2015 Toyota Tacoma vs 2015 Nissan Frontier

2015 Toyota Tacoma

2015 Toyota Tacoma


2015 Nissan Frontier

2015 Nissan Frontier


Jacksonville knows a good truck when it sees it sees one, which is why the streets of Jax are filling up with the 2015 Toyota Tacoma, now stocked at Beaver Toyota off of Highway 1. When it comes to small trucks, no one’s been doing them longer or more consistently than Toyota as other manufacturers have turned their back on this long time staple of the American truck diet. Let’s see how the tidy and tough Toyota Tacoma stacks up against the Nissan Frontier, one of the other available small trucks on the car menu.
Keep in mind that both trucks have a towing capacity of 6,500 pounds, and both are offered with either short or long beds, and the option to be either rear or 4WD.

Engine Options and Configurations

Similarities aside, the new Toyota Tacoma is the ideal truck for drivers who don’t want to spend extra on a larger engine, but still need a fair amount of heft. The entry-level powertrain for the new Tacoma is a 2.7-liter inline-4 that has a horsepower and torque output of 159 and 180, respectively, while the base engine for the Frontier is a smaller 2.5-liter inline-4 that only nets 152hp and 171 pound-feet of torque. With numbers that low, you might as well just buy a car. Additionally, the Nissan Frontier does not offer the popular “Regular Cab” configuration that many truck enthusiasts love and need.

Resale Value

All things being equal, eventually it will come time to trade in your new truck, or sell it to a kid just getting his start. When that time comes, make sure that you’ve not only invested in a truck that will work wonders for your next new car payment, but that its value will continue to hold for a new generation of drivers. The Toyota Tacoma holds its value better than the Nissan Frontier, which Kelley Blue Book notes is “okay” but simply can’t hold a candle to the Tacoma.

Modern Technology

When it comes to technology, the modern truck driver needs to be connected, and able to respond to on-the-job changes at a moment’s notice–to say nothing of having a few creature comforts while out on long hauls. The fine folks at Toyota have kept up with the times, outfitting the 2015 Toyota Tacoma with available in-truck connectivity with apps like Pandora, and other features like voice command, HD radio, and Bluetooth audio take the technology package to a whole new level. On the other hand, the Nissan Frontier has…just Bluetooth, and a lackluster interior design that harkens back to pre-Internet days.

Toyota Tacoma Models for Jacksonville, FL Drivers

Whether it’s towing, hauling, slogging, or just cruising, you’ll get it done better and more enjoyably in the Tacoma more than you will the Nissan Frontier. For great deals on new Tacoma trucks, come on into Beaver Toyota, located just a short trip down from Jacksonville on Highway 1. We are excited to show you why this should be the next truck for you and your personal or business pleasure, and we look forward to seeing you soon!