2016 Nissan Frontier vs. 2016 Toyota Tacoma Brockton MA
For no-nonsense utility without the hassle of a giant vehicle, drivers can turn to one of two trucks: the 2016 Nissan Frontier or the Toyota Tacoma. Both are the true midsize trucks left in a segment that, for some reason, keeps trying to compete with its big brothers. The Tacoma and the Frontier know where they stand, providing usefulness in a convenient and easy-to-maneuver package.
The only question is which one to choose? Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton drivers may notice the similarities between the two trucks, but the Nissan Frontier edges out the Toyota Tacoma in several critical categories. Read on to learn exactly what those advantages are or come experience them for yourself by taking the 2016 Nissan Frontier on a test drive at Nissan 24.
Nissan Frontier Exterior vs. Toyota Tacoma Exterior
Chances are that style won’t matter much to the average truck user. Those who do care will have to choose between the Frontier and Tacoma according to what’s their cup of tea. Both small pickups show many similar traits, as would be expected of a truck’s constrained design requirements. The Tacoma clearly opts to be showier with bulging fender flares, an exaggerated character line, and a front grille that gapes like an out-of-water fish desperate for air. An optional fake hood scoop tops off the I-want-to-be-seen cake.
The Frontier, by contrast, has a more conservative and elegant look. Solid but gently curved sides, understated fender flares, and a more classically handsome front grille and fascia combination all lend a sense of subtlety to the Frontier. A chrome rear bumper, a wider cargo box, and a standard cargo lamp similarly proclaim that the Frontier is here to work, not play.
2016 Nissan Frontier Interior vs. 2016 Toyota Tacoma Interior
The interiors of both the Frontier and the Tacoma are comparable. Both offer available comforts such as cup holders, automatic windows, quality sound systems, and color display infotainment screens.
Like its exterior, the Frontier is more restrained in its approach. In fact, one might even describe the interior as spartan, especially compared to the Tacoma’s frillier accents. Indeed, you won’t find any crazy patterns or attention-drawing circular A/C vents in the Frontier, but you will find handy features like fold-flat rear seats and a hidden cargo bin. Small differences like these translate to bigger gaps in how you intend to use your truck.
Nissan Frontier Performance vs. Toyota Tacoma Performance
With both vehicles featuring standard V6s and available inline four-cylinder engines, the 2016 Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma yet again appear neck and neck. However, the Nissan has 15 more lb-ft of torque when comparing V6 powertrains. V6 Frontiers also can haul 130 more pounds than the V6 or I-4 Tacoma.
Another key difference between the Tacoma and the Frontier is that Toyota felt content to use drum brakes in the rear. Nissan, on the other hand, opted for full four-wheel disc brakes to give drivers more control on the road while keeping them generally safer.
As for ride comfort and handling, the Frontier was ranked as better than the Tacoma by Motor Trend, both when without a payload in the rear and especially with one.
Nissan Truck Safety vs. Toyota Truck
The Frontier scored higher than the Tacoma in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s roof strength test, a key indicator of safety during rollovers.
Test Drive the 2016 Nissan Frontier at Nissan 24!
Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton drivers can experience firsthand the difference in attitude and approach between the 2016 Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma by coming to Nissan 24 for a test drive. You can sample the various sizes and trims that the Frontier has to offer and decide for yourself which truck you would want to take home. Schedule your test drive online today!