Frontier customers who crave off-roading will prefer the Pro-4X variant which adds an electronic locking differential, Bilstein off-road shock absorbers, and underbody skid plates. Nissan also claims the truck’s front and rear suspensions provide excellent handling on- and off-road due to new hydraulic cab mounts, urethane jounce bumpers, and larger front and rear stabilizer bars.
Without question, the Ranger Tremor is the off-roading enthusiast’s choice (until a Ranger Raptor arrives, that is). The Tremor has a lifted suspension, redesigned front knuckles, Fox dampers, and specially-tuned shocks. A multi-leaf rear spring allows for increased wheel travel and engineers reduced anti-roll bar stiffness.
The Frontier has a maximum towing capacity of 6,720 pounds and standard Hill Descent Control on 4WD models, which also feature a shift-on-the-fly system with 2WD/4HI/4LO modes. A limited-slip system further improves power transfer to the wheels. The Ranger Tremor has four unique drive modes and Trail Control, skid plates, and a rear locking differential. It has a 7,500-pound towing capacity.