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Crew Cab 4x2 PRO-X Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 PRO-X Automatic 18 24 $32,790 $34,240
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic 18 24 $28,258 $29,340
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 18 24 $30,950 $32,140
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic Long Bed 18 24 $32,777 $34,040
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 17 22 $35,658 $37,240
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 17 22 $31,142 $32,340
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 17 22 $33,834 $35,140
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic Long Bed 17 22 $35,660 $37,040
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Automatic 18 24 $26,815 $27,840
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 18 24 $29,411 $30,540
Frontier King Cab 4x4 S Automatic 17 22 $29,892 $31,040
Frontier King Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 17 22 $32,488 $33,740
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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 $36,273 $39,155
Tacoma 2WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $24,750 $26,400
Tacoma 2WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $26,869 $28,660
Tacoma 2WD SR Double Cab 5' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $25,225 $27,230
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $26,428 $28,190
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $29,376 $31,335
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $26,938 $29,080
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $30,089 $32,480
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $30,554 $32,980
Tacoma 2WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $32,019 $34,565
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $31,228 $33,310
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $32,020 $34,565
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $32,484 $35,065
Tacoma 4WD Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $39,121 $42,230
Tacoma 4WD Limited Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $39,586 $42,730
Tacoma 4WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT N/A N/A $27,633 $29,475
Tacoma 4WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $30,119 $32,125
Tacoma 4WD SR Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $30,261 $32,665
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT N/A N/A $29,310 $31,265
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $32,508 $34,675
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $32,938 $35,555
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $33,402 $36,055
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $34,307 $36,595
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $34,767 $37,530
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $33,072 $35,700
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $35,333 $38,140
Tacoma 4WD TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $43,569 $47,030
Tacoma 4WD TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $41,064 $44,325
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $34,308 $36,595
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 MT 17 21 $32,892 $35,085
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $34,768 $37,530
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $33,072 $35,700
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $35,333 $38,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,790
$36,273
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,240
$39,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$571 / month
$653 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
5.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The redesigned 2022 Nissan Frontier is thoroughly modernized with big improvements in ride quality and technology. The 2021 Toyota Tacoma wears its age like a badge of honor.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
126 127.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 75.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
210.2 212.3
Height, Overall (in)
72 70.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.4 56.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.5 41.5
Cargo Volume (ft³)
40.1 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
58.9 60.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.4 19.1
Brakes
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 -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 10
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.3 40.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/70SR17 P265/60SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/70SR17 P265/60SR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6470 6700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6470 6700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
647 670
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4513 4245
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11427 11360
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3501 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3296 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6012 5600
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
185 130
Engine
Displacement
3.8 L/231 3.5 L/211
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 1.49
Trans Type
9 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma 2WD
Body Code
T T
Body Style
Crew Cab Double Cab
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Leaf
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
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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