Compare 2013 Nissan Frontier vs 2013 Toyota Tacoma

2013 Nissan Frontier
2013 Toyota Tacoma
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2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,128 $31,090
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,419 $24,710
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,703 $25,010
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 16 22 $21,877 $23,080
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $28,660 $30,590
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $22,738 $23,990
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 22 $20,884 $22,030
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 22 $23,826 $25,140
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $18,955 $19,990
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $21,282 $22,450
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,063 $17,990
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,289 $21,400
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $22,521 $23,760
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $21,840 $23,040
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 22 $22,643 $23,890
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $31,300 $33,790
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $25,686 $27,410
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $28,969 $31,270
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 21 $24,161 $25,780
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $30,791 $33,240
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $25,293 $26,990
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $27,998 $30,220
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 21 $23,179 $24,730
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 $26,089 $27,840
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $28,285 $30,530
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $24,124 $25,740
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $27,175 $29,330
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $24,919 $26,590
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2WD Access Cab I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $19,982 $21,315
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,697 $22,075
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $19,138 $20,415
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,040 $23,510
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 MT X-Runner 16 21 $25,103 $26,775
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,868 $22,525
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,471 $23,175
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,261 $25,110
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,798 $24,610
Tacoma 2WD Reg Cab I4 AT 19 24 $17,540 $18,525
Tacoma 2WD Reg Cab I4 MT 21 25 $16,688 $17,625
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,579 $25,150
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $22,735 $24,250
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,018 $26,685
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,192 $25,805
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,111 $28,185
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,648 $27,685
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,832 $26,805
Tacoma 4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $21,402 $22,605
Tacoma 4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 20 $20,334 $21,475
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,128
$19,982
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,090
$21,315
Monthly Payment Estimate
$518 / month
$355 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 24.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
58.0 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 34.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
139.9 127.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.8 - 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)
219.4 208.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.8 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.9 66.1
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
38.8 - 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 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.4 - TBD -
Brakes
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)
11.7 x 1.1 10.83 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes 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
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.8 42.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 3.43
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
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
P265/60R18 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
P265/60R18 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA N/A
Spare Tire Size
P265/60R18 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)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6300 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
630 350
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5730 4900
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3296 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2434 2109
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11113 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3324 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2073 1726
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
N/A - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/241 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 159 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.764 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.353 1.53
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.842 2.80
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.529 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.839 NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
NA 127" WB
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup Access Cab
Suspension
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 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
NA - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4 (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
--
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
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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