2016 Nissan Frontier vs. 2016 Toyota Tacoma Review

Comparison Review

Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the Nissan Frontier than the Toyota Tacoma. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma.

The Toyota Tacoma requires less frequent visits to the gas station than the Nissan Frontier, making it more convenient to drive.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Nissan Frontier will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Tacoma. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Nissan Frontier is much slimmer than the Toyota Tacoma, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Nissan Frontier, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Tacoma.

With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Frontier transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Tacoma.

The Nissan Frontier has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota Tacoma, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

With the Toyota Tacoma, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Nissan Frontier due to its slightly better towing capacity. The Nissan Frontier has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Tacoma.

The Nissan Frontier offers a little more seating capacity than the Toyota Tacoma, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them.

The Nissan Frontier comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Tacoma.

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2016 Nissan

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MSRP*: $18,190 - $35,510

2016 Toyota

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MSRP*: $23,300 - $37,820
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 15 - 19 17 - 19
Highway MPG: 21 - 23 20 - 24
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $17,576 - $33,521 $21,844 - $35,035

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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