Midsize pickup trucks like the 2021 Toyota Tacoma fit the needs of many drivers who need the power, toughness and capability of the pickup truck without the higher price tag of a half-ton pickup truck. The competitive midsize pickup truck class provides plenty of options that include the – Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado, Jeep Gladiator, Ford Ranger and Honda Ridgeline. Find out how the Toyota Tacoma stacks up against a tough competitor in this 2021 Toyota Tacoma vs 2021 Nissan Frontier comparison by Downeast Toyota.
2021 Toyota Tacoma
2021 Nissan Frontier
|278-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6
||Engine||301-Horsepower 3.8-Liter V-6
|6,800 Pounds||Towing Capacity||6,720 Pounds|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Onboard Wi-Fi||Available|
Are you interested in a do-it-all midsize pickup truck at an affordable price? The Toyota Tacoma will check all the boxes in this 2021 Toyota Tacoma vs 2021 Nissan Frontier comparison by Downeast Toyota. Power and performance promise to set the Toyota Tacoma apart with a pair of engine options – a base 159-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder and a power-packed 278-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine – that are paired with a standard six-speed automatic transmission.
The Nissan Frontier features a single powertrain – a 301-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 – that is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. More horsepower does not mean more towing power and the Toyota Tacoma proves it with a 6,800-pound maximum towing capacity and a maximum payload of 1,440 pounds. When adventure calls, the Toyota Tacoma will deliver the thrills you seek with a part-time 4WDemand system with an electronic locking rear differential, Multi-Terrain Select® drive modes, CRAWL Control and Bilstein® high-performance shocks.
Technology is a weapon in the 2021 Toyota Tacoma arsenal that promises to set it apart from its Nissan Frontier competitor. The Toyota Tacoma comes standard with a 7-inch Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen infotainment system that gives you access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa and Wi-Fi Connect – features not available to the Nissan Frontier. Toyota Safety Sense™ technology is standard in the Tacoma pickup truck, adding a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert and Automatic High Beams to the spec sheet.
Find out what makes the 2021 Toyota Tacoma a world-class option in the class and schedule a test drive today at Downeast Toyota in Bangor!