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2017 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2017 Nissan Frontier

When buying a compact pickup truck, it’s important to pay attention to the basic things you need for a truck, as well as things that make it more convenient to drive. We’ve put the 2017 Toyota Tacoma and the 2017 Nissan Frontier head to head to see which of these pickups comes out on top.

Performance

If you’re purchasing a truck, performance is going to be important to you. When comparing base models, the Frontier has a 152-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. You have the option to upgrade depending on the trim you choose. The Tacoma wins this battle with its 159-horspower, 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, also with options to upgrade. The Tacoma can also tow 90 pounds more at maximum capacity.

Safety

Safety is a huge factor when buying a vehicle, and we know our customers agree. The Toyota Tacoma takes the prize in this area. It has great safety scores and each trim level comes with a rearview camera, unlike the Frontier, which only has a rear camera available on higher trims. 

Interior & Technology

When you climb into the seat of the Tacoma, you’ll enjoy an upgraded cabin with a luxury feel. The Tacoma has wireless charging capabilities as well as available heated front seats, navigation, a power moonroof, and a premium JBL audio system. The Frontier is pretty dated in this category, with cramped rear seats and fewer standard features than the competition.

When it comes to interior tech features, unfortunately the Frontier falls short yet again. You won’t find a USB port on any of the trim levels, and power windows and locks don’t even come standard. Meanwhile, the Tacoma’s base model comes with Bluetooth, a USB port, and Toyota’s Entune® infotainment system. You can also fasten your GoPro® on the windshield mount to capture your driving adventures.

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is the Winner

After reading the facts, it’s easy to see why you should choose the 2017 Toyota Tacoma. The Frontier’s lesser performance, old-fashioned cabin, and lack of technology-forward features send it to the bottom of the list of midsize pickup trucks.

Stop by University Toyota today to test drive the 2017 Toyota Tacoma. We’ve been serving Morgantown and the surrounding areas since 1990, and we can’t wait for you to join our family! Call us or contact us online today to learn more about the Tacoma or any of our other vehicles.