Nissan has announced that pricing for the 2010 Frontier midsize pickup starts at $17,540 for the entry-level Frontier XE King Cab I-4 4x2 with manual transmission (please see our road test of the 2009 Nissan Frontier XE) and $22,290 for the Frontier SE Crew Cab V-6 4x2 with manual transmission.
There are a total of 13 King Cab and 14 Crew Cab Frontier models. In addition to King Cab and Crew Cab body styles, available configurations include a choice of two-wheel and four-wheel drive, 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder (King Cab 4x2 only) or 4.0-liter six-cylinder engines, manual or automatic transmissions, regular or long beds (Crew Cab only) and XE, SE, LE and PRO-4X trim levels.
The sole exterior change for 2010 is the debut of a new paint color, called Night Armor.
Standard safety and security equipment is added to the 2010 Frontier, including side curtain airbags on all models and stability control for V-6 models.
Other changes include the increased availability of the Frontier's five-speed automatic transmission for XE models, standard Active Brake Limited Slip (the truck's ABS system is used as a virtual limited-slip differential) for all SE and LE V-6 models, and standard hill start assist and hill descent control for all SE and LE models with four-wheel drive and an automatic transmission.