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2022 Nissan Frontier vs. Old Frontier: Interior Comparison Review

Whew! Just like that, the final tendrils of the 2000s wither away from showroom floors. After 16 model years of production, the staid and stalwart Nissan Frontier pickup has been thoroughly redesigned for 2022, gussied up with new duds inside and out. While the macho Toyota-Tacoma-baiting exterior aesthetics are a handsome departure from the boring old truck, the overhauled cockpit is perhaps the most significant upgrade to Nissan’s midsize pickup truck. It’s the one area that truly shot-puts the Frontier from 2005 to 2022. Let’s take a look at what this transition between old and new looks like.

2022 Nissan Frontier Interior vs. Old: Design

Some—but not all—of the switchgear, componentry, materials, and general structure of the outgoing Frontier are likely three or four product cycles out of date, and the all-new truck brings the Frontier squarely in-line with Nissan’s latest design ethos. The inside of the 2022 truck retains

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2022 Nissan Frontier First Look: What’s Old Is New

That’s no bad thing, though, as Nissan’s continued to tweak the Frontier’s frame and powertrain lineup over the years. Notably, the Frontier welcomed a very new 310-hp 3.8-liter V-6 and nine-speed automatic transmission under its hood for 2020. The combo replaced the truck’s previously available 261-hp 4.0-liter V-6 and five-speed automatic gearbox, as well as the base 152-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

As expected, the outgoing Frontier’s six-cylinder engine and nine-speed transmission carry over to the 2022 model. A four-cylinder engine remains a no-show. As such, we doubt the new Frontier’s base price will come in under that of the 2021 truck’s $28,185 starting sum. Those willing to sacrifice some punch for extra cash in their pockets will have to look at other mid-size truck options such as the four-cylinder Chevrolet Colorado or Toyota Tacoma, which start at $26,395 and $25,680, respectively.

2022 Nissan Frontier: Quiet

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