Author: Steve Allen |
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2016 Nissan Frontier: Mid-Size Truck Designed for Full-Size Work and Play in a Wide Range of Affordable Models

The “solid to the core” 2016 Nissan Frontier starts with a full-length, fully boxed ladder frame. Add a choice of two powerful engines – 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine rated at 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque or a 152-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine (King Cab only) – mated to either a 5-speed manual (King Cab), 6-speed manual (Crew Cab) or 5-speed automatic transmission.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Throw in a heavy-duty suspension, including available off-road tuned Bilstein® high-pressure performance gas shock absorbers and skid plates (PRO-4X grade), and either 4×2 or 4×4 drive. Select from King Cab or Crew Cab body styles, each wrapping durable and comfortable interiors, and a choice of two bed lengths equipped with available Utili-track® Channel System, locking tailgate and cargo bed light.

And finally, add in available NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps and 5.0-inch color display or NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps and you start to understand why Frontier continues to be a leader in the mid-size truck segment. In fact, Frontier was named to Edmunds.com’s “Most Popular” compact truck list in 2015.

Enhancements for 2016 include the addition of three new exterior colors: Forged Copper, Gun Metallic and Magnetic Black (eight colors total). Also, a Moonroof Package is added to Frontier Crew Cab SV model.

The 2016 Frontier is offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles and in 4×2 and 4×4 driveline configurations, along with five trim grades: Frontier S (4-cylinder and V6), SV, PRO-4X (4×4 only), Desert Runner (4×2 V6 only) and SL (Crew Cab only).

Authentic Truck Style, Innovation to Get the Job Done

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The exterior design of the 2016 Frontier embodies a number of signature Nissan truck themes – an angled strut grille, large bumpers, short front and rear overhangs and large, stamped-steel geometric fender flares.

Long Bed models are available with Frontier Crew Cab SV and Crew Cab SL. Measuring more than 13 inches longer than the Crew Cab’s standard bed, the Long Bed models offer the roomy interior of the Crew Cab plus the extended bed space of the King Cab. Frontier also provides levels of innovation in an area where it matters most to truck owners – the bed. Both Frontier King Cab and Crew Cab offer an available high-utility bed that includes a factory-applied spray-on bedliner and first-in-class Utili-track™ Channel System.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The Utili-track™ system provides ultimate cargo hauling flexibility through the use of five special “C” cross-section rails mounted in the bed (two channels in the bed floor and one each on the bed side rails and the bed header panel). Removable utility cleats slide into the channels, providing a wide range of attaching points for securing cargo.

In addition to the tie-down cleats, a full range of accessories is offered for use with the channel system, including bed dividers, sliding cargo trays and modular storage units.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The Frontier exterior also features a tinted front window, rear privacy glass and a hitch ball provision on the rear bumper. Frontier SL models include chrome front grille, chrome outside mirrors and door handles, along with tubular step rails and front fog lights. A power tilt and sliding moonroof is available on Crew Cab SV, SL and PRO-4X models, while a tailgate spoiler is standard on all models.

Eight exterior colors are offered for 2016: the new Forged Copper, Gun Metallic and Magnetic Black, along with Glacier White, Cayenne Red, Brilliant Silver, Lava Red and Arctic Blue Metallic.

Just as the high-utility bed offers Frontier owners an exceptional level of flexibility and utility, Frontier’s interior features outstanding functionality combined with comfort and intelligent design. Both Frontier King Cab and Crew Cab feature large rear doors (rear hinged on King Cab) for easy access to the rear seating and cargo areas and flip-up rear seats, along with excellent cab storage and flexibility.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Removable storage boxes are tucked beneath the rear seats. A locking dual glove box, center console storage, one-liter bottle storage integrated into the front doors and a multitude of cupholders and power points are standard. Frontier Crew Cab also offers an available leather-appointed interior.

Ample Power for Rugged Off-Road Performance

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The heart and soul of the Frontier is its rugged F-Alpha platform. Starting with a full-size, fully boxed ladder frame, the F-Alpha platform provides a rugged foundation on which to build. Constructed of high tensile-strength steel, the platform provides structural rigidity for rock-solid performance on- and off-road.

