How Much Does A Nissan Frontier Weigh?

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Being aware of the weight of your Nissan Frontier pickup truck is an important piece of knowledge that will be helpful to you as it’s the owner. Whether you’re piling in friends for a road trip or hauling a load of firewood for the winter, knowing your Nissan Frontier’s weight and its other limitations will keep you and your passengers safe and help prolong the life of your truck. We’ve done extensive research from various official sources so that you can find out what you need to know about the weight of the Nissan Frontier here.

The Nissan Frontier weighs between 4,146lbs and 4,696lbs. This is the “curb weight,” or the weight of the vehicle when it is totally empty of passengers and bed cargo. The exact weight will depend on several factors. The trim level, cab size, bed length, and whether you’re wanting the weight of a 4×2 or 4×4, will change the curb weight of the Nissan Frontier considerably. Below is the weight range of all trim levels for the 2021 Nissan Frontier:

  • Nissan Frontier S:  4,181lbs-4,543lbs
  • Nissan Frontier SV:  4,146lbs-4,507lbs
  • Nissan Frontier Midnight Edition:  4,284lbs-4,507lbs
  • Nissan Frontier Long Bed SV:  4,525-4,639lbs
  • Nissan Frontier Pro-4x:  4,696lbs

The trim level, cab size, and other options will dramatically change the curb weight of your Nissan Frontier truck. These options also impact how much weight you can carry in the bed and cab, and safely pull behind your Nissan Frontier from the trailer hitch. Before you load up the bed of the Frontier with goods or attach a trailer to the hitch, read on for the limitations by trim level and style of pickup. We’ve broken our findings down in an easy to read format to save you considerable time and research, as well as provide you with other need-to-know bits of information about owning a Nissan Frontier.

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Weight of Nissan Frontier by Trim Levels

Below are the curb weights of all trim levels and styles of Nissan Frontier for 2021, accounting for various cab sizes, bed lengths, and other options.

Nissan Frontier S

  • The King Cab Frontier 4×2 weighs 4,181lbs
  • The Crew Cab Frontier 4×2 weighs 4,320lbs
  • The King Cab Frontier 4×4 weighs 4,403lbs
  • The Crew Cab Frontier 4×4 weighs 4,543lbs

Nissan Frontier SV

  • The King Cab SV 4×2 weighs 4,146lbs
  • The Crew Cab SV 4×2 weighs 4,284lbs
  • The King Cab SV 4×4 weighs 4,386lbs
  • The Crew Cab SV 4×4 weighs 4,507lbs

Nissan Frontier Midnight Edition

  • The Crew Cab Midnight Edition 4×2 weighs 4,284lbs
  • The Crew Cab Midnight Edition 4×4 weighs 4,507lbs

Nissan Frontier Long Bed SV

  • The Crew Cab Long Bed SV 4×2 weighs 4,525lbs
  • The Crew Cab Long Bed SV 4×4 weighs 4,639lbs

Nissan Frontier Pro-4X

  • The Crew Cab Pro-4X weighs 4,696lbs

A Nissan Frontier doing a steep crossing test on a company owned test track

What Is The Nissan Frontier’s Maximum Payload?

A pickup truck’s maximum payload refers to the maximum weight your truck can carry on its frame in addition to the curb weight. The amount of weight in the bed, as well as all of the weight carried in the truck’s cab, are considered in this formula. So it’s technically possible to be carrying so much weight in the bed of the Nissan Frontier that you will have a limited amount of passenger weight that can be safely carried in the cab.

Knowing for sure what your Nissan Frontier’s maximum payload will make for safer travel for you and your passengers, as well as avoiding costly damage to the truck itself. Overloading any pickup truck can result in damage to the truck’s frame, axles, and tires. Too much weight will also put a lot of extra work on the engine and transmission, dramatically shortening their life spans. We’ve broken down the payload maximum by trim level and accounted for cab size, bed length, and other factors. 

