Market for the medium-size pick up trucks is growing every day. As it could be noticed, Japanese companies are leading the race with their rivals. They are so superior that battle for domination is between them, and two of three main carmakers are Nissan and Toyota. Their models, 2016 Nissan Frontier and 2015 Toyota Tacoma will continue that battle in years to come. Both models have their pros and cons, even though there are high expectations from them.
2016 Nissan Frontier engine
Three possible options are in front of 2016 Nissan Frontier. It is very probable that under the hood of new pick up truck will be 2.8-l inline-four with 200 hp. Other options are more powerful 2.5-l and 3.6-l V6 units. It is known that any of the mentioned powertrains is going to be paired with CVT transmission with 6 shifts, which is standard for Nissan. On the other side, Tacoma is already out, and performance is on the test yet. Base models are equipped with 2.7-l 4-cylinder unit, capable to produce 157 hp. However, 2015 Tacoma also gets more powerful options with 4.0-l V6 with significantly more ponies, around 240. Five-speed manual gearbox is standard option for Tacoma.
2016 Nissan Frontier Design upgrades
Designers of both vehicles highlighted interior features and exterior details. The 2016 Nissan Frontier uses a lot more aluminum, and its weight is to be cut significantly. However, truck won’t lose on performance because of that. Nissan decided to go with standard trim levels for 2016 Frontier, and this vehicle could be found in S, SL and SV variants. On the other side, Tacoma had major upgrade for 2015 year models with TRD upgrade. Many new features were added to the truck, making it more capable for off-road situations. Also, Tacoma dropped Regular Cab models for this year.
2016 Nissan Frontier price
It is still unknown how much will cost new 2016 Nissan Frontier. We assume that there won’t be large price gap from current model since there won’t be radical changes. That means we will find it around $20.000 for base models and up to $30.000 for top of the class SV trim. The 2015 Tacoma starts from near point of value. Base models with I4 engine cost from slightly over $20.000 mark, and most expensive is 4WD Double Cab Tacoma with V6 engine TRD Pro package installed.
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