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2021 Nissan Frontier vs. 2021 Toyota Tundra Review

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2021 Nissan
Frontier

MSRP*: $27,190 to $37,890
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2021 Toyota
Tundra

MSRP*: $34,025 to $53,400
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Invoice* $26,247 to $35,765 $31,473 to $49,395
MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 13 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 24 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 27.1 - 33.5 ft3 Info not available
Engine V-6 V-8
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 310 hp 381 hp
Towing Capacity 6,250 - 6,720 lbs 8,800 - 10,200 lbs
Exterior Length 205.5 - 219.4 in 228.9 - 247.8 in
Exterior Width 72.8 in 79.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 25.4 - 33.6 in
Front 42.5 in
Rear 34.7 - 42.3 in
Head Room Front 39.7 - 39.9 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.6 in
Front 39.7 in
Rear 38.7 - 38.9 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** *** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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

Comfort
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Tundra than in the Nissan Frontier. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tundra.

Convenience
With the Toyota Tundra you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Frontier, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
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). Clearly, the Nissan Frontier is a better financial choice over the Toyota Tundra, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Frontier carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota Tundra.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Frontier is much slimmer than the Toyota Tundra, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Nissan Frontier, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Tundra.

Handling
The Nissan Frontier has a similar turning radius to the Toyota Tundra, so both should maneuver just as easily in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Tundra is clearly the choice over the Nissan Frontier for pulling heavy loads. The Nissan Frontier has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Tundra.

Powertrain
The Nissan Frontier offers much less torque than the Toyota Tundra, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Nissan Frontier has less seating than the Toyota Tundra, making the Toyota Tundra the better choice if you often have passengers.

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