Nissan Frontier vs. Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado


The Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma are popular selections in the light-duty truck segment. However, the 2017 Nissan Frontier comes as a challenge to these two. How does it stack up against its successful competitors, and could it be the better choice?


When comparably equipped, the Toyota Tacoma is the most expensive, with its price tag exceeding $24,000. In comparison, the Colorado comes out around $20,000, while the Nissan Frontier is the most affordable at a starting MSRP of $18,390.* But "affordable" doesn't always mean "valuable"; how does the Frontier stack up in other areas?

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Interior Versatility

When it comes to designing pickups, brands oftentimes will forego cab space in order to make the truck beds more spacious and capable. The Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma both have space for 4 passengers in their cabs, while the Colorado only supports 2. Additionally, the Nissan Frontier is the only truck that allows you to split the rear seats 50/50 for customizable cargo space.



In addition to having a more accommodating cabin, the Nissan Frontier also has a truck bed of 44.4 inches, which is on par with the Colorado but beats the Toyota Tacoma's 41.5-inch bed. The Frontier is also wider than both competitors, with a maximum width of 61.4 inches while the Colorado and Tacoma are in the range of 56-58 inches.



The Toyota Tacoma has an unlimited warranty, but only provides roadside assistance for 24 months; the Chevrolet Colorado provides assistance for 60 months, but its warranty expires at 100,000 miles. Meanwhile, the Nissan Frontier gets unlimited mileage on its warranty and its roadside assistance lasts 36 months-a good compromise between the two.



Thanks to its low cost, great versatility, accommodating cargo space, and great warranty and roadside assistance offering, the Nissan Frontier is the clear winner. Come check it out today at Blackburn Nissan.


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