What Others Say: Jalopnik Reviews The Nissan Frontier PRO-4X


Our friends at Jalopnik have just finished testing a 2009 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X in Texas' hill country. What do they have to say about it?

According to reviewer Matt Hardigree, "The $28,980 as-tested price tag is less than the starting price of a base Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, and while the PRO-4X Frontier certainly isn't as capable as the Jeep, it keeps pace and offers an attractive interior, four doors, and a large bed with a spray-in liner and an adjustable track...[It managed to] propel this novice off-roader across rough terrain."

The Frontier is powered by a 261-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 with 281 pounds-feet of torque. That’s plenty of power that can be applied to the five-speed automatic transmission, which drives 265/75R16 BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires. The PRO-4X package also features skid plates to protect the oil pan, transfer case and fuel tank. In addition, this Frontier incorporates an optional Traction Package that includes Hill Start Assist, which allows the driver to move his foot from the brake to the accelerator on a steep hill without the vehicle rolling back. The package also includes Descent Assist, which allows the vehicle to descend slowly down a steep hill without constantly having to depress the brake. But that’s not all: The PRO-4X includes an abundance of comfort and convenience items like XM Satellite Radio, a Rockford Fosgate stereo, integrated Bluetooth hands-free cell phone controls in the steering wheel, dual subwoofers and more.

Click through to Jalopnik to find out more about their time in the truck. And if you want to see how the Frontier PRO-4X stacks up against the rest of its midsize competition, be sure to check out our 2009 Midsize Pickup Truck Off-Road Comparison.

[Source: Jalopnik]


"Hill Start Assist, which allows the driver to move his foot from the brake to the accelerator on a steep hill without the vehicle rolling back."

I had that on my 86 Toyota 4x4, great feature and used many times off-roading...

Yeah and a 1948 Studebaker had Hill Holder.
Amazing what is presented as new and startling innovations.

Re-inventing the wheel is fun for advertising people.

Love the truck! HOWEVER....the Rockford Fosgate dtereo system absolutely sucks! In no way does it deserve the name Fosgate as it in no way performs up tp the name. Should've just used Delco, then I would'nt be quite so disappointed. As a former Fosgate dealer and certified installer, I've built more Fosgate systems than I can remember. The sticker price for the RF system is $2900. For $2900, a system can be built that would be "near" competition level.
It is a disappointment. Love the performance of the truck, just not the system,
Tim R. Fisher
Pampa, Tx

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