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Toyota Tacoma vs Nissan Frontier

How does the Toyota Tacoma compare against competitors like the Nissan Frontier? Watch this comparison video to find out and see why the Tacoma stands above the other pickup trucks in its category. 

The Tacoma vs the Ridgeline

The Tacoma comes available with a crew cab or access cab. The Ridgeline offers only one configuration, crew cab, yet its front and second-row legroom both fall short of the standard crew cab of the Tacoma. Likewise, even as an Access Cab model, the Tacoma stands as the larger of the two pickup truck, with a much higher ground clearance of 9.4 inches, over the 7.3 inches the Ridgeline sits over the ground.

Through its available V6 engine and Class-IV towing hitch, the Toyota Tacoma can tow up to 6,400 lbs., with a 3,500 lb. towing capacity through its standard I4 engine. The Honda Ridgeline, by contrast, only comes available with one engine. With two-wheel drive, this truck from Honda can tow 3,500 lbs., but with all-wheel drive, the Ridgeline falls short with a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs.

While the Honda Ridgeline might offer a bit more power through its V6 engine, the standard four-cylinder model of the new Toyota Tacoma provides optimal fuel economy in the city. The Tacoma can travel up to 422 miles in the city before requiring a refueling, whereas the Honda Ridgeline falls short, traveling up to 371 miles in the city before needing gas. The Tacoma also presents the more lightweight option, making it more fuel-savvy in the long-run.

The Tacoma vs the Chevrolet Colorado

While the standard inline four-cylinder (I4) engine of the Chevy Colorado offers slightly more horsepower, it falls short in terms of payload. Through its I4 engine, the Chevy Colorado can carry up to 1,435 lbs., whereas, the standard I4 engine of the Toyota Tacoma provides this pickup with a carrying payload of up to 1,685 lbs. The Tacoma also sits at a higher ground clearance of 9.4 inches off the ground, which offers drivers a better line of sight on their surroundings and prevents the undercarriage from accumulating damage when traveling off-road. The Colorado offers a lower ground clearance of 8.4 inches.

The new Toyota Tacoma comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) driver-assistive features, which help to monitor your surroundings using sensors and can deploy countermeasures accordingly. Standard TSS-P features include Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The Colorado offers comparable features, but only on select trim levels for a higher fee.

The standard infotainment systems of the Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma both offer compatibility with Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ to help you access your favorite smartphone applications. However, once again, the Tacoma goes a step further, offering hands-free capabilities through Amazon Alexa as well as Safety Connect® and a trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. Shoppers can only find comparable features on higher trims of the Chevy Colorado.

Toyota Tacoma vs GMC Canyon

Much like the previous models like the Chevy Colorado, and Honda Ridgeline both come available with both types of drivetrains. However, the GMC Canyon only offers a four-wheel-drive system on select trim levels, without including it as a potion on the base. No matter which trims of the Toyota Tacoma you choose, you will find it comes available with front-wheel drive or 4WDemand four-wheel drive.

People generally do not associate GMC models like the Canyon with fuel economy, and this truck stands as no exception, with a city cruising range of 420 miles before refueling. The Toyota Tacoma provides a total cruising range of 422 city miles and sits at a higher ground clearance to make for easier off-roading. As a bonus, for those who can drive stick, the Tacoma comes available with a six-speed manual transmission, a feature wholly unavailable on the GMC Canyon.

The Tacoma vs Ford Ranger

Toyota Tacoma Safety vs Ford Ranger

When it comes to any Toyota model, the Toyota Safety Sense package can put it over the top of any of its competitors in Portsmouth, NH. It is no different when matched up against the new Ford Ranger. The Safety Sense P system brings you a complete host of standard driver-assist features. Only one of which, the base Ranger includes. All other safety features, you have to pay extra for on the Ranger, including adaptive cruise control, Lane Departure Warning, and pedestrian warning. It is tough to keep up with Toyota's standard for safety, and the Ford Ranger falls well short of that goal.

Toyota Tacoma vs Jeep Gladiator

The Jeep Gladiator can produce some impressive output numbers, but its performance comes at a cost in the department of fuel economy. The Jeep Gladiator's gasoline engine will only get 16 miles per gallon on city streets with 23 miles per gallon, at its best. Compare that to the Toyota Tacoma's powertrains: a 2.7-liter inline-4 capable of 20/23 miles per gallon and a 3.5-liter V6 capable of 19/24 miles per gallon.

The Gladiator's diesel V6 can go a bit further, but then you're stuck paying diesel prices and without much extra benefit. The Gladiator's 3.0-liter diesel V6 has been rated for up to 260 horsepower with 442 pounds-feet of torque. That's not much better than the Tacoma's more efficient V6.

Test Drive the Toyota Tacoma Today!

We invite New Hampshire shoppers to check out the Toyota Tacoma in our new Tacoma inventory, or you may take a look at the quality pre-owned trucks we have in our used inventory at Toyota of Portsmouth. You will find us on Greenleaf Ave in Portsmouth, NH, proudly serving Exeter. See you soon!