Compare 2015 Nissan Frontier vs 2015 Toyota Tacoma

2015 Nissan Frontier
2015 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 $31,081 $32,560
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $24,475 $25,350
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $24,629 $25,510
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 16 22 $22,933 $23,750
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,937 $31,360
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,781 $24,630
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 17 22 $21,921 $22,700
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 17 22 N/A N/A
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $19,956 $20,660
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $22,229 $23,020
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,384 $17,990
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $21,218 $21,970
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,357 $24,190
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $22,798 $23,610
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 17 22 N/A N/A
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $33,286 $35,260
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,783 $28,050
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $30,741 $32,560
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 21 $25,258 $26,450
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $32,107 $34,010
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,383 $27,630
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $29,751 $31,510
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 21 $24,257 $25,400
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 N/A N/A
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $29,978 $31,750
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $25,125 $26,310
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $28,846 $30,550
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $26,011 $27,240
Frontier 4WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 21 N/A N/A
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2WD Access Cab I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,498 $21,865
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,118 $22,525
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $19,654 $20,965
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,463 $23,960
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $21,378 $23,075
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,887 $23,625
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,679 $25,560
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,216 $25,060
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $24,094 $25,700
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $23,250 $24,800
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,533 $27,235
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT TRD Pro 16 21 $34,411 $36,705
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,708 $26,355
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 MT TRD Pro 15 19 $33,494 $35,725
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,620 $28,735
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $26,157 $28,235
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT TRD Pro 16 21 $34,846 $37,615
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $25,342 $27,355
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 MT TRD Pro 15 19 $33,940 $36,635
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,081
$20,498
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,560
$21,865
Monthly Payment Estimate
$543 / month
$364 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Nissan Frontier is one of your best bets if you don't quite need a full-size pickup, but maneuverability and functionality are high on your priority list. The Toyota Tacoma doesn't make a lot of sense, unless it'll live almost exclusively off-road.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 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
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 28.2
Front Head Room (in)
40 40
Second Hip Room (in)
58 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.6 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
219.4 208.1
Height, Overall (in)
70.1 66.1
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.4 56.7
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 10
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.8 42.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60TR18 P215/70SR15
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
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6300 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
630 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6300 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11133 7500
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4507 3645
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5730 4900
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
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
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
550 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 356
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Transmission
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
T T
Body Style
Crew Cab Access Cab
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.13 3.58
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 (Est) 8.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5.0
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
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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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
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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