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2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma

When the average truck driver is looking for a new ride, there are several things that they will pay special attention to, such as the power ratings, fuel economy and, of course, the price tag. As much as truck drivers love the roar of a powerful engine, no one ever wants to break the bank.

The 2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma comparison is a great example of how truck drivers can get everything they want in a truck without going past the point of affordabilityWith a difference of nearly $6,000 between each truck's base price, the Frontier still manages to keep up with the Tacoma.

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2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma
$18,390 Base MSRP $24,320
19/23 mpg Fuel Economy 19/23 mpg
152 hp, 171 lb-ft Power Ratings 159 hp, 180 lb-ft
3,760 lbs Max. Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs

Main Differences of 2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma

As mentioned, the 2017 Nissan Frontier costs nearly $6,000 less than the 2017 Toyota Tacoma. In light of that big difference, one would assume that Nissan drivers are sacrificing something by not paying that extra money. While there may be a couple of tiny sacrifices here and there, the 2017 Tacoma does not prove to be worth the extra money.

In regards to fuel economy, it's a stalemate – the Frontier matches the Tacoma perfectly. As for power ratings, the Toyota Tacoma does outperform the Tacoma by a small margin. At the same time however, the Frontier is able to tow more than the Tacoma – a pleasant surprise for anyone discouraged by the slightly lowered power ratings.

So, are those extra $6,000 worth the identical fuel economy, marginally better power ratings, and less towing ability?

2017 Nissan Frontier Red Exterior Front View
2017 Nissan Frontier Black interior
2017 Nissan Frontier Front Seats
2017 Nissan Frontier Red Exterior Rear view

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2017 Nissan Titan Black Exterior Side View