X

See the Nissan Frontier Pro-4X on the top of the desert

While the Frontier may not have a lot of fancy-pants features, it still looks good out in the open desert.

img-4356-2
img-4356-2

Emme Hall

See full bio
2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x
1 of 14 Emme Hall/Roadshow

The 2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x easily climbed up "Starter Ridge" in the high desert outside Barstow, California.

2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x
2 of 14 Emme Hall/Roadshow

A locking rear differential and a shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system make the Nissan Frontier an adventurous midsize pickup truck.

2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x
3 of 14 Emme Hall/Roadshow

The Pro-4x comes standard with off-road tires for better traction in the dirt and rocks. A more stout Dana 44 rear axle is available in the Pro-4x but curiously only in the king cab, not the larger crew cab configuration.

2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x
4 of 14 Emme Hall/Roadshow

If you're not looking for off-road capability, the Frontier is available in a variety of different trims and with a rear-wheel drivetrain.

2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x
5 of 14 Emme Hall/Roadshow

The Pro-4x has skid plate protection on the oil pan, fuel tank and transfer case. So go ahead, tackle those rocks.

2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x
6 of 14 Emme Hall/Roadshow

The Frontier Pro-4x is only available with a 4-liter V6 engine, good for 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque.


2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x
7 of 14 Emme Hall/Roadshow

Other trims are available with a smaller 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, with 152 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque.

2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x
8 of 14 Emme Hall/Roadshow

The Pro-4x can tow up to 6,100 pounds and has a payload of just over 1,000 pounds.

2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x
9 of 14 Emme Hall/Roadshow

You can also grab the Frontier as a crew cab, as pictured here, or with the smaller king cab. The Pro-4x comes with a 5-foot bed, but a 6-foot bed is also available on other trims.

2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x
10 of 14 Emme Hall/Roadshow

EPA fuel ratings are 15 miles per gallon, in the city, 21 mpg out on the highway and 17 mpg combined. During my time with the truck, which included a 600+ mile drive on the pavement, a few hours toddling around town as well as some off-road hijinx, I came out with a combined rating of 17.8 mpg.

2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x
11 of 14 Emme Hall/Roadshow

The 2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x starts at $33,390. The total of my test truck with destination and the Luxury off-road package is $36,525.

2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x
12 of 14 Emme Hall/Roadshow

Buyers have their choice of eight colors, but this forged copper is a great look for the Frontier.

2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x
13 of 14 Nissan

While the cabin is comfortable, it lacks many features that consumers have come to expect. A small touchscreen can make it difficult to manipulate, and the whole design is due for a refresh.

2016 Nissan Frontier
14 of 14 Nissan

Still, the cabin has most everything you need including bluetooth, iPod connectivity, voice recognition and a premium sound system. Just don't expect any frills.

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

83 Photos
The 42 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The 42 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

43 Photos
Our Favorite Google Doodles Through the Years

More Galleries

Our Favorite Google Doodles Through the Years

49 Photos
Dodge Charger Daytona EV Concept Is the Strong, Silent Type

More Galleries

Dodge Charger Daytona EV Concept Is the Strong, Silent Type

30 Photos
Dodge Hornet Is a New Compact Crossover Focused on Affordable Performance

More Galleries

Dodge Hornet Is a New Compact Crossover Focused on Affordable Performance

21 Photos
Czinger 21C Hypercar Is the Future of Auto Manufacturing

More Galleries

Czinger 21C Hypercar Is the Future of Auto Manufacturing

64 Photos