Can You Flat Tow A Nissan Frontier?

Flat towing refers to towing a vehicle with all four wheels on the ground. For the Nissan Frontier, traditional flat towing could potentially cause damage to the drivetrain because the transmission is not designed to be lubricated. At the same time, the vehicle is being towed with all four wheels on the ground.

Therefore, if you need to tow a Nissan Frontier, it is advised to use a flatbed or a trailer and tow the Frontier with all four wheels off the ground. This will prevent any potential damage to the vehicle’s transmission, drivetrain, or other components.

How to flat-tow a Nissan Frontier

To tow your vehicle, follow these general steps.

  1. Make sure the towing vehicle is properly equipped and rated for towing the weight of the vehicle being flat towed.

2. Also, Prepare a flatbed trailer or tow dolly for loading the vehicle. Make sure the trailer or dolly is securely attached to the towing vehicle and is in good working condition.

3. Drive the vehicle to be towed onto the flatbed trailer or onto the tow dolly. Follow the instructions  provided by the trailer or dolly manufacturer for proper loading procedures.

4. Secure the vehicle to the flatbed trailer or tow dolly using appropriate tie-down straps, chains, or other securement devices. Make sure the vehicle is securely fastened in place to prevent shifting during transit.

5. Double-check all connection and attachment to make sure they are tight before continuing towing.

6. Drive the towing vehicle with the flatbed trailer or tow dolly and the vehicle being flat towed at a safe speed. Follow all traffic laws and regulations related to towing.

7. Once you reach your destination, carefully remove the vehicle from the flatbed trailer or the tow dolly following the manufacturer’s instructions.


Overview of the towing capacity of different Nissan Frontier Models

The towing capacity of a Nissan Frontier can vary depending on the specific model, engine, drivetrain, and other factors.

Here’s an overview of the towing capacity of different Nissan Frontier models.

1. Nissan Frontier with the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine: The towing capacity is typically between 3,500 pounds to 3,790 pounds, depending on the configuration.

2.Nissan Frontier with 4.0L V6 engine: Towing capacity ranges from 6,250 pounds to 6,720 pounds, depending on the specific configuration such as 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain.

3.Nissan Frontier Pro-4X model: The Pro-4X trim, which is designed for off-road performance, usually has a towing capacity of approximately 6,240 to 6,480 pounds, this is dependent on the engine and driving conditions.

4.Nissan Frontier SV and SL models: V6 powered by SV and SL trims generally have the same capabilities as the base V6-powered model.

It is important to consult the specific model year and trim level of the Nissan Frontier for accurate towing capacity information, as these figures can vary based on various configuration and options.

Can You Flat-Tow A Nissan Rogue?

The Nissan Rogue, similar to many modern vehicles with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), is not recommended by the manufacturer for flat towing due to potential damage to the transmission.

Towing a car with an automatic transmission, especially a car with a CVT, on a flatbed can cause serious damage if the transmission is not properly lubricated while the vehicle is being towed with all four wheels on the ground.

For the Nissan Rogue, traditional flat towing should be avoided. If you need to tow a Nissan Rogue, it is recommended to use a flatbed trailer or a tow dolly tow the vehicle with all four wheels off the ground in order to prevent any potential transmission damage.


Checking with your Nissan dealership for your model year and trim level is important to stay on top of towing capacity information because these numbers can vary depending on many factors, configuration and selections.

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