2018 Nissan Frontier vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma near Ozark, MO
The two biggest names and two oldest rivals in the midsized truck market are Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma. If you are currently debating which of these two capable trucks is the better option, our comprehensive head-to-head comparison will help answer the question. If you'd like to speak with a Nissan specialist about any of the points discussed in our review below, call (866) 534-2093 any time during regular business hours.

2018 Nissan Frontier vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma: Overview

Although the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma have similar specs and dimensions, they differ in more ways than just their styling.

It's important to note that not only is the Nissan Frontier America's most affordable pickup truck, it was also ranked Highest in Initial Quality among Midsized Pickups by J.D. Power for the last two years in a row.
Model2018 Frontier2017 Tacoma
Starting MSRP$18,990$24,575
TrimsS, SV, Desert Runner®, SL, or PRO-4X®SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, TRD Pro
Cab SizesKing or CrewAccess or Double
Seating Capacity4-54-5

2018 Nissan Frontier vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma: Performance and Capability

The 2018 Nissan Frontier and 2017 Toyota Tacoma offer similarly sized engine options. You'll get more horsepower from the Toyota Tacoma while the Nissan Frontier has the advantage in torque, though both easily tow upwards of 6,000 lbs.

Additionally, both trucks are capable of going off-road. In the Nissan Frontier, the off-road trim packages are the Desert Runner® and PRO-4X®. In the Toyota Tacoma, the off-road trim packages are the TRD Off-Road and the TRD Pro. The Nissan Frontier has more ground clearance than the Toyota Tacoma: 10.1-in. compared to 9.4 inches.

The cargo space and cargo management features offered in the new Nissan Frontier are also more impressive than those of the latest Toyota Tacoma. The Frontier's Utili-Track® bed rail system allows you to anchor cargo endless ways thanks to multiple moveable tie-down points. It's even compatible with accessories like sliding cargo trays and bed dividers.
2018 Nissan Frontier vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma Cargo Features near Ozark, MO 
ModelFrontierTacoma
Engine2.5L I4 or 4.0L V62.7L I4 or 3.5L V6
Transmission5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, or 5-speed automatic5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, or 6-speed automatic
Drive TypeRWD or 4WDRWD or 4WD

2018 Nissan Frontier vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma: Features and Technology 

The 2018 Nissan Frontier comes standard with a variety of your favorite vehicle features, including:
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • 5-in. multimedia touchscreen with built-in rear view camera
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
The Toyota Tacoma includes many of the same features, with the exception of standard cruise control, but there are a few more items you will only be able to appreciate in the Nissan Frontier. These include:
  • Rockford Fosgate® sound system
  • SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link
  • Hands-free text messaging assistant
  • Storage compartment under second row seats

Buy or Lease the New 2018 Nissan Frontier at Youngblood Nissan

There are many reasons why the Nissan Frontier is a better vehicle than the Toyota Tacoma, but the most convincing argument is made when you get behind the wheel. To schedule a test drive at our Nissan dealership near Ozark, MO, just fill out the short appointment form on our website. Youngblood Nissan has dozens of new Frontier pickup trucks for sale now in our new vehicle inventory. You can learn more about the model in our model research center, or see what deals and offers are currently available on our incentives page.
2018 Nissan Frontier Exterior near Ozark, MO