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2010 Nissan Frontier At A Glance

The Nissan Frontier, a no-compromise pickup forged with premium hardware, extraordinary power and off-road athleticism, continues to be a leader in the mid-size truck segment. Updated just last year with a new front fascia, grille and headlight design and new machine-finished 16-inch wheels (PRO-4X) and new 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (LE), the changes for 2010 are focused on standard safety and security equipment – including standard side and curtain supplemental air bags on all models and standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) on all V6-equipped Frontiers.

Other revisions for 2010 include the availability of a 5-speed automatic transmission on Frontier XE models, the addition of 2-wheel or 4-wheel Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS) as standard for all SE and LE V6 models and the addition of Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control as standard equipment on all SE and LE 4WD automatic transmission-equipped models. One new exterior color, Night Armor, is also offered for the 2010 model year.

Frontier continues to offer an exceptional level of on- and off-road performance with the use of a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine with horsepower and torque that are second-to-none in the mid-size truck class. A 152-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine is also available (King Cab only). With its strong performance, combined with good fuel mileage (19 city, 23 highway, King Cab 2WD), the Frontier is a fitting truck for work or play.

The 2010 Frontier is offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles and in 4×2 and 4×4 driveline configurations.

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Highlights of the 2010 Nissan Frontier pickup


  • Available in a choice of King Cab or Crew Cab, with Crew Cab SE and LE offering a Crew Cab Long Bed model, measuring more than 13 inches longer than the Crew Cab’s standard bed
  • Aggressive exterior design with chrome, angled strut grille, large bumpers, short front and rear overhangs, large geometric stamped steel fender flares
  • Available high-utility bed with factory-applied spray-on bedliner and Utili-track™ bed channel system with adjustable aluminum-alloy tie-down cleats (rated at 200 lbs each)(standard on LE and PRO-4X trims) and available accessory racks, trays, dividers and modular storage systems
  • Available tube-style, functional roof rack on Crew Cab
  • Available power tilt and sliding moonroof (Crew Cab only)
  • Seven available exterior colors – Red Brick, Red Alert, Navy Blue, Super Black, Night Armor, Radiant Silver and Avalanche

Engine and Driveline

  • 4.0-liter DOHC V6 producing 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque
  • Aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners, forged steel crankshaft, microfinished crankshaft and camshafts, Teflon®-coated pistons, Nissan variable Induction Control System (NICS), Continuous Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), silent two-stage timing chain
  • Available 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder (King Cab 4×2 only) rated at 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque
  • Available 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission or 6-speed manual transmission (5-speed manual on 4-cylinder models)
  • 6,500 pounds maximum towing capacity (when properly equipped)
  • Available shift-on-the-fly 4-wheel drive system with 2WD/4H/4LO modes, electronically controlled part-time transfer case
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) on V6-equipped models
  • Available advanced off-road traction systems and substantially enhanced overall off-road capability, including 4-wheel limited slip, electronic locking rear differential, Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • PRO-4X model includes off-road tuned Bilstein® high-pressure performance gas shock absorbers, additional skid plates (oil pan, fuel tank), electronic rear differential locker and limited-slip (ABLS)
  • All-steel double-wishbone front suspension
  • Solid axle leaf rear suspension with overslung leaf springs with long suspension stroke for optimized off-road ride and ground clearance
  • Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
  • Standard 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Standard for PRO-4X models are 16-inch off-road design aluminum-alloy wheels and P265/75R16 BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A tires
  • LE models feature 18-inch machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels with P265/60R18 BFGoodrich Long Trail tires
  • SE models feature 5-spoke 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P265/70R16 BFGoodrich Long Trail tires

Interior Features

  • Roomy, modern interior design with flexible seating and cargo utility
  • PRO-4X model features leather-appointed red-stitched shifter knob (M/T only) and steering wheel, chrome accent rings and trip computer
  • King Cab and Crew Cab feature flip-up rear seats and flat-fold front passenger’s seat
  • Available leather-appointed power-adjustable seats, heated seats and mirrors
  • Available Rockford Fosgate-powered audio system with 6-disc in-dash CD autochanger, optional satellite radio and MP3 capability and WMA/MP3 player aux-in jack (Crew Cab)
  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) available with Technology Package (King Cab) and LE/PRO-4X Value Truck Packages (Crew Cab)

Safety and Security

  • Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and a front passenger classification sensor)
  • Standard supplemental front seat side-impact air bags with supplemental curtain air bags for improved side impact and rollover head protection for front and rear outboard occupants
  • 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • 3-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants, including center position (Crew Cab)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) (Crew Cab)
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Models and Manufacturing

  • Available in King Cab and Crew Cab 4×2 and 4×4 configurations
  • Available XE, SE, LE and PRO-4X trim levels
  • Assembled by Nissan North America Manufacturing Smyrna & Decherd Tennessee Plant

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