Compare 2008 Nissan Frontier vs 2008 Toyota Tacoma

2008 Nissan Frontier
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2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,301 $25,930
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,925 $23,130
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,931 $22,080
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $23,834 $25,430
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 15 20 $23,553 $25,130
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,168 $22,330
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,175 $21,280
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $18,661 $19,680
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $17,669 $18,630
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE 19 23 $15,683 $16,530
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $22,244 $23,730
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Nismo 15 20 $22,290 $23,780
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $19,418 $20,480
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $18,426 $19,430
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,250 $28,330
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,209 $25,830
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,226 $24,780
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,020 $28,080
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 14 19 $25,788 $27,830
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $23,460 $25,030
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $22,478 $23,980
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $24,494 $26,430
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic Nismo 14 19 $24,540 $26,480
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $21,729 $23,180
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual Nismo 15 19 $23,569 $25,430
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $20,747 $22,130
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2WD Access I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $17,083 $18,620
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT 20 25 $16,257 $17,720
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $16,953 $18,480
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $18,289 $19,935
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
Tacoma 2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
Tacoma 2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $14,067 $15,180
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT 20 25 $13,233 $14,280
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $14,040 $15,150
Tacoma 4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
Tacoma 4WD Dbl LB V6 AT 16 20 $23,670 $26,115
Tacoma 4WD Dbl V6 AT 16 20 $23,217 $25,615
Tacoma 4WD Dbl V6 MT 15 18 $22,418 $24,735
Tacoma 4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,301
$17,083
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,930
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 35.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 53.6
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 28.2
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
58.0 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
10.1 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.9 65.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
- TBD - 127.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.6 - 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
205.5 208.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.0 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 41.5
Tailgate Width (in)
58.8 52.9
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
59.5 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
38.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 56.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- TBD - 21.0
Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.55 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
21.75 42.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R17 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P265/65R17 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R17 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6300 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
630 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2007 1555
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2380
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 7500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2357 1955
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5730 4850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2685
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/241 2.7L/164
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 159 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 1.53
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.48 2.80
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/OD NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Body Style
Crew Cab Access Cab
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.13 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
NA Ladder

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