What’s New on the 2020 Nissan Frontier?
The 2020 Nissan Frontier is about to arrive at dealerships nationwide, and we at Charlie Clark Nissan Brownsville have all the details surrounding this exciting mid-size pickup truck. The 2020 Frontier remains a competent and budget-friendly tool for contractors and tradesman that seek enough capability to handle the big jobs, but it also comes with a few updates that make it more desirable than ever. Featuring a new engine that provides increased horsepower and more torque, this model has what you’re looking for in a new truck and so much more. Continue reading to learn what’s new on the 2020 Nissan Frontier.
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Which Engine Comes In the 2020 Nissan Frontier?
The 2020 Nissan Frontier gets powered by an all-new 3.8-liter V6 engine that delivers a best-in-class 310 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. Featuring 93 percent new or redesigned parts, this powertrain replaces the previous 2.5-liter V4 and the 4.0-liter V6 choices. Some key design features of this new engine include a direct injection gasoline system, cylinder heads with integrated exhaust manifolds, a variable displacement oil pump, variable timing control and a variable tumble control valve.
Also new for 2020 is a 9-speed automatic transmission, designed to maximize fuel efficiency and provide enhanced acceleration feel. Similar to the new 9-speed automatic introduced on the 2020 TITAN, this transmission offers a crisp and direct shift response throughout the entire gear range. The new transmission is also quieter than the previous 5-speed automatic due to a centrifugal pendulum absorber.
Along with the power improvement, efficiency has also increased with the incorporation of the new engine. The 2020 Frontier earns an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined on 4×2 models, and 17, 23 and 19 mpg respectively on 4×4 models.
Additional 2020 Model Year Enhancements
The Frontier comes with a number of other upgrades for the new model year, including a standard push-button start. In addition, some previously optional features are now standard for all grades, such us leather shift knob, manual tilt steering, power door locks and power windows with driver side auto-down.
The new 2020 Nissan Frontier comes in two body styles, the King Cab and Crew Cab, and can be had with your choice of either a standard bed or a long bed. The first body style is available on the S and SV trims, while the Crew Cab is an option for all trims, including the PRO-4X.