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2018 Nissan Frontier vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma near Chicago, IL

2018 Nissan Frontier vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma near Chicago, ILThe vehicle pictured above is the 2018 Nissan Frontier with available features.

If you enjoy the outdoors and are looking for a pickup truck you can rely on for your future home improvement projects and endeavors, look no further than the 2018 Nissan Frontier. This pickup offers a fuel-efficient performance, spacious cabin, and modern interior technology. To make your decision easier for you, we decided to compare the Frontier with the 2018 Toyota Tacoma. After this comparison, you will see why the Frontier is superior. Visit us today at 1427 North Larkin Avenue in Joliet, IL, to meet with a member of our team, and to take the Frontier out for a test drive.

The Frontier boasts a power that will make every drive a thrilling one. Equipped with a standard 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine, this beast generates 152 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque, and offers a 17/22 MPG city/hwy1 fuel rating. If you want more power under your right foot, then you can opt for the available 4.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine that churns out a stunning 261 horsepower and 281 lb.-ft. of torque. When you get behind the wheel of the Frontier, you will enjoy every second on the drive. The performance of the Frontier pales in comparison to the Tacoma.

We all enjoy listening to music on our long commutes, and in the 2018 Frontier, you will have a standard AM/FM/CD audio system with four speakers at your disposal. But, if you want more bass coming from your speakers, then you can opt for the available Rockford Fosgate®-powered audio system with ten speakers, including subwoofers. You will have concert quality sound on every drive down I-355, making every journey in your Frontier a memorable one. The Tacoma offers an advanced interior package that includes only six speakers, clearly inferior to the Frontier.

The Frontier is designed with a fully boxed ladder frame that defines strength in a way you have never experienced before. You can load up all of your heavy-duty equipment into the truck bed of the Frontier without denting or damaging that space, and even keep your items secured with the available Utili-track® Channel System2, which features a number of cleats and straps to secure your haul with ease. Thanks to the standard cargo bed light, you have full visibility of what you’re doing while working through the night or into the early hours of the morning. The Tacoma includes a fiber-reinforced sheet-molded composite inner bed, but it is not up to the standards of the Frontier.

When comparing the 2018 Nissan Frontier vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma near Chicago, IL, the Frontier will always come out on top. Hurry into Thomas Nissan of Joliet to see the Frontier in action, and to see all the wonderful features it boasts. We look forward to meeting you!


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Awards

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Initial Quality Study (IQS): Top Models (2018 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

2018 Frontier Interior

Sales Hours

(815) 741-5353

Additional Vehicle Information

  • Features
  • Specs

Features

Features

  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Comfort
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mechanical

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Active head restraints dual front
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Camera system rearview
Crumple zones front

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear
Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor

Security

Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer
2-stage unlocking doors

Mirrors

Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding

Technology

Audio System

Radio voice operated, AM/FM
Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Antenna type diversity, mast
In-Dash CD single disc, MP3 Playback
Total speakers 4
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM

Telematics

Electronic messaging assistance with read function, voice operated
Satellite communications voice guided directions
Wireless data link Bluetooth
Phone hands free

In Car Entertainment

Infotainment screen size 5 in.

Instrumentation

Trip computer
Clock
Gauge tachometer, oil pressure
Digital odometer
Warnings and reminders low fuel level, tire fill alert
Trip odometer 2

Comfort

Comfort Features

Shift knob trim urethane
Interior accents metallic-tone
Floor material carpet
Steering wheel trim urethane

Convenience Features

Cupholders front, rear
Steering wheel tilt
One-touch windows 1
Reading lights front
Power steering variable/speed-proportional
Cruise control
Retained accessory power
Multi-function remote keyless entry, panic alarm
Power windows lockout button
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone, voice control
Rearview mirror manual day/night
Vanity mirrors dual
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Storage front seatback, under rear seats, sunglasses holder, door pockets
Power outlet(s) three 12V front
Assist handle front

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning zones single
Front air conditioning

