The 2016 Toyota Tacoma vs Nissan Frontier: Who’s More Fierce?

The battle of the pickup trucks is on, and Toyota and Nissan are in the heat of battle. In this war the question is simple – who’s fiercer, and in the end the answer is very clear.

When you are in the market for a new pickup truck, you want a vehicle that is smart, stylish and technologically advanced, but above all you want a vehicle that can take the punishments of daily life and emerged unscathed. Simply put, you want a fierce pickup truck to haul your lumber, pack your gear, tow your boat and make your life easier. Both the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma are fierce in their own ways, but in the end it is the Tacoma that comes out on top.

It is no accident that the Toyota Tacoma has led the way in the mid-size truck market, outselling rivals from North America, Asia and Europe on its way to sales dominance. Those impressive sales figures mean that drivers love the Tacoma, and that has made it hard for rivals to make any kind of inroad.

The 2016 Nissan Frontier puts up a good fight, and this smart and stylish mid-size pickup truck does have a great deal to offer. At the end of the day, however, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma proves yet again that it is a few steps ahead of its rivals in terms of power, performance and, yes, fierceness.

The newest version of the Nissan Frontier comes equipped with a V6 4.0-liter engine with 261-horsepower. That is a powerful engine, but it is still not a match for the more fierce 2016 Toyota Tacoma. The 2016 version of the Tacoma features a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 17 more horses under the hood. The V6 in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma delivers 278-horsepower, providing extra pickup and more oomph for towing those heavy trailers.

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is also better when it comes to fuel economy. Again the 2016 Nissan Frontier is a worthy competitor, with a respectable 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. But the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is even more fuel efficient, with a rating of up to 19 mpg in the city and up to 24 mpg on the highway. Those couple miles per gallon may not seem like much, but over thousands of gallons a year it can really make a difference.

So far it is clear that the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is the better choice, but this great mid-size pickup truck has even more to offer. Just about every pickup truck owner has found themselves stuck at some point, and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma provides an innovative way to get out of those sticky situations.

Dubbed Crawl Control, this unique feature allows the Tacoma to crawl its way out of mud, deep sand and other conditions that would leave many other vehicles literally stuck. As if that were not enough, the already fierce 2016 Toyota Tacoma can even be equipped with a GO-Pro mount, so drivers can record their off-road adventures and share the results with their friends.

Having a fierce pickup truck is important, and it is clear that the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is fiercer than ever. The rival Nissan Frontier tries hard, but in the end it is no match for the power, performance and fierce nature of the newest Tacoma model.

Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison purposes only.