2020 Nissan Frontier vs. 2020 Toyota Tacoma

The midsize pickup truck class is an emerging front in another arms race among automakers, that will only serve to deliver better products to customers. Nissan redesigned its midsize pickup truck for the current model year, and all of its changes and upgrades will put it on pace to overtake one of long-time rivals. A comparison of the 2020 Nissan Frontier vs. 2020 Toyota Tacoma will reveal a few impressive differences between the popular trucks, including more standard performance and more standard towing capacity. In fact, independent reviews have had a few positive things to say about the 2020 Frontier, including its new engine that makes more than 300 horsepower and they pointed out the off-road capability of the Pro-4X trim grade. JC Billion Nissan customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Nissan Frontier today by calling, 406-219-0708.

For a long time, the Nissan Frontier has been a favorite platform for people who like to go off-roading. A lot of the changes and upgrades that have been included with the 2020 Frontier will make the truck even more attractive to those customers and give people yet another reason to move from the Tacoma to the Frontier. The popular Pro-4X trim grades is equipped with off-road ready brakes and version of the 2020 Frontier with four-wheel-drive have shift-on-the-fly capability that will allow drivers to cycle through two-wheel-drive, four-wheel-drive high gearing as well as 4x4 low gears. These features are abundantly available with the 2020 Tacoma. Additionally, the 2020 Frontier offers an interior that is free from distractions and can easily stand-up to dirt and mud with a tighter focus on durability over flashy technology that might not like to get wet or dirty.


2020 Nissan Frontier Vs. 2020 Toyota Tacoma
3.8-L, V-6 Base Engine 2.7-L, 4-Cyl.
310/281 Horsepower/Torque 159/180
18/24 Base Fuel Economy 20/23
6,640 lbs. Base Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs.


Performance Specs

Nissan streamlined the engine lineup available for the 2020 Frontier. Every version available at the JC Billion Nissan showroom will be equipped with a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter, V-6 engine that will be attached to a nine-speed transmission. It will make 310 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the 2020 Tacoma offers two engine choices, a four-cylinder and a V-6. However, neither of them will make as much power as the 2020 Frontier. A 2020 Tacoma with the four-cylinder engine will produce 159 horsepower and the V-6 will make 278 horsepower.

According to Nissan, a 2020 Frontier with rear-wheel-drive will be able to achieve 18 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. Even though both Tacoma engine options make less power than the Frontier, the Toyota truck’s fuel economy scores are about the same with both engines.

A head-on photo of the 2020 Nissan Frontier.
A rear right quarter photo of the 2020 Nissan Frontier.

A photo of the cargo bed used by the 2020 Nissan Fronier.
A rear left quarter photo of the 2020 Nissan Frontier.