If you are looking for a midsize pickup truck, most likely you have two options vying for your attention — the 2022 NissanFrontier and 2022 Toyota Tacoma. Both trucks offer impressive qualities and capabilities, but when you put them side by side, the 2022 Frontier is the better choice, and here’s why.
The Nissan Frontier is all-new for , boasting a modern look and feel and featuring the latest tech for safety, entertainment, and performance. The rugged exterior design characterized by a chiseled hood and large grille demands your attention. The 2022 Toyota Tacoma has not been redesigned in a while (think 2016) and it does not look like the midsize truck will undergo a major transformation any time soon. If you value style in your midsize pickup, then you need to choose the 2022 Frontier.
Stronger out the gate
Both trucks offer impressive engine lineups, but the 2022 Frontier offers it right out the gate. The standard engine under the Frontier’s hood is a 3.8-liter V6 paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain is rated at 310 horsepower, a best-in-class standard rating, and 281 lb-ft of torque ensuring a potent and responsive performance that outshines the standard and available engine in the 2022 Tacoma. The 2022 Frontier gives you a drivetrain choice of rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.
When properly equipped, the 2022 Frontier and 2022 Tacoma boast similar maximum towing and payload capacities, approximately more than 6,500 pounds and 1,600 pounds, respectively.
Staying connected on the road isn’t a bonus for modern drivers, it’s a necessity, especially when you’re trying to reach clients, family members, or friends. In the 2022 Frontier, you’ll have access to a bigger touch screen (8- or 9-inch), which makes connecting and selecting entertainment options easier compared to the 7- or 8-inch touch screen in the 2022 Tacoma. In fact the available 9-inch touch screen with the NissanConnect® infotainment system is the largest option in its class. It features high-definition and high-resolution quality. Both midsize trucks offer standard smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. To help keep you connected without draining your data resources, you can utilize the available Wi-Fi® Hotspot in the 2022 Frontier.
Off-road ready, capable PRO-4X trim
Hitting the trails and paths less paved is a thrill in a midsize truck like the 2022 Frontier PRO-4X trim. It features a 4x4 platform, Bilstein® off-road performance shocks, capable skid plates, and advanced Intelligent Around View® Monitor with Off-Road mode, so you can better navigate obstacles and steep terrains. The capable trim also features all-terrain tires as standard equipment and 17-inch wheels and electronic locking rear differential. The interior and exterior looks are bold with Lava Red accents on the center console, dash, and badging, tow hooks, and overfenders on the outside. Thanks to off-road Gauges that monitor the pitch, off-road functions, and roll, you’ll be in more control when you’re going off the grid.
Although the 2022 Frontier is all about getting the job done, it doesn’t skimp on comfort features or ample storage to make every facet of your travel better. You’ll be prompted to check the back seat before you exit the Frontier with the Rear Door Alert system. Thanks to under-seat storage under the rear seats, you have ample and convenient space to stash essentials. The center console even features an available 120-volt power outlet in addition to abundant space for things you need close by.
Awards and accolades
We at Galesburg Nissan may be partial to the 2022 Frontier, but we’re not the only ones singing its praises. The all-new Frontier has racked up several awards and accolades from auto experts including a spot on Autotrader’s list of Best New Cars 2022, the Midsize Pickup Truck of Texas title from the Texas Auto Writers Association, and the Sobre Ruedas Best Medium Pick-Up Truck win.
Why try a RAV4 when the 2020 Nissan Rogue gives you more of what you need? Since the Rogue has more space and standard safety features for a more affordable price, there’s no reason to even glance in the direction of the 2020 Toyota RAV4.
More space to relax
The 2020 Nissan Rogue is a roomier vehicle than the Toyota RAV4 all around, boasting more first-row headroom, more first- and second-row legroom, and best-in-class 39.3 cubic feet of storage space behind the second row.
One of the best space-saving features on the 2020 Nissan Rogue is the available Divide-n-Hide® storage system — also a class-exclusive feature only Nissan offers. This ingenious feature lets you transform the rear cargo space into two separate, horizontal storage spaces or a vertical shelf. You can also position the shelves to hide valuable cargo if you need to. This system comes in very handy for those large, stocking-up trips to the big box stores or for a local delivery business.
You need support for those long drives and the RAV4 has an eight-position adjustable driver’s seat, but the Rogue offers Zero Gravity front seats. These seats were designed based on NASA studies of weightlessness and support the driver and front seat passenger along 14 different pressure points to keep the spine in a neutral position. All that scientific expertise means more comfort on longer drives with the Nissan Rogue.
Standard safety features
The Nissan Rogue offers the Intelligent Mobility Safety Shield® 360 standard on all models, offering a comprehensive collection of driver-assistive technologies aimed at keeping you safer. One feature standard on every Rogue: Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which helps look out for you while backing up. With the RAV4, you’ll need to get a more expensive trim for comparable tech. The Rogue is also available with Around View® Monitor with class-exclusive Moving Object Detection technology, helping keep you aware of your surroundings at all time.
When you’ve got an option that’s as well-equipped as the 2020 Nissan Rogue, you don’t need to pay an SUV like the RAV4 a bit of mind. Check out the new 2020 Nissan Rogue at Galesburg Nissan in Galesburg, IL, and step up your game.