Frontier Crew Cab SL shown in Super Black.
2012 NISSAN FRONTIER®
PRINTED EXCLUSIVELY FOR
INNOVATION TO GET IT DONE. INNOVATION FOR ALL. Forge your way with an
efficient mid-size body hugging a fully boxed ladder frame. 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of power as
your guide. Single-minded ruggedness married to innovative technology. An available spray-on
bedliner when the catch of the day is a 400-lb. boulder - tied down with Utili-track® to make sure
the rock doesn’t roll. 6,500-lb. towing capacity to handle the toys.1 Bluetooth® to handle the calls.2
Now crank up your favorite tunes through the Rockford Fosgate and you’ll get there.
1 See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for proper use. 2 Availability of specific features is dependent upon
the phone’s Bluetooth® support. Please refer to your phone owner’s manual for details. Cell phone not included.
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nissan is under
license.
SEVEN RUGGED MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM.
S: KING CAB AND CREW CAB
SV: KING CAB AND CREW CAB
PRO-4X: KING CAB AND CREW CAB
SL: CREW CAB
S
SV SV V6 PRO-4X SL
S
SV SV V6 PRO-4X SL
FEATURES
4x2
4-CYL.
4x2
4x2
4x2
4-CYL.
4x2
4x2
4x4
4x2
4x4
4x4
4x4
4x4
4x2
4x4
4x4
4x4
Automatic on/off headlights
8-way manual driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support
SA
Fog lights
SA
■ ■
8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support
LP
Roof rack with crossbars
LP
4-way power adjustable front-passenger’s seat
LP
Step rails
Fold-flat front-passenger’s seat (not available with leather)
Front tow hook (4x4 only)
1
■ ■ ■
Heated front seats
LP
Splash guards (all 4x4 models)
1
■ ■ ■
Forward-facing rear flip-up seats
2
2
2
2
Body side graphics
SA
60/40 Split flip-up rear bench seat
1
1
Upper body-color/lower argent front bumper and chrome rear bumper
Rear fold-down center armrest
LP
Chrome front and rear bumpers
Cloth seat trim
Body-color front and rear bumpers
SA
Sport cloth seat trim with embroidered Frontier logo
SA
Chrome grille
■ ■
Leather-appointed seats
LP
Dark Hyper Silver finish grille
SA
PRO-4X cloth seat trim
Black door handles and outside mirrors
PRO-4X embroidered leather-appointed seats
LP
Body-color door handles and outside mirrors
White-faced gauges
SA
Chrome door handles and outside mirrors
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
■ ■
Dual power outside mirrors
■ ■ ■
Second-row under-seat storage
■ ■
Heated outside mirrors
LP
Eight beverage holders and front and rear door storage pockets
■ ■
Body-color side moldings
Overhead console with sunglasses storage
SA PU
■ ■
1
Long Bed
Utili-track® channel system with four tie-down cleats
PU
■ ■
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental
Factory-applied spray-on bedliner
PU
■ ■
front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors
■ ■
■ ■
Bed rail caps
■ ■ ■ ■
Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
■ ■
■ ■
Locking tailgate and cargo bed light
■ ■ ■ ■
Roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for side-impact and rollover
Power sliding glass moonroof with one-touch open/close
LP
M
head protection for outboard occupants
■ ■
■ ■
Sliding rear window (not available on S) and rear privacy glass
■ ■2
2
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)6
■ ■
■ ■
3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system (ELR for driver)
■ ■
■ ■
AM/FM/CD audio system (standard on S Crew Cab)
P
■ ■
Front-seat Active Head Restraints
■ ■
■ ■
AM/FM/in-dash 6-CD audio system
SA PU
2
Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
■ ■
■ ■
Rockford Fosgate-powered audio system with AM/FM/in-dash
LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
■ ■
■ ■
6-CD changer
1
Energy-absorbing steering column
■ ■
■ ■
Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
SA PU
Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
■ ■
■ ■
MP3/WMA CD playback capability and auxiliary audio input jack3
SA PU
Hood-buckling creases and energy-absorbing steering column
■ ■
■ ■
4 speakers
2
■ ■2
Pipe-style steel side-door guard beams
■ ■
■ ■
6 speakers (standard on SV V6 Crew Cab)
1
SA PU2
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
10 speakers, including subwoofers
1
Vehicle Security System
PU
XM® Satellite Radio4, 5
PU
Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System
Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
SA PU
Air conditioning (standard on S Crew Cab)
P
Standard
SA Part of SV V6 Sport Appearance Package
M Part of SL Moonroof Package
Power door locks and windows with driver's window one-touch auto-down
■ ■ ■
Optional
PU Part of SV V6 Premium Utility Package
Remote keyless entry
■ ■ ■
P Part of S Preferred Package
LP Part of PRO-4X Luxury Package
Cruise control
■ ■ ■
HomeLink Universal Transceiver
Auto-dimming rearview mirror, digital compass and outside temperature display
PU
1 Crew Cab only.  2 King Cab only.  3 Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. Do not operate any devices connected to the
Front map lights
■ ■ ■ ■
auxiliary audio input jack while driving.  4 XM Satellite Radio requires subscription sold separately after trial period. Governed by XM Customer
Agreement at xmradio.com. Fees and programming subject to change. Available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous
Voltage and oil pressure gauges
1
United States and D.C. ©2011 SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. SIRIUS, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc.
