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2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 Nissan Frontier

For power and utility that doesn't go overboard, midsize pickups are an excellent option. Models like the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier toe the line between rugged capability and efficient practicality, allowing drivers to experience the best of both worlds. Plus, with multiple trim levels, cab configurations, and options to choose from, shoppers are sure to find a truck that suits their needs. If you are looking to learn how the 2018 Toyota Tacoma and 2018 Nissan Frontier stack up against one another, you have come to the right place. Feel free to utilize the information below before getting behind the wheel and deciding which midsize pickup is right for you.

2018 Toyota Tacoma SR 4x2 Access Cab


2018 Nissan Frontier S 4x2 King Cab

20 mpg City Fuel Economy 19 mpg
159 horsepower / 180 lb-ft Base Engine Horsepower/Torque 152 horsepower / 171 lb-ft
1,620 pounds Base Payload Capacity 930 pounds
Standard Power Windows & Door Locks Only available on higher trims
In terms of performance, although both pickups come standard with 4-cylinder engines, the Tacoma base trim stands out with more horsepower and torque than the Frontier. Not to mention, it also offers higher fuel economy in the city, likely thanks to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission, compared to the Frontier's 5-speed manual base transmission. Both the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier have a standard towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, but the Tacoma takes it up a notch with a payload capacity that is 700 pounds greater than that of the Frontier. The base models outlined in the table above provide seating space for four passengers, but the 2018 Tacoma takes the cake for offering more standard equipment, including a cabin air filter, power windows and door locks, an MP3 player, six speakers, hill start assist control, and more. Which midsize pickup is right for you?

Test Drive the 2018 Toyota Tacoma in Nashville, TN!

In addition to the elements mentioned here, the Toyota Tacoma has so much more to offer the modern driver. Shoppers can choose from six different trim levels as well as a number of cab sizes and bed lengths. For top-notch performance both on and off the road, drivers can opt for the Tacoma TRD Pro, which features a special skid plate, heritage-inspired TOYOTA front grille, cat-back exhaust, Rigid Industries LED fog lights, and TRD-tuned FOX Internal Bypass shocks. When you are ready to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, we invite you to schedule a test drive with our team at Nashville Toyota North.
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