Toyota Tacoma vs Nissan Frontier

Toyota Tacoma vs Nissan Frontier

There is a lot to consider when looking for a new truck—from the various towing capacities to cabin space. Here to break down the Toyota Tacoma vs. Nissan Frontier, our Toyota of Boerne team made a side-by-side comparison of these two trucks for you below.

See what each of them will offer for your driving, towing, and hauling needs around Boerne, San Antonio, and Kerrville, TX. Schedule a test drive today.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Towing Power

Tacoma vs Frontier: Capabilities

With either of these trucks, you will be able to load up their beds with plenty of gear. They each have a payload capacity that reaches over 1,400 pounds, so you will be able to carry tools, furniture, and other supplies in the back of your truck.

When it comes to towing, though, you will be able to pull more weight with the Toyota Tacoma. That is because it has a maximum towing capacity of 6,800 pounds when properly equipped. The Nissan Frontier has a towing capacity of up to 6,720 pounds when properly equipped. If you have a larger trailer or need to pull along heavier equipment, the Toyota Tacoma is better equipped to safely tow it.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Interior Space

Cabin Configurations

When it comes to the Toyota Tacoma vs. Nissan Frontier, each truck offers multiple cabin configurations. In this comparison, we wanted to look at the maximum amount of space each of their largest cabins offer.


Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

Front Legroom

42.9 inches

42.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room

58.9 inches

58.3 inches

While each of these cabin configurations provides two rows of seating, it is the Toyota Tacoma Double Cab that gives both you and your passengers more space to comfortably enjoy the ride.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Interior with Apple CarPlay® Technology

Premium Tech

The Toyota Tacoma also comes with a great deal of technology features. This includes both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ coming standard with its infotainment system.

With this integration, you can connect your compatible smartphone and access a variety of its features while driving. Pull up your maps’ application and get directions, or safely reply to messages while keeping your eyes on the road ahead.

Also standard in the Tacoma is Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P). With this, you will have the following driver-assistive features equipped in your truck:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Sway Warning System (SWS)
  • Automatic High Beams (AHB)
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

With these systems, your Tacoma is able to monitor your driving and what is happening around you to help you stay alert and drive more confidently.

The Nissan Frontier falls behind in the tech department and doesn’t offer the same level of connectivity or the same level of driver-assistive features.

Come See Our Inventory of the Toyota Tacoma

We hope you found this comparison between the Toyota Tacoma vs. Nissan Frontier to be useful.  While both trucks have some strong hauling capabilities, the Toyota Tacoma offers better all-around driving. It can be configured to tow more, give passengers more space inside, and features more modern technology for your everyday commute.

Come learn even more about this truck and its various configurations here at Toyota of Boerne. Stop by and let our team help you build the truck you have been dreaming of driving around Boerne, San Antonio, and Kerrville, Texas.

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