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For years people have picked the Toyota Tacoma over the Nissan Frontier, but that could be a mistake! The rejuvenated 2023 Nissan Frontier gives the aging 2023 Toyota Tacoma a run for its money, especially in areas where the Tacoma falls short. 

2023 Nissan Frontier vs. 2023 Toyota Tacoma 

The 2023 Toyota Tacoma and 2023 Nissan Frontier both have unique advantages to consider. For example, it’s hard to beat the Tacoma regarding reliability rankings and its resale value. 

However, the Toyota Tacoma has been the same for years with the same old problems, while the 2023 Nissan Frontier is fresh and modern. It solves a few of the issues that the Tacoma continues to struggle with. 

For example, the 2023 Frontier has more passenger space in the front and second rows. There is more head space, shoulder room, and legroom in the Frontier. Taller drivers may appreciate the ability to stretch out more instead of feeling cramped. 

Also, the Frontier has more space for passengers to relax in the rear, and it’s easier to install child seats. The Tacoma isn’t the best option for taller kids in the back. 

Speaking of space, the Frontier offers a bit more interior storage for larger tools with under-seat cubbies. The Tacoma has a smaller glove box, and folding the seats to access more cargo room can be tricky. Also, the Frontier has a larger cargo box with taller walls. 

You can opt for the spray-in bed liner with the Frontier, but the composite bed in the Tacoma could be more durable. 

The 2023 Frontier is more comfortable 

Both the 2023 Nissan Frontier and 2023 Toyota Tacoma ride a bit rough, but that’s to be expected with trucks. However, U.S.News notes that the Frontier has a more blanched ride quality. 

The Frontier has a smoother ride over the pavement and absorbs bumps better than the Tacoma. The Tacoma is a bit truckier, but that could be due to the off-roading upgrades. Also, the Frontier has a quieter interior at highway speeds. 

Each truck could use a little extra seat padding. The seats start to feel firm during longer trips. Also, the climate control systems are strong and effective. 

The standard 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque in the Tacoma is a little underpowered. But you can upgrade to the 3.5-liter V6 engine for 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. 

With the Frontier, you get a standard 3.8-liter V6 engine with 310 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. The Frontier has more responsive handling and confident brakes. But the steering is heavy at low speeds. 

The Frontier has a better interior quality 

2023 Nissan Frontier interior
2023 Nissan Frontier interior | Nissan

The 2023 Nissan Frontier interior is another area where this truck shines. The 2023 Toyota Tacoma is durable and well-equipped, but it looks a little old and lacks modern features such as wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. 

Both trucks have a surround-view camera, but the larger screen is a little more helpful with the Frontier. However, both trucks could use a resolution upgrade. The Frontier also has more outlets and charging ports. Another advantage includes proximity keyless entry. 

You can opt for a premium sound system, heated seats, a heated steering wheel, a sunroof, and automatic LED headlights with each truck. 

The Frontier might not be as rugged and well-equipped for off-roading as the Tacoma, but the Pro-4X model can cover tons of ground. Plus, the Frontier has more space, is more comfortable, and provides a modern feeling.