Classics & Clunkers

  ©2009 Simon Revere Mouer III, all rights reserved



2012 Nissan Frontier Crew-Cab SL 4x2


This picture is from the 2012 Nissan Brochure showing the Lava Red color. 
In person, it is even more awesome.
The Lava Red changes from a deep red in the shade, to a orange-red, or coppery red, in the sunlight
  Simple luxury - truck style

Functional, rugged, & complete

The SL straight from the showroom to my driveway, before any after-market accessories

Added chrome tailgate appliqué, rear hitch receiver, hitch step, spider-web cargo cover, & front grill guard

Front grill & brush guard

VQ40DE – 4.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine 261 hp @ 5,600 rpm

281 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm

Emissions – Tier 2, Bin 5 (Fed); LEV2-ULEV (CA)

Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) on intake valves

Variable Intake System

Nissan Direct Ignition System

Platinum-tipped spark plugs

Electronic drive-by-wire throttle



5-speed automatic transmission

Switch-operated 2-speed transfer case

2-wheel Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS) – 4x2 only

Hill descent control and hill start assist (automatic transmission)



11.7" Front vented disc/11.3" rear vented disc brakes

4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)


Suspension and Steering

Front: Independent double-wishbone with front stabilizer bar

Rear: Overslung multi-leaf with solid axle

Engine-speed-sensitive power steering




Wheels and Tires

18" x 7.5" 12-spoke machined finished aluminum-alloy wheels

P265/60R18 BFGoodrich® Radial Long Trail® T/A tires

Full-size spare tire



Automatic on/off headlights

Fog lights

Roof rack with crossbars

Step rails

Front tow hook

Splash guards (N/A on SV and SL 4x2 models; STD on PRO-4X and all 4x4 models)

Chrome grille

Upper body-color/lower chrome front bumper and chrome rear bumper

Chrome door handles and outside mirrors

Dual power outside mirrors

Heated outside mirrors

Body-color side moldings

Utili-track® Channel System with four tie-down cleats

Factory-applied spray-on bedliner

Bed rail caps

Locking tailgate and cargo bed light

Front UV-reducing solar glass

Rear privacy glass

Rear window defroster





Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System

Air conditioning

In-cabin microfilter

Power door locks and windows with driver's one-touch auto-down

Remote keyless entry

HomeLink® Universal Transceiver

Cruise control

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Auto-dimming rearview mirror, digital compass and outside temperature display

Front map lights

Two 12-volt DC power outlets

Multi-functional trip computer

Voltage and oil pressure gauges

Dual sun visors with extenders and dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Tilt steering column

First-aid kit

Second-row under-seat storage

Driver’s seatback pocket

Four cup holders, four bottle holders and front and rear door storage pockets

Overhead console with sunglasses storage 


Seating and Appointments

8-way power adjustable driver's seat with adjustable lumbar support

4-way power adjustable passenger's seat

Heated front seats

60/40 split flip-up rear bench seat

Rear fold-down center armrest

Leather-appointed seats

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Metallic gauge and vent accents




Rockford Fosgate-powered audio system with AM/FM/in-dash 6-CD changer

Radio Data System (RDS)

Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls

MP3/WMA CD playback capability

Ten speakers, including subwoofers

Auxiliary audio input jack [*]

SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription – Automatic transmission models only




Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors [*]

Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags [*]

Roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for side-impact and rollover head protection for outboard occupants [*]

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) [*]

3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt (ELR for driver)

Front-seat Active Head Restraints

Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters

LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)

Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones

Hood buckling creases and energy-absorbing steering column

Pipe-style steel side-door guard beams

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)




Vehicle Security System

Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System




Curb Weight
Crew Cab Long Bed Automatic Transmission 4x2  4,478 lbs



Interior passenger volume (cu. ft.) 101.1

Fuel tank (gals.) 21.1

Maximum towing capacity (lbs.) [*] V6 4x2 6,300


Maximum Payload (Lbs.)

Long Bed Automatic Transmission 4x2  1,252


Exterior Dimensions (inches)

Wheelbase (Long Bed)  139.9

Overall length (Long Bed)  219.4

Overall width – without mirrors  72.8

Overall height  With roof rack 73.9

Track width (front/rear)  61.8/61.8


Cargo bed (Long Bed)

Length  73.3

Width  61.4

Width between wheel-wells  44.4

Depth  18.0


Interior Dimensions (inches)

Head room (front/rear) – without moonroof  40.0/38.7

Leg room (front/rear)  42.4/33.6

Hip room (front/rear)  55.6/58.0

Shoulder room (front/rear)  58.3/58.3


Off-road Abilities

Maximum running ground clearance at rear differential (4x2/4x4)  9.8"/10.1"

Angle of approach (4x2/4x4)  30.5°/31.5°

Ángulo de salida (4x2/4x4)  22.1°/22.6°

Ramp over angle (4x2/4x4)  19.8°/20.6°






Tailgate Appliqué - (gift from dealer, regularly$79)
Locking Gas Cap -(NAPA BK7031689 ($15)
Curt Hitch Receiver 13241 ($130)
Brake light T-connector ($18)
Gorilla Guard Locking Wheel Nuts (2 sets - $34)
Spare Tire Lock  (dealer swap for missing tow hook, regularly $37)
Cargo Spider Net ($32)
Truck Cover - Elite Premium EP-TS6 - $91
Cover Cable and Lock - $10
Dust Brush - $6
Hunter Stainless Steel Brush/Grill Guard ($300)
Power Flow Pro-Fit Mud flaps /splash guards (front & rear) ($51)

Hood protector
Side Window Vents