|2016 Toyota Tacoma||2016 Nissan Frontier|
|11.2 l/100km||Combined Fuel Economy||12.4 l/100km|
|278 HP||Horsepower||261 HP|
|6,400 lbs.||Max Towing Capacity||3,500 lbs.|
|1,175 lbs.||Max Payload||953 lbs.|
2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2016 Nissan Frontier
Toyota has made a lot of waves for the 2016 model year. While they might not have introduced anything brand new like Chevy and Honda, they’ve introduced several new trim levels or special edition models, gave several vehicles facelifts and, of course, the most exciting news of all, they sent their popular midsize truck into the next generation. With the midsize truck market expanding again, we thought it’d be a good idea to compare the new version of the truck against one of its long-standing rivalries by taking a closer look at the 2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2016 Nissan Frontier.
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma
Taking a look at the table above you can see that the 2016 Toyota Tacoma certainly has a reason for creating so much buzz around the industry. Let’s start at the top of the table at combined fuel efficiency, where the Tacoma utilizes just over a litre less per 100 kilometres driven. And those kilometres you’re driving will be just a bit more enjoyable thanks to the 17 extra horsepower. 17 HP isn’t a huge advantage, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.
Where the advantages really begin to become noticeable however is in terms of capabilities. Towing might not be as important in a midsize truck as it would be in a full-size, but knowing that you can haul just under 3,000-extra pounds in the Tacoma definitely gives you peace of mind in case you ever do need to haul something around town. What is key in midsize trucks is the payload, in which the Tacoma again has a sizeable advantage in the way of 222 lbs.
We certainly believe the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma has enough outstanding features to throw on top of these huge advantages to make it a worthy option in the segment. If you’d like to take one for a spin when they become available, be sure to schedule a test drive online now and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as it’s possible!