The truck came out new for this season. Fans expect further upgrades on the 2023 Nissan Frontier. One of the models we can’t wait to see is the Pro-4X. the package is tuned for the off-road drive. Sometimes, we forgot to mention it as one of the best 4×4 trucks out there, right next to Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. Also, the 2023 Frontier diesel is one of the options. Not so likely, but we are not writing it off yet.
The fresh styling is eye-catching. That is exactly what the pickup needed and the company delivered it. Better late than never. An updated powertrain delivers 310 hp. The new tailgate system is making work easier. Still, there are some things that could be better. For example, the 2023 Nissan Frontier is not offering a premium model. Also, some users are used to driving the truck with a four-cylinder engine. Buyers want an alternative to the V6.
2023 Nissan Frontier Specs, Towing Capacity
A 3.8-liter V6 engine replaced an old six-pot unit a few years ago. This was the right move by the Japanese company since the new drivetrain is more capable than its predecessor. It creates 310 hp and 281 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic gearbox then sends the power to the rear wheels. This setup returns 21 mpg combined. The gas mileage drops when an all-wheel drive is equipped. Properly tuned, the 2023 Nissan Frontier will be able to tow 6,720 pounds.
To improve the towing capacity, the truck needs a diesel engine. Two vehicles are in the market with more than 7,500 lbs of hauling potential, and both use oil burners. Those are Jeep Gladiator and Chevy Colorado. Nevertheless, it seems like Nissan has no interest in developing of a diesel engine for the mid-size truck. Instead, the company will turn to electrification. Hybrid pickups will take over the market soon, according to predictions from experts and rumors from several companies.
Premium vs Off-Road Equipment
The 2023 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X is one of the most underrated 4×4 trucks in the US market. It is capable to deliver a great off-road experience. The Pro-4X doesn’t fail in tough off-road conditions. Special upgrades are Bilstein shocks, improved skid plates, and all-terrain tires. The locking rear differential system enhances traction on difficult surfaces. The Pro-4X also brings a few notable visual enhancements, such as dark wheels and LED lights. Inside, this package adds 10-speaker audio and a 9-inch screen.
The company is working on the premium version of the 2023 Nissan Frontier. Other trims are S and SV, and SL or Platinum should deliver luxury goods. For example, navigation and HUD are the first things coming to our mind. Plus, leather upholstery would make the truck more comfortable. Standard premium equipment also includes heated and ventilated seats with power adjusting function, zonal climate control, extra USB ports… Such upgrades will make the 2023 Frontier cost more than $45,000. Currently, the most expensive configuration is the Pro-4X, priced at $40,000. A lighter Pro-X is also available. The base MSRP of the mid-size truck is $31,000.