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2012 Nissan Frontier

2012 Toyota Tacoma

  2012 Nissan Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto PRO-4X Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Toyota Tacoma 2WD Double I4 AT (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$19,260
$17,125
Invoice $18,264 $16,215
MPG
City/Highway
14/23 15/25
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
6.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line You may not need to go full-size--the 2012 Nissan Frontier pickup truck can cover a lot of the same ground a bigger pickup can. Read Full Review The 2012 Toyota Tacoma's affordable price, fuel-efficiency, and simplicity make it a good, capable alternative for those who don't need a full-size truck. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Trucky styling
  • V-6 is strong
  • Hauls and tows confidently with V-6
  • Crew Cab is spacious
  • Good safety scores

Dislikes:

  • Ride can feel busy
  • Grainy, plasticky interior
  • Bed is six feet long, at best

Likes:

  • Affordability
  • Fuel-efficient four
  • Simple, straightforward controls
  • Strong resale value
  • Reputation for toughness and reliability

Dislikes:

  • Choppy, jittery ride
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Not very maneuverable
  • V-6 models are pricey
  • Bluetooth not widely available
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