Interior

Seats

Driver seat manual adjustments height, 8, lumbar, reclining
Rear headrests 2, adjustable
Passenger seat manual adjustments 4, reclining
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Front seat type bucket
Upholstery cloth
Rear seat type jumpseats
Rear seat folding folds up

Seatbelts

Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt force limiters front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point
Emergency locking retractors front

Steering

Steering ratio 20.4
Turns lock-to-lock 3.6

Exterior

Tires and Rims

Spare tire size full-size non-matching
Wheels alloy
Tire type all terrain
Spare tire mount location underbody
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Windows

Pickup sliding rear window manual
Front wipers variable intermittent
Rear privacy glass
Power windows remotely operated

Lights

Front fog lights
Taillights rear center
Headlights auto delay off, halogen

Exterior Features

Door handle color black
Mirror color black
Pickup bed light
Front bumper color body-color
Grille color chrome surround, black
Tailgate removable
Rear spoiler tail-gate
Rear bumper color body-color
Rear spoiler color black
Window trim black

Doors

Side door type dual rear-hinged access

Mechanical

Brakes

Rear brake type ventilated disc
Front brake width 1.1
Rear brake diameter 11.3
Rear brake width 0.71
Front brake diameter 11.7
Front brake type ventilated disc
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes

Suspension

Front suspension classification independent
Front suspension type double wishbone
Rear suspension classification solid live axle
Rear spring type leaf
Front spring type coil
Tuned suspension off-road
Rear suspension type multi-leaf
Rear shock type gas
Front shock type gas
Front stabilizer bar diameter 34 mm
Front struts

Drivetrain

Axle ratio 2.94

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control

Engine

Alternator 130 amps
Spark plugs iridium tipped
Battery saver

Towing and Hauling

Cargo tie downs

Specs

Specs

Drive Type

Drive Type 4X2

Seating

Standard Seating 4
Max Seating 4
Head Room (front) 39.7 in
Head Room (rear) 36.6 in
Hip Room (front) 55.8 in
Hip Room (rear) 55 in
Shoulder Room (front) 58.3 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 54.9 in
Leg Room (front) 42.4 in
Leg Room (rear) 25.4 in
Seating Rows 2

Truck Specifications

Bed Length 73.3 in
Max Payload 1420 lbs

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 205.5 in
Width 72.8 in
Width (without mirrors) 72.8 in
Height 69.7 in
Wheelbase 125.9 in
Ground Clearance 8.6 in
Angle of Approach 31.5 degrees
Angle of Departure 22.6 degrees
Track Width (front) 61.8 in
Track Width (rear) 61.8 in
Break-over Angle 19.5 degrees

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 5600 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 5001-6000 lbs
Curb Weight 4176 lbs
Gross Combined Weight Rating 11230 lbs
Max Towing Capacity 6690 lbs

Performance Specifications

Turning Circle 43.6 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 21.1 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type P265/75R16
Front Wheel Diameter 16.0 x 7.0 in
Rear Tire Type P265/75R16
Rear Wheel Diameter 16.0 x 7.0 in

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume 87.7 cu ft

Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab PU/EC RWD

Overall
N/A
Front Crash Overall
N/A
Front Crash Driver
N/A
Front Crash Passenger
N/A
Side Crash Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
N/A
Side Barrier Passenger
N/A
Side Pole Driver
N/A
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
N/A
Rollover
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Dealership Information

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-II ULEV ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
3
1
3
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
3
1
3
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
3
1
3
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
3
1
3
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

Testimonials

Excellent experience!

Nicholas George
3-27-2016
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he experience my fiance and I had at Thomas Nissan was hands down, by far the best dealer experience we've ever had. Matt Richards did a great job helping us with our purchase. He was very professional, courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. Colin in finance, went above and beyond to help get my fiance and I financed. I will definitely choose Thomas Nissan the next time I am in the market for a vehicle.

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1. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

2. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo. Heavy loading of the vehicle with cargo, especially on the roof, will affect the handling and stability of the vehicle.