2018 Nissan Frontier vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

2018 nissan frontier vs 2018 toyota tacoma

A segment that has seen tons of growth both in popularity among drivers and number of available models is the compact pickup truck. More and more drivers are prioritizing things like fuel-efficiency in pickup trucks, leading them to the smaller compacts. Manufacturers, looking to capitalize on this increased interest, have upped their game by making more and better compact truck models, making the market one of the most competitive today.

That's why we create these model comparison pages so that drivers can see how some of the most popular models available compare directly with one another. For this comparison, we're going to be looking at two of the most popular compact pickup truck models, the 2018 Nissan Frontier and 2018 Toyota Tacoma. To gauge the value each model offers, we're going to be looking at their MSRP, fuel economy and power capabilities.

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2018 Nissan Frontier
2018 Toyota Tacoma
$18,990 MSRP $25,200
21 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 21 MPG
152 HP Horsepower 159 HP
6,710 lbs. Towing Capacity 6,400 lbs.

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When you look at the measurements and performance metrics of each compact truck model, it's easy to see why both are so popular among drivers! In fact, this may be one of our closest model comparisons yet! However, when you compare the two side-by-side, it shows that the 2018 Nissan Frontier offers more value than the 2018 Toyota Tacoma.

By almost every measure, the 2018 Nissan Frontier and 2018 Toyota Tacoma are neck-and-neck with one another. Both offer solid fuel-efficiency, impressive horsepower and a strong towing capacity to go with it. However, the biggest difference, and maybe the most important, is that the Frontier offers the same value as the Tacoma but at a much more affordable price. The 2018 Frontier's MSRP is over $6,000 less than the 2018 Tacoma but still offers impressive capabilities and measurements.

Of course, there's more to a truck than power and efficiency, like safety. No matter how impressive a pickup truck model may be, it doesn't matter if it's not also as safe as possible. That's why the 2018 Nissan Frontier comes with tons of active and passive safety features and systems to keep you and your passengers safe at all times. Available features include:

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System 

  • Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact air bags 

  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags 

  • Vehicle Dynamic Control 

  • Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake Force Distribution 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Nissan Frontier? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at McNeill Nissan for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 

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