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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

1997 Nissan Pickup
2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB
No Data Available
2020 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
MSRP
$41,865
Invoice
$38,783
Average Price Paid
$38,908
500 listings nationwide

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1997 Nissan Pickup
2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB
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2020 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

1997 Nissan Pickup
2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$10,999
2020 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$42,399
7 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1997 Nissan Pickup
2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB
No Expert Reviews
2020 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

Growing up in the post–Marty McFly era, I saw small Toyota pickups everywhere in America. When the American automakers abandoned this market in the late 2000s, Toyota kept on trucking....

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

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

1997 Nissan Pickup
2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB
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Madeline 1997 Nissan Pickup 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SBReview:

You Can Do A Lot Worse. — Performance - 1400 not even featured in their list. Bumps a lot. Build Quality - does not dent ea...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

185
Gabe 1997 Nissan Pickup 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SBReview:

1997 Nissan Hardbody — Good truck, reliable. First car I bought new. I had it from 1997-2000. It was a good truck, went ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Willie 1997 Nissan Pickup 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SBReview:

It's Ok — It has been faithful to me and it gets used to tow my racing car. Yhis is not my model as I have a ...

2020 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
10
Walt writes:
Ride, handling and drivetrain not quite as refined as my Lexus RX, but surprisingly close. Interior ergonomics...
Family Car Ranked 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Crew Cab LB 4WD worse.
"Most importantly, modern active safety tech is standard on the Tacoma but unavailable on the Colorado. But Tacoma is just plain better built"

Specs

1997 Nissan Pickup
2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB
2020 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD
Powertrain 5-Speed Manual Overdrive 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 21.1 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
134 hp @ 5,200 RPM
278 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
154 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM
265 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
Cylinders
--
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8.6:1
11.8:1
Displacement
2,389 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.78 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional --
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio -- Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 3 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42.9 in
Back Legroom -- 32.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- --
Standard Payload 1,400 lbs --
Maximum Payload 1,400 lbs 1,095 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 6,400 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 6,400 lbs
Exterior
Length 174.6 in 212.3 in
Width 65 in 75.2 in
Height 62 in 70.6 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 127.4 in
Bed Length 73.8 in 60.5 in

Available Options

1997 Nissan Pickup
2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB
2020 Toyota Tacoma
Limited Double Cab 4WD

Exterior Colors

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

Option Packages

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

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1997 Nissan Pickup
2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB