When you're considering purchasing a new truck, it can be an exciting time, especially with models like the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma to choose from. At Buckeye Nissan, we're here to help you decide by providing this Nissan Frontier vs. Toyota Tacoma comparison.

We hope our dear neighbors near and around Hilliard, Dublin, and Upper Arlington, Ohio, get an opportunity to read and respond to our comparison.

Nissan Frontier vs. Toyota Tacoma: Engine Performance

The Nissan Frontier comes roaring in with a powerful 3.8L Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) DOHC 24-valve V6 engine, that can generate 310 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque.  Additionally, it comes paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission giving you greater control and handling.

The Toyota Tacoma, however, has a 3.5L direct-injection Atkinson-cycle engine that achieves 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Its transmission is a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).

We feel that in this category, the Nissan Frontier takes the advantage based on its raw power and a transmission that offers more capability than the Tacoma.

Nissan Frontier vs. Toyota Tacoma: Towing Capabilities & Packages

With trucks like these, towing is an essential component of the driving experience. Whether you're hauling materials from one worksite to another or towing machinery across the ranch, it's important to have that high towing capacity.

With the Nissan Frontier, it comes with a maximum towing capacity of 6,720 pounds. There is an available Pro-4X Convenience Package that includes a helpful Class IV tow-hitch receiver with a 7-pin wiring harness, giving you the option to increase the range of what you can tow.

The Toyota Tacoma on the other hand, has a maximum towing capacity of 6,400 pounds. While there are no available packages for towing itself, the Tacoma does come standard with a few of following features: Class-IV towing hitch receiver, 4- and 7-pin connector with converter.

While a tough category to consider, we feel the Nissan Frontier takes the advantage because it offers more weight in its towing capacity. While the Tacoma has neat features, they won't help add power when you need it.

Nissan Frontier vs. Toyota Tacoma: Cargo Bed

Storing your own stuff is important, too, and these vehicles put in great effort to provide that for you.

The Nissan Frontier has a bed length of 73.3 inches, with a bed width of 44.5 inches. This is a generous amount of space that allows you to pack everything, from the necessities to what suits the adventure that day.

Toyota Tacoma offers a bed length of 60.5 inches, and a bed width of 41.5 inches. It is still enough space to store whatever cargo you may need, but the shorter measurements do mean that deeper consideration on what you can bring is needed.

Nissan Frontier vs. Toyota Tacoma: The Verdict

After reading this comparison, we think our neighbors near and around Hilliard, Dublin, and Upper Arlington, OH, will see that the Nissan Frontier is the superior vehicle. With more raw power, bigger accommodations for cargo storage, and more, you can't go wrong.

The next step is to schedule your Nissan Frontier test drive at Buckeye Nissan, today!

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