2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma

Small pickup trucks are fun, versatile, affordable, and efficient, but which one is right for you? This could depend on many factors, but we will attempt to take all of them into account as we compare the 2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma.

Exterior styling is always a matter of personal choice and preference, but most will likely find the Toyota Tacoma’s front grille to be displeasing at the very least. The nose of the Tacoma looks like the face of an unfriendly pig. The Frontier on the other hand is simple and strong. If you are already thinking about parking a Frontier in your driveway, then you should browse through the new Frontier inventory we have here at McNeill Nissan in Wilkesboro. Otherwise keep reading and see how these two trucks compare when it comes to numbers.

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2017 Nissan Frontier VS 2017 Toyota Tacoma
$18,390 Base MSRP $24,575
19 City / 23 Highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 19 City / 23 Highway
281 Pound-Feet Max Torque 265 Pound-Feet
Standard 4-wheel disc brakes Not Available

Is the Nissan Frontier better than the Toyota Tacoma?

Price should be of chief concern to you when you are looking to buy any vehicle, especially a lightweight pickup. In that regard, Nissan is looking out for you. Not only does the Frontier have a lower base model price, but it’s over $6,000 lower. That’s a big savings. What’s even more impressive is that for the lower price, you still get amazing fuel economy. In fact, the base model Frontier provides the same fuel economy as the base model Tacoma, even though the Tacoma costs so much more. One thing is clear, the Frontier is the more economical decision.

When it comes to torque, the Frontier’s available 4.0-liter V6 puts the Tacoma’s 3.5-liter V6 in its place and produces nearly 20 additional pound-feet of torque. On top of that, the Frontier provides disc brakes all the way around. The Tacoma only gives you disc brakes in front, and leaves drum brakes in back at all trim levels.

If you are thinking about purchasing a Nissan Frontier, then let your friends at McNeill Nissan help you out. We have a huge inventory of Nissan vehicles and trucks including the Frontier, and we can help you find the perfect trim level for your needs. Stop in to see us in Wilkesboro today or browse our inventory online right now.

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2017 Nissan Frontier four-wheel drive in the sand
2017 Nissan Frontier crew cab
2017 Nissan Frontier dashboard

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