Nissan Frontier vs. Toyota Tacoma

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Key Specs

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.37 / 5
43 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
152 - 261 hp
159 - 278 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC I4
4.0L DOHC V6
3.5L Atkinson
2.7L I

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 - 39.9 in.
39.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
25.4 - 33.6 in.
24.6 - 32.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.6 - 38.6 in.
34.9 - 38.3 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
2 - 5

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/75TR15 - P265/70TR16
P245/75SR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
125.9 in.
127.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
43.3 - 43.6 ft.
40.6 ft.

Width

Width
72.8 in.
74.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Horsepower

Horsepower
152 - 261 hp
159 - 278 hp

Torque

Torque
171 - 281 ft. lbs.
180 - 265 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
3500 - 6300 lbs.
3500 - 6400 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 - 630 lbs.
350 - 640 lbs.

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 - 21 mpg
19 - 21 mpg

City

City
15 - 19 mpg
17 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 - 23 mpg
20 - 22 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier
Toyota Tacoma 4WD

Body Style

Body Style
Crew Cab - King Cab
Access Cab - Double Cab

Body Code

Body Code
T
T

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4 - 5
2, 4, 5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap
4700 - 5816 lbs.
5600 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
17 - 21 mpg.
18 - 20 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 - 19 mpg.
17 - 19 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 - 23 mpg.
20 - 22 mpg.

Gross Combined Wt Rating

Gross Combined Wt Rating
7936 - 11230 lbs.
11360 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 - 6300 lbs.
3500 - 6400 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 - 630 lbs.
350 - 640 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 - 6300 lbs.
3500 - 6400 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 - 630 lbs.
350 - 640 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
3500 - 6300 lbs.
3500 - 6400 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 - Regular Unleaded V-6
Regular Unleaded I-4 - Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.5 L/146 - 4.0 L/241
2.7 L/164 - 3.5 L/211

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Port/Direct Injection - Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
5 - 6
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58, 3.84, 4.37
3.60 - 3.98

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08, 2.35, 2.52
2.02 - 2.09

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36, 1.53, 1.74
1.32 - 1.49

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.28
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81, 0.84, 1.00
0.69 - 0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77
0.58 - 0.71

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76, 3.64, 3.97
3.39 - 3.73

Trans PTO Access

Trans PTO Access
No
No

Transfer Case Model

Transfer Case Model
Electronic - None
Electronic

Transfer Case Power Take Off

Transfer Case Power Take Off
No
No

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4, 9.3, 10.4
8.8 - 9.8

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - 130
130

Engine Oil Cooler

Engine Oil Cooler
None
None - Regular Duty

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf
Leaf

Axle Type - Front

Axle Type - Front
Independent
Independent

Axle Type - Rear

Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle
Rigid Axle

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.13, 3.36, 3.54, 3.69, 4.08
3.91 - 4.30

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.13, 3.36, 3.54, 3.69, 4.08
3.91 - 4.30

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/75TR15 - P265/70TR16
P245/75SR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/75TR15 - P265/70TR16
P245/75SR16

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Full-Size
Full-Size

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
15 X 6.5 - 16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 6.5 - 16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 7 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Full-Size in.
Full-Size in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel
Styled Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel
Styled Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
43.3 - 43.6 ft.
40.6 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Front Disc/Rear Drum

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 - 11.7 in.
10.8 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 in.
10 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal.
21.1 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 - 39.9 in.
39.7 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in.
58.3 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.6 - 55.8 in.
57.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.6 - 38.6 in.
34.9 - 38.3 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
25.4 - 33.6 in.
24.6 - 32.6 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.9 - 58.3 in.
56.5 - 58.9 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
55 - 58 in.
51.7 - 56.3 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
125.9 in.
127.4 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.8 in.
74.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
68.7 - 70.1 in.
70.6 in.

Cargo Box Length @ Floor

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
59.5 - 73.3 in.
60.5 - 73.7 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear
61.4 in.
56.7 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Floor

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
61.4 in.
56.7 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
44.4 in.
41.5 in.

Cargo Box (Area) Height

Cargo Box (Area) Height
18 in.
19.1 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Frontier
Tacoma

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Small Pick-up
Small Pick-up

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Crew Cab - King Cab
Access Cab - Double Cab

Body Cab Style

Body Cab Style
Crew Cab - Extended Cab
Crew Cab - Extended Cab

Bed Style

Bed Style
regular
regular composite

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.5 - 4.0
2.7 - 3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum - iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4 - 6
4 - 6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4