While the Toyota Tacoma may seem evenly matched in terms of options and equipment, we'd choose the Frontier every time for its better safety ratings, ride comfort, and similar truck-like abilities.
Chevrolet's new Colorado and GMC's new Canyon may be the new best options in the segment, thanks to a robust and high-tech feature set, as well as the option of a diesel engine.
We'd also take a look at a Nissan Titan; major deals are available on this aging truck, and it could be an affordable alternative as a 2015 model; the 2016 Titan XD is a substantially larger, redesigned truck with turbodiesel power.
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|2016 Nissan FrontierBrowse Used Listings||2016 Chevrolet ColoradoBrowse Used Listings||2016 GMC CanyonBrowse Used Listings||2016 Nissan TitanBrowse Used Listings||2016 Toyota TacomaBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Regular Unleaded V-8||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|2WD King Cab I4 Manual S||2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base||2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SL||2WD Crew Cab S Gas||2WD Access Cab I4 AT SR (GS)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|King Cab||Extended Cab Pickup||Extended Cab Pickup||Crew Cab||Access Cab|
|Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2016 Nissan Frontier vs. 2016 Chevrolet Colorado||2016 Nissan Frontier vs. 2016 GMC Canyon||2016 Nissan Frontier vs. 2016 Nissan Titan||2016 Nissan Frontier vs. 2016 Toyota Tacoma|