• USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 3/23/2012 12:03pm PDT

    When I was the market to replace my '95 GMC Sonoma I was going to get another GMC until I heard GM was going to put an I-5 in place of the 4.3 V6. I'm glad I did not buy the GM because the I-5 was a POS from the get-go.
    I looked at the Tacoma and Frontier. What swayed me away from the Tacoma was the composite bed and partial 'C' channel frame on the Tacoma. Pickup trucks have a light enough rear end without making them lighter by using a composite bed and 'C' channel frame.
    The Frontier came with the same genes as it's big brother the Titan(full channel frame) so this was in my mind way to build a truck be it full size or midsize. Plus the 4.0 Litre was a bored out 3.5 which has been rated as as one of the better engine out there.

  • jdl50cc avatar jdl50cc Posted: 3/22/2012 11:49am PDT

    We compared the Tacoma and Frontier when we purchased our 2006 model. We decided that both the Tacoma and Frontier were good choices. However, what swayed us to the Tacoma was the rear seat. The rear seat in the Tacoma is great, not only for a truck, but for any compact four-door vehicle. We use it as our "sedan" as well as our truck. The Frontier's rear seat, however, was awful. You claim that it is more comfortable than the Tacoma's, but did you actually try sitting back there? The back rest is almost vertical, and not a place I'd put anyone I like for more than 5-10 minutes. It's out of the question as a place to sit for an extended trip. Why bother having four doors?

  • shocker avatar shocker Posted: 3/24/2012 8:57am PDT

    I have the 11 Tacoma with the 2.7 ltr 4 cyl., auto, prerunner access cab sr5. Well built and reliable is how I rate it after 17,000 miles with fuel mileage at 20-21 mpg every tank. I prefer the look of the Tacoma over the Nissan and I'm sure either one would be a better choice over the Colorado/Canyon sisters.

  • fb_100000641225953 avatar Bill Posted: 3/16/2013 1:35pm PDT

    Check the prices for used units and you will find that the Tacoma holds its value much better than the Frontier and I think it is put together better than the Frontier.