Frontier’s long 125.9-inch wheelbase helps enhance ride comfort, while the overall length of 205.5 inches (King Cab and Crew Cab Regular Bed) is a perfect “activity size” for buyers who don’t need a true full-size pickup. All 2016 Frontier models feature an all-steel double-wishbone front suspension and solid axle rear suspension with overslung leaf springs and a long suspension stroke for off-road performance. Frontier PRO-4X models add Bilstein® off-road high-pressure shock absorbers.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Exceptional acceleration, towing capacity and all-around off-roading ability is provided, in large measure, by its powerful engine – a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 producing 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. The 4.0-liter DOHC V6 is specifically tuned for the unique demands of truck use. Besides smooth torque delivery, the V6 offers good fuel efficiency and smooth operation. The 4.0-liter V6 design includes a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), Nissan variable Induction Control System (NICS), silent timing chain, microfinished camshaft and crankshaft surfaces, Teflon®-coated pistons, resin intake manifold, forged crankshaft, digital knock control system, high capacity muffler and lightweight aluminum block and cylinder heads. The Frontier V6 is assembled at Nissan’s advanced engine production facility in Decherd, Tenn.

An advanced 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, with 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft torque, is also available on the Frontier King Cab S-I4 and SV-I4 4×2 models. The 2.5-liter King Cab 2WD M/T-equipped Frontier is rated at an economical 19 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Frontier is offered with a choice of transmissions – a smooth 5-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission (King Cab 4-cylinder models) or 6-speed manual (Crew Cab V6 models). Frontier 4×4 models include a shift-on-the-fly 4-wheel drive system with 2WD/4H/4LO modes operated by an electronically controlled part-time transfer case.

Frontier 4×4 models are available with 4-wheel limited-slip system, which helps transfer power to the drive wheels with more grip on low traction surfaces. The available Hill Descent Control feature allows slow hill descent without the constant application of the brake pedal. Hill Descent Control must be engaged by the driver (via a switch) and is available only when the transfer case is engaged in 4H or 4LO (it works in both forward and reverse). It can be activated at speeds up to 21 mph in 4H and 15 mph in 4LO.

Hill Start Assist (HSA) allows the driver to stop on an incline, release the brake pedal and not roll back for up to two seconds while the driver moves their foot to the accelerator for a smooth, controlled start. HSA operates in 4×4 models in 2WD, 4H and 4LO. HSA is designed for rugged, low-speed off-road driving situations. Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist are standard on all V6 Frontier SV, SL and PRO-4X 4×4 automatic transmission-equipped models. A 2-Wheel Brake Limited Slip (ABLS) system is standard on all 4×2 models.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

All key underbody hardware is tucked up to the frame rails for a minimum 8.9 inches (4×4) or 8.6 inches (4×2) of running ground clearance on V6-equipped S, SV, SL and PRO-4X models. Every Frontier also offers good approach and departure angles for exceptional off-road capability.

Other Frontier driveline components include engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering and standard 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Frontier is offered with a range of available wheels and tires, including 16-inch off road style wheels with rugged 265/75R16 white-letter All-Terrain tires and 18-inch wheels with 265/60R18 tires.

Frontier’s maximum towing capacity is rated at up to 6,500 pounds (maximum, when properly equipped).

Every Frontier includes a long list of safety equipment, including Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones, Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (which includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor), front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Also standard are 3-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants, including center position (Crew Cab), 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor system and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

A Wide Range of Available Models

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The Nissan Frontier is again available in a wide range of models and configurations. The Frontier King Cab is offered in four well-equipped models, starting with Frontier S-I4 4×2 (2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission), Frontier SV-I4 4×2 (2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission); Frontier Desert Runner (4.0-liter V6, 5-speed automatic transmission); Frontier SV-V6 4×2 or 4×4 (4.0-liter V6, 6-speed manual); and PRO-4X 4×4 (5-speed automatic).

Frontier PRO-4X King Cab models receive a factory-applied spray-on bedliner, bed rail caps, Utili-trackÔ channel system and four adjustable tie-down cleats.

The 2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab is offered in S, SV, SL and PRO-4X models, in regular or Long Bed body styles (SV and SL), each offered with a standard 4.0-liter V6. Frontier S, SV and SL grades are available in a choice of 4×4 or 4×2 drivelines, while PRO-4X is offered in 4×4 only and Desert Runner in 4×2 only.

Frontier Crew Cab S, PRO-4X and SV models are offered with either 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmissions, while Crew Cab Desert Runner and SL models are available with the 5-speed automatic transmission only.

