2021 Nissan Frontier vs Toyota Tacoma

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

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?

2021 Nissan Frontier
2021 Toyota Tacoma

Compare Performance

The Nissan Frontier boasts plenty of muscle to help you carry out big jobs and daily driving. Every model in the lineup equips a 3.8-liter V6 Direct Injection V6 engine that delivers 310 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, but the lineup will limit you to a 2.7-liter standard that only produces 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. With its base engine, you can only tow a maximum of 3,500 pounds, leaving the Frontier as the more powerful option.

Each mid-size truck features its 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.

Compare Design

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 result 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. However, it's not as customizable as the Frontier, making it less ideal when you want to configure on the go.

Inside, both models can seat up to five passengers with Crew Cab configurations, but the Nissan Frontier is going to be the roomier option for you and your family. The 2021 Frontier offers up to 107 cubic feet of interior space, while the Toyota Tacoma caps your interior at about 100 cubic feet. Both models feature upgradeable leather trim, heated front seats, and a power-adjustable driver's seat, giving you plenty of ways to make your drive comfier.

Compare Technology & Safety

Choosing either model opens up plenty of possibilities when you hit the road, giving you an ideal way of enjoying your drive. The Nissan Frontier features a seven-inch touchscreen display, along with Siri® Eyes Free and a hands-free text messaging assist. The Tacoma is similarly equipped, with a standard touchscreen and smartphone integration from Apple and Android. The new Frontier can also equip a Rockford Fosgate®-powered audio system with ten speakers, the Nissan Navigation System, and the NissanConnect™ 5.8-inch color touchscreen display on some of its higher trim levels.

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 a vehicle dynamic system that can monitor when you alter your path of travel. The lineup now includes a Rear Sonar System, hill start assist, and more, allowing you to prepare for the worst the road can throw at you. 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.

The Nissan Frontier is the perfect choice when you want power, performance, and convenience standard for all of your travels. Visit Bill Dodge Nissan to test drive the new 2021 Frontier today!

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    Saco, ME 04072

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