Compare 2016 Nissan Frontier vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma

2016 Nissan Frontier
2016 Toyota Tacoma
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2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $25,274 $26,180
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $25,428 $26,340
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 16 22 $23,704 $24,550
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $30,252 $31,690
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $24,580 $25,460
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 17 22 $22,692 $23,500
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $20,727 $21,460
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $22,913 $23,730
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,672 $18,290
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $21,902 $22,680
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $24,156 $25,020
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $23,598 $24,440
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $33,597 $35,590
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $27,574 $28,880
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $31,524 $33,390
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 21 $26,021 $27,250
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $32,419 $34,340
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $27,174 $28,460
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $30,534 $32,340
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 $27,583 $28,890
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $30,760 $32,580
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $25,916 $27,140
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2WD Access Cab I4 AT SR
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT SR 19 23 $22,181 $23,660
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT SR5 19 23 $24,135 $25,745
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 AT SR5 19 24 $25,645 $27,355
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 AT TRD Sport 19 24 $28,149 $30,025
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT SR 19 23 $22,687 $24,490
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT SR5 19 23 $24,675 $26,635
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT SR5 19 24 $26,722 $28,845
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT TRD Sport 19 24 $29,299 $31,625
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT Limited 19 24 $32,522 $35,105
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT SR5 19 24 $26,259 $28,345
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT TRD Off Road 19 24 $28,837 $31,125
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT TRD Sport 19 24 $28,837 $31,125
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 AT SR 19 22 $25,064 $26,735
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 AT SR5 19 22 $27,017 $28,820
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 MT SR 19 21 $23,612 $25,185
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT SR5 18 23 $28,622 $30,530
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT TRD Off Road 18 23 $31,230 $33,310
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT TRD Sport 18 23 $31,230 $33,310
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 MT TRD Sport 17 21 $29,700 $31,680
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT SR5 18 23 $29,571 $31,920
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT TRD Off Road 18 23 $32,149 $34,700
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT TRD Sport 18 23 $32,149 $34,700
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT Limited 18 23 $35,371 $38,180
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT SR 18 23 $27,121 $29,275
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT SR5 18 23 $29,107 $31,420
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT TRD Off Road 18 23 $31,582 $34,090
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT TRD Sport 18 23 $31,582 $34,090
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 MT TRD Off Road 17 20 $30,072 $32,460
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 MT TRD Sport 17 20 $30,073 $32,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,274
$22,181
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,180
$23,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$436 / month
$394 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Nissan Frontier is an aging mid-size truck that's still attractive and useful, but in some ways outpointed by its new GM rivals. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma steps up its act in all the ways that attracted current Tacoma owners to their trucks, but few that will pull in a new guard.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 24.6
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
58 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 34.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70.1 70.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
139.9 127.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 74.4
Cab to Axle (in)
32.2 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
219.4 212.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 41.5
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.5 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.3 73.7
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18 19.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.4 56.7
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
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 40.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/70TR16 P245/75SR16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/70TR16 P245/75SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
630 350
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
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5730 5600
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11133 11360
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 159 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76 3.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.60
Transfer Case Model
None None
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.49
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
No No
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 2.09
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.58
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab Access Cab
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
T T
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.13 4.30
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.13 4.30
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 (Est) 8.4
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
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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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