Frontier SV models include NissanConnect with Mobile Apps, 5.0-inch color display, USB connection port for iPod interface and other compatible devices, Streaming audio via Bluetooth, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Other standard Frontier SV features include an additional 12-volt power outlet (two in the instrument panel, one in the center console), Remote Keyless Entry, power windows with driver’s auto down, manual sliding rear window with lock, power door locks, dual power outside mirrors, bed rail caps, front reading/map lamps and more.

Frontier Desert Runner is offered with 4.0-liter V6 and automatic transmission and features Bilstein® off-road high-pressure shock absorbers, 16-inch Off-Road wheels and tires and unique design elements.

The PRO-4X (4×4 only) comes equipped with Bilstein® off-road high-pressure shock absorbers, skid plates on the fuel tank, oil pan and transfer case, an electronic rear differential locker 4-wheel limited-slip (ABLS) and unique machine-finished 16-inch aluminum-alloy off-road wheels with 265/75R16 All-Terrain tires.

All PRO-4Xs also feature body-colored grille and bumpers, outside mirrors and door handles and fog lamps. Added comfort and convenience features include cruise control, remote keyless entry, power windows and door locks and dual power outside mirrors.

The PRO-4X interior includes leather-appointed white-stitched shifter knob and steering wheel, chrome accent ring around the white-faced meter gauges and trip computer. PRO-4X models also include standard NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, with 5.8-inch display, touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, SiriusXM Traffic, SiriusXM Travel Link™ (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®.

The Frontier Desert Runner (4×2 only) includes 16-inch Off-Road aluminum-alloy wheels, 265/75R16 All-Terrain tires, Bilstein® off-road high-pressure shocks, 8-way manual driver’s seat, unique seat cloth, embroidered Frontier logo on the front seats, Satin Chrome ring accent around white-faces meter gauges, fog lights, painted rear bumper, unique bedside Desert Runner decals, Desert Runner tailgate badge, Satin Chrome grille and trip computer. Desert Runner also adds NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps 5.0-inch display.

Four Available Option Packages

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Nissan Frontier © Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

A limited number of option packages are offered for the 2016 Frontier, starting with the S Preferred Package (King Cab I4 M/T models only), which adds air conditioner, AM/FM/CD with digital clock, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, steering wheel audio controls, cruise control, roof console with sunglass holder and front reading/map lights.

The SV Value Truck Package (SV V6 models only) adds fog lights, RearView Monitor, rear sonar, Dual Zone Auto A/C, 2 additional speakers (King Cab), auto-dimming mirror with compass and temperature, spray-in bedliner, Utili-TrackÔ system with four adjustable tie-down cleats, sliding bed extender, trailer hitch, floor mats, Vehicle Security System (VSS), in-cabin microfilter, heated seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather-wrapped shift knob.

Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X models have an available PRO-4X Luxury Package, which features leather-appointed seating with PRO-4X logo, 8-way power driver’s seat, 4-way power front passenger’s seat, dual heated outside rearview mirrors, rear fold-down center armrest, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, tilt and slide moonroof and roof rack with crossbars.

Frontier Crew Cab SV and SL models are available with the Moonroof Package with a tilt and sliding moonroof.

Pricing

2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Pricing

BASE VEHICLEDescriptionSuggested List Price(1) 
S CC 4x2 M/T4.0 Liter V6M/T$23,000
S CC 4X2 A/T4.0 Liter V6A/T$24,050
SV CC 4x2 A/T SWB4.0 Liter V6A/T$24,960
Desert Runner CC 4x2 A/T4.0 Liter V6A/T$25,840
SV CC 4x2 A/T LWB4.0 Liter V6A/T$25,680
SL CC 4x2 A/T SWB4.0 Liter V6A/T$31,690
SL CC 4x2 A/T SWB4.0 Liter V6A/T$31,710
S CC 4x4 A/T4.0 Liter V6A/T$26,750
SV CC 4x4 M/T SWB4.0 Liter V6M/T$28,890
SV CC 4x4 M/T SWB4.0 Liter V6M/T$28,910
SV CC 4x4 A/T SWB4.0 Liter V6A/T$27,960
SV CC 4x4 A/T LWB4.0 Liter V6A/T$28,380
PRO-4X CC 4x4 M/T4.0 Liter V6M/T$31,840
PRO-4X CC 4x4 A/T4.0 Liter V6A/T$32,890
SL CC 4x4 A/T SWB4.0 Liter V6A/T$34,340
SL CC 4x4 A/T SWB4.0 Liter V6A/T$34,360
SL CC 4x4 A/T LWB4.0 Liter V6A/T$35,590
SL CC 4x4 A/T LWB4.0 Liter V6A/T$35,610

