Compare 2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma

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2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 15 21 $26,773 $28,040
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic 15 21 $33,559 $35,550
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $34,738 $36,800
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $27,822 $29,140
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $28,222 $29,560
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Manual 16 21 $28,727 $30,090
Frontier 2017.5 King Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $26,363 $27,610
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic 16 22 $25,900 $26,830
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic 16 22 $24,282 $25,150
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Manual 17 22 $23,270 $24,100
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SL Automatic 16 22 $31,224 $32,710
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic 16 22 $25,053 $25,950
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic Long Bed 16 22 $25,747 $26,670
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 15 21 $31,524 $33,390
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Manual 16 21 $30,534 $32,340
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 15 21 $26,402 $27,650
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic 15 21 $33,191 $35,160
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $34,370 $36,410
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $27,450 $28,750
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $27,850 $29,170
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Manual 16 21 $28,355 $29,700
Frontier King Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic 16 22 $24,523 $25,400
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Automatic 17 23 $21,498 $22,260
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Manual 19 23 $17,769 $18,390
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 17 23 $23,183 $24,010
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Manual 19 23 $22,172 $22,960
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic 16 22 $23,868 $24,720
Frontier King Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 15 21 $30,760 $32,580
Frontier King Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $26,087 $27,320
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Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x2 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $33,514 $36,175
Tacoma Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $36,362 $39,250
Tacoma SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT 19 23 $23,040 $24,575
Tacoma SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x4 AT 19 22 $25,922 $27,650
Tacoma SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x4 MT 19 21 $24,470 $26,100
Tacoma SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $24,549 $26,185
Tacoma SR Double Cab 5' Bed I4 4x2 AT 19 23 $23,535 $25,405
Tacoma SR Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $27,969 $30,190
Tacoma SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT 19 23 $24,993 $26,660
Tacoma SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x4 AT 19 22 $27,876 $29,735
Tacoma SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $27,311 $29,155
Tacoma SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $30,310 $32,330
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed I4 4x2 AT 19 23 $25,545 $27,550
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $27,926 $30,145
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $30,757 $33,220
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $28,389 $30,645
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $31,238 $33,720
Tacoma TRD Off Road Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $32,088 $34,225
Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $29,827 $32,195
Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $32,574 $35,160
Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 MT 17 20 $31,064 $33,530
Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $33,139 $35,770
Tacoma TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $40,034 $43,215
Tacoma TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 MT 17 20 $38,180 $41,215
Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $29,007 $30,940
Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $32,088 $34,225
Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 MT 17 21 $30,792 $32,845
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $29,828 $32,195
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $32,574 $35,160
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 MT 17 20 $31,064 $33,530
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $30,290 $32,695
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $33,140 $35,770

2017 Nissan Frontier vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma: Compare Trucks

Just a couple of years ago, mid-size pickup buyers would have been stuck with these two choices: The Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma. 


 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,773
$33,514
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,040
$36,175
Monthly Payment Estimate
$467 / month
$603 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.8
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Thoroughly outpointed by its rivals, the 2017 Nissan Frontier is nonetheless worth a look if you value its nimble feel and its surprisingly good value. A new TRD Pro package further cements the 2017 Toyota Tacoma's reputation as an off-road leader.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
58 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.9 -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
205.5 212.3
Height, Overall (in)
70.1 70.6
Cab to Axle (in)
18.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 127.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 75.2
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.2 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 41.5
Cargo Volume (ft³)
27.1 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
59.5 60.5
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.3 40.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70TR16 P265/60SR18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/70TR16 P265/60SR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6100 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6100 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
610 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
610 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6100 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11230 11360
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5816 5600
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 278 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
281 @ 4000 265 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0 L/241 3.5 L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
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
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
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76 3.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.60
Transfer Case Model
Electronic None
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.49
Trans Type
5 6
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.58
Summary
Body Code
T T
Body Style
Crew Cab Double Cab
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.36 3.91
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.36 3.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 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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