A growing and popular automotive class, the midsize pickup truck segment provides an excellent alternative to a full-size pickup truck. Drivers who require the power, toughness and utility of a full-size pickup truck without the high price tag and penalizing fuel-economy numbers will love what this class has to offer. With that being said, quality options within the segment mean you will have a tough decision on your hands. Make that decision a little simpler with a quick look at a 2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2016 Nissan Frontier comparison at J. Pauley Toyota.
Redesigned from the ground up, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma has reasserted its dominance on the midsize pickup truck segment. Complete with a muscular, lifted image and new potent powertrains, the Toyota Tacoma is equally at home on the jobsite or on the trail. When you slide into the driver’s seat of the Toyota Tacoma, you will find yourself at the heart of a driver-focused cabin that is replete with innovative features. New elements that are available in the Toyota Tacoma cabin include a Qi wireless charging system, Toyota Smart key with push button start, leather interior, a power moonroof, a standard GoPro camera mount and an enhanced Toyota Entune touchscreen. Available in five trim levels, you can tailor the Toyota Tacoma to fit your needs.
|2016 Toyota Tacoma||VS||2016 Nissan Frontier|
|278-HP 3.5-Liter Atkinson Cycle V-6||Engine||261-HP 4.0-Liter V-6|
|19 MPG City/24 MPG Hwy||Fuel Economy||16 MPG City/22 MPG Hwy|
|6,800 Pounds||Maximum Towing Capacity||6,500 Pounds|
|Yes||Multi-Terrain Select System||No|
When it comes to the midsize pickup truck class, power and efficiency is the name of the game. While four-cylinder engine options are standard for both the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier, they are overshadowed by the preferred six-cylinder powertrains that are a focus of our 2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2016 Nissan Frontier comparison.
Next-generation Toyota Tacoma models employ a new 278-horsepower 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle V-6 that makes 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway with a six-speed automatic transmission. By comparison, the V-6-powered Nissan Frontier features a lackluster 261-horsepower 4.0-liter V-6 that provides disappointing fuel-economy numbers. When properly equipped, the Toyota Tacoma will easily out tow the Nissan Frontier with a maximum towing capacity of 6,800 pounds.
What sets the 2016 Toyota Tacoma apart from many midsize pickup trucks is its ability to dominate extreme terrain with an arsenal of off-road features. Employing a 4WDemand part-time four-wheel drive system that features an electronically controlled transfer case and Automatic Limited Slip Differential, the Toyota Tacoma can handle whatever Mother Nature throws at it. When you couple that level of performance with an exclusive Multi-Terrain Select system, you will find that even the most extreme terrain is an adventure. Stop in today at J. Pauley Toyota to experience the 2016 Toyota Tacoma first hand.