The pickup truck niche is crowded. New players are trying to find their place. The Nissan Frontier will face the already established Chevrolet Colorado, Ford’s new Ranger and the legendary Toyota Tacoma.
Price: from $ 27,948
Just like the Frontier and other vehicles in the class, the Chevrolet Colorado volunteers to shop, move friends, or tow the snowmobile. Colorado’s immense talent is to satisfy a very large audience thanks to the variety of its variations. More fun to drive than the Frontier, however, the Colorado suffers from a shabby interior, perfectible soundproofing and an anemic four-cylinder engine. We prefer the V6. Turbodiesel? For environmental reasons, it is better to abstain.
Price: from $ 33,923
Since returning to the catalog, the Ranger has been doing well. Very well. In Canada, Ford’s midsize pickup traps the Tacoma in sales and ranks well ahead of the Frontier. And she intends to maintain her place. In a fortnight, Ford will present a brand new version which, if the rumor is confirmed, will notably adopt a hybrid engine. That’s an advantage over the Frontier, whose 3.8L V6 already suffers when compared to the Ranger’s turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder. This produces more torque and offers better towing capacity than its Japanese rival.
Price: from $ 38,350
He’s not the most gifted in his class. Even less the most modern. Yet the Tacoma scorns the competition and remains the best-selling midsize pickup in the country to this day. Faced with the Frontier, the Tacoma struggles to hide its age in terms of comfort, ergonomics, driveability and functionality (payload, towing capacity), to name just a few. But the Toyota has a reputation for being tough, reliable and, most importantly, highly regarded in the used market.