Compare 2014 Nissan Frontier vs 2014 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 $17,252 $17,990
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $19,662 $20,510
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,894 $21,800
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S S 16 22 $21,611 $22,550
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $21,899 $22,850
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $22,463 $23,440
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S S 16 22 $22,616 $23,600
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,017 $24,020
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 22 $23,352 $24,370
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,438 $24,460
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $24,127 $25,180
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S S 16 21 $23,930 $25,250
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $24,280 $25,340
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 22 $24,614 $25,690
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $24,772 $26,140
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S S 15 21 $24,923 $26,300
4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $25,650 $27,070
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,020 $27,460
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,416 $27,880
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 $26,899 $28,390
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $28,184 $30,080
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $29,081 $31,040
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,566 $31,210
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $29,306 $31,280
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 16 22 $30,039 $31,710
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $30,064 $32,090
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $31,719 $33,860
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $32,233 $34,410
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2WD Reg Cab I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab I4 MT 21 25 $17,162 $18,125
2WD Reg Cab I4 AT 19 24 $18,014 $19,025
2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $19,326 $20,615
2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,170 $21,515
4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 21 $20,807 $21,975
2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,790 $22,175
2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $21,053 $22,725
4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $21,876 $23,105
2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,563 $23,275
2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,134 $23,610
4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 21 $22,922 $24,450
2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,891 $24,710
2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,354 $25,210
4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,766 $25,350
4WD Access Cab V6 MT 16 19 $24,379 $26,005
4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,205 $26,885
4WD Double Cab V6 MT 16 19 $25,017 $27,005
4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,833 $27,885
4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,297 $28,385
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,252
$17,162
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,990
$18,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$302 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Nissan Frontier is your best bet when looking to downsize from a full-size pickup, balancing maneuverability and size with utility and comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 -
Passenger Capacity
4 3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 53.6
Second Leg Room (in)
25.4 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.6 8.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.2
Cab to Axle (in)
32.2 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.6 8.1
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 109.6
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 65.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 35.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.5 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.3 73.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18 18
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.4 56.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 41.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 10
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.4 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/75TR15 P215/70SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/75TR15 P215/70SR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7976 7500
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4690 4650
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Styled Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
550 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 356
Engine
Displacement
2.5 L/146 2.7 L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
No No
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 4.22
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.95
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.44
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
King Cab Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.08 3.31
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.08 3.31
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.6 7.9
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
--
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
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Rollover Rating

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