Compare 2020 Nissan Frontier vs 2020 Toyota Tacoma

2020 Nissan Frontier
2020 Toyota Tacoma
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Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic 18 24 $26,932 $27,900
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 18 24 $27,799 $28,800
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic Long Bed 18 24 $30,313 $31,410
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 17 23 $35,387 $37,490
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 17 23 $29,870 $31,290
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 17 23 $30,538 $31,990
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic Long Bed 17 23 $30,938 $32,410
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Automatic 18 24 $25,862 $26,790
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 18 24 $26,710 $27,670
Frontier King Cab 4x4 S Automatic 17 23 $28,646 $29,680
Frontier King Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 17 23 $29,175 $30,560
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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 $35,936 $38,790
Tacoma 2WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $24,422 $26,050
Tacoma 2WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $26,541 $28,310
Tacoma 2WD SR Double Cab 5' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $24,902 $26,880
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $26,085 $27,825
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $29,034 $30,970
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $26,601 $28,715
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $29,752 $32,115
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $30,214 $32,615
Tacoma 2WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $31,497 $34,000
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $30,697 $32,745
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $31,498 $34,000
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $31,962 $34,500
Tacoma 4WD Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $38,783 $41,865
Tacoma 4WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT N/A N/A $27,305 $29,125
Tacoma 4WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $29,791 $31,775
Tacoma 4WD SR Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $29,937 $32,315
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT N/A N/A $28,969 $30,900
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $32,166 $34,310
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $32,600 $35,190
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $33,063 $35,690
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $33,777 $36,030
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $34,243 $36,965
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $32,733 $35,335
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $34,810 $37,575
Tacoma 4WD TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $43,230 $46,665
Tacoma 4WD TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $40,724 $43,960
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $33,777 $36,030
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 MT 17 21 $32,550 $34,720
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $34,243 $36,965
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $32,733 $35,335
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $34,811 $37,575

Pricing

Invoice Price

$26,932
$35,936

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$27,900
$38,790

Monthly Payment Estimate

$465 / month
$647 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

3.8
5.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

A new V-6 gives buyers a reason to shop the 2020 Nissan Frontier this year, but waiting for next year’s redesign is a better idea. Myriad detail upgrades keep the 2020 Toyota Tacoma competitive in the increasingly competitive mid-size pickup truck market.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

24 mpg 24 mpg

Interior Dimensions

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

Second Head Room (in)

38.6 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

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.8 75.2

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

9.8 -

Length, Overall (in)

205.5 212.3

Height, Overall (in)

70.1 70.6

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

9.8 -

Wheelbase (in)

125.9 127.4

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)

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

Brakes

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

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA 10

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

21.1 21.1

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

43.5 40.6

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P265/70TR16 P265/60SR18

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

Trailering

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

6620 6700

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

662 670

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

6620 6700

Weight Information

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

11230 11360

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4320 4230

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

6012 5600

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 X 7 18 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Styled Steel Aluminum

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

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

185 130

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

310 @ 6400 278 @ 6000

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

281 @ 4400 265 @ 4600

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Engine Oil Cooler

None Regular Duty

Displacement

3.8 L/231 3.5 L/211

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

20 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

24 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 19

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

4.80 3.73

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.26 2.09

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Transfer Case Model

None None

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.65 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.58

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.71 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.42 3.60

Trans PTO Access

No No

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.25 1.49

Trans Type

9 6

Transfer Case Power Take Off

No No

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.22 0.69

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.86 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma 2WD

Body Code

T T

Body Style

Crew Cab Double Cab

Suspension

Axle Type - Rear

Rigid Axle Rigid Axle

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.69 3.91

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Axle Type - Front

Independent Independent

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

3.69 3.91

Suspension Type - Rear

Leaf Leaf

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.0 8.5

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

--

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

--

Overall Side Crash Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating Driver

--

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

--

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

--

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

--

Rollover Rating

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