2016 Nissan Frontier vs. 2016 Toyota Tacoma
Value for Money
When you’re choosing between two trucks as closely matched as the 2016 Nissan Frontier and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, you would expect their prices to be relatively similar. Unfortunately, Regina and Swift Current drivers will be in for a nasty surprise if they expect the impressive value of the Nissan to extend to the Toyota.
In fact, the Tacoma will demand almost $5,000 more of your money, with the entry-level Access Cab 4X2 starting at $27,995 compared to the Frontier’s King Cab S at $23,148. Drivers could opt for the mid-level Frontier King Cab SV for $24,613 and still be paying significantly less than they would for an entry-level Tacoma, all while enjoying a 4.0L V6 engine as standard.
Power and Performance
Regina and Swift Current drivers know that a truck should be defined by its ability to handle any job with ease. That starts with offering a suitable level of power, and neither the 2016 Nissan Frontier or the 2016 Toyota Tacoma disappoint.
- Standard Power: 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque with the Frontier’s standard engine or 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque with the Tacoma’s.
- Available Power: Up to 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque from the Frontier’s V6 or 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque from the Tacoma’s.
Towing is also on par, with the Nissan Frontier offering a maximum tow rating of 2,948 kg (6,500 lbs.) and the Tacoma offering 3,090 kg (6,800 lbs.) with the available V6 tow package. The Frontier and Tacoma both perform admirably, but the Frontier offers comparable performance for far less money.
The team at Nissan have clearly invested plenty of time and money in the 2016 Frontier. It’s simply brimming with Nissan-Exclusive features that cannot be had in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma at any price, including:
- Utili-track Channel System: This First-In-Class cargo-carrying system uses channels on the bed floor, not just in the walls and header, with four heavy-duty aluminum-alloy cleats that can be moved anywhere along the Utili-track channel system for total versatility.
- NissanConnect Apps with Navigation: Provides hands-free calling technology, hands-free text messaging, streaming audio, and navigation – with nearby points of interest displayed for your convenience.
The 2016 Nissan Frontier Edges Out the 2016 Toyota Tacoma
Ultimately, both trucks will serve you well, but the Nissan Frontier manages to offer a little more for a lot less. To check it out in the flesh, just come down to the showroom at Knight Nissan or call us on (306) 778-7000 to arrange a test drive. We can’t wait to show off this innovative truck to our Regina and Swift Current customers, so make sure to come see us soon!