2022 Nissan Frontier vs 2022 Toyota Tacoma

2022 Nissan Frontier vs 2022 Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier are considered to be among the best midsize pickups. The Frontier was at a noticeable disadvantage compared to other midsize trucks for its technology, comfort, towing, and hauling capabilities. The new 2022 Nissan Frontier offers more features than its previous version. 


Toyota Tacoma has been well known for its legendary off-road abilities, powerful styling, and cutting-edge technology. The 2022 Toyota Tacoma stands out by striking features, including a distinctive hood scoop, a slender front grille, muscular fenders, and an engraved tailgate logo.


Let's see how the two models compare with each other.





The 2022 Nissan Frontier is powered by Nissan's new 3.8-litre naturally aspirated V-6 engine. There is 310 horsepower and a torque of 281 pound-feet available from this engine. This vehicle has a nine-speed automatic transmission and can be purchased with a rear or four-wheel-drive system.


The optional V-6 engine on the 2022 Toyota Tacoma delivers quality performance and impressive towing capabilities. There are two types of TRD models: the TRD Sport and Limited, designed for city driving, while TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro are designed for rougher terrain.


Infotainment and Connectivity



The standard on the new Frontier is an 8.0-inch touchscreen, but optional 9.0-inch touchscreens are also available. Some of the most popular connectivity features are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also, USB-C ports are available in several charging outlets. In addition to a Wi-Fi hotspot, the Frontier also includes wireless charging for smartphones.


In every Tacoma, Toyota is integrating touchscreen infotainment. There is a 7.0-inch display on the base model and an 8.0-inch display on all other trim levels. Furthermore, the company added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, enhancing the user experience compared to previous systems.


Fuel Economy



The Frontier's highway fuel economy is 10.2 km/L with rear-wheel drive, and city fuel economy is 7.65 km/L. With four-wheel drive, the city and highway mileage drop to 7.23 km/L and 9.34 km/L, respectively. Besides being powerful, the Toyota Tacoma is also fuel-efficient. Its highway fuel economy is 10.5 km/L, and city fuel economy is 13 km/L.


Safety Features


Nissan Safety Shield 360 is integrated into the 2022 Frontier, unlike its predecessor. Its features are automatic high beams, emergency braking, and class-exclusive automatic rear braking. Among its key safety functions are:


  • Cross-traffic alert with blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control


The Tacoma is the best-equipped vehicle in its class for driver assistance technologies. The Tacoma offers the following safety features:


  • Forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning is a standard feature
  • Adaptive cruise control


Towing Capacity



Towing capacity for the current Frontier is the same as it was for the previous model. It is capable of towing 6720 pounds. Towing capacity with the rear-wheel-drive Tacoma is 6800 pounds; 4x4 versions can pull 6500 pounds.





The starting price of Tacoma is $40,350. The 4x4 Double Cab 6a Sb Ltd Nightshade is its most expensive model at $53,390. The starting price of the Frontier is $39,998. 


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