2019 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2019 Nissan Frontier

Be on the lookout for midsize pickup trucks, like the Toyota Tacoma, to be getting a bigger profile in the next few years. A comparison of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2019 Nissan Frontier will very clearly demonstrate how the segment is steadily progressing. For the new model year, Toyota has updated the off-road-ready TRD Pro versions of the 2019 Tacoma and made several new accessories available that will expand the truck’s capability over more extreme terrain conditions. Toyota is putting a lot of resources behind the Tacoma for the 2019 model year, but they are also working very hard to make sure that the truck doesn’t compromise on the elements that put it at the top of the emerging class. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 203-403-6890.

Both midsize pickup trucks have gained a reputation for being among the best off-road vehicles in the segment. Within the 2019 Toyota Tacoma inventory available at Colonial Toyota, the TRD Pro trim grade adds several new features that will improve its off-road capability with upgrades to the suspension, shock absorbers and undercarriage protection. In addition to those previously mentioned improvements, the 2019 Tacoma TRD is also available with a snorkel kit that will help drivers ford standing water without swamping the engine. On the other side of the equation, the 2019 Nissan Frontier has been taken to task by expert online reviews in a few important areas. Most notably, the 2019 Frontier was downgraded by the experts for its passenger cabin not living up to the class standard as well as having a less-than-comfortable backseat.


2019 Toyota Tacoma


2019 Nissan Frontier

2.7-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
159/180 Horsepower/Torque 152/171
Six-speed automatic Transmission Five-speed manual
6,800 lbs. Max. Towing Capacity 6,500 lbs.


Performance Specs

The base engine for the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is a naturally aspirated 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission, producing 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. For more performance and capability, potential owners of the 2019 Tacoma will want to look at versions of the midsize pickup truck with the 3.5-liter V-6 engine with the six-speed automatic transmission. Not only will it produce 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, but it will also be able to tow up to 6,800 pounds. The standard engine for the 2019 Nissan Frontier is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. This setup It will make 152 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. The Frontier also comes with a six-cylinder engine making 261 horsepower.



A close up photo of the center gauge cluster in the 2019 Toyota Tacoma.
An interior photo of the dashboard in the 2019 Tacoma.
A photo of the available sunroof in the 2019 Tacoma.
An interior photo showing one of the upholstery options in the 2019 Tacoma.

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