2014 Nissan Frontier vs. Its Competition

2014 Nissan Frontier
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier are very evenly matched in features, but the Frontier stands taller in safety ratings and equipment, as well as offering a better ride and similar towing/hauling capacity.

Honda's Ridgeline is soon to be discontinued, but does offer better ride and handling--at a higher cost and with less flexible utility.

Chevrolet's recently announced 2015 Canyon promises to be the newest and best offering in the less-than-fullsize-pickup segment, however, with a range of gasoline and diesel engines, modern electronics, and substantial hauling and towing capabilities.

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Quick Specs
The 2014 Nissan Frontier is your best bet when looking to downsize from a full-size pickup, balancing maneuverability and size with utility and comfort.
The 2015 Chevy Colorado asks the question: is not-full-size big enough? For many of us, that's a "yes."
The 2014 Honda Ridgeline is a niche alternative for those who don't need a pickup bed all the time, but it doesn't satisfy drivers that need a real full-size truck.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class   
Style Name   
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base4WD Crew Cab RT2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (Natl)
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
King CabExtended Cab PickupCrew CabRegular Cab
Manual w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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