The Nissan Frontier is by far the oldest mid-size truck on the market, although its lower price and slightly smaller footprint make it worth considering for many buyers with specific needs and budgets.
The Toyota Tacoma is the segment’s most historically popular and it’s a good truck with a solid feel and great off-road credentials.
Better yet are the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado twins with their wide range of engines, car-like handling, and terrific interiors.
The Honda Ridgeline is the thinking buyer’s truck—it’s all the hauler most of us really need.
And if you’re set on a Nissan, the automaker’s Titan full-size truck is generally available at a hefty discount that may make certain configurations not much pricier than the Frontier.
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|2018 Nissan FrontierBrowse Used Listings||2018 Chevrolet ColoradoBrowse Used Listings||2018 GMC CanyonBrowse Used Listings||2018 Honda RidgelineBrowse Used Listings||2018 Nissan TitanBrowse Used Listings||2018 Toyota TacomaBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-8||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|King Cab 4x2 S Manual||2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base||2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SL||RT 2WD||4x2 Single Cab S||SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT (GS)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|King Cab||Extended Cab Pickup||Extended Cab Pickup||Crew Cab||Single Cab||Access Cab|
|Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2018 Nissan Frontier vs. 2018 Chevrolet Colorado||2018 Nissan Frontier vs. 2018 GMC Canyon||2018 Nissan Frontier vs. 2018 Honda Ridgeline||2018 Nissan Frontier vs. 2018 Nissan Titan||2018 Nissan Frontier vs. 2018 Toyota Tacoma|