How Much Can the Nissan Frontier Tow?

By Product Expert | Posted in Nissan Frontier on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 7:13 pm
2018 nissan frontier in silver towing a yellow sports car

2018 Nissan Frontier Max Towing Capacity and Payload

Small pickup trucks shouldn’t be off the hook for being able to pull more than their own weight. After all, a truck is a truck and it’s a utility vehicle which drivers choose for its ability to get work done. It follows that towing and hauling are important parts of even the smaller truck’s core functionality.

Drivers looking for a small truck have made the Nissan Frontier one of the most popular in the game. Whether it’s the Frontier’s high-value pricing, its lengthy list of available packages and configurations or its commitment to reliability that sells it to the most drivers, Nissan has a winner in the small pickup truck segment.

Is it, however, capable enough to tow and haul a surprising amount of supplies, gear or recreational items. Let’s look at just how much:

2018 Nissan Frontier Max Tow Rating

The 2018 Nissan Frontier can be outfitted with either a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, capable of outputting 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft. of torque or a more industrious 4.0L V6 engine that puts out 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft. of torque.

With the latter and when properly equipped, the 2018 Nissan Frontier can tow up to 6,690 lbs., putting it among the best small pickup trucks for this important utility. This makes the 2018 Nissan Frontier a truck capable of towing many types of trailers, boats and other recreational vehicles.

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Available only with a King Cab, the 2018 Nissan Frontier’s 4-cylinder engine can handle a maximum towing capacity of 3,790 lbs. elevating it to among the best possible 4-cylinder towing in a small pickup truck.

2018 Nissan Frontier Max Payload

If you’re buying a truck, chances are good that you want to use the bed on it. Drivers who only want to tow more often choose SUVs for their ability to provide similar towing and a more expansive interior space. When you buy a truck, the payload is just as important as the maximum towing.

For the 2018 Nissan Frontier, this is another where the little truck does not disappoint.

In its V6/4×2/Crew Cab/Automatic Transmission/S Trim configuration, the little pickup truck can haul up to 1,460 lbs. of material in its bed.

Drivers who prefer the efficiency of the 4-cylinder are still able to use the bed and see up to 910 lbs. of furniture, supplies or material in the Frontier’s 4-cylinder/4×2/King Cab/Manual Transmission/SV trim level configuration.

lumbar in bed of 2018 Nissan Frontier

The large amount of bed and cab configurations on the 2018 Nissan Frontier means everybody can find a model for their needs.

engine in the bed of 2018 nissan frontier

With its highly-rated payload and towing capacity, you’ll be surprised by all of the things your 2018 Nissan Frontier can do.

The Nissan Frontier Does More for Less

Delivering high value and capability, the 2018 Nissan Frontier is a truck that lives to impress and delight. Its configurability makes it one of the most compelling models in a class absent of customization options.

With up to 6,690 lbs. of material towed behind and up to 1,460 lbs. of payload, it’s a truck you can count on to get you through the workday and home sooner than you thought.

For more information on the 2018 Nissan Frontier, or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!


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