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Compare 2014 Nissan Frontier vs 2014 Toyota Tacoma

2014 Nissan Frontier
2014 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 $30,039 $31,710
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $24,127 $25,180
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $24,280 $25,340
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 16 22 $22,616 $23,600
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,566 $31,210
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,438 $24,460
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 22 $21,611 $22,550
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 22 $24,614 $25,690
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $19,662 $20,510
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $21,899 $22,850
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,252 $17,990
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,894 $21,800
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,017 $24,020
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $22,463 $23,440
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 22 $23,352 $24,370
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $32,233 $34,410
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,416 $27,880
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $30,064 $32,090
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 21 $24,923 $26,300
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $31,719 $33,860
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,020 $27,460
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $29,081 $31,040
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 21 $23,930 $25,250
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 $26,899 $28,390
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $29,306 $31,280
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $24,772 $26,140
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $28,184 $30,080
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $25,650 $27,070
Select style
2WD Access Cab I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,170 $21,515
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,790 $22,175
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $19,326 $20,615
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,134 $23,610
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $21,053 $22,725
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,563 $23,275
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,354 $25,210
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,891 $24,710
Tacoma 2WD Reg Cab I4 AT 19 24 $18,014 $19,025
Tacoma 2WD Reg Cab I4 MT 21 25 $17,162 $18,125
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,766 $25,350
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 21 $22,922 $24,450
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,205 $26,885
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 MT 16 19 $24,379 $26,005
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,297 $28,385
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,833 $27,885
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 MT 16 19 $25,017 $27,005
Tacoma 4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $21,876 $23,105
Tacoma 4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 21 $20,807 $21,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,039
$20,170
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,710
$21,515
Monthly Payment Estimate
$529 / month
$359 / 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 53.6
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 24.6
Front Head Room (in)
40 40
Second Hip Room (in)
58 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 35.2
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.6 8.1
Wheelbase (in)
139.9 127.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.2
Cab to Axle (in)
32.2 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.6 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
219.4 208.1
Height, Overall (in)
70.1 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 41.5
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
Brakes
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)
11.7 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.8 42
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60TR18 P215/70SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60TR18 P215/70SR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
630 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6300 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6300 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6300 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
630 350
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5730 4900
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11133 7500
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
550 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 356
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0 L/241 2.7 L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76 2.39
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 2.80
Transfer Case Model
None None
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
No No
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 1.53
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
T T
Body Style
Crew Cab Access Cab
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.13 3.58
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.13 3.58
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.0 8.6
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
--
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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