A mid-size pickup truck segment is getting bigger and bigger. This segment already offers established models such as Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, and Chevy Colorado. Nissan is also in this race. Its 2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel is one of the best choices you can find. It is a reliable model that will introduce plenty of changes for next year.
Diesel powertrain is one of the most significant upgrades. Frontier will arrive later this year and it will get numerous visual upgrades as well. On top of that, the price is still affordable. If you want something wilder and more capable, Nissan is offering a Pro-4x variant. Generally, Frontier is an all-around player that comes with great performances and reliability.
2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel Looks Improved
The all-new 2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel will look exactly the same as the regular gasoline variant. This mid-size pickup truck will get new upgrades. Styling is improved and it looks more aggressive. Side doors are looking very clean and subtle for such a rugged pickup.
The front fascia looks sharper but grille and headlights are intact. New exterior paints are available, along with the new optional wheels. Frontier offers plenty of off-road equipment. However, most of them are optional. Dimensionally, Frontier Diesel will be the same size as its predecessor.
Even the interior will get a couple of improvements. For the start, the list of standard features is longer now. Nissan Connect infotainment system is up to date. However, standard and optional displays will remain. The 2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel borrows some cues from Nissan’s Altima and Maxima models. The interior looks very modern and well-equipped.
Nissan also promised a more practical interior layout. This pickup is available in Crew Cab and King Cab variants. Both versions are offering ample legroom and headroom. As for comfort, only higher trim levels are offering real luxury.
Powertrain Options and Towing Capacity
Nissan will offer three powertrain choices this time. A 2.5-liter gasoline engine is standard once again. This unit is producing 155 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Optional 4.0-liter generates 265 hp and 285 lb-ft of twist. Both gasoline units are available with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Whatsoever, Frontier can tow up to 6,500 pounds. Third powertrain option is the all-new diesel engine. The 2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel is now offering a 2.3-liter engine. This engine will become available in the United States as well. It delivers over 300 lb-ft of torque. However, we are still waiting for the exact horsepower rating. We expect around 200 horses and 25 mpg combined fuel economy.
2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel Price and Release Date
New 2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel will arrive with the price that starts at $25,000. Just to compare, the regular gasoline variant is priced at $21,000. The upcoming mid-size pickup truck will be available in numerous trim levels.
On top of that, Frontier Pro-4x will be in the offer too. Frontier will look to rival established models such as Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado and Ford Ranger. This pickup truck will arrive in the last quarter of 2019. Whatsoever, the diesel version will arrive at the same time as the rest of the trim levels.