Midsize trucks are perfect for drivers in need of a vehicle that can perform well on any terrain while still providing an decent fuel economy. Drivers who choose a midsize truck often times use the vehicle for both adventures and driving around town. It’s a great option for those looking for a vehicle that can do it all from hauling a trailer to driving through busy inner city streets. They’re versatile, which makes them appealing to all types of drivers. Our team here at Cox Toyota is providing research for our customers to be able to see how Toyota vehicles stand up against the competition.
This time we’re comparing the popular, newly redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma to the 2016 Nissan Frontier. These midsize trucks offer a lot of the same features, but they also have individual traits that make them better choices for different drivers. It’s important to note we compared the base models of these trucks to keep it fair and even. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR 4x2 Double Cab was compared to the 2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab S.
|2016 Toyota Tacoma SR 4x2 Double Cab||VS||2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab S|
|19 city/23 highway||MPG||16 city/22 highway|
|6-speed automatic||Transmission||5-speed automatic|
|Standard||Daytime running lights||Not available|
|Standard||Brake assist||Not available|
We decided on a 4-door model for both trucks, and both of them offer seating for five passengers. Drivers may notice the 2016 Tacoma is equipped with a smaller, less powerful engine on this base model. There is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine available on higher models for the Tacoma. When it comes to fuel economy, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma does offer a more efficient option for a midsize truck. It gets an estimated 19 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, whereas the 2016 Frontier gets an estimated 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
Both trucks have a 60/40 split-fold rear seat that allows for more room in the cabin to store extra cargo or belongings. They both offer a CD and MP3 player as well as six speakers for entertainment. Steer wheel audio controls and a low tire pressure indicator come standard for added convenience. The 2016 Tacoma and the 2016 Frontier both sit on 16-inch steel wheels.
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma starts to slide ahead of the competition when it comes to additional standard features that are not available on the 2016 Nissan Frontier. The Tacoma is set with standard power locks, mirrors and windows so all passengers can enjoy the ease of getting in and enjoying the ride. Automatic headlights with daytime running lights and LED brake lights are standard on the Tacoma but not available for the 2016 Nissan Frontier. Drivers who choose the 2016 Toyota Tacoma will have voice activated audio controls, speed sensitive volume, maintenance reminders and an exterior temperature gauge including in their new midsize truck.
Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Toyota Tacoma are encouraged to contact our team here at Cox Toyota for more information and details. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this exciting, new midsize truck can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.