Compare 2013 Nissan Frontier vs 2013 Toyota Tacoma

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2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,063 $17,990
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $18,955 $19,990
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,289 $21,400
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S S 16 22 $20,884 $22,030
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $21,282 $22,450
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $21,840 $23,040
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S S 16 22 $21,877 $23,080
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $22,521 $23,760
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 22 $22,643 $23,890
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $22,738 $23,990
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,419 $24,710
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S S 16 21 $23,179 $24,730
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,703 $25,010
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 22 $23,826 $25,140
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $24,124 $25,740
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S S 15 21 $24,161 $25,780
4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $24,919 $26,590
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $25,293 $26,990
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $25,686 $27,410
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 $26,089 $27,840
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $27,175 $29,330
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $27,998 $30,220
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $28,285 $30,530
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $28,660 $30,590
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,128 $31,090
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $28,969 $31,270
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $30,791 $33,240
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $31,300 $33,790
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2WD Reg Cab I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab I4 MT 21 25 $16,688 $17,625
2WD Reg Cab I4 AT 19 24 $17,540 $18,525
2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $19,138 $20,415
2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $19,982 $21,315
4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 20 $20,334 $21,475
2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,697 $22,075
2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,868 $22,525
4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $21,402 $22,605
2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,471 $23,175
2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,040 $23,510
4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $22,735 $24,250
2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,798 $24,610
2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,261 $25,110
4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,579 $25,150
4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,192 $25,805
4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,018 $26,685
2WD Access Cab V6 MT X-Runner 16 21 $25,103 $26,775
4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,832 $26,805
4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,648 $27,685
4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,111 $28,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,063
$16,688
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,990
$17,625
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$294 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Nissan Frontier is the best alternative to a full-size pickup: it's maneuverable, manageable, and a bit more conscious of gas mileage. If you don't truly need a full-size truck, the Toyota Tacoma's price and simplicity could make it a viable alternative--but it can get expensive, and its ride and gas mileage will have you reconsidering your motives.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 53.6
Second Leg Room (in)
25.4 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.1
Passenger Capacity
4 3
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 109.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.7 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
31.3 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
205.5 190.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.7 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 65.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 41.5
Tailgate Width (in)
58.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.3 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
30.9 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.0 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.5 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.7 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.7 10.83 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.4 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 3.43
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA N/A
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA N/A
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA N/A
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4690 4650
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2531 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2039 1823
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7936 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2531 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1669 1492
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 9.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
N/A - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas i4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.636 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.077 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.580 3.95
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.360 1.44
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.811 0.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
NA 109" WB
Body Style
Extended Cab Pickup Regular Cab
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Leaf-Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5 (2011)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- --
Rollover Rating
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