2023 Nissan Frontier vs. 2023 Toyota Tacoma | NewCars.com

2023 Nissan Frontier vs. 2023 Toyota Tacoma Review

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2023 Nissan

MSRP*: $29,190 to $39,500
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2023 Toyota

MSRP*: $28,600 to $50,740
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MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 17 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 24 MPG 20 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 2 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 40.1 - 49.6 ft3 Info not available
  • 310-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 159-hp, 2.7-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 278-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic, Manual
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 310 hp 159 - 278 hp
Towing Capacity 6,180 - 6,720 lbs 3,500 - 6,800 lbs
Exterior Length 210.2 - 224.1 in 212.3 - 225.5 in
Exterior Width 73.0 - 74.7 in 74.4 - 75.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 26.2 - 33.2 in
Front 42.9 in
Rear 24.6 - 32.6 in
Head Room Front 39.9 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.6 in
Front 39.7 in
Rear 34.9 - 38.3 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

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.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Frontier as you will with the Toyota Tacoma, as they can travel a similar number of miles on a tank of gas.

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.

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. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Frontier takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Tacoma.

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

If you've got something you need to tow, the Nissan Frontier will do just as well as the Toyota Tacoma, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Nissan Frontier has a little more horsepower 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.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Nissan Frontier as you will the Toyota Tacoma.