|2020 Toyota Tacoma||versus||2020 Nissan Frontier|
|✔||Serra Lifetime Warranty (Learn More)||X|
|✔||Serra Platinum Package (Learn More)||X|
|✔||Toyota Safety Sense||X|
|3.5-L, V-6||Avail. Engine||3.8-L, V-6|
|Six-speed automatic||Avail. Transmission||Nine-speed automatic|
|19/24||Fuel Economy||Not Available|
The 2020 model year could be the best time for buyers to jump into the midsize pickup truck class of the automotive industry. This is especially true for Serra Toyota customers who might be considering the latest version of the automaker’s entry in this class. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2020 Nissan Frontier isn’t a new battle. The two pickup trucks have faced off for the last several years. While the 2020 Frontier has been redesigned reconfigured for the model year, the 2020 Tacoma is more than able to overcome the new challenges its chief rival brings to the table. Owners of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma will have a wide range of trim grades and accessory packages to choose from that should provide plenty of reasons for buyers to take the popular pickup truck home.
For the 2020 model year, Toyota Tacoma has picked up a number of impressive new features. Owners of the 2020 Tacoma will have access to a smartphone-compatible infotainment system that will offer access to the Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ suites of applications as well as integration with the Amazon Alexa digital home assistant. The 2020 Nissan Frontier has only just been unveiled, but our team finds it likely that several of these same features will be available. However, Nissan customers might have to choose higher trim grades to gain similar access. One feature that is available with the 2020 Tacoma that isn’t found on any current Nissan vehicles is a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Additionally, Toyota offers the Tacoma in a number of trims that are equipped to handle off-road driving that should place it ahead of its Nissan rival.
Serra Toyota customers will have two power plant options available. The base set up consists of a 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. It will make 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. A 2020 Tacoma with this powertrain can expect to be able to achieve 20 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway when its equipped with two-wheel-drive. Owners can also find four-wheel-drive versions of the midsize truck with this powertrain and will post fuel economy scores one-mpg lower. A 3.5-liter, V-6 engine is also available, and it can be mated to the same two transmission options, but with an output of 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The larger engine also posts strong fuel economy scores that fall within a few points of the four-cylinder engine.
We don’t know much about the performance specs or fuel economy scores of the 2020 Nissan Frontier. We do know that the new Nissan V-6 engine will make a little more horsepower than the 2020 Tacoma, but that increase in power is likely to come at the cost of fuel economy.