2019 Toyota Tacoma vs 2019 Nissan Frontier

Over the past handful of years, the midsize pickup truck market has seen a boom in popularity as more truck drivers are choosing to opt with the smaller, more efficient models than the large, and sometimes burdensome, light-duty and heavy-duty models. A couple of the models riding this wave of popularity are the 2019 Toyota Tacoma and the 2019 Nissan Frontier. But which one offers the most value?

If you ask us, Toyota vehicles are always the best choice, but we’re not just going to tell you that, we’re going to show you that! For this model comparison page, we’re going to look at the 2019 Toyota Tacoma and 2019 Nissan Frontier to see which one has the most value to offer drivers. We’re going to look at the base models and the efficiency, performance and capability that each has to offer. Let’s see which midsize pickup truck comes out on top!

2019 toyota tacoma vs 2019 nissan frontier

2019 Toyota Tacoma


2019 Nissan Frontier

21 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 21 MPG
159 HP Horsepower 152 HP
180 lb-ft Torque 171 lb-ft
6,800 lbs. Max Towing Capacity 6,500 lbs.


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As you can see from our comparison table, there’s a good reason why both these midsize pickup trucks have become so popular in their class, they both offer great value! Both midsize pickups have what drivers of the class are looking for: solid efficiency, good power and enough capability to get the job done. However, when you compare the two side-by-side, it’s clear that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma holds the edge over its Nissan rival.

When it comes to fuel efficiency, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma and 2019 Nissan Frontier are in a dead heat, both giving drivers a solid EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 21 mpg. However, where drivers will begin to see a difference between the two comes in performance and capability. The 2019 Toyota Tacoma offers more horsepower and torque than the 2019 Nissan Frontier, which is not only the case for the base model engine but the higher-grade models as well.

With this advantage in terms of raw power, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma translates this edge into better capability as well. When both models are fully equipped with their most powerful engine and all the towing equipment needed, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma once again comes out on top with a heavier towing capacity. It seems no matter which way you look at the two, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma just has more to offer!

Want to learn more about the 2019 Toyota Tacoma? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Hesser Toyota for more information or to schedule a test drive today!