Frontier engine and transmission
Class-leading standard horsepower
When it’s time to haul a full load, tow your PWCs, or simply throw up some roost, Frontier is ready and willing with 310-horsepower V6 paired to a silky-smooth 9-speed automatic transmission. And don’t worry, there’s no “base engine.” With Frontier, you don’t have to upgrade — this engine and transmission combination comes standard.
3.8-L V6 engine
Frontier’s 3.8-liter V6 pumps out a best-in-class standard 310 horsepower, and 281 lb-ft of torque. Direct injection gives quick response, up to 6,690 lbs. max towing capacity, and 18 MPG city / 24 MPG highway efficiency.
Easy passing, smooth shifting, responsive acceleration when towing, ideal gear ratios — these are the benefits of having a 9-speed automatic transmission perfectly dialed for Frontier.