The entry-level Frontier S enters the 21st century by gaining basic conveniences like A/C and cruise control.

Nissan has announced a number of minor tweaks to its Frontier midsize pickup for 2014, with the most significant being a healthy infusion of standard equipment into the entry-level S trim.

While manual-transmission S trucks equipped with the King Cab soldier on with precious little in the way of convenience features, the new model year has been kinder to the rest of the S lineup, with air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, steering wheel audio and Bluetooth controls and an upgraded audio system added as standard kit.

Despite the added content, pricing has increased only $280 over 2013, with MSRPs ranging from $20,270 for the S King Cab 4x2 automatic to $26,060 for the S Crew Cab 4x4 auto.

Other upgrades include an enhanced navigation system with smartphone integration, enhanced voice recognition and device control, and one-shot destination entry, as well as the addition of an available NissanConnect Apps system with streaming audio, Pandora radio capability, hands-free text messaging assistant and more. SiriusXM TravelLink (fuel prices, movie times, stock updates, sports scores) and SiriusXM Weather are also newly optional.

Finally, several trims get heated seats as standard, while new wheel designs have been fitted to all but the S.

The 2014 Nissan Frontier is on sale now.