Multi-functional trip computer
SA
■ ■
and its subsidiaries. 5 Satellite radio not available on manual transmission PRO-4X King Cab models. 6 VDC, which should remain on when driving
Dual sun visors with extenders and dual visor vanity mirrors
1
except when freeing the vehicle from mud or snow, cannot prevent accidents due to abrupt steering, carelessness, or dangerous driving techniques.
Always drive safely. ® The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Nissan is under license.
Tilt steering wheel column
1
■ ■ ■ ■
First-aid kit
■ ■
SPECIFICATIONS
OFF-ROAD CAPABILITIES
KING CAB
CREW CAB
DRIVETRAIN
5-speed manual transmission (S 4-cyl., SV 4-cyl.)
Minimum running ground clearance at rear differential
8.7"-10.1"
9.8"-10.1"
6-speed manual transmission (standard on S V6, SV V6
Angle of approach: V6 models - 4x2 (4x4)
30.5° (31.5°)1
30.5° (31.5°)1
and PRO-4X)
Angle of departure: V6 models - 4x2 (4x4)
22.1° (22.6°)2
22.1° (22.6°)2
5-speed automatic transmission (standard on SL;
Ramp over angle: V6 models
19.8°-20.6°
19.8°-20.6°
optional on S 4-cyl., S V6, SV 4-cyl., SV V6 and PRO-4X)
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPABILITIES (LBS.)3
KING CAB
CREW CAB
Optional: Switch-operated 2-speed transfer case
(4x4 models only; not available on S 4-cyl., SV 4-cyl.)
4-cylinder
3,500
Electronic locking rear differential (PRO-4X)
V6 - 4x2 (4x4)
6,500 (6,300)
6,300 (6,100)
2-wheel Active Brake Limited Slip - ABLS - standard
MAXIMUM PAYLOAD (LBS.)
S
SV 4-CYL.
SV V6
PRO-4X
SL
4-wheel Active Brake Limited Slip - ABLS - (S V6 , SV V6,
King Cab - 4x2 (4x4)
PRO-4X, SL)
Manual transmission
971 (N/A)
931 (N/A)
1,524 (1,355)
N/A (1,235)
Clutch start/cancel (PRO-4X manual transmission only)
Automatic transmission
932
913 (N/A)
1,447 (1,379)
N/A (1,215)
Hill descent control and hill start assist (S V6, SV V6, PRO-4X,
Crew Cab - 4x2 (4x4)
SL 4x4 automatic transmission models only)
Manual transmission
1,457 (1,251)
1,422 (1,255)
N/A (1,098)
Automatic transmission
1,481 (1,385)
1,486 (1,390)
N/A (1,078)
1,350 (1,251)
SKID PLATES
Long Bed manual transmission
Oil pan (PRO-4X)
Long Bed automatic transmission
1,388 (1,260)
1,252 (1,120)
Fuel tank (PRO-4X)
Transfer case (PRO-4X)
DIMENSIONS (INCHES)
KING CAB
CREW CAB
Wheelbase
125.9
125.9 (139.9 with Long Bed)
WHEELS AND TIRES
Overall length
205.5
205.5 (219.4 with Long Bed)
15" x 7.0" 6-spoke steel wheels (S)
Overall width
72.8 (without mirrors)
72.8 (without mirrors)
16" x 7.0" 6-spoke steel wheels (S V6)
Overall height
68.7-69.7
70.1 (without roof rack; 73.9 with roof rack)
16" x 7.0" 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels (SV 4-cyl., SV V6)
Track width (front/rear)
61.8/61.8
61.8/61.8
16" x 7.0" 6-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels (PRO-4X)
Cargo bed length
73.3
59.5 (73.3 with Long Bed)
18” x 7.5’’ 12-spoke Dark Hyper Silver finish aluminum-alloy wheels
Cargo bed width
61.4
61.4
(Part of SA )
Cargo bed height
18.0
18.0
18" x 7.5" 12-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels (SL)
Head room (front/rear)
39.7/38.3
40.0/38.7 (without moonroof)
P235/75/15 General Grabber™ all-season tires (S)
Leg room (front/rear)
42.4/25.4
42.4/33.6
P265/70R16 BFGoodrich® Radial Long Trail T/A® tires (S V6, SV)
Hip room (front/rear)
55.8/55.0
55.6/58.0
P265/75R16 BFGoodrich® Rugged Trail T/A® tires (PRO-4X)
Shoulder room (front/rear)
58.3/54.9
58.3/58.3
P265/60R18 BFGoodrich® Radial Long Trail T/A® tires
(Part of SA , SL)
CAPACITIES
KING CAB
CREW CAB
Full-size spare tire
Interior passenger volume (cu. ft.)
