Compare the Toyota Tacoma to the Nissan Frontier and Chevrolet Colorado

Tough. Durable. Highly customizable. Those are just three traits that the new Toyota Tacoma embodies. For more than a decade, the Toyota Tacoma has been the best-selling midsize truck on the market, and Muncy motorists can attest to that.

Its high quality and high resale value, combined with TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Off-Road Capability and sufficient power for its class, makes the Toyota Tacoma a highly recommended pickup for all Pennsylvanians. The Toyota Tacoma is built to serve whether off-roading outside Muncy, towing a boat or camper to your favorite lake or campground around Williamsport, or hauling heavy payloads at a Pennsylvania worksite you well.

While the Toyota Tacoma can handle any task, some Williamsport shoppers may be considering some of its midsize truck competitors, including the Nissan Frontier and Chevrolet Colorado. We're glad to hear that! At Ciocca Toyota of Williamsport, we want our customers to do their due diligence when picking out the proper midsize pickup. That's why our Toyota dealership in Muncy, PA provides a head-to-head comparison to see how the Toyota Tacoma is at the top of the totem pole in its class.

Toyota Tacoma vs Nissan Frontier

The Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier showcase similar V6 engines. Williamsport motorists can pick from the following pair of Toyota Tacoma powertrains:

  • 2.7-liter inline-4: 159 horsepower, 180 pound-feet of torque
  • 3.5-liter V6: 278 horsepower, 265 pound-feet of torque

All Nissan Frontier pickups earn 18/24 (city/highway) miles per gallon and are powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine that achieves 310 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. The Toyota Tacoma earns superior fuel economy ratings of 20/23 miles per gallon in its base model and 18/22 when equipped with the V6 engine. The Toyota Tacoma has a maximum towing capacity of 6,800 pounds, besting the Frontier's towing rating of 6,720 pounds.

The Frontier fronts the available Nissan Safety Shield® 360 suite, but several driver-assists aren't standard. The Tacoma, meanwhile, touts the Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P), which features:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning with Pedestrian Detection
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

A Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert is also available in the Toyota Tacoma.

The Nissan Frontier has a far older interior, while the Toyota Tacoma touts a more updated cabin. That's made evident by the Tacoma's top trim, which features leather-trimmed heated seats, and a 10-way power-adjusted driver's seat with 2-way lumbar support.

Toyota Tacoma vs Chevy Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado, which can tow a maximum of 7,700 pounds, has an additional powertrain to pick from. While the 2.7-liter Turbo High-Output engine does produce 430 pound-feet of torque, the base iteration of the engine comes up short compared to the Tacoma's V6. The Tacoma's 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque.

Depending on powertrain configuration, the Chevrolet Colorado earns between 16/18 miles per gallon on its low end to 20/30 miles per gallon at its peak. The Toyota Tacoma earns better fuel economy ratings of 19/24 miles per gallon when equipped with its V6 engine.

Standard safety features are a new luxury in the Chevrolet Colorado lineup. Automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, and lane departure warning are now all standard on the Colorado, like on the Tacoma. However, you can expect to pay more to enjoy these features - the Tacoma won't require you to pay more.

The new Chevy Colorado sticks to a single cab configuration, only offering a 5-foot-2-inch cargo bed. The Tacoma won't pigeonhole you into one cab option - you'll have a choice of the Access Cab or Double Cab. The Tacoma can also offer a standard five-foot bed or improve space with the longer six-foot bed.

Take Home Your New Toyota Tacoma Today!

Now that you see how the Toyota Tacoma beats out the competition, we invite you to our Toyota dealership in Muncy, PA, where you can take a test drive in this impressive midsize truck. The new Toyota Tacoma is waiting for you at Ciocca Toyota of Williamsport.

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    203 Lycoming Mall Drive
    Muncy, PA 17756

    • Sales: (570) 630-9296
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