2018 Nissan Frontier vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

Trucks have been making a huge comeback in recent years! With rising gas prices during that last decade or so, many consumers were turned off by trucks and focused on more fuel-efficient vehicles. However, trucks designed over the past few years have become more aware of this issue and made strides to offer more fuel-efficient truck models. Two of the best examples of this change of focus are the 2018 Nissan Frontier and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma. Don’t be fooled by the fact that these trucks are more fuel efficient. Both trucks still offer excellent engine performance and towing capabilities. Let's dive into the specs of each of these vehicles to see which of the two is the best option for consumers!

Comparison image of silver 2018 Nissan Frontier and tan 2018 Toyota Tacoma

2018 Nissan Frontier


2018 Toyota Tacoma

$18,990* Starting MSRP $25,400
2.5L Inline 4 / 5-Speed Automatic Base Engine / Transmission 2.7L Inline 4 / 6-Speed Automatic
152 hp / 171 ft-lbs Engine Power / Engine Torque 159 hp / 180 ft-lbs
17 mpg / 22 mpg** Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 20 mpg / 23 mpg

*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.
**2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for Frontier® 4-cylinder engine with automatic transmission: 17 city / 22 highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

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As you can see from the table above, the 2018 Nissan Frontier and 2018 Toyota Tacoma are both incredibly competitive. The 2018 Tacoma does appear to have a slight advantage in some areas, but the price difference between these two vehicles is quite large, with the 2018 Frontier being much less expensive. Additionally, when it comes to other configurations of these trucks, the Frontier does perform as well as the Tacoma, if not better. Where the 2018 Frontier makes a big impact is with the features it has available. Some of the highlighted features include:

  • NissanConnect® Mobile Apps
  • Nissan Navigation System
  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Rearview Monitor
  • Multi-Level Center Console
  • Under-Seat Storage
  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility™
  • Many More

If you find that you are interested in learning more about the 2018 Nissan Frontier, please feel free to stop by Nissan of Tiffany Springs to see this great truck for yourself. Our excellent sales team is more than happy to answer any of the questions that you might have. Swing by the dealership to schedule a test drive of the 2018 Frontier with us today!