Auto Review: 2011 Nissan Frontier King Cab Pro-X

Nissan is well known for its auto manufacturing prowess. And it’s well known as well for its King Cab, a pickup with some pick up. The 2011 Nissan Frontier King Cab Pro-X is no let down.

The engine is nothing to shake a stick at. Built on a 4.0-liter block and a DOHC 24-valve valvetrain, the V6 kicks out 261 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 281 pound feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. Maximum rpm is 6,000. It’s also fitted with platinum-tipped spark plugs.

Well, if that doesn’t impress you then let’s move on. The Nissan King Cab contains a Nissan Induction Control System and electronic direct ignition. The Pro-X also comes in either a 4X4 or a 4X2 drive configuration.

The 2011 Nissan Frontier King Cap Pro-X offers a 5- or 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic transmission.

The steering system is engine speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion. The brake system is 11.7 x 1.1, 2-piston vented disc. The suspension is independent double wishbone and has a stabilizer bar on the front. The rear suspension is overslung multi-leaf.

Available options include iPod interface and portable navigation, splash guards, floor mats, a special technology package, sliding bed extender and sliding bed divider, and a tow hitch package.

You can expect 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway for fuel economy on the 4X2 and 14 and 19, respectively, with the 4X4. The 2011 Nissan Frontier King Cab Pro-X is a decent midsize pickup for the true pickup lover.