2020 Nissan Frontier

What's New For the 2020 Nissan Frontier?

In 2020, the Nissan Frontier mostly gets changes beneath its hood. The 2020 Frontier gets a new engine this year to provide more power than the 2019 model. It also gets a slightly new design refresh to its front center console. The 2020 Nissan Frontier receives minimal changes in preparation for the Frontier's anticipated complete update for the 2021 model year. Nevertheless, those wanting more power will be satisfied with this year's Frontier, which gets more power and performance from a new 3.8L V6 engine that delivers a maximum of 310 HP.

The 2020 Nissan Frontier also upgrades to a nine-speed automatic transmission from a five-speed transmission to provide more power and precise driving performance. Along with these changes across the lineup, there are some trim-specific changes to note as well. Now, power-operated windows are standard on the base trim. The SL trim, previously in the lineup, has been discontinued for the 2020 model year.

The 2020 Frontier Has Many Features Across Several Trims

The 2020 Nissan Frontier comes in four trim levels. The base trim is called the S. It includes two-wheel drive as the standard drivetrain, a new transmission, and a new engine. It also gets some notable standard features on the inside, including a seven-inch infotainment screen with Bluetooth and a voice recognition system. The base trim also gets steering wheel-mounted audio controls for convenience. It comes with a backup camera for safety and convenience. The audio system includes a CD player and auxiliary jack. You also get a USB input cable and your choice of four or six speakers.

The available Work Truck package adds on splash guards, rubber floor mats, a spray-in bedliner, and bed rail caps. The SV, which is the second trim, has larger 16-inch alloy wheels, a sliding rear window, and an audio system with satellite radio. You can add on a Value Truck package with fog lights and parking sensors in the back. The rear-wheel drive Desert Runner has high-performance shock absorbers, off-road tires, and special detailing. The Pro-4X gets four-wheel drive and a touchscreen display with navigation. You have a choice of body styles, a trailer hitch, and a bed extender as well.

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2020 Nissan Frontier Power & Performance

The 2020 Nissan Frontier is offered with just one engine this year, which replaces the two engines previously available on the earlier model years. Now, all trims of the Nissan Frontier get a 3.8L engine that produces up to 310 HP and 281 LB-FT of torque. This engine is now paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. You still have your choice of drivetrain with all trims except the top one, which comes standard with four-wheel drive.

Which Safety Features Are Available on the Nissan Frontier?

All trim levels of the 2020 Nissan Frontier have some basic safety amenities. Passive technology, including seat belts and airbags, are included in all trims. The base trim also gets a backup camera. Parking sensors are also standard on the 2020 Nissan Frontier. The infotainment system has voice-controlled technology for safety. Hands-free phone functions are another safety highlight of the 2020 Nissan Frontier.

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