2018 Nissan Frontier Towing Capacity

The Nissan Frontier was introduced into Nissan’s lineup as their first full-size pickup truck in 1997 and is still made today. The Frontier is one of the most popular vehicles in the USA and has many features consumers expect from today’s trucks including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2018 Nissan Frontier?

A 2018 Nissan Frontier has a maximum towing capacity of 6,710 pounds when properly equipped.

The 2018 Nissan Frontier tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.

There’s a bit more to know about the 2018 Nissan Frontier tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.

How Much Can The 2018 Nissan Frontier Tow?

The 2018 Nissan Frontier has a towing capacity of 6,710 pounds.

The 2018 Nissan Frontier tow capacity is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.

You can always reach out to your local Nissan dealership for details to confirm how much your Frontier can tow.

2018 Nissan Frontier Towing Capacity Chart

2018 Frontier Tow Capacity By Trim Level

There are seven total trim levels for the 2018 Frontier, and some engines are not available on certain trims, so they’ll each have different max towing limits.

Here’s the max tow capacity broken down for each trim level on the 2018 Nissan Frontier:

2018 Nissan Frontier Trim LevelTowing Capacity
2018 Nissan Frontier S6,640 pounds
2018 Nissan Frontier SV6,710 pounds
2018 Nissan Frontier DR6,690 pounds
2018 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X6,450 pounds
2018 Nissan Frontier SL6,480 pounds
2018 Nissan Frontier Towing Capacity by Trim Level Chart

Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain

2018 Frontier Engine Sizes

There are two engines option for the 2018 Frontier: a 2.4L V4 engine and a 4.0L V6 engine.

2018 Nissan Frontier 2.4L V4 Engine Towing Capacity: 3,790 pounds

2018 Nissan Frontier 4.0L V6 Engine Towing Capacity: 6,710 pounds

2018 Frontier Drivetrain Options

The 2018 Nissan Frontier drivetrain options are 4×2 and 4×4.

2018 Nissan Frontier 4×2 Tow Capacity: 6,710 pounds

2018 NIssan Frontier 4×4 Tow Capacity: 6,690 pounds

Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2018 Nissan Frontier engine. Your Nissan Frontier may have a lower towing capacity based on the drivetrain, axle ratio, and if your vehicle has a towing package installed.

2018 Nissan Frontier Payload Capacity

The maximum payload capacity of the 2018 Nissan Frontier is 1,460 pounds.

2018 Nissan Frontier Payload Capacity Chart
2018 Nissan Frontier Payload Capacity Chart

Note that the max payload capacity of your 2018 Frontier will vary based on factors like the engine type, drivetrain and whether or not a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler is installed.

You can always contact your local dealership for extra details if you’re unsure of your vehicle’s payload capability.

2018 Nissan Frontier Tow Package

The 2018 Frontier does not come with a tow package installed, but it is available as an add-on for specific trim levels.

The Nissan Frontier towing package includes a hitch receiver, 4-pin and 7-pin wiring harness, and a trailer brake controller.

We recommend selecting the tow package so that your Frontier is ready for towing and is properly equipped from the get-go.

Nissan Frontier towing a travel trailer
The Nissan Frontier has a max towing capacity of 6,710 pounds, making it capable of pulling medium-sized loads.

2018 Nissan Frontier Towing Capacity Vs Competitors

The 2018 Nissan Frontier has a maximum tow capacity of 6,710 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty pulling.  This number is similar to its main competitors, the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 Nissan Frontier.

Here are some similar vehicles to the Nissan Frontier and their towing capacities below:

2018 Chevy Colorado Towing Capacity: 7,700 pounds

2018 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity: 6,400 pounds

2018 Honda Ridgeline Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds

2018 GMC Canyon Towing Capacity: 7,000 pounds  

2018 Nissan Trucks Towing Capacity Chart

ModelTowing Capacity
2018 Nissan Titan XD12,640 pounds
2018 Nissan Titan9,740 pounds
2018 Nissan Frontier6,710 pounds
2018 Nissan Trucks Towing Capacity Chart

Data Accuracy

We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2018 Nissan Frontier Owner’s Manual on Mopar’s site and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.

Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with a 2018 Nissan Frontier.

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