The 2014 Nissan Frontier comes in at least 17 configurations but with just two engine choices, a V-6 and a four-cylinder; two bed options of 6.1 feet and 5 feet; and two cab sizes. Drivers can choose between a six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic.
The 2.4-liter, inline four-cylinder engine with a double overhead cam and 16 valves produces 152 horsepower at 5,200 revolutions per minute and 171 foot-pounds of torque at 4,400 rpm. Estimated mileage per gallon is 19 in the city and 23 on the highway.
The 4-liter, V-6 engine with double overhead cam and 24 valves produces 261 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 281 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000 rpm. Estimated gas mileage is 15 per gallon in the city and 23 on the highway.
The suspension is a double-wishbone front suspension, which is independent, and solid live-axle rear suspension. Stabilizer bars are standard. Some of the trucks are rear-wheel drive vehicles and some are four-wheel drive.
Safety features include four-wheel anti-lock brakes, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, stability control, traction control and tire-pressure monitoring. A full-sized, non-matching spare tire is standard. Instrumentation includes a clock, tachometer and low-fuel-level warning. More expensive models include a compass, an outside-air-temperature gauge and a trip computer.