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Vehicle Comparisons:
Nissan Frontier vs Toyota Tacoma

The 2018 Nissan Frontier and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma are two of the best pickup trucks on the market today. We want to ease your search, so we’ve taken these two incredible trucks and put them against each other. Learn about their differences and find out which is best suited for your needs in our Nissan Frontier vs Toyota Tacoma truck comparison.

Nissan Frontier vs. Toyota Tacoma Specs

When it comes to trucks, you need to know what’s under the hood. No matter how a truck is built, it still needs a powerful engine to get the job done, and the Frontier can provide. The base crew cab model features a 4-liter V6 capable of producing up to 261 horsepower with 281 lb-ft of torque. The base model Tacoma only has a 4-cylinder engine that offers 159 horsepower with 180 lb-ft of torque.

Both of these trucks also feature impressive capability. No matter which one you choose, you can tow over 6500 pounds no problem, but the Frontier has an added bonus. The Tacoma offers an impressive 1,440-pound payload capacity, but the Frontier pushes it a step further with an incredible 1,502-pound payload capacity, one of the highest in its class.

2018 Nissan Frontier vs. 2018 Toyota Tacoma Interior

You may not think about interior too much when you’re truck shopping, but after owning one for a short time, you’ll wish you did. Take the time to consider it now. Fortunately, both of these trucks have plenty of interior space, but the Frontier once again pushes it a bit further.

The Tacoma offers 39.7 inches of headroom for front passengers which is plenty of space, but the Frontier can offer 39.9 inches. If you plan to have rear passengers in your truck, however, the Frontier is the clear winner. The Tacoma’s 32.6 inches of rear legroom is a tight fit which is why your crew will prefer the 33.6 inches of legroom available in the Frontier.


Advanced automotive tech isn’t just restricted to crossovers and sedans. Both of these trucks have state of the art infotainment systems. The Tacoma’s Entune system can offer more apps than you’ll need, but the Frontier’s NissanConnect is truly advanced with navigation, entertainment and communication features with incredible response times. You can even operate the entire system using only your voice.

With NissanConnect, you can also make use of SiriusXM emergency services. These systems are so advanced, they can automatically alert the proper authorities when an accident occurs. In addition, you can remotely access some of your truck’s features from your smartphone.

2018 Nissan Frontier vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

While both of these light duty pickup trucks were close in our 2018 Nissan Frontier vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma truck comparison, the 2018 Nissan Frontier wins in the end. With its superior performance, interior and tech, the Frontier is the ideal choice for any driver looking for a quality pickup in the Brockton, Stoughton and Randolph areas. Head to your local Nissan dealer, Nissan 24, to take one for a spin. Our friendly team can show off every inch of this incredible truck for you. Contact us today!