San Diego Streets Meet Their Match: The Nissan Frontier at Mossy Nissan

San Diego is a city renowned for its pristine beaches, a year-round sunny disposition, and a rich tapestry of cultures that blend harmoniously. A city so vibrant deserves a vehicle that's equally dynamic. Enter the Nissan Frontier.

San Diego isn't just famous for its stunning coastline and world-class zoos. Did you know that this Californian city is home to the first drive-thru restaurant and has more farmers' markets than any other city in America? Now, imagine navigating through these local markets, or cruising down the Pacific Highway in a robust and agile vehicle like the Nissan Frontier.

Overview of the Nissan Frontier

Originating in the mid-'90s, the Frontier heralded Nissan's dedication to crafting a mid-sized pickup that's both rugged and elegant. Over the years, it has gone through multiple iterations, each time evolving to cater to the modern driver's needs. With its powerful performance specs, driving a Frontier feels less like commanding a truck and more like maneuvering a nimble beast.

The safety features packed into this pickup are top-notch. Nissan understands that the busy streets of San Diego, packed with tourists and locals alike, can be challenging. With features like forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, the Frontier is ready for city driving.

When it comes to tech, Nissan is not left behind. Frontier's latest models come with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a touchscreen display, ensuring you're connected even when on the move.

Engine and Performance

The Nissan Frontier is powered by a 3.8L V6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

The Frontier's performance is impressive, especially for a midsize pickup truck. The Frontier can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, which is faster than many other midsize pickup trucks. The Frontier is also very capable off-road, thanks to its available PRO-4X and PRO-X packages.

Towing Capacity

The Nissan Frontier has a maximum towing capacity of 6,720 pounds. This means that the Frontier is capable of towing a variety of trailers, including boat trailers, camper trailers, and utility trailers.

To help with towing, the Frontier comes standard with a tow hitch receiver and wiring harness. The Frontier also has an available trailer brake controller, which helps to control the brakes on the trailer when towing.

The Nissan Frontier offers impressive engine performance and towing capacity. The Frontier is a good choice for drivers who need a pickup truck that can handle both everyday driving and towing tasks.

Safety Features

The Nissan Frontier comes standard with a variety of safety features, including:

  • Nissan Safety Shield 360: This suite of safety features includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and high beam assist.
  • Rearview camera
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

In addition to these standard safety features, the Frontier is also available with the following optional safety features:

  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning
  • Intelligent Around View Monitor
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Intelligent Driver Alertness

Tech Features

The Nissan Frontier comes standard with a variety of tech features, including:

  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility

In addition to these standard tech features, the Frontier is also available with the following optional tech features:

  • 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 12-speaker Fender sound system
  • Navigation system
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Remote start


The Nissan Frontier offers a variety of safety and tech features. The Frontier's safety features help to protect the driver and passengers from collisions, while the tech features help to keep the driver connected and entertained.

The Intriguing World of Pickups

Pickups have a unique history. Originally crafted for utility, these vehicles have now woven their way into the tapestry of American culture. Did you know pickups account for the highest percentage of auto sales in the U.S.?

Mossy Nissan: Your Frontier Awaits

The Frontier's excellence is matched by the dealership that promotes it. Mossy Nissan, a staple in the San Diego community, offers a vast array of vehicles tailored to every need. Whether you're exploring the new inventory or the pre-owned inventory, there’s a Frontier waiting. And for those with an eco-friendly bent, their EV's inventory is worth a look. Their streamlined financing options and special offers make owning a Nissan even more attractive. Not to forget the pre-owned specials offers for those hunting a bargain.


What makes Nissan stand out?
Nissan, a brand synonymous with innovation and quality, has for years been at the forefront of automotive technology and design.

Is the Frontier suitable for city driving?
Absolutely! While rugged and resilient, the Frontier's size and agility make it perfect for city roads.

Final thoughts

San Diego, with its sun-kissed roads and lively streets, deserves a vehicle that matches its spirit. The Nissan Frontier, with its potent blend of power, safety, and style, is that vehicle. And when you're thinking of an upgrade or simply wanting a fresh drive, remember to let San Diego’s heartbeat, Mossy Nissan, be your guide. We invite you to be part of our family and explore the city in a Frontier - the vehicle that understands and mirrors San Diego's dynamism.


San Diego's Ultimate Ride: Nissan Frontier at Mossy Nissan

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