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2018 Nissan Frontier vs. 2018 Toyota Tacoma Arlington Heights IL

The Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma have been two of the most popular models in the growing compact pickup truck class. More and more truck buyers are trading in bigger, bulkier trucks for the compact pickup that is nimbler, but still strong, and gets better fuel economy than its big brothers. All of which is why the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma have been so successful. But, which compact truck holds the edge in the 2018 installment of this rivalry?

We pitted these two trucks against each other in what we consider to be some of the most important categories when it comes to deciding which is the better compact pickup truck. We're comparing the two models' starting MSRP, fuel economy (combined city and highway), towing capacity, and their total passenger volume. We're comparing both trucks base level trims so as to be as fair as possible.

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2018 Nissan Frontier
2018 Toyota Tacoma
$18,990 MSRP* $25,200
21 MPG Fuel Economy (combined) 21 MPG
3,760 pounds Towing Capacity 3,500 pounds
88 cubic feet Passenger Volume 57.5 cubic feet

Test Drive the 2018 Nissan Frontier at Arlington Nissan Today!

As you can see, both compact pickup trucks offer good value within their class. However, there is a clear advantage towards the 2018 Nissan Frontier. To start with, the 2018 Nissan Frontier has a much lower starting MSRP, over $6,000 lower than its Toyota counterpart. Think of how nice it would be to have $6,000 dollars in your wallet after purchasing a brand-new truck!

Also, not only are you getting a much more affordable pickup truck with the 2018 Nissan Frontier, but you're also getting a better performing truck. The 2018 Nissan Frontier matches the 2018 Toyota Tacoma's fuel economy, while at the same time has a larger towing capacity and more spacious interior for your passengers. It's truly an example of having your cake and eating it too.

The 2018 Nissan Frontier also has a large swath of technology features to enhance the driver and passenger's comfort, convenience, and safety. Available features include:

  • NissanConnect® with Navigation and Mobile Apps 

  • Music Apps and Rockford Fosgate®-powered audio system 

  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with music, news, traffic, weather, and more 

  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant 

  • Rearview Monitor 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Nissan Frontier? Or better yet, are you ready to take one for a spin yourself? Contact our staff at Arlington Nissan to schedule a test drive today!


*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price. 

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Look for the 2018 Nissan Frontier to Bring Power-Packed Truck Features to the Lot!

Did you know there is a midsize pickup out there that can tow nearly 7,000 pounds in certain trim grades, get more than 20 mpg highway, and has a starting price of less than $20,000 MSRP? The 2018 Nissan Frontier, arriving on dealer lots this fall, is truly one of a kind. Thanks to the results of the annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, where the 2017 Frontier model was the highest-ranked in initial quality in the Midsize Pickup segment, we know that a good number of the nearly 80,000 new drivers who responded to the Initial Quality Study’s survey also vouch for the Frontier’s quality. So what’s in store for the 2018 Frontier? Some improvements, and some things that are so good, they will stay the same – read on for the specs and features of the 2018 Nissan Frontier!