2016 Nissan Frontier King Cab Pricing

BASE VEHICLEDescriptionSuggested List Price(1) 
S KC 4x2 M/T (I4)2.5 Liter I4M/T$18,290
S KC 4x2 A/T (I4)2.5 Liter I4A/T$20,960
SV KC 4x2 M/T (I4)2.5 Liter I4M/T$22,180
SV KC 4x2 A/T (I4)2.5 Liter I4A/T$23,230
SV KC 4x2 A/T4.0 Liter V6A/T$23,940
Desert Runner KC 4x2 A/T4.0 Liter V6A/T$24,520
SV KC 4x4 A/T4.0 Liter V6A/T$26,640
PRO-4X KC 4x4 A/T4.0 Liter V6A/T$32,080

2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab Specifications

Mechanical

Engine 
NameVQ40
Cam designDOHC
OrientationLongitudinal
Cylinders / configurationV6
Block / head compositionAluminum/aluminum
Displacement (liters / cc)4.0L / 3,954 cc
Horsepower261 @ 5600 RPM
Torque (lb-ft)281 @ 4000 RPM
Bore & stroke (mm)95.5 x 92
Compression ratio (:1)9.7
Spark plugsPlatinum-tipped
Maximum engine speed6,000 rpm
Induction systemNissan Induction Control System
Valvetrain

DOHC 24-valve, silent chain, two-stage,
4 valves per cylinder


Engine mounts4 solid (non-fluid filled) mounts
Emissions system

Tier2 Bin5 (FED)
LEV2–LEV (Calif.)


ExhaustSingle exit & main muffler
Electrical 
Ignition systemElectronic (direct ignition)
Starter12 volt
Alternator130 amps
BatteryGR24F-550
Braking System 
Front (in.)11.7 x 1.1, 2-piston vented disc
Rear (in.)11.3 x 0.7, single piston vented disc
Electronic Brake force DistributionS
4-wheel ABSS
Parking brakeCenter lever
Steering4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
TypeEngine speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion
Overall ratio (:1)20.4
Turns (lock-to-lock)3.6
Curb-to-curb turning diameter (ft.)

43.58 – SWB
47.75 – LWB


43.33 – SWB
47.50 – LWB


Steering wheel
UrethaneSSS-SS--
Leather-O-S-O-S
Leather w/white stitching--  --S-
Steering-wheel mounted audio controlsSSSSSSSS
Steering-wheel mounted Bluetooth controlsSSSSSSSS
Suspension4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
FrontIndependent double wishbone
Stabilizer barS – 34 mm
RearOverslung multi-leaf
Dana 44rear axleS – 6MTS – 6MT--S – 6MTS – 6MTS-
Bilstein shocks--S---S-
Body/Chassis4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
TypeBody on frame (ladder type)
MaterialsCorrosion resistant, high strength steel
Skid plates------Oil pan, transfer case, fuel tank-
Tow hitchClass IV receiver hitch member – Optional SV, Accessory DR, PRO-4X, SL
Hitch ball provision on rear bumper - Standard
Front tow hook-S
Rear door90-degree access

Exterior

Wheels4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
16-inch designed steel, painted finishS---S---
16-inch aluminum-alloy spoke, painted finish-S---S--
16-inch Off-Road painted aluminum-alloy--S-----
16-inch Off-Road aluminum-alloy------S-
18-inch aluminum-alloy, split 6-spoke---S---S
7JJ inches wideSSS-SSS-
7.5JJ inches wide---S---S
Tires4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
P265/70R16SS--SS--
P265/75R16--S---S-
P265/60R18---S---S
Spare tireConventional
Lights4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
HeadlightsHalogen
Auto on/off---S--SS
Front fog lamps-OSS-OSS
Center high mt. stop lampS
Exterior Features4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
Outside mirrorsFolding
BlackSSS-SS--
Body color------S-
Chrome---S---S
Power adj.-SSS-SSS
Heat---S--OS
Front bumper 
BlackS---S---
Body color-SS--SS-
Chrome---S---S
Rear bumper 
Body color------S-
Painted--S-----
ChromeSS-SSS-S
Grille 
ChromeSS-SSS-S
Satin Chrome  S-  S 
Body color side moldings---S---S
Door handles 
BlackSSS-SS--
Body color------S-
Chrome---S---S
Step rails---S---S
Mud guards------S-
Bed4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
Long Bed-O---O-O
Spray-on bedliner-O-S-OSS
Utili-track™ C-channel system-O-S-OSS
Tie-down hooksSSS-SS--
TailgateDetachable, w/lock
Tailgate spoilerS
Roof4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
Moonroof, power tilt and slide-O---OO

