Compare 2015 Toyota Tacoma vs 2015 Nissan Frontier

2015 Toyota Tacoma
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2WD Access Cab I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $19,654 $20,965
2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,498 $21,865
2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,118 $22,525
2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $21,378 $23,075
2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,887 $23,625
2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,463 $23,960
4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $23,250 $24,800
2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,216 $25,060
2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,679 $25,560
4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $24,094 $25,700
4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,708 $26,355
4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,533 $27,235
4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $25,342 $27,355
4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $26,157 $28,235
4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,620 $28,735
4WD Access Cab V6 MT TRD Pro 15 19 $33,494 $35,725
4WD Double Cab V6 MT TRD Pro 15 19 $33,940 $36,635
4WD Access Cab V6 AT TRD Pro 16 21 $34,411 $36,705
4WD Double Cab V6 AT TRD Pro 16 21 $34,846 $37,615
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2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,384 $17,990
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $19,956 $20,660
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $21,218 $21,970
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S S 17 22 $21,921 $22,700
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $22,229 $23,020
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $22,798 $23,610
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S S 16 22 $22,933 $23,750
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,357 $24,190
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 17 22 $23,694 $24,540
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,781 $24,630
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $24,475 $25,350
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S S 16 21 $24,257 $25,400
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $24,629 $25,510
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 17 22 $24,966 $25,860
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $25,125 $26,310
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S S 15 21 $25,258 $26,450
4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $26,011 $27,240
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,383 $27,630
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,783 $28,050
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 $27,269 $28,560
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $28,846 $30,550
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,937 $31,360
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $29,751 $31,510
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $29,978 $31,750
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 16 22 $31,081 $32,560
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $30,741 $32,560
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $32,107 $34,010
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $33,286 $35,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,654
$17,384
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,965
$17,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$349 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Toyota Tacoma doesn't make a lot of sense, unless it'll live almost exclusively off-road. The 2015 Nissan Frontier is one of your best bets if you don't quite need a full-size pickup, but maneuverability and functionality are high on your priority list.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.2 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
28.2 25.4
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.1 7.6
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
208.1 205.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 68.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.1 7.6
Wheelbase (in)
127.4 125.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.8
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- 48.2
Cab to Axle (in)
- 32.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.5 73.3
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
56.7 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18 18
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
56.7 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.5 44.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 33.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 11.3
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10 NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 11.1
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)
42.3 43.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/70SR15 P235/75TR15
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR15 P235/75TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4900 4690
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7500 7976
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 550
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
356 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Displacement
2.7 L/164 2.5 L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
159 @ 5200 152 @ 5200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3800 171 @ 4400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
None None
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
No No
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.08
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 3.64
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.95 3.58
Summary
Body Style
Access Cab King Cab
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tacoma Nissan Frontier
Body Code
T T
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.31 4.08
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.31 4.08
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.4 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 -
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
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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