Compare 2019 Nissan Frontier vs 2019 Toyota Tacoma

2019 Nissan Frontier
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Crew Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic 16 23 $27,057 $28,030
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic 16 23 $25,390 $26,300
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Manual 16 22 $24,378 $25,250
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SL Automatic 16 23 $32,749 $34,310
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 16 23 $26,112 $27,050
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic Long Bed 16 23 $28,627 $29,660
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 15 21 $32,560 $34,490
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Manual 16 21 $31,570 $33,440
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 15 21 $28,345 $29,690
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic 15 21 $35,067 $37,150
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 15 21 $28,870 $30,240
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $29,270 $30,660
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Manual 16 21 $31,577 $33,080
Frontier King Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic 16 23 $25,679 $26,600
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Automatic 17 22 $22,557 $23,360
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Manual 19 23 $18,636 $19,290
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 16 23 $25,023 $25,920
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV-I4 Automatic 17 22 $24,340 $25,210
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV-I4 Manual 19 23 $23,328 $24,160
Frontier King Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 15 21 $31,843 $33,730
Frontier King Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 15 21 $27,507 $28,810
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Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $35,009 $37,790
Tacoma 2WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $24,235 $25,850
Tacoma 2WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $26,354 $28,110
Tacoma 2WD SR Double Cab 5' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $24,716 $26,680
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $25,898 $27,625
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $28,826 $30,770
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $26,416 $28,515
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $29,566 $31,915
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $30,029 $32,415
Tacoma 2WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $31,310 $33,800
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $30,503 $32,545
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $31,311 $33,800
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $31,776 $34,300
Tacoma 4WD Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $37,857 $40,865
Tacoma 4WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT 19 22 $27,118 $28,925
Tacoma 4WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $29,602 $31,575
Tacoma 4WD SR Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $29,752 $32,115
Tacoma 4WD SR Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $29,334 $31,665
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT 19 22 $28,782 $30,700
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $31,957 $34,110
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $32,399 $34,990
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $32,877 $35,490
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $33,582 $35,830
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $34,052 $36,765
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $32,542 $35,135
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $34,623 $37,375
Tacoma 4WD TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $42,303 $45,665
Tacoma 4WD TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $39,797 $42,960
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $33,581 $35,830
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 MT 17 21 $32,363 $34,520
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $34,053 $36,765
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $32,543 $35,135
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $34,624 $37,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,057
$35,009
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,030
$37,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$467 / month
$630 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
3.7
4.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Nissan Frontier is an endearing, affordable mid-size truck that lacks the flash of competitors—we like that. The 2019 Toyota Tacoma has its assets, but its reputation might be its primary lure for some shoppers.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 57.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
58 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.6 -
Length, Overall (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)
8.6 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 75.2
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.2 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 41.5
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)
43.6 40.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/75TR16 P265/60SR18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/75TR16 P265/60SR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6300 6700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
630 670
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6300 6700
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11230 11360
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4248 4230
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5600 5600
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5600 278 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Engine Oil Cooler
None Regular Duty
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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Transmission
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
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma 2WD
Body Code
T T
Body Style
Crew Cab Double Cab
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.13 3.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.13 3.91
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall 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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