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Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Car Comparisons, Truck
May 17, 2007 (7:57 am)
I'm wondering if the Frontier is going to get an ext/int facelift like several other Nissans have gotten for 2008. The interiors of the new Titans, etc., are fantastic. Slight ext facelift is appreciated too.
The Tacoma got a tiny interior upgrade with 07 -- a bit bigger seats and a slightly different center console style, not much though.
If the Frontier got an interior like some of these upgraded Nissans....I don't think this comparison would be as close as it is right now.
#1344 of 1446 Question and thoughts request...
May 17, 2007 (8:23 am)
I like both Toyota and Nissan, but have owned 2 Toy. pickups in the past and have been happy with them. My question is about the Toy.'s composite bed - - what is it made of and how durable is it? I would think the Nissan's coated bed would be much more durable and give a little more weight in the back for snowy conditions.
What are anyone's thoughts concerning the talk I've heard, and you perhaps, of a deisel engine in either of these two trucks? Do you really think it will happen and what do you think the cost difference will be compared to a gasoline engine? Thanks to all!
#1345 of 1446 Re: Question and thoughts request... [kreuzer]
May 17, 2007 (9:22 am)
You are right on the money about the Nissan bed being more durable and with the added weight in the back for slippery conditions be it snow, mud or rain.
Pickup trucks are light enough in the rear without compounding the problem by using a composite bed.
#1346 of 1446 Re: Question and thoughts request... [kreuzer]
May 17, 2007 (11:23 am)
I also like both trucks, but I found that the Taco seemed a little light in the rear, not a great thing with an unloaded bed. The truck seemed to hop around more than the Frontier, the Fronty felt more sure-footed to me and that is one reason I went with the Nissan. I like the factory spray-on on my Frontier, so far, so good, appears to be very durable. I think the Taco's composite bed should be fine for most uses.
I'd be interested if Toy or Nissan puts a diesel into either for the N.A. market. I imagine the price increase would be fairly significant though. I really can't say if one could truly justify paying the extra premium to save a few bucks on fuel, or for the increased torque. Perhaps if you figure on keeping the truck for a long while?
#1347 of 1446 Re: facelifts [colin6969]
May 22, 2007 (3:09 pm)
I think they need to update the center arm rest it sucks ,its not long enough,like ford center arm rest,and the toys,come on NISSIAN get Done right!
I have an 2005 CC,V6 Limited.love it except the center arm rest,easy as pie to clean the inside,but it scatches real easy thoe.love the sunroof and wish they put a sliding rear window like ford did,I thinking about having one put in.
#1348 of 1446 Frontier On Top
Jun 02, 2007 (5:52 am)
I have had my 05 Frontier crew cab SE,4x2, 6 speeed for 2.25 years now and I have to say it ROCKS! The mileage is good (19-23), inside may look less car-like but with 2 boys (10 & 6) the thick skin holds up well, the tie-down racks and spray-in bed liner is hands down the best in the industry. The engine is STELLAR! I have read a few posts about the "weak" but they must have been smoking something when they tried the truck. The stock General tires are great (30K on them with half tread left). Should be able to get at least 42k on them.
As far as problems, the heater fan motor started making a noise (I thought) but turned out to be fine. Also had a squeaking fan belt/idler pulley and Nissan took care of this under warranty. Dealer was exceptional and gave me no problems.
Trucks are expensive and I can not understand anyone that would buy the Toyota and get less truck for more money. From reviews I have read, the Frontier 4.0 has been the most durable engine Nissan has ever built.
Mark another one up to the Nissan, sorry Toyota.
#1349 of 1446 The '07 Nissan Frontier Rocks!
Jun 02, 2007 (8:57 am)
I have been going back and forth between purchasing an '07 Tacoma Double-cab, or the '07 Frontier Crew-cab for a few months now. I visited numerous Toyota and Nissan dealers for extensive test drives. Wore out my welcome.
Finally pulled the trigger and got the Frontier a couple weeks ago.
I got it for these reasons.
1) The Frontier gives you more features for less $$.
2) I think the Frontier has a better, smoother ride. The Tacoma was a bit choppier.
3) I like the spray-on bedliner much better than the composite bedliner in the Tacoma. Much more durable.
4) My wife, myself, and just about everyone I talked to thought the Frontier just looked better than the Taco. I know that is a matter of taste, and some here prefer the Toyota's looks no doubt, but I just think the Frontier looks meaner, and more rugged like a truck should look.
5) The Frontier has a more powerful engine. It has that 261 HP V6 power, compared to the Toyota's 232 HP engine.
6) I think the Frontier handles better than the Tacoma as well, when you are cornering, the Nissan almost feels like a car, although I hear the Toyota X-Runner is probably the best handling truck on the market. (and expensive too!)
I will admit I liked the Toyota's dashboard better than my Nissan, that is the only drawback I see. The Toyota's dash looks like a luxury car, very modern, but my dash looks very utility-like, although I do have the chrome accent upgrade.
However, you don't buy a truck because you like the dashboard, so I got the Frontier, and I am quite pleased.
Toyota fans, this may sound like I am knocking the Tacoma, but I'm not. I came very close to getting one, but the Nissan came out on top in too many categories.
#1350 of 1446 Re: The '07 Nissan Frontier Rocks! [ocrealtor]
Jun 02, 2007 (2:45 pm)
Another Nissan Frontier owner here.
I agree with all you say except, I actually prefer the interior of the Nissan. It appears more fitting to my eyes.
The Tacoma's looks out of place to me, more suitable in a sedan perhaps (camry?). Nice materials, layout, fit and finish though.
I had no problem at all deciding on the Frontier. The Nismo Crew Cab fits nicely in my garage - important to me.
Rock solid truck, fun to drive (rare), safe, well built, good looking, functional, good handling (on road and off road), well priced, what more can one say.
I could sell these babies!
#1351 of 1446 tacoma has something Nissan doesn't have
Jun 02, 2007 (4:21 pm)
If you get the Tacoma Off-rd or Sport edition
It comes with a Bed electic plug for your equipments that would need electricity!!! That's a cool feature!!
I do like the Nissan because it is CHEAPER!!! I haven't test drover either of the trucks. I have been saying my money to put a HUGE down. Gas isn'ty help either. I did driver my friend's parents' xterra and it was very nice.
#1352 of 1446 Re: tacoma has something Nissan doesn't have [linkfeeney]
Jun 02, 2007 (5:23 pm)
Nothing wrong with having the power outlet in the box, it's a nice touch. I carry a power box around with me 24/7, keep it either in the box, or plugged into a power outlet in the cab. You can buy them up here in Canada for less than a $100
(mine is 400 watt-600amp), and truly portable. Mine came with jumper cables, air compressor, and lighting.
Regardless, that built-in feature wasn't a necessary option in my case.
Up here, the two trucks are similar in price, but the Nissan comes very well equipped and the dealers will deal (Toyota has set prices in most provinces unfortunately and called, of all things, Access Toyota).
I test drove both vehicles,in the style I was interested in,
multiple times before I decided. That's a must!
Pick the one that suits you best.