When you’re looking to hit the streets around Houston, Sugarland, and Pearland, TX, in a powerful and mighty truck, chances are you’ll find yourself torn between the 2020 Toyota Tacoma and 2019 Nissan Frontier. That’s because both offer powerful, outdoor-ready capabilities without sacrificing comfort. But which is right for you?

To help you decide, we here at Mike Calvert Toyota have created this Toyota Tacoma vs. Nissan Frontier comparison. Ready to see which truck is best suited for your needs? Contact us today.


2020 Toyota Tacoma Engine Specs

Performance & Towing Capabilities

When you drive a truck, you work hard to get the job done. You need a truck that’s powerful enough to keep up with your demands. When it comes to the Toyota Tacoma vs. Nissan Frontier, both trucks are capable of making your life easier, but the Toyota Tacoma goes above and beyond.

That’s because this truck is equipped with an optional 3.5L V6 engine that churns out 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. With this much power, you’ll find that towing a small boat or camping trailer is possible with its maximum 6,800-pound towing capacity, when properly equipped.

With the Nissan Frontier, on the other hand, you can choose the optional 4.0L V6 engine that powers out 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque.

Despite its large engine displacement, the Nissan falls behind with a maximum towing capacity of 6,720 pounds, when properly equipped.


2020 Toyota Tacoma Off-Roading

Toyota Tacoma vs Nissan Frontier: Off-Roading

Let’s face it, when you drive a truck, you know that some of the best memories are created off the beaten path. That’s why you’ll be happy to know that both the Tacoma and Frontier can be equipped with available 4WD capabilities.

This helps you maintain your grip even when traveling on slippery conditions. Furthermore, you can also choose to equip your truck with an optional drive mode selector. With the Frontier, you can choose between 2WD, 4WD High for regular off-roading, or 4WD Low for situations when you’re driving in snow or deep mud.

With Toyota, the Multi-terrain Select system allows you to choose one of five different specific driving modes. The difference between these systems is that with the Tacoma you’ll have a more specific traction. That’s because, unlike with the Frontier grouping drive modes into three categories, the Tacoma has five different modes to choose from.

That means your performance settings with mud will differ from sand, providing fine-tuned traction.


2020 Toyota Tacoma Interior Space

Interior Comfort

Whether you’re taking a casual commute or getting a job done, you’ll find that the interiors of these trucks offer lots of ways to relax, like with optional leather upholstery, heated front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

While there are some similarities, you’ll find that the Tacoma provides extra comfort, thanks to its optional 10-way power adjust front seats. The Frontier, on the other hand, only offers optional 8-way power adjust seating.


Toyota Tacoma vs Nissan Frontier: The Verdict

While the 2020 Toyota Tacoma and 2019 Nissan Frontier have comparable features, after comparing the performance, off-road capabilities, towing, and comfort features of these two trucks, it’s clear that the Toyota Tacoma is the one you want helping you around Houston, Sugarland, and Pearland, Texas.

To learn more about this truck’s capabilities and how it will improve your commute, we invite you to visit us at Mike Calvert Toyota today!


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