2011 Nissan
Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
vs. 2011 Toyota
Tacoma Double Cab

2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X

9.2

starting from

$29,810

Reasons to buy the Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X

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Quite powerful
261 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Better brakes
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
10.1"
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Sporty performance
17.2 lb/hp
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

8.6

starting from

$22,675

Reasons to buy the Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

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Good highway fuel efficiency
25 mpg
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Good city fuel efficiency
19 mpg
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More airbags
6
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Good range in the city
399 miles
Performance 10.0 vs 6.4
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X Winner: Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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  • The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X's power-to-weight ratio is around 30% better, providing a sportier ride, 17.2 lb/hp vs 23.0 lb/hp
  • Four-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
  • The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X has 2 more gears, which can improve performance, 6 vs 4
Cost 6.6 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Winner: Tacoma Double Cab
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  • Gets around 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 19 mpg vs 15 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $7,135 cheaper (more than 20% less), $22,675 vs $29,810
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.4
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X Winner: Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X; optional upgrade on the Tacoma Double Cab
  • Power seats are available as an option on the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X; not at all on the Tacoma Double Cab
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X Winner: Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X's satellite radio
  • The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 8 vs 6
Safety Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Winner: Tacoma Double Cab
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  • The Tacoma Double Cab has 2 more airbags (including Rear Side, Rear Curtain), 6 vs 4
Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have lots of cupholders
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.2 vs 8.6

Performance

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Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Toyota
Tacoma Double Cab
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Horsepower 261 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 159 HP @ 5,200 RPM The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X is fairly powerful, but the Tacoma Double Cab is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 4 The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X has more gears, but the Tacoma Double Cab has very few
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission The Tacoma Double Cab 's automatic transmission is unusual for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 17.2 lb/hp vs 23.0 lb/hp The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X is a sporty car, but the Tacoma Double Cab is sluggish
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Tacoma Double Cab
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 43.3 ft vs 40.6 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

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Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Toyota
Tacoma Double Cab
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MSRP $29,810 vs $22,675 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 19 mpg The Tacoma Double Cab has great city mileage, but the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Luxury Features

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Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Toyota
Tacoma Double Cab
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Optional vs Not Available Power seats are available as an option on the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X; not at all on the Tacoma Double Cab
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keyless entry Standard vs Optional The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X; optional upgrade on the Tacoma Double Cab
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Entertainment System

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Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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Tacoma Double Cab
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Number of speakers 8 vs 6 The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X has more speakers and the Tacoma Double Cab is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Safety Features

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Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Toyota
Tacoma Double Cab
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs 6 The Tacoma Double Cab has a good number of airbags, but the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X is just OK (missing Rear Side, Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X has good brakes for high-performance use
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Practicality

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Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
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2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Toyota
Tacoma Double Cab
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 36.8 ft3 vs 35.4 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 57.2 ft3 vs 56.0 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1102 lb vs 1235 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 6 vs 6 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Crash Test Ratings

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Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Toyota
Tacoma Double Cab
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 4 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 4 stars

Road Tests

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Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Toyota
Tacoma Double Cab
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0-60 mph 7.9 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 142 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 16.3 s @ 86 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.71 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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