2022 Nissan Frontier Starts at $29,015; Here’s What That Includes

2022 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X exterior

Cars.com photo by Christian Lantry

By Aaron Bragman

Well, we knew this was coming because Nissan prepared us for it in 2020, but the 2022 Nissan Frontier not only isn’t the cheapest pickup truck you can buy anymore, it isn’t even close. We’ve driven Nissan’s heavily revised pickup and found it to be quite excellent, and while the $29,015 starting price isn’t the screaming low price it was before, nobody is going to drive this new truck and think it’s overpriced. The refinement, amenities and vastly better interior have made the Frontier fully competitive with the current crop of mid-size pickups, and Nissan is pricing it to compete, as well.

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Nissan is offering four trim levels, two body styles and two bed configurations for the 2022 Frontier, but only one powertrain. With the lineup simplified like this, here’s how the pricing stacks up and features you get for the money (all prices include $1,175 destination fee). Four-wheel drive adds $3,000 to all 4x2 crew-cab variants and $3,200 to all 4x2 King Cab trucks. 

Frontier S: $29,015 King Cab 4x2, $30,515 Crew Cab 4x2

The base model Frontier S includes: 

  • Standard 310-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • 7-inch digital gauge cluster information screen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • LED taillights
  • 8-inch color touchscreen multimedia system
  • Push-button start
  • Forward collision warning
  • Rear door alert
  • 6-foot bed (King Cab) or 5-foot bed (crew cab)

Frontier SV: $31,715 King Cab 4x2, $33,315 Crew Cab 4x2

Stepping up from the basic Frontier is the SV trim, available in both cab configurations. In addition to the S, the SV trim adds: 

  • Tow/Haul Mode
  • Six-way power driver’s seat
  • Power outside mirrors
  • 17-inch alloy wheels

Frontier SV Long Wheelbase 4x2: $35,215

The SV Long Wheelbase is a special trim aimed at work truck buyers and available in only one configuration: crew cab with the 6-foot bed. As with other crew-cab models, 4x4 can be had for an additional $3,000. The SV Long Wheelbase also comes with a few other standard features:

  • Spray-in bedliner
  • Under-rail LED bed lighting
  • Tow hitch
  • Two 120-volt power outlets

Frontier Pro-X 4x2: $35,415, Pro-4X 4x4: $38,415

The top trim for the Frontier is the off-road-spec Pro-4X, and there’s a new-for-2022 Pro-X 4x2 trim, as well. Both are meant to be off-road capable, but the new Pro-X trim lacks four-wheel drive, underbody skid plate protection, and the electronic locking rear differential, and is instead meant to be a successor to the old 2018 Desert Runner trim. It features all of the rugged off-road looks of the Pro-4X, but only the Bilstein off-road shocks and stabilizer bars for additional underbody equipment.

  • 17-inch painted beadlock-capable wheels
  • All-terrain tires
  • Bilstein shock absorbers
  • Unpainted fender flares
  • LED headlights, daytime running lights and foglights
  • 9-inch color touchscreen with navigation
  • Exterior and interior trim upgrades
  • Electronic locking rear differential (Pro-4X)
  • Steel underbody skid plates (Pro-4X)

Available Packages

Technology Package (S, SV, Pro-X/4X): $990

  • Blind spot warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear automatic emergency braking
  • Intelligent automatic cruise control

Convenience Package (SV, Pro-X/4X): $1,990

  • Heated seats, steering wheel, outside mirrors
  • Spray-in bedliner
  • Under-rail LED bed lighting
  • Trailer hitch
  • Two 120-volt outlets

Premium Package (SV, Pro-X/4X): $2,790

  • Premium leather interior
  • 10-speaker Fender-branded premium audio system
  • Moonroof

In addition, Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 suite of automatic safety features is available on all trim levels, but the company did not disclose a price for this option. Safety Shield 360 includes lane departure warning, automatic high beams, forward automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert.

The new 2022 Frontier goes on sale in late August or early September, depending on how soon vehicles ship from Nissan’s Mississippi factory. 

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