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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD
MSRP
$27,730
Invoice
$26,768
Average Price Paid
$26,318
647 listings nationwide

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2019 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
MSRP
$40,715
Invoice
$37,719
Average Price Paid
$38,038
757 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD
Fair Price
$27,234
Good Price
$25,306
Great Price
$24,204
2019 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
Fair Price
$39,262
Good Price
$37,006
Great Price
$35,716

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,757
4 listings nationwide

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2019 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,320
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Introduced in 2004, the current Nissan Frontier pickup is among the older automotive designs on American roads. However, as the Frontier enters 2019, Nissan leaves it mostly unchanged....

2019 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The Tacoma, a practical, reliable, capable off-roading pickup, entered its third generation for the 2016 model year. The Tacoma has been slow to change, so it carries over into 2019. T...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Ford Ranger XLT SuperCrew 4WD better.
"Yes"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Ford Ranger XLT SuperCrew 4WD better.
"A little more room"
2019 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
460
writes:
Had one for 4 years. Drives really rough. Great if your on mountain road at 10000 ft. But who is. The gas ...
10
writes:
I am sad to say that I will not purchase a 2019 Tacoma like I thought I would this year. TL;DR, rear drum brak...
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E AWD worse.
"I am extremely disappointed after reviewing and test driving the Tacoma. I felt the seats were too cramped for my 62 185 lb frame, there were some interior quality issues, and there were rear drum brakes (which I never accept! I upgraded the drums on my XJ as they are an inferior system that has no business being on a modern vehicle). The 6-speed auto was sluggish and non-responsive, and even test driving the 6-speed manual I was unimpressed, but I did love driving a manual again. I did love the tow capacity of the Taco (6800 for auto, 6400 for manual). The rear seat room was terrible, and its not something I would be able to road trip in comfort. There was the redesign in 2016, which changed the 4.0 liter to the 3.5 and changed a few engine dynamics, as well as the styling (which I love!) but the Tacoma needs a real major redesign. And the infotainment system (touch screen radio) is absolutely terrible like it was running on Andriod 2.0 or early software system from the early 2000s. The color and picture quality was rough, looked cheap, and was slow to respond. If I didnt already have a rock crawler I would consider buying one, but not as a daily commuter and light duty tower. Honestly your also overpaying for its price for the Toyota tax the same as paying the Jeep Tax. "
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E AWD better.
"I am officially buying this vehicle over the 2019 Tacoma as I was overall impressed. The seats are so comfortable and wrapped around me; the cockpit was well designed and made logical sense. I found the engine and transmission responsive, and all of the fun electronic toys were impressive. I didnt really have to drive the truck (I havent been calling it a truck, Ive been calling it a lifted Japanese AWD El Camino) as the Honda Sense suite literally accelerated, braked, and kept the vehicle driving between the lines. When the front seats were adjusted, there was plenty of room for me to sit in the rear. Every seat was comfy and I could easily sit in the Ridgeline for hours. The ability to tow light duty gear is nice, and with some modifications to my KLR650, I could also take my bike along for trips. I love the infotainment system, it was easy to use and the quality was crisp and clear. I am worried about fingerprints, but I found a screen protector on Amazon that would reduce the impact and make cleaning the screen easier. Also, the rear doors do not open as easy, but with modifying the door checkers with the same ones found in the front doors, the rear doors will open 5 more inches. The Ridgeline is a road trip champ, easy pick for a daily commuter, and will do light duty towing and hauling. Makes a great second vehicle as the BF has the F-150, and makes sense for our family. Our Husky will find the rear floors will have tons of space for trips over our F150 (that truck has a huge sub/amp combo on the floorboard, and I always felt she may be uncomfortable down there). "
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writes:
Handling Ranked 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4WD worse.
"Felt more solid on the road"
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4WD worse.
"Better quality more features for the dollar."

Specs

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD
2019 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X2
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.1 gal 21.1 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
261 hp @ 5,600 RPM
278 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
281 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
265 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
11.8:1
Displacement
4,000 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.76 in x 3.62 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 3 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 3 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 3 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 2 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 42.9 in
Back Legroom 33.6 in 32.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- --
Maximum Payload 1,340 lbs 1,120 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity -- 6,400 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 6,620 lbs 6,400 lbs
Exterior
Length 205.5 in 212.3 in
Width 72.8 in 75.2 in
Height 70.1 in 70.6 in
Wheelbase 125.9 in 127.4 in
Bed Length 59.5 in 60.5 in

Available Options

2019 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic Blue Metallic
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Cayenne Red Metallic
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Pearl

Option Packages

  • [A93] Bed Liner/Trailer Hitch Package
2019 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Barcelona Red Metallic
  • Cavalry Blue
  • Cement
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Quicksand
  • Silver Sky Metallic
  • Super White

Option Packages

  • Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover
  • 5" Chrome Oval Tube Steps
  • Cast Aluminum Running Boards
  • Exterior Package
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package
  • Predator Pro Step Board
  • Predator Tube Steps
  • Stealth Black Running Boards
  • Stealth Stainless Steel Running Boards
  • TRD Cat-Back Exhaust System
  • TRD Pro Performance Black Chrome Exhaust System
  • TRD Pro Performance Exhaust System
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000)
  • Tri-Fold Hard Tonneau Cover W/Led Lights

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