2023 Nissan Frontier Towing Capacity
The 2023 Nissan Frontier is a rugged midsize pickup truck. If you’re from Herculaneum, Festus, Barnhart, and beyond, feel free to try it out and experience its powerful performance, superb capability, refined ride, and day-to-day drivability. Whether you need to haul a travel trailer, ATV, jet skis, or a boat, the Frontier has a gutsy V-6 engine that gives you an impressive towing capacity of up to 6,720 pounds.
When your adventures take you off the beaten path, the available four-wheel drive will get you where you want to be. Here, we’ll take a look at the features and capability that make the Frontier from AutoCenters Nissan in Herculaneum the ideal vehicle for your work or playtime adventures.
For 2023, the Nissan Frontier is offered in S, SV, Pro-X, and Pro-4X trim levels. You can also opt for a Midnight Edition with unique interior and exterior styling cues and features. Depending on the model, you can choose from a King Cab with two full-size doors, rear access doors, and a 6-foot bed or a spacious four-door crew cab with a 5-foot or 6-foot bed.
Power and Capability
Under the Frontier’s hood is a powerful 3.8-liter V-6 gasoline engine. It delivers 310 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque via a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission. Most Frontier trims come with rear-wheel drive as standard, with optional four-wheel drive. The off-road specialized Pro-4X comes standard with four-wheel drive and many additional trail-based features.
The Frontier’s towing capacity depends on the trim level and configuration of your truck, which affects the total weight limit of the vehicle and trailer. For the heaviest towing capability, you should go with the S trim with a King Cab and rear-wheel drive, which enables you to tow up to 6,720 pounds when properly equipped.
The same model with a crew cab and four-wheel drive gives you a towing capacity of 6,370 pounds. The Pro-X comes standard with a crew cab and can tow up to 6,470 pounds, while the Pro-4X offers 6,270 pounds of towing capacity. With the average travel trailer weighing 5,200 pounds, every Frontier model is more than capable of meeting your needs.
Along with its impressive towing capacity, the Frontier gives you generous payload capabilities. The SV model with the crew cab, long bed, and four-wheel drive lets you carry up to 1,160 pounds. If you choose the SV with a King Cab and rear-wheel drive, your payload increases to up to 1,610 pounds. With these towing and payload capabilities, you won’t need to leave anything behind.
Performance and Trailering
Rugged capability doesn’t mean a rough ride. The Frontier offers a smooth and refined ride, whether you’re on the daily St. Louis commute, cruising the Missouri highways, or tackling the winding back roads. Around the Herculaneum city streets, you’ll get up to 18 mpg, while highway driving rewards you with up to 24 mpg.
Helping keep you on track are vehicle dynamic control, traction control, hill-start assist, and for safer towing, trailer sway control. The anti-lock braking system features electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. Pro-X and Pro-4X models also feature a tow-haul driving mode to optimize the Frontier’s towing performance.
When you leave the highway and head onto the Missouri trails, the Frontier has generous approach, break over, and departure angles and a steel front skid plate. Active Brake Limited Slip senses when a wheel is losing traction and transfers power to the wheel with more grip. Four-wheel-drive Frontier models feature a switch-operated two-speed transfer case and hill descent control so you feel confident when driving off-road.
When the going gets seriously tough, the Pro-4X gives you 9.8 inches of ground clearance, all-terrain tires, an electronic locking rear differential, off-road performance shocks, and an aluminum front skid plate, as well as steel skid plates for the transfer case, fuel tank, and oil pan. You also get an off-road display with information on the track, pitch, and roll, as well as functions such as four-wheel-drive mode and differential lock status. To help you navigate tougher obstacles, an available Around View Monitor with an off-road mode shows the surrounding trail.
You’ll feel right at home in the Frontier’s sophisticated cabin. The King Cab has seating for four, while the crew cab seats five. Nissan’s zero gravity front seats provide supreme comfort and support, even on the longest journey, and help reduce fatigue. All but the S trim feature a power-adjustable driver’s seat. The cab offers plenty of clever storage solutions, with a place for just about everything. In the rear, the seat cushions flip up to store items away from prying eyes.
The Pro-X and Pro-4X trims feature PRO-embroidered premium cloth seats with red contrast stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and unique red interior accents. Interior options include leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
Keeping you connected and entertained on the Missouri roads is the Frontier’s Nissan Connect infotainment system. As standard, it features an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, Bluetooth, voice recognition, and satellite radio. With the King Cab, you get two front USB ports and a four-speaker audio system, while the crew cab adds two speakers and two rear USB ports.
The Pro-X and Pro-4X models offer a 9-inch touch screen, door-to-door navigation, wireless smartphone integration, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and Nissan Connect services. Options include a wireless charger and 10-speaker Fender sound system with subwoofers.
Whether you’re heading out on the highway or hitting the back roads, the Frontier comes with several standard and optional safety features to keep you safe. It comes with intelligent forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and a rear-view monitor. Adding the Technology Package gives you intelligent cruise control, lane departure warning, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic rear braking, rear parking sensors, and automatic high beams.
Now you’ve seen how capable the 2023 Nissan Frontier is and how it takes care of all your towing needs, come visit us at AutoCenters Nissan in Herculaneum, MO, to try it out for yourself. Contact us today to schedule a test drive.