Nissan is finally ready to challenge other off-road trucks with more serious upgrades on the 2021 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X. This package was meant to rival Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and Chevy Colorado ZR2. However, it was nothing more but a modest upgrade for an off-road drive compared to extreme packages for the abovementioned trucks. However, the new season brings an update, including better options for the Pro-4X.
The battle in the pickup market is about utility. That keeps this segment from dying, Versatility of SUVs is unmatched. The only thing trucks can offer is a great hauling potential. Of course, sometimes you will run into tough terrains, and for such occasions, vehicles need such upgrades. The Pro-4X is not bad at all, upgrading the base offer and making it more capable to pull out of these situations. But, there is a lot of work before the 2021 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X reaches the levels of ZR2 and TRD Pro.
Nissan is making big moves for the next season. Some say even the premium Infiniti truck is in the game. You can read more about it HERE. However, we will focus in this article on the Frontier. The upcoming pickup is going through a redesign and we will see the new look, outside and inside. We can also hear rumors about diesel and hybrid engines. These are definitely the most interesting rumors which draw a lot of attention.
2021 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X Package Features
The 2021 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X is under the revisit as well. The new shocks will make suspension lighter and the ride more comfortable. We will see who is going to deliver special parts. The Pro-4X is going to use the four-wheel drive and wheels will be wrapped in all-terrain tires. This pickup is lifted to keep the body higher from the ground. Also, underbody protection, skidplates, bedliner, and tow hooks are becoming standard. We will also find 16-inch wheels and unique graphics available with this package.
2021 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X Specs
Frontier is one of the best offers in the market with the lowest MSRP you can find in the US. Still, that is for the version with a four-cylinder engine, which cannot respond to the demands of the off-road adventurers. Instead, Nissan will put a 4.0-liter V6 powerplant with 261 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Looking at these specs, the engine delivers less juice than the 3.5-liter V6. But, not everything is in numbers, since the power coming from a 4.0 unit is perfect for tough terrains. The bad thing is the fuel economy. You cannot get more than 20 mpg from this one when the Pro-4X package is installed.
As said, the base price of the truck starts at $20,000. Add a V6 engine, and the MSRP jumps to $26,000. With AWD on, it is just under $30,000. After the redesign, the pickup will breach both limits. With the Pro-4X, the price is already at $35,000. The new truck will cost closer to $40,000. For example, its rivals went over this mark a long time ago.