Nissan Frontier vs. Toyota Tacoma

See How the Redesigned Nissan Frontier Takes on the Toyota Tacoma in Spartanburg, SC

The 2022 Nissan Frontier is arriving soon and is already making an impression across the country as this truck has been fully redesigned for the first time since 2005. This all-new version of the midsize frontier offers a new look that matches its capability and shows off the full range of Nissan style. We want to show you everything that the all-new Frontier can do, so we compared it against another well-known challenger of its class: the new Toyota Tacoma.

Shoppers will find the latest Nissan Frontier here at Benson Nissan of Spartanburg, which is conveniently less than 45 minutes outside of Simpsonville

Where Does the Nissan Frontier Stand Tall Against the Competition?

  • Performance: The Toyota Tacoma comes available with two different engine options; one a 159-horsepower four-cylinder engine and the other a 278-horsepower V6. Neither of these performance options come close to the output of the Nissan Frontier's standard V6 engine, which generates up to 310-horsepower. This V6 engine is also the standard performance, so drivers who choose the Frontier always enjoy the best capability for their dollar.
  • Towing: The V6 performance of the Nissan Frontier gives it a towing capacity of up to 6,250 lbs. with front-wheel-drive. This towing capacity is great for bringing certain boats, jet skis, and camping gear out to Keowee Lake. When you add 4X4 drivetrain to the all-new Frontier, its towing capacity exceeds to a maximum of 6,720 lbs. While the Toyota Tacoma does offer lots of towing with its available V6 engine and 4X4, its standard engine and 4X2 only allow for a maximum towing capacity of up to 3,500 lbs.
  • Trim Levels: The Nissan Frontier keeps things simple and only has a few, low-priced trim levels available, each offering lots of technology and style that Forest City, NC drivers will appreciate. The Toyota Tacoma comes available in six trim levels, with various technologies that might not be available even on higher-end trims.
Toyota Tacoma
  • Interior: Whether you choose the Frontier King or Crew Cabs, you will find a spacious interior greets you each day as you leave for work in Greer, SC. The Frontier's King Cab contains a passenger volume of up to 97 cubic feet while the Crew Cab offers a flexible 107 cubic feet of passenger space, about as much as a compact SUV. Meanwhile, the Toyota Tacoma comes available in the 85.6 cubic feet Access Cab or the Double Cab, which contains up to 100.1 cubic feet.
  • Seating: As an upgrade for 2022, the Frontier features new Zero Gravity seats, offering lots of comfort and unique style. The Tacoma's base trims contain simple fabric-trimmed seats, with designs not comparable to those of the Frontier.
  • Safety: As another update for 2022, the Nissan Frontier comes standard with a wide range of high-tech driver-assist features through the Nissan Safety Shield 60, including Rear Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and High Beam Assist. The Toyota Tacoma continues to use a more outdated version of the Toyota Safety Sense suite, which offers some comparable features. However, to enjoy all the latest safety tech Toyota has to offer, one must upgrade to a higher-priced Tacoma trim level.

Test Drive the New Nissan Frontier Today

While Toyota models are known for their efficiency and usefulness, the Toyota Tacoma falls short of the Nissan Frontier when it comes to capability, hard work, and new upgrades. While a redesigned Tacoma might present more of a challenge next year, the 2022 Nissan Frontier comes out on top for today.

If the 2022 Nissan Frontier sounds like the right light-duty truck for your needs, then come test drive one here at Benson Nissan of Spartanburg. This redesigned pickup truck will come available for purchase or lease by the end of summer 2021, so contact us to pre-order yours today. Our dealership is located less than an hour outside of Shelby, NC here in Spartanburg, SC. We look forward to working with you!

  1. Benson Nissan

    1098 North Pine Street
    Spartanburg, SC 29303

    • Sales: 864-551-4508
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