Toyota Tacoma vs. the Competition

2016 Toyota Tacoma

How Does the Toyota Tacoma Compare to the Competition?

If you're looking for a new truck in the Plainview area, the Toyota Tacoma is a great option. This vehicle is powerful, durable and hard-working so you can trust it to handle all kinds of challenges. However, this vehicle has a lot of competition; so what makes this truck stand out? Here at Reagor-Dykes Toyota Plainview we would be happy to show you.

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Toyota Tacoma vs Nissan Frontier

The Tacoma and the Frontier similar prices, and they offer the same fuel economy ratings on their standard models. They both offer impressive towing/hauling abilities and come with excellent powertrain warranties. So what does the Tacoma do better than the Frontier?

  • More power: The Tacoma offers 159 horsepower with the four-cylinder engine and 278 horsepower with the V6; the Frontier offers 152 horsepower with the four-cylinder and 261 horsepower with the V6.
  • Better V6 fuel economy: With the available V6 engine, the Tacoma gets 18 city and 23 highway MPG, while the Frontier gets 15 city and 21 highway MPG.
  • Better transmission: The Tacoma's six-speed transmission provides smoother shifting and quicker acceleration than the Frontier's five-speed.

Toyota Tacoma vs Honda Ridgeline

The Tacoma and the Ridgelineg both offer strength and durability for a great drive and impressive towing/hauling abilities. They also offer comfortable interiors with some great features available. So what does the Tacoma do better?

  • More affordable: The Tacoma starts at $24,200, while the new Ridgeline will start at $30,000.
  • Better V6 fuel economy: With the available V6 engine, the Tacoma gets 18 city and 23 highway MPG, while the Ridgeline gets 15 city and 21 highway MPG.
  • More engine options: The Tacoma offers a choice of a V6 or a four-cylinder so you can choose the kind of ride you want to have; the Ridgeline only offers one.


To find out more about what makes the Toyota Tacoma a great choice, be sure to stop by our dealership serving the Plainview, Lubbock and Amarillo areas. We would be happy to set up a test drive so you can see for yourself what makes this truck worth driving.



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