Nissan Frontier S

  • The King Cab Frontier 4×2 maximum payload is 1,460lbs
  • The Crew Cab Frontier 4×4 maximum payload is 1,460lbs
  • The King Cab Frontier 4×4 maximum payload is 1,430lbs
  • The Crew Cab Frontier 4×4 maximum payload is 1,460lbs

Nissan Frontier SV

  • The King Cab SV 4×2 maximum payload is 1,430lbs
  • The Crew Cab SV 4×2 maximum payload is 1,460lbs
  • The King Cab SV 4×4 maximum payload is 1,360lbs
  • The Crew Cab SV 4×4 maximum payload is 1,360lbs

Nissan Frontier Midnight Edition

  • The Crew Cab Midnight Edition 4×2 maximum payload is 1,460lbs
  • The Crew Cab Midnight Edition 4×4 maximum payload is 1,360lbs

Nissan Frontier Long Bed SV

  • The Crew Cab Long Bed SV 4×2 maximum payload is 1,360lbs
  • The Crew Cab Long Bed SV 4×4 maximum payload is 1,220lbs

Nissan Frontier Pro-4X

  • The Crew Cab Pro-4X maximum payload is 1,020lbs

How Reliable Is The Nissan Frontier?

How long any vehicle lasts depends upon a number of factors. An inordinate amount of “stop and go” driving, overloading the vehicle above its maximum payload, and delaying or ignoring routine maintenance can drastically reduce the lifetime of any car or truck. 

Fortunately, the Nissan Frontier has a much lower than average annual estimated maintenance cost, at just under $500. The mechanical issues that Nissan Frontier owners are faced with tend to be on the moderate side of things, as opposed to many of the Frontier’s competitors. 

The overall reliability of the Nissan Frontier has greatly improved over the last fifteen years. The models from the years 2005 to 2010 were notorious for having transmission issues, costing over $4,000 to replace. This was caused by faulty seals in the Nissan Frontier’s radiator, which cross-contaminated the transmission oil. This led to transmission failure in many Frontier pickup trucks in a five year period. Luckily, these issues have been resolved with newer models, and this hasn’t been a problem.

Should you follow the guidelines set forth in the owner’s manual and stick with the recommended routine maintenance schedules, it’s fair to estimate that your Nissan Frontier can easily reach 100,000 miles on its engine. Many Nissan Frontier owners have reported exceeding 200,000 miles, but they typically aren’t using their Nissan Frontier for a lot of hauling or towing to get that much life out of their truck.

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Can A Nissan Frontier Tow A Camper?

The Nissan Frontier is capable of towing a camper behind it, so long as the camper does not exceed the truck’s towing weight maximum. Before you attach the trailer to the hitch, it’s important to know two pieces of information; what is the towing maximum for this Nissan Frontier, and how much does the camper that is to be attached weigh? We’ve researched the towing maximums for you, and have listed them below. Many, but not all, campers will fall safely within these ranges. But for the sake of safety, it’s critical that you know the weight of what you’re towing to avoid accidents as well as damage to your truck and camper.

Nissan Frontier S

  • The King Cab Frontier 4×2 maximum towing capacity is 6,620lbs
  • The Crew Cab Frontier 4×2 maximum towing capacity is 6,620lbs
  • The King Cab Frontier 4×4 maximum towing capacity is 6,730lbs
  • The Crew Cab Frontier 4×4 maximum towing capacity is 6,730lbs

Nissan Frontier SV

  • The King Cab SV 4×2 maximum towing capacity is 6,720lbs
  • The Crew Cab SV 4×2 maximum towing capacity is 6,640lbs
  • The King Cab SV 4×4 maximum towing capacity is 6,510lbs
  • The Crew Cab SV 4×4 maximum towing capacity is 6,380lbs

Nissan Frontier Midnight Edition

  • The Crew Cab Midnight Edition 4×2 maximum towing capacity is 6,640lbs
  • The Crew Cab Midnight Edition 4×4 maximum towing capacity is 6,380lbs

Nissan Frontier Long Bed SV

  • The Crew Cab Long Bed SV 4×2 maximum towing capacity is 6,250lbs
  • The Crew Cab Long Bed SV 4×4 maximum towing capacity is 6,250lbs

Nissan Frontier Pro-4X

  • The Crew Cab Pro-4X maximum  towing capacity is 6,290lbs

For additional spec information on the Nissan Frontier pickup truck, visit the Nissan USA site here.

Every vehicle has it’s limitations, and it is very helpful to be aware of them before you ever show up at the dealership to purchase your truck. Knowing these limitations will allow you to be more conscientious in regard to what you’re hauling or towing, and will assist in keeping everyone safer on the road.

To read more helpful information about the Nissan Frontier, check out the following posts:

How Long Can a Nissan Frontier Last?

Is the Nissan Frontier a 4 Wheel Drive? (by trim level)

Does the Nissan Frontier Have Apple CarPlay?

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