Compare 2008 Toyota Tacoma vs 2008 Nissan Frontier

2008 Toyota Tacoma
2008 Nissan Frontier
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2WD Reg I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 25 $13,233 $14,280
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $14,040 $15,150
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $14,067 $15,180
2WD Access I4 MT 20 25 $16,257 $17,720
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $16,953 $18,480
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $17,083 $18,620
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $18,289 $19,935
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
4WD Dbl V6 MT 15 18 $22,418 $24,735
4WD Dbl V6 AT 16 20 $23,217 $25,615
4WD Dbl LB V6 AT 16 20 $23,670 $26,115
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2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE 19 23 $15,683 $16,530
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $17,669 $18,630
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $18,426 $19,430
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $18,661 $19,680
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $19,418 $20,480
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,175 $21,280
2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,931 $22,080
4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $20,747 $22,130
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,168 $22,330
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,925 $23,130
4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $21,729 $23,180
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $22,244 $23,730
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Nismo 15 20 $22,290 $23,780
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $22,478 $23,980
4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,226 $24,780
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $23,460 $25,030
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 15 20 $23,553 $25,130
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $23,834 $25,430
4WD King Cab Manual Nismo 15 19 $23,569 $25,430
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,209 $25,830
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,301 $25,930
4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $24,494 $26,430
4WD King Cab Automatic Nismo 14 19 $24,540 $26,480
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 14 19 $25,788 $27,830
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,020 $28,080
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,250 $28,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,233
$15,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,280
$16,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$238 / month
$276 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks. For those of us who don't live on a ranch, the 2008 Nissan Frontier is large enough to haul real people and cargo, but sized for the urban-congestion reality.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.7
Passenger Capacity
3 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- 25.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55.0
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
190.4 205.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 10.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 69.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.2
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 125.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 8.7
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 31.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 30.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
56.7 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.0 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.5 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
52.9 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.5 73.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.26 x 0.71
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.14 x 0.71
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 21.75
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 3.55
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Full-size P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4550 4676
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2685 2531
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1440 1687
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2380 2531
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7500 7936
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1760 1981
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 9.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3800 173 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/164 2.5L/152
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
159 @ 5200 154 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System
EFI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.95 3.58
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 3.64
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.08
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Trans Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Summary
Body Code
- TBD - 125.9" WB
Body Style
Regular Cab King Cab
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tacoma Nissan Frontier
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- TBD - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - 4.08
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder NA

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