Nissan announced today the its 2011 Frontier will carry a price tag of $17,750 for the base model, the Frontier S King Cab 4x2 I4 5MT. The new Frontier is offered in King Cab and Crew Cab 4x2 and 4x4 configurations and in S, SV, PRO-4X and SL models, which are available only Crew Cab versions.
King Cab is offered with a choice of two engines: a 152-horsepower inline 4-cylinder or 261-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 delivering 261 hp.
Crew Cab models come as standard with a 4.0-liter V6 engine. As you may know already, the Frontier was updated in 2009 with a front fascia, new grille and headlight design.
The 2011 model year is focused on option availability. The previous Frontier XE model is now the Frontier S, the previous SE is now called Frontier SV and the previous LE is now the Frontier SL model. The 2011 Frontier model lineup includes four models: Frontier S, Frontier SV, Frontier PRO-4X and Frontier SL (Crew Cab only).
Furthermore, the 2011 Frontier brings new additions such as the Frontier S Crew Cab SWB and PRO-4X Crew Cab SWB 6MT models as well as the addition of new SV Premium Utility and PRO-4X Luxury Package.
Also, Vehicle Immobilizer and bed rail caps standard are now on Frontier SV, PRO-4X and SL model while the Navy Blue exterior color is now available on Frontier SV models. The top of the line Frontier SL Crew Cab 4x4 LWB V6 5AT is priced at $31,630.
The Nissan Frontier continues to be at the forefront in the min-size truck class. This pickup was made with the latest hardware, the athletic ability needed for off-road driving, and extraordinary power but without the need to compromise. The 2009 version shows various updates like a new design for the headlight and grill, a new front fascia, and also a new design for the wheels. For 2011 however, the main focus was on the available options and on improving the model.
There were also some name changes done. The Frontier XE for instance is now called the Frontier S. Meanwhile, the Frontier SE has been renamed the Frontier SV. Finally the Frontier LE became the Frontier SL. The Frontier S and SV became part of the 2011 series and so was the Frontier PRO-4X.
The Frontier SL became part of the 2011 line-up as well but it included just the Crew Cab version. For most of the models though they were available, not just in the Crew Cab body style but also King Cab. The driveline configurations were made available in either 4x2 or 4x4. The reason the Nissan Frontier performs well whether on-road or off-road is due to the DOHC V6 4.0-liter engine which gives it the needed horsepower, torque, and towing and payload capacities.
The engine delivers 261 horsepower making it the highest for its class. For the King Cab version, there is an option to have the 4-cylinder 2.5-liter inline engine which can give 152 horsepower. The other revisions that Nissan offered for the 2011 include the Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab SWB 6MT and the Frontier S Crew Cab SWB.
Nissan also added the new packages like the PRO-4X Luxury and SV Premium Utility Package. For the SL, SV, and PRO-4x, bed rail caps and vehicle immobilizer are the standard. Finally, for all the Frontier SV models, Navy Blue was the chosen color for the exterior.