S- LWB
O- SWB


Roof rack------O-
Cross bars------O-

Interior

Seating4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
Capacity 
Material 
Base clothS---S---
Premium cloth-S---S--
Emb. two-tone cloth------S-
Emb. two-tone-O---O--
Emb. DR cloth--S ----
Leather-appt.---S---S
Emb. lthr-appt.------O-
Driver’s seat 
4-way manualSSS-SSS-
8-way power---S--OS
Manual lumbar--SS--SS
Front pass. seat 
4-way manualSSS-SSS-
4-way power---S--OS
Heated front seats-O-S-OSS
Front seat Active Head RestraintsS
Rear seats60/40 split back cushion flip-up w/ adjustable headrests
Fold-down rear center armrest---S--OS
Audio and Navigation4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
AM/FM/CD with 6 speakersSSS-SS--
AM/FM/10-speaker Rockford Fosgate®---S--SS
Radio Data System (RDS)SSSSSSSS
WMA/MP3 capabilitySSSSSSSS
AUX-IN jackSSSSSSSS
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)-SSS-SSS
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone SystemSSSSSSSS
NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps 5.0-inch display-SS--S--
NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, 5.8-inch display, touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, SiriusXM Traffic, SiriusXM Travel Link™ (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®---S--S-
Instrumentation4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL

Meters/Gauges
(Analog)


Speedometer
Tachometer
Fuel Level
Coolant Temp
Oil Pressure
Volt Meter
Digital Odometer
Trip Odometer Dual
Digital clock


Compass-OSS-OSS
Outside temp.-OSS-OSS
White face, gray letters--S---S-
Vehicle Information System---S--SS
Convenience Features4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
Cruise controlS

Power windows w/ driver auto-down


-S-S
Power door locks-S-S
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)-S-S
Remote releaseHood
First aid kit---S--SS
StorageRemovable rear under seat storage w/lid, dual glove box, lower glove box w/lock, center console box, instrument cluster upper tray, front door pocket and bottle holder, rear door pocket, front console storage w/lid, drivers seat back pocket, slide-on-rod-style sunvisors and sunglass holder
Cup holders2 in front console w/rubber inserts, 2 in rear console
Driver’s seatback pocketS
12-volt power outlet

1 on instrument panel, 1 in center console
Additional outlet SV, Desert Runner, PRO-4X, SL


Auto dimming rearview mirror-O-S-OSS
RearView Monitor-O-S-OSS
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver---S---S
Steering wheel switch illum.S

Safety and Security

Passenger Restraint Systems 
Air bagsNissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS); roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor, seat-mounted side–impact supplemental air bags
Seatbelts

Front: 3-point height adjustable with pretensioners and load limiters
Rear: 3-point outboard and center positions


LATCH SystemRear
Other featuresSide-door guard beams, energy-absorbing steering column, front crumple zones
Security 
ImmobilizerS (except S grade)
VSSOptional on SV; standard on PRO-4X, SL

Dimensions

Weights4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL

Curb weight (lbs)


 
M/T4,223 ---4,5024,545-
A/T4,2384,2224,2464,3764,4644,4474,5614,601
A/T LWB-4,358---4,574-4,758
Wt. Dist. 
M/T55/45 ---57/4356/44-
A/T55/4555/4554/4655/4557/4357/4356/4457/43
AT LWB-54/46---57/43-57/43
GVWR (lbs) 
M/T5,690 ---5,6665,600-
A/T5,7305,7305,6005,6005,8165,8165,6005,816
AT LWB-5,730---5,666-5,816
Max payld. 
M/T1,467----1,1461,054-
A/T1,4691,4631,3541,3531,3521,3681,0391,214
AT LWB-1,371 --1,242-1,184
Exterior (Inches)4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
Wheelbase125.9 SWB / 139.9 LWB
Overall length205.5 (Standard) / 219.4 (Long Bed)
Overall width72.8
Overall height70.1 (w/o roof rack), 73.9 (w/ roof rack)
Front overhang31.3
Rear overhang48.2
Tread width FR61.8
Tread width RR61.8
Ground clearance

