Nissan Frontier vs Toyota Tacoma

Nissan Frontier
Toyota Tacoma

The Nissan Frontier vs. the Toyota Tacoma in St. Louis

Work or play, for families or single drivers, a pickup truck offers one of the most versatile and useful rides available today. At AutoCenters Nissan, your local St. Louis, MO destination for a full range of high-quality vehicles from one of the most renowned brand names in the world, we carry a selection of great trucks you don’t want to miss out on, including the recently redesigned, light-duty, 2022 Nissan Frontier.

There’s a lot to know and appreciate about this latest Frontier model, but we know that other trucks may be calling your attention as well. To make it easier on you, we’ve put together this side-by-side comparison to help you understand what makes our Nissan truck the right truck for your needs.

2022 Nissan Frontier vs. 2022 Toyota Tacoma

  • Standard engine: 3.8-liter V6 vs. 2.7-liter four-cylinder
  • Standard horsepower: 310 horsepower vs. 159 horsepower
  • Towing capacity: 6,720 pounds vs. 6,800 pounds
  • Payload capacity: 1,610 pounds vs. 1,685 pounds.
  • Fuel economy: 24 mpg highway / 20 mpg combined / 504-mile highway range per fill up vs. 23 mpg highway / 21 mpg combined / 485-mile highway range
  • Starting price: both starting under $28,000

Power and Output

When it comes to the power and performance of your favorite pickup truck, you can look forward to a greater output and more engaging handling with every 2022 Nissan Frontier when compared to the 2022 Toyota Tacoma. A 3.8-liter V6 engine is standard with every Frontier model, delivering a nice 310 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. It also gets a nine-speed automatic transmission standard and comes with rear-wheel drive, while four-wheel drive is optional.

Comparatively, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma has a lower output and less power than the Frontier. While the Toyota does offer two powertrain options, compared to one with the Nissan Frontier, neither Tacoma option can compete with the Frontier in power. The Toyota starts with 159 horsepower and tops out at just 278 horsepower from its available upgrade. Additionally, the standard transmission for the Toyota is a six-speed automatic, compared to a smooth nine-speed for the Nissan.

Fuel Economy

If you have a long commute from O’Fallon or Collinsville, IL, getting the most out of every fill up is essential. The Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma both come with a standard 21-gallon fuel tank, but the Nissan maximizes its fuel economy better, offering a better highway mpg of 24 mpg vs. 23 mpg in the Toyota, and it offers a better highway driving range as well, with up to 504 miles per fill up compared to just 485 miles per tank of gas with the Toyota truck.

Interior Space and Comfort

When it comes to transporting you and your passengers comfortably and safely through the Edwardsville area, you’ll find a little more space to stretch out in with the Nissan Frontier compared to the Toyota Tacoma. For example, looking at the four-door crew cab for both models, you’ll find:

  • The Nissan Frontier has greater front seat headroom
  • Backseat passengers will be happier in the Nissan than the Toyota, with additional legroom in the rear
  • Sitting side by side in the backseat of the Nissan is easier as well, with more shoulder room and elbow room than the Toyota
  • Look forward to a little more backseat headroom in the Nissan as well

Considering an extended cab with smaller backseat instead of the four-door crew cab? You’ll still find more space in the Nissan than the Toyota, with two inches more backseat legroom and two inches more rear headroom.

Meet the 2022 Nissan Frontier in Person

Following on the heels of a major overhaul and redesign, there’s not much the 2022 Nissan Frontier can’t do for you, and not many areas where any competing model in this class even compares. See for yourself with a test drive. We invite you to browse our current collection online and apply for financing from home to get started on your next pickup truck adventure with the 2022 Nissan Frontier.