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2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab


   The 2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab sizzles under any sun—or cloud for that matter. It’s equipped with a slick satin chrome grille, functional fog lights, and cool Desert Runner® graphics. Inside, it’s got embroidered sport cloth front seats, and racing-inspired, white-faced gauges. It has a Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System that you can activate through steering wheel-mounted controls, and a USB port for your iPod® that lets you listen to what you want when you want.

Pumping out up to 261 hp and a massive 281 lb-ft of torque, Frontier’s available V6 engine gets the job done. With a towing capacity of up to 6,710-lbs, you can bring along just about anything you need. Whether you choose a Crew Cab Standard Bed, a King Cab® Standard Bed or a Crew Cab Long Bed, there’s plenty of room for cargo.And with an available spray-on protective bed-liner, you won’t need to worry about tossing it in gently. There’s even an available Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) feature that allows you to choose ethanol E85, standard gasoline or any mixture of the two fuels.

2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab

When a wheel begins to slip, the Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS) system automatically brakes the slipping wheel (or wheels) and sends additional power to the wheels with the best traction.

When starting on an incline, the available hill start assist can keep you from rolling backwards. It holds brake pressure for a few seconds, giving you time to switch from the brakes to the accelerator. Conversely, the available hill descent control can help you drive down a steep grade in 4WD, by maintaining your speed and brake pressure.

When 4×4 mode isn’t enough, the PRO-4X®—Frontier’s ultimate off-roader—delivers. Just flip the switch to activate the electronic locking rear differential. This feature delivers equal power to both rear wheels to boost traction and help keep your truck moving forward.

Available Bilstein® shocks were built to meet the demands of all your urban and off-road adventures. Their reputation for quality design means you’ll experience responsive handling and incredible comfort wherever Frontier takes you.

2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab

2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab Mechanical


VQ40DE : 4.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

261 hp @ 5,600 rpm : Standard

281 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm : Standard

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

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

Nissan Induction Control System : Standard

Nissan Direct Ignition System : Standard

Platinum-tipped spark plugs : Standard

Electronic drive-by-wire throttle : Standard

Flexible Fuel Vehicle (automatic transmission only) : Optional


5-speed automatic transmission (4×2) [*] : Standard


11.70″ x 1.10″ front and 11.30″ x 0.70″ rear vented disc brakes : Standard

4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) : Standard

Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) : Standard

Suspension / Steering

Independent double-wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar : Standard

Overslung multi-leaf rear suspension with solid axle : Standard

Bilstein® off-road performance shock absorbers [*] : Standard

Engine-speed-sensitive power steering : Standard

2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab Exterior


16″ x 7.0″ 6-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels : Standard

265/75R16 mud- and snow-rated all-terrain tires : Standard

Full-size spare tire : Standard


Fog lights : Standard

Satin chrome grille : Standard

Body-color front bumper : Standard

Body-color rear bumper : Standard

Black door handles and mirrors : Standard

Dual power outside mirrors : Standard

Sliding rear window : Standard

Rear privacy glass : Standard

Locking tailgate and cargo bed light : Standard

Tailgate spoiler : Standard

Bed rail caps : Standard

Front UV-reducing solar glass : Standard

2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab Interior


5.0″ color display : Standard

Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System [*] : Standard

Hands-free text messaging assistant [*] : Standard

Siri® Eyes Free [*] : Standard

Air conditioning : Standard

In-cabin microfilter : Standard

Remote keyless entry : Standard

Power door locks : Standard

Power windows with driver’s one-touch auto-down : Standard

Cruise control : Standard

Variable intermittent windshield wipers : Standard

Front map lights : Standard

Two 12-volt DC power outlets : Standard

Multi-functional trip computer : Standard

Voltage and oil pressure gauges : Standard

Sun visors with vanity mirrors and extension : Standard

Tilt steering column : Standard

Second-row under-seat storage : Standard

Four cup holders : Standard

Two bottle holders : Standard

Overhead console with sunglasses storage : Standard

Driver’s seatback pocket : Standard


8-way manual driver’s seat : Standard

4-way manual front passenger’s seat : Standard

Driver’s seat adjustable lumbar support : Standard

Forward-facing rear flip-up seats : Standard

Frontier embroidered cloth seat trim : Standard

White contrast interior stitching : Standard

White-faced gauges with satin chrome bezels : Standard

2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab Audio/Entertainment

AM/FM/CD audio system with four speakers : Standard

Illuminated steering wheel-mounted audio controls : Standard

MP3/WMA CD playback capability : Standard

Radio Data System (RDS) : Standard

Auxiliary audio input jack [*] : Standard

USB connection port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices [*] : Standard

SiriusXM® Satellite Radio [*] : Standard

Streaming audio via Bluetooth® wireless technology [*] : Standard

2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab Safety

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

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

Roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for side-impact with rollover sensor [*] : Standard

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS) [*] : Standard

Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS) : Standard

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

Front-seat Active Head Restraints : Standard

Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters : Standard

LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) : Standard

Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones : Standard

Hood buckling creases and energy-absorbing steering column : Standard

Pipe-style steel side-door guard beams : Standard

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) [*] : Standard

2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab Security

Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System : Standard

2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab Dimensions

Exterior (inches)

Wheelbase : 125.9

Overall length : 205.5

Overall width without mirrors : 72.8

Overall height without roof-rack : 69.7

Track width : 61.8

Bed length : 73.3

Bed width (maximum) : 61.4

Bed width (between wheel wells) : 44.4

Bed depth : 18.0


4×2 Maximum running ground clearance at rear differential (inches) : 9.8

4×2 Angle of approach (degrees) : 31.5

4×2 Angle of departure (degrees) : 22.6

4×2 Break-over angle (degrees) : 19.5


Head room (front) without moonroof : 39.7

Head room (rear) : 36.6

Leg room (front) : 42.2

Leg room (rear) : 25.4

Hip room (front) : 55.8

Hip room (rear) : 55.0

Shoulder room (front) : 58.3

Shoulder room (rear) : 54.9

2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab Capacities

Seating capacity : 4

Fuel tank (gals.) : 21.1

Interior passenger volume (cu. ft.) : 87.7

Maximum towing capacity (lbs.)

V6 4×2 [*] : 6,710

Maximum payload (lbs.)

4×2 Automatic Transmission : 1,429

2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab Curb Weights

Base total (lbs)

4×2 Automatic Transmission : 4,174

2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab NissanConnect℠

2017 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner King Cab Fuel Economy

5-speed automatic : 22 Highway 16 City*




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