9.8 at rear differential
8.6 minimum running


10.1 at rear differential
8.9 at front differential
8.9 minimum running


Bed Dimensions (Inches)


 
Length59.5 (Standard)/73.3 (Long Bed)
Width58.8 at tailgate
61.4 at C-channel
44.4 between wheel wells
Depth18.0
Cargo bed volume27.1 cu. ft. (Standard)/33.5 cu. ft. (Long Bed)

Off-Road Specs (Degrees)


4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
Approach angle30.530.531.530.531.531.532.631.5
Departure angle22.122.122.622.122.622.623.322.6
Breakover angle19.819.819.519.820.620.620.520.6
Interior Dimensions (Inches) 
1st row

Head room


40.0
Shoulder room58.3
Hip room55.6
Leg room42.4
2nd row 

Head room


38.7
Shoulder room58.3
Hip room58.0
Leg room33.6
Interior volume 

1st row


57.2 cu. ft.
2nd row38.8 cu. ft.
Total volume101.1 cu. ft.
Step-in height19.8 in. front / 20.6 in. rear
Capacities 
Fuel21.1 gal.
Engine oil5.4 qts.
Engine coolant10.8 qts.
Roof rack load rating125 lbs.
Utility cleat load rating200 lbs.
Fuel Economy (EPA estimated)4x24x4      
 SSVDRSLSSVPRO-4XSL
City (mpg) 
MT17----1616-
AT1616161615151515
Highway (mpg) 
MT22----2121-
AT2222222221212121
Rec. fuelRegular unleaded
OptionsSVPRO-4XSL
SV Value Truck Package – Auto-dimming mirror with compass and temperature, spray-in bedliner, Utili-Track™ system with four adjustable tie-down cleats, Vehicle Security System (VSS), in-cabin microfilter, sliding bed extender, trailer hitch, fog lights, RearView Monitor, rear sonar, Dual Zone Auto A/C, two additional speakers, heated cloth seats, floor mats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob (late availability)O--
PRO-4X Luxury Package – Leather-appointed seating with PRO-4X logo and white contrast stitching, 8-way power driver’s seat, 4-way power front passenger’s seat, dual heated outside rearview mirrors, rear fold-down center armrest, moonroof, roof rack with crossbars-O (A/T only)-
Moonroof Package – Moonroof (tilt and slide)O (late availability)-O (SWB)

2016 Nissan Frontier King Cab Specifications

Mechanical

EngineS, SV I4 4x2SV V6 4x2/4x4, DR V6 4x2, PRO-4X V6 4x4
NameQR25VQ40
Cam designDOHC
OrientationLongitudinal
Cylinders / configurationI4V6
Block / head compositionAluminum/aluminum
Displacement (liters / cc)2.5L / 2488cc4.0L / 3954cc
Horsepower*152 @ 5200 RPM261 @ 5600 RPM
Torque (lb-ft)171 @ 4400 RPM281 @ 4000 RPM
Bore & stroke (mm)89 x 10095.5 x 92
Compression ratio (:1)9.59.7
Spark plugsPlatinum-tipped
Maximum engine speed6,000 rpm
Induction systemNissan Induction Control System (NICS)
ValvetrainDOHC 16-valve, silent chain, two stage, 4 valves per cylinderDOHC 24-valve, silent chain, two-stage, 4 valves per cylinder
Engine mounts4 solid (non-fluid filled) mounts
Emissions system

Tier2 Bin5 (FED)
LEV2–LEV (Calif.)


