2020 Toyota Tacoma
Features & Specs
2020 Nissan Frontier
Satellite Radio
Offered on Higher Trim Levels
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Offered
Standard Drivetrain
Ground Clearance

2020 Toyota Tacoma vs 2020 Nissan Frontier

When searching for a mid-size pickup truck that can keep up with your busy lifestyle, there are a few options to consider but narrowing it down can be pretty difficult. That is why we have created this comparison review for you. We are taking two of the segment's most popular models, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma and the 2020 Nissan Frontier, and comparing all that they have to offer to help you decide which one is the one for you. Keep reading to see just how these midsize trucks stack up!

2020 Toyota Tacoma Power & Handling

The Toyota Tacoma is powered by one of two engines. The standard engine is a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder that generates up to 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is the standard drivetrain configuration but four-wheel drive is available. The second engine option is a 3.5-liter V6 that delivers up to 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. There are two transmission options for this engine, a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. This engine also comes with standard rear-wheel drive but four-wheel drive is offered.

2020 Nissan Frontier Power & Handling

The Nissan Frontier can also be powered by one of two engines. The base engine is a 2.5-liter inline-4 that produces up to 152 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. Drivers have a choice between a 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard but four-wheel drive is available. The second engine is a 4.0-liter V6 that creates 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. There are two transmission options for this engine too, a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Features & Design

There are 6 Tacoma trim levels to choose from. The base model is called the SR, it comes outfitted with a composite bed, 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, cloth upholstery, advanced driving aids like automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system. The upper trims add an 8-inch touchscreen, remote keyless entry, alloy wheels, a hood scoop, a wireless smartphone charging pad, body-colored fender flares, and more! The TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, and TRD Pro trims are outfitted for off-roading with features like a lockable rear differential, an advanced off-road traction control system, Fox internal bypass shocks, skid plates, all-terrain tires, and Bilstein monotube shocks.

2020 Nissan Frontier Features & Design

There are only five Nissan Frontier trim levels to choose from. The base model is the S and it comes with Bluetooth, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen, 15-inch steel wheels, a CD player, a four-speaker sound system, rear privacy glass, and an auxiliary audio jack. The upper trim levels add rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, navigation, a smaller touchscreen, a locking rear differential, alloy wheels, and more.


We looked into what both of these midsize pickup trucks have to offer, and it is clear to see that the 2020 Toyota Tacoma is the model to choose! The engine options are fantastic and the trim levels are jam-packed with features, even the entry-level model. If you are ready to swap out a current ride for a 2020 Toyota Tacoma, come on down to Lustine Toyota today and let our sales associates help you find your ideal model!

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