87.7
101.1
Fuel tank (gals.)
21.1
21.1
BRAKES
Front vented disc brakes/rear vented disc brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
SUSPENSION AND STEERING
ENGINE
Front: Independent double-wishbone with front stabilizer bar
QR25DE - 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine
VQ40DE - 4.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
Rear: Overslung multi-leaf with solid axle
Horsepower - 152 hp @ 5,200 rpm
Horsepower - 261 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Bilstein® off-road performance shock absorbers (PRO-4X)
Torque - 171 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
Torque - 281 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Engine-speed-sensitive power steering
Emissions - Tier 2, Bin 5 (Fed); LEV2-ULEV (CA)
Emissions - Tier 2, Bin 5 (Fed); LEV2-ULEV (CA)
Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS)
Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS)
2012 EPA FUEL CONSUMPTION ESTIMATES (CITY/HWY)
Nissan Direct Ignition System with platinum-tipped spark plugs
Nissan Direct Ignition System with platinum-tipped spark plugs
4-CYLINDER V6
Electronic drive-by-wire throttle
Electronic drive-by-wire throttle
M/T - 4x2 (4x4)
19/23 (N/A)
16/20 (15/20)
Variable Intake System
Variable Intake System
A/T - 4x2 (4x4)
17/22 (N/A)
15/20 (14/19)
Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions - use for
comparison only.
™ General Grabber is a trademark of General Tire & Rubber Company.
® BFGoodrich is a registered trademark of Goodrich Corporation.
® Rugged Trail T/A and Long Trail T/A are registered trademarks of Uniroyal
N/A = Not applicable. 1 32.6° on PRO-4X. 2 23.3° on PRO-4X. 3 7-pin connector trailer wire harness and tow hitch receiver required. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for proper use.
Goodrich Licensing Services, Inc.
® Bilstein is a registered trademark of ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH.
PACKAGES
Package requirements and availability may vary. Please see
PU SV V6 PREMIUM UTILITY PACKAGE
M SL MOONROOF PACKAGE
your Nissan dealer for details.
AM/FM/In-dash 6-CD audio system with auxiliary audio input jack
Power sliding glass moonroof
MP3/WMA CD playback capability
P S PREFERRED PACKAGE (S KING CAB ONLY)
6 Speakers (King Cab only)
AM/FM/CD audio system
Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
Air conditioning
Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
XM® Satellite Radio1
SA SV V6 SPORT APPEARANCE PACKAGE
Auto-dimming rearview mirror, digital compass and outside
18” 12-spoke Dark Hyper Silver finish aluminum-alloy wheels
temperature display
P265/60R18 BFGoodrich® Radial Long Trail T/A® tires
Factory-applied spray-on bedliner
Fog lights
Utili-track® channel system with 4 tie-down cleats
Dark Hyper Silver finish grille
Overhead console with sunglasses storage
Body-color front and rear bumpers
Vehicle Security System
Body side graphics
In-cabin microfilter
Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
AM/FM/in-dash 6-CD audio system
LP PRO-4X LUXURY PACKAGE (CREW CAB ONLY)
Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
Roof rack with crossbars
MP3/WMA CD playback capability
Power sliding glass moonroof
Auxiliary audio input jack
PRO-4X embroidered leather-appointed seats
6 Speakers (King Cab)
8-way power adjustable driver’s seat
Multi-functional trip computer
4-way power adjustable front-passenger’s seat
Overhead console with sunglasses storage
Heated front seats and outside mirrors
8-way manual driver’s seat
Rear fold-down center armrest
Sport cloth seat trim with embroidered Frontier logo
Fold-flat front-passenger’s seat is deleted with this package.
White-faced gauges
Driver’s seatback pocket (King Cab)
Not available on Long Bed models.
A large, adaptable interior opens
up a world of opportunities for
WARRANTY
you, your crew and your gear.
Every 2012 Nissan is backed by a 36-month/36,000-mile limited vehicle coverage and
a 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage. (For complete information, see your
One of the most innovative and
>
Nissan dealer and read the actual limited warranty.) For extra protection, you can also add
flexible truck beds, featuring
Security+Plus®, the only extended service agreement approved by Nissan.
Nissan’s exclusive Utili-track®
channel system.
Frontier features a strong,
>
PRO-4X Frontier is the ultimate
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logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. ® The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks
by Nissan is under license.
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