2021 Nissan Frontier Trims & Specs

The 2021 Nissan Frontier is offered for sale in three trim levels; these are S, SV, and PRO-4X. A new, direct-injected 3.8-liter V6 engine that develops 310 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque is the common powerplant for all models, as is a standard nine-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive can be specified on all models except the range-topping model, which is four-wheel drive only.

Base S trim comes as standard with manual climate control and front seats, remote keyless entry, and cruise control. Next up is SV trim, which adds only premium cloth on the seats and heated rear-view mirrors as standard, but makes more optional extras available, notably an ambient-temperature gauge, heated front seats, and an automatically dimming interior rear-view mirror. The flagship PRO-4X derivative is adventure- and off-road-focused and comes with off-road design features and specifications that include bespoke alloys, high-pressure Billstein shock absorbers, a limited-slip differential, a rear diff locker, and skid plates. Inside the PRO-4X, the driver's seat gets eight-way and the passenger seat four-way electrical adjustment, the front seats are heated, and an electrically tilting and sliding moonroof is fitted.

What's the Price of the 2021 Nissan Frontier?

Nissan Frontier prices start at $27,190 for the Frontier King Cab S 4x2 model while the mid-spec SV starts at $28,070 in 4x2 King Cab guise. The top-of-the-line PRO-4X Crew Cab carries an MSRP of $37,890. These prices exclude tax, registration, and a destination fee of $1,195. In 2019, when the Frontier was still available with a four-pot engine, it started below the $20,000 mark, and the price hike of around $7,500 comes as quite a shock but can be attributed mostly to the inclusion of a standard 3.8-liter V6 engine and new nine-speed transmission.

2021 Nissan Frontier Models And Configurations

3 models / 11 configurations
S
$27,190
Starting Price (MSRP)
Nissan Frontier S For Sale
  • Engine:
    3.8L V6 Gas
  • Transmission:
    9-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Wheel Drive
    Four-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    King Cab 4x2 S Automatic
    Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic
    King Cab 4x4 S Automatic
    Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic
Key Features
  • 3.8-liter V6 (310 hp/281 lb-ft)
  • Nine-speed auto transmission
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth streaming
  • Keyless entry
  • 4x2 or 4x4
2021 Nissan Frontier S Full Specs
SV
$28,070
Starting Price (MSRP)
Nissan Frontier SV For Sale
  • Engine:
    3.8L V6 Gas
  • Transmission:
    9-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Wheel Drive
    Four-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    King Cab 4x2 SV Automatic
    Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic
    King Cab 4x4 SV Automatic
    Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic Long Bed
    Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic
    +1 more
Key Features
  • Based on the S features, plus:
  • Available heated front seats
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Splash guards
  • Available spray-on bed liner
  • Premium cloth seating
2021 Nissan Frontier SV Full Specs
PRO-4X
$37,890
Starting Price (MSRP)
Nissan Frontier PRO-4X For Sale
  • Engine:
    3.8L V6 Gas
  • Transmission:
    9-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    Four-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic
Key Features
  • Based on the SV features, plus:
  • Off-road design aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Bilstein shock absorbers
  • Electronic rear differential locker
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat and four-way power-adjustable passenger seat
  • Ten-speaker Rockford Fosgate sound system
  • 4x4 only
2021 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Full Specs

Additional Packages

Three option packages are offered for 2021: the Value Truck Package, which is available on SV-trim trucks; the Midnight Edition Package, which is available on Crew Cab SV SWB trucks; and the new Special Edition Package, which is available on Crew Cab SV SWB trucks.

Choosing the Value Truck Package includes a factory-applied spray-on bed liner, a class 4 tow-hitch receiver, fog lights, a sliding bed extender, and a rear sonar system, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, heated front seats, and a vehicle-security system.

The Midnight Edition Package offers appearance changes such as Midnight Edition black 18-inch alloy wheels, a black front grille, black door handles and mirrors, black step rails, custom badging, and a body-color rear bumper. This is for those enthusiasts who want to portray a slightly sportier image.

Finally, the Special Edition Package includes a trip computer, bodyside detailing, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a body-colored rear bumper, and a satin-chrome grille.

[A94] PRO-4X Utility Package
$445
Trailer Hitch Package, Sliding Bed Extender (PIO) (PIO)
[A93] SV Utility Package
$790
Under Rail Bedliner, Trailer Hitch Package (PIO)
[A92] S Utility Package
$895
Under Rail Bedliner, Trailer Hitch Package, Bed Rail Caps (PIO)
[K01] Value Truck Package
$1,990
Trailer Hitch, Vehicle Security System (VSS), Heated Front Seats, Dual Zone Automatic Air Conditioning, 2 Additional Speakers, Rear Sonar, Utili-Track System, 4 adjustable tie-down cleats, Sliding Bed Extender, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & Temperature, outside temperature display, Spray-In Bedliner, Fog Lamps
[K02] Midnight Edition Package
Gloss Black Painted Grille, Wheels: 18" Gloss Black, Tires: 18", Black Painted Exterior Rearview Mirrors, Midnight Edition Badge, Semi-Gloss Black Carline Badging, Body-Colored Rear Bumper, Low-Gloss Black BI Badging, Semi-Gloss Black Step Rails *PRICE TO FOLLOW*
[K03] Special Edition Package
Satin Chrome Grille, Trip Computer, Body-Colored Rear Bumper, Body Side Decal, Wheels: 18" Alloy, Tires: 18" *PRICE TO FOLLOW*

What 2021 Nissan Frontier Model Should I Buy?

Let's be honest: the 2021 Nissan Frontier isn't a premium lifestyle pickup truck in the way the Ford Ranger or Toyota Tacoma is. In fact, it doesn't even try to be anything but a bare-bones truck that is eager to work and is light on the pocket. The fact that Nissan has introduced its next-generation powertrain in the 2020 car should make the purchasing decision slightly easier. If we had the money to buy a Frontier, we would forego the masses of standard features available on the SV and PRO-4X (we're joking, obviously), and head straight for the base model truck which offers a sturdy base from which to explore both city and outdoors in a budget-friendly way. We would go for the 4x4 version in Crew Cab configuration, but new owners will go for the body type that suits them best. It's a homespun but tough truck that gets the basics done without complaint and is perfect if you need something down to earth that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

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