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A Look at the Towing Capacity and Performance of the 2023 Nissan Frontier

2023 NISSAN FRONTIER

The 2023 Nissan Frontier is a small pickup truck that is capable enough to fit the needs of many pickup buyers who would have normally looked at bigger and more expensive models. Here is a look at its powertrain and its capabilities.

The highest horsepower figure in the category

Every 2023 Nissan Frontier is powered by a durable 3,8L V6 engine that delivers the highest horsepower output and one of the highest peak torque figures in the entire mid-size pickup segment. Indeed, with 310 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque as standard, the Frontier offers more power for the money than any other competing truck on the market. This engine is combined with a modern 9-speed automatic transmission and a selectable 4×4 drivetrain that offers a high level of performance both on and off the road.

Up to 6,510 pounds of towing capacity

The 2023 Nissan Frontier is offered in a number of different versions that all offer different payloads and trailering capabilities, but the heaviest load can be towed by the entry-level King Cab S model. This version of the Frontier is capable of trailering equipment that weighs up to 6,510 pounds (2,953 kilograms). This means that the Frontier can easily transport ATVs, construction equipment, a small boat, or even a compact travel trailer. This makes it ideal for families who want to take vacations on the road and for small businesses that need a capable truck that won’t eat their profits in fuel costs.

Impressive off-road capabilities

In addition to providing a high towing capacity, the standard powertrain of the 2023 Nissan Frontier also makes it well suited to off-road driving. This is especially true when the optional PRO-4X package is ordered since it comes with a beefed-up suspension and a number of features that are welcome when facing challenging situations in the woods. For example, the Frontier PRO-4X is equipped with Bilstein shock absorbers, underbody protection plates, angle and roll indicators, as well as the off-road 360-degree camera that can show hidden obstacles while driving at low speeds.

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