fog lamps), and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The Frontier’s standard driver-assist equipment consists of forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. The optional Technology Package (available for all trims and configurations) will add lane departure warning, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams. The PRO-X and PRO-4X also receive traffic sign recognition as part of this upgrade. A surround-view monitor is part of the PRO Convenience Package. All trims also get a full array of airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control, traction control, hill start assist, and a rearview monitor.
Every Frontier trim has at least one USB-A and one USB-C port (higher trims get two of each). You’ll manage the infotainment features in the S, SV, and SL via an 8-inch touchscreen; the PRO-X and PRO-4X upgrade to a 9-inch system with navigation and access to a Wi-Fi hotspot and Nissan connected services. Both setups include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and SiriusXM satellite radio. The base S gets a four-speaker audio system, upgraded to six speakers in the SV, PRO-X, and PRO-4X. A 10-speaker Fender sound system is standard with the SL and optional in either PRO trim. The PRO Convenience Package adds wireless device charging.