If you’re looking for an extremely capable and reliable mid-size pickup truck in Colorado’s Western Slope region, then the 2022 Toyota Tacoma makes for a strong contender. However, options like the 2022 Nissan Frontier can make it quite challenging to decide which truck is better equipped for the Rocky Mountains. The 2022 Toyota Tacoma is more capable than ever and is ready to take on more epic adventures in Grand Junction, CO but can the 2022 Nissan Frontier stop its supremacy? Or is the 2022 Toyota Tacoma still the undisputed king of the mid-size pickup truck segment? Join us at Western Slope Toyota in Grand Junction, CO, as we compare the 2022 Toyota Tacoma and the 2022 Nissan Frontier to find out which pickup truck is the better fit for your adventurous lifestyle.
2022 Toyota Tacoma
2022 Nissan Frontier
2.7-liter 4-cylinder with VVT-I / 3.5-liter V6 Engine
|3.5L V6 Engine|
159 hp / 278 hp
|Horsepower||310 hp @ 6,400 rpm|
|180 lb.-ft. / 265 lb.-ft.||Torque
||Max. Towing Capacity
|1,685 lbs.||Max. Payload Capacity||1,610 lbs.|
When comparing the 2022 Toyota Tacoma with the 2022 Nissan Frontier, you need to keep in mind that the 2022 Toyota Tacoma gives you the option of two engines, a fuel-efficient 2.7-liter 4-cylinder that offers 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway or a 3.5-liter V6 engine that churns out 278 horses and 265 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the 2022 Nissan Frontier limits your choice with just one standard 310-hp producing 3.5-liter V6 engine. This gives Tacoma an advantage since it allows you to choose what type of engine you need based on your lifestyle.
Both these pickups come with 4x2 2WD or 4x4 4-Wheel Drive options and offer different truck bed size options to boot. But since we’re talking about pickup trucks, one of the main criteria for choosing a truck is its towing capacity and payload capacity, and the 2022 Toyota Tacoma delivers on both these fronts. The Tacoma has a towing capacity of 6,800 pounds, whereas the Frontier has a capacity of 6,720 pounds. The Tacoma also outperforms the Frontier when it comes to maximum payload capacity with 1,685 pounds of payload capacity versus 1,610 pounds for the Frontier.
That’s not all. The 2022 Toyota Tacoma comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ driver-assist technology to keep your family safe on the road and off-road. Additionally, Tacoma has more interior space for your family and friends, and while the Nissan Frontier has been updated, it still can’t match the design and overall package that the 2022 Tacoma makes.
With its thoughtful choice of engine options, better fuel economy, and better overall performance, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma comes out on top in our comparison.
If you’re interested in learning more about the 2022 Toyota Tacoma or want to take it for a test drive in Grand Junction, CO, get in touch with Western Slope Toyota in Grand Junction, CO, today! Please fill out the form below and tell us what you need, and one of our team members will get back to help you.