How Does the Nissan Frontier Stack Up Against the Toyota Tacoma?

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It can be tough to try to sort out which truck offers the proper performance, capabilities, technology, and safety features that your lifestyle demands. Proudly serving the greater Saco, ME area, Bill Dodge Nissan is here to help you finalize your search for the ultimate mid-size pickup truck! We're fans of quality and fine craftsmanship here at our dealership, which is why we're proud to provide a range of Nissan Frontier trucks to drivers throughout the Saco, ME area. This truck has been built to withstand the harsh elements and stand the test of time, but how does it compare to its stablemate; the Toyota Tacoma?

Performance and Capabilities

The Nissan Frontier boasts plenty of muscle to help you carry out big jobs and daily driving. You'll be able to select from either a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or a 4.0-liter V6 engine. The former makes 152 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque while the latter generates 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. Capable of towing up to 6,720 pounds, the Frontier is an ideal option for those drivers looking for a vehicle capable of towing a camper or fishing boat. The Tacoma boasts a V6 engine capable of towing 6,800 pounds that's slightly more than the grit of the Frontier.

Off-Road Models

Each mid-size truck features its own take on the ultimate off-road vehicle. The Nissan Frontier provides the Frontier Pro-4X trim that boasts an Active Brake Limited Slip system, a highly capable Four-Wheel-Drive system, and an electronic locking rear differential. The Toyota Tacoma features the Tacoma TRD Pro trim model, a vehicle that features a Pro Desert Air Intake system, a robust underbody skid plate, and bright Rigid Industries LED fog lights.

Safety Features

The Nissan Frontier includes the latest safety features to help keep you in control and protected when out on the roads. Such features include an anti-lock braking system, traction control system, and vehicle dynamic system that can monitor when you alter your path of travel. The Toyota Tacoma offers up its series of safety systems in the Toyota Safety Sense bundle; a suite of technologies that includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, a Lane Departure Alert, and Automatic High beams. This package is included across all trim levels.


One of the more compelling reasons to explore the Nissan frontier is for its easily-tailored bed. The truck features five bed-mounted rails and sports four moveable cleats that results in a highly efficient and secure cargo tie-down layout. The Tacoma also boasts a bed designed with utilitarian features in mind like a 120 Volt outlet that's perfect for charging up camping gear or an electric stove for a tailgate.

Drop by Bill Dodge Nissan to take one for a spin today.

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