ExhaustSingle exit & main muffler
Electrical 
Ignition systemElectronic (direct ignition)
Starter12 volt
AlternatorI4 -110 amps / V6 – 130 amps
BatteryGR24F-550
Trans & Drive SystemS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
Drive configuration2-wheel drive4-wheel drive
5-speed MTSS----
5-speed ATOOSSSS
Gear ratio5-speed M/T5-speed A/T
1st3.5803.842
2nd2.0772.353
3rd1.3601.529
4th1.0001.000
5th0.8110.839
6th--
Reverse3.6362.764
Final drive ratio (:1)

4.083 (S I4 4x2)
4.363 (SV I4 4x2)


3.692 (S I4 4x2)
3.916 (SV I4 4x2)
3.133 (SV V6 4x4)
2.937 (SV and DR V6 4x2)
3.357 (PRO-4X V6 4x4)


Transfer case-S
4WD 
High-1.000
Low-2.625

Crawl ratio
(MT/AT)


-

40.57/31.60


42.33/33.86


Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)S
Hill Start Assist-S
Hill Descent Assist-S
2-wheel limited slipS-
4-wheel limited slip-S
Electric Rear Locking Differential-S
Braking SystemS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
Front (in.)11.1 x 0.71, 2-piston vented disc11.7 x 1.1, 2-piston vented disc
Rear (in.)11.3 x 0.71, single piston vented disc
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)S
ABS (4-wheel)S
Parking brakeCenter Lever
SteeringS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
TypeEngine speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion
Overall ratio (:1)20.4
Turns (lock-to-lock)3.6
Curb-to-curb turning diameter (ft.)43.4243.5843.5843.3343.33
Steering wheel 
UrethaneSSSSS-
Leather-OO-OS
Steering wheel mounted audio, Bluetooth® controls-SSSSS
SuspensionS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
Front SuspensionIndependent double wishbone
Stabilizer barFront – 34 mm
Rear SuspensionOverslung multi-leaf
Dana rear axle---S-S
Bilstein shock absorbers---S-S
Body/ChassisS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
TypeBody on frame (ladder type)
MaterialsCorrosion resistant, high strength steel
Skid plates - oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case-S
Front tow hook-S
Rear door90-degree access

Exterior

Body/ChassisS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
TypeBody on frame (ladder type)
MaterialsCorrosion resistant, high strength steel
Skid plates - oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case-S
Front tow hook-S
Rear door90-degree access
TiresS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
P235/75R15S-----
P265/70R16-SS-S-
P265/75R16---S-S
Spare tireConventional
LightsS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
HeadlightsHalogen
Auto on/off-----S
Front fog lamps--OSOS
Center high mnt stop lampS
Exterior FeaturesS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
Outside MirrorsFolding
BlackSSSSS-
Body color------
Power adj.-SSSSS
Front bumper 
BlackS-----
Body color-SSSSS
Rear bumper 
ChromeSSS-S-
Body color---S-S
Grille 
ChromeSSS-S-
Satin Chrome---S-S
Door handles- 
Black SSSS-
Body color ----S
Mud guards-----S
Manual sliding rear cab window-S
BedS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
Spray-on bedliner--O-OS
Utili-track™ C-channel system--O-OS
Tie-down hooks--O-OS
In-bed rope hooks (x4)SSSSS-
TailgateDetachable, w/lock
Tailgate spoilerS

Interior

SeatingS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
Capacity4
Material 

Base cloth
Premium cloth
Two-tone cloth
Emb. Frontier cloth


S
-
-
-


-
S
-
-


-
S
-
-


-
-
-
S


-
S
-
-


-
-
S
-


Front seats 

4-way manual
8-way manual
Manual lumbar


S
-
-


S
-
-


S
-
-


-
S
S


S
-
-


-
S
S


Front seat
Active Head Restraints
S
Rear seatsRH/LH cushion flip-up w/ fixed headrests
Audio and NavigationS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V64x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
AM/FM/CD with 4 speakersO (Std A/T)SSSS-
AM/FM/6CD with 6 speakers--O-OS
Radio Data System (RDS)O (Std A/T)SSSSS
MP3 capability-SSSSS
AUX-IN jackO (Std A/T)SSSSS
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Sirius XM subscription required, sold separately)-SSSSS
Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone SystemO (Std A/T)SSSSS
NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps 5.0-inch display-SSSS-
NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, 5.8-inch display, touch-screen display, SiriusXM Traffic, SiriusXM Travel Link™ (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)-----S
InstrumentationS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4

Meters/Gauges
(Analog)


Speedometer
Tachometer
Fuel Level
Coolant Temp
Oil Pressure (V6 only)
Volt Meter (V6 only)
Digital Odometer
Trip Odometer Dual
Digital clock (except S)


