Whether it is for work or for play, or perhaps for both, the time has come to get a new truck. Seems like every auto manufacturer and their dog has a line of mid size trucks out there nowadays, so what are you to do when the time comes to buy a new truck?
One good choice is to look into different lines by comparing them against each other and seeing how they stack up. Different lines have different statistics and different features. So, for two examples, let’s take the 2010 Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma. How do they compare?
Well, the first similarity is in the gas tank. They have very similar gas tank sizes, 21.1 gallons for the Frontier and 21 even for the Tacoma. The Tacoma manages a bit better fuel economy, but fuel economy isn’t everything, especially when there are so many other things to consider. They both also have AM/FM radio and CD players standard, a nice touch for a truck. Both also seat 4 in their up-sized cabs pretty comfortably.
As for safety, both trucks come with a variety of airbags, front driver side and passenger side air bags coming standard. They both also have side air bags, and side head air bags along with air bags for the passengers in the back seat. One advantage for the Nissan here is that it has four disc brakes, one for each wheel, instead of front disc brakes and back drum brakes as the Tacoma has.
That brings us to some of the other advantages the Nissan Frontier carries over the Toyota Tacoma. For instance, one of the biggest, if not THE biggest, considerations for a prospective auto buyer is the vehicle’s cost. And the cost here is of a pretty significant difference. The Nissan Frontier cost $24,190, which compares favorably to the Tacoma’s $25,650 price tag. And the second most important thing to many auto buyers is the strength of the engine, and here the Frontier outshines the Tacoma again. An engine’s horsepower and torque are especially important for a truck buyer, since he needs to haul and tow many things in both work and play. The Frontier’s engine puts out 261 horses and 281 foot-pounds of torque, compared to the Tacoma’s 236 and 266. It is paramount to the truck buyer that his truck does what he needs to. For some examples of Frontiers, visit this website.