2022 Nissan Frontier: First Drive Review

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On the Road
Nissan invited us to test the new Frontier in the mountains of Utah around Sundance and Park City, driving the Frontier PRO-4X both on the highway and off-road. From the get-go, the 2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X clearly feels like a truck in a world now dominated by car-based crossover vehicles. The ride is firm and even slightly rough compared to some competitors, but it is a truck and retains a trucklike demeanor. The new engine has lots of power to back up the bold looks of the redesigned PRO-4X and its upright black grille, black overfenders and black wheels. The Hankook DynaPro AT2 all-terrain tires are noisier on the highway and not as responsive thanks to taller sidewalls, but they’re a trade-off for the additional off-road capability on dirt and rocks.

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