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Split screen images of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma and the 2019 Nissan Frontier

2019 Toyota Tacoma vs 2019 Nissan Frontier

2019 Toyota Tacoma vs 2019 Nissan Frontier
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$25,850 Starting MSRP $19,090
2.7L four cylinder Base Engine 2.5L four cylinder
6,800 pounds Max Towing 6,500 pounds
1,620 pounds Max Payload 1,505 pounds

The pickup truck market is hot. While more and more drivers are flocking to this segment for its hauling and performance capability, we are seeing an increase in shoppers interested in compact pickup truck options that provide cost savings and handling improvements over their bulky mid-size and full-size counterparts. The current leader in the compact pickup segment is the 2019 Toyota Tacoma which has retained the title of best-seller for 14 years running. 

Does the 2019 Toyota Tacoma deserve to keep its place at the top? We put it up against another class-leading rival, the 2019 Nissan Frontier, to see just what it’s made of. While the 2019 Tacoma does come with a higher starting price tag, its added capability, performance specs, and standard features more than make up the difference in starting price. Keep reading to learn more. 

2019 Tacoma vs 2019 Frontier: Performance and Capability

As you can see from the chart above, the base engine on the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is going to offer drivers a little more oomph than the base engine on the 2019 Frontier. Not only will drivers have less trouble passing on the highway, but that power also translates into increased capability, especially when it comes to hauling.

Depending on the trim level and configuration, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma can tow a max of up to 6,800 pounds when properly equipped, which is 300-pounds more than the most capable 2019 Frontier model. The 2019 Tacoma also pulls ahead with a higher max payload capacity meaning drivers will have the ability to tackle tougher projects or bring more gear along for a family vacation.

See the best-selling 2019 Toyota Tacoma lineup in person at Serra Toyota in Birmingham.

2019 Toyota Tacoma parked in the grass
Two people loading the truck bed of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma
2019 Toyota Tacoma driving in the sandy desert
2019 Toyota Tacoma front grille and headlights


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