With its not-quite-full size and its not-so-secret off-road persona, the Toyota Tacoma doesn't have many natural competitors.
There's one exactly in its crosshairs: the Nissan Frontier, a mid-size pickup that we think is better suited for everyday drivers thanks to a better interior package, slightly better drivability and a bit less focus on the trailblazing.
Its fraternal twin is the Suzuki Equator, a rare badge-engineered version that Nissan builds alongside the Frontier for Suzuki.
The Honda Ridgeline has a far more spacious interior and more comfortable ride; it's not at all biased toward off-road capability, but instead to toting ATVs, motorcycles, and other paraphernalia in its stubby, cubby-riddled bed.
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|15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||N/A||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6||Gas 4-cyl|
|N/A||N/A||N/A||4WD Standard Pickup Truck||N/A|
|2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (Natl)||N/A||2WD Reg Cab 126" XL||4WD Crew Cab RT||2WD King Cab I4 Manual S|
|Rear Wheel Drive||N/A||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Regular Cab||N/A||Regular Cab Pickup||4 Door Crew Cab||King Cab|