Compass--O-OS
Outside temp.--O-OS
White face, gray letters---S-S
Vehicle Information System-- --S
Convenience FeaturesS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
Cruise controlO (Std A/T)S

Power windows w/ driver
auto-down


-S
Power door locks (with auto door locking)-S
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)-S
Remote releaseHood
First aid kit-S
StorageRemovable rear under seat storage w/lid, dual glove box, lower glove box w/ lock, center console box, instrument cluster upper tray, front door pocket and bottle holder, front console storage w/lid
Sunglass holderO (Std A/T)SSSSS
Front seat back pocket/driver---S-S
RearView Monitor--O-OS
12-volt power outlet

1 on instrument panel, 1 in center console
Additional outlet SV, Desert Runner, PRO-4X


Inside mirrorAnti-glare

Safety and Security

Passenger Restraint Systems 
Air bagsNissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS); roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor, seat-mounted side–impact supplemental air bags
Seatbelts

Front: 3-point height adjustable with pretensioners and load limiters
Rear: 3-point outboard positions


LATCH SystemRear
Other featuresSide-door guard beams, energy-absorbing steering column, front crumple zones
Security 
ImmobilizerS – SV, DR, PRO-4X
VSSS – PRO-4X, O – SV

Dimensions

WeightsS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4

Curb weight (lbs)


 
M/T3,7583,806----
A/T3,8113,8134,1474,1714,3164,412
Weight Distribution      
M/T55/4555/45----
A/T55/4555/4557/4356/4458/4257/43
GVWR (lbs)      
M/T4,7004,700----
A/T4,7004,7005,5895,6005,6905,600
Max payload      
M/T931894----
A/T8908871,4421,4351,3741,188
Exterior (Inches)S I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
Wheelbase125.9
Overall length205.5
Overall width72.8
Overall height68.769.7
Front overhang31.3
Rear overhang48.2
Tread width FR61.8
Tread width RR61.8
Ground clear. 
Rear diff.8.78.79.89.810.110.1
Front diff.----8.98.9
Min. running7.67.68.68.68.98.9
Bed Dimensions(Inches) 
Length73.3
Width58.8 at tailgate
61.4 at C-channel, 44.4 between wheel wells
Depth18.0
Cargo Bed Volume33.5 cu ft

Off-Road Specs
(Degrees)


S I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
Approach angle27.827.830.531.531.532.6
Departure angle21.021.022.122.622.623.3
Breakover angle18.018.019.819.520.620.5

Interior Dimensions (Inches)


 
1st row 
Head room39.7
Shoulder room58.3
Hip room55.8
Leg room42.4
2nd row 
Head room38.3
Shoulder room54.9
Hip room55.0
Leg room25.4
Interior volume 
1st row56.8 cu. ft.
2nd row30.9 cu. ft.
Total volume87.7 cu. ft.
Step-in height19.9 in. front / 21.9 in. rear
Capacities 
Fuel21.1 gal.
Engine oil5.4 qts.
Engine coolant10.8 qts.
Utility cleat load rating200 lbs
TowingS I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
Maximum capacity3,5003,5006,5006,5006,3006,300
Tongue load350350650650630630
GCWR (vehicle plus trailer maximum)7,93611,230

Fuel Economy (EPA estimated)


S I4
4x2
SV I4
4x2
SV V6
4x2

DR V6
4x2


SV V6
4x4
PRO-4X V6
4x4
City (mpg) 
MT1919----
AT171716161515
Highway (mpg) 
MT2323---21
AT232322222121
OptionsSSV
S Preferred Package – Air conditioning, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, steering wheel audio controls, cruise control, roof console with sunglass holder, AM/FM/CD with AUX, front reading/map lampsO (M/T, std. on A/T)-
SV Value Truck Package – Auto-dimming mirror with compass and temperature, spray-in bedliner, Utili-Track™ system with four adjustable tie-down cleats, Vehicle Security System (VSS), in-cabin microfilter, sliding bed extender, trailer hitch, fog lights, RearView Monitor, rear sonar, Dual Zone Auto A/C, two additional speakers, heated cloth seats, floor mats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob-O
4.3 Out of 5
EXTERIOR STYLE / DESIGN
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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
COMFORT & QUALITY
HANDLING & BRAKING
PRICE & FUEL EFFICIENCY