Drivers of Ithaca, Elmira, and Cortland, New York: If you're looking for a new ride to take with you on the roads, you've come to the right place. With so much variety out there, you have a plethora of great options to choose from. What model fits your style?

Our team at Maguire Nissan is here to help. We put together this comparison of the 2021 Nissan TITAN vs. Toyota Tacoma, so you can get a good look at each of them. See what makes these rides special and choose the right one for you!

Impressive Performance

At the very core of each high-quality vehicle is its power under the hood. Compare these two models and you'll find that both of them showcase robust engines-but which comes out on top?When you start the ignition in the Nissan TITAN, you'll kick off with a standard powerhouse. 

The base trim comes standard with a 5.6-liter V8 engine. This engine produces 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, which means strength and handling are on your side. You'll utilize a 9-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive to top it all off. 

In contrast, the Tacoma has two engine options, but both of them are significantly smaller and boast less power. The 3.5-liter V6 engine generates 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque while the 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine brings 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque to the table. 

Even with the Toyota's bonus engine, there's really no beating Nissan's true brawn. When it comes down to it, the TITAN is the stronger competitor.

TITAN vs Tacoma: Dimensions

Both being big trucks, the 2021 TITAN and the 2021 Tacoma boast plenty of room in their front and back rows. You and your passengers will be able to kick back and relax when you're on the road, no matter the ride. However, which vehicle offers more space? If you're looking for a truck that has a cargo hold for all of your voyaging needs, you'll find a match in the TITAN. With a larger cargo bed, headroom, hip room, and shoulder room, this set of wheels has all the roominess you'll want. With such a vast interior, you're bound to have space for your equipment, groceries, furry friends, and more!

When you cruise in the TITAN, stretch out your legs and reach new levels of comfort. Let's check out some of these dimensions under a magnifying glass:


Nissan TITAN

Toyota Tacoma

Cargo bed length/width

78.7 inches/63.8 inches

60.5 inches/41.5 inches

Front/rear headroom

40.9 inches/38.7 inches

39.7 inches/38.3 inches

Safety Features

At our dealer, safety is our priority. Each of these models reflect that and aim to keep you secure behind the wheel. When taking a drive, the goal is to avoid collisions entirely, so traditional safety systems with the addition of advanced tech is what we look for in the ideal ride. Security is built into the TITAN, like an energy-absorbing steering column and pipe-style steel side-door guard beams. It also utilizes the standard 7-inch Advanced Drive-Assist® Display and the NissanConnect® 8-inch touch-screen display, which make driving easier by keeping you in tune with the road. These operate to allow you hands-free functionalities, all while staying connected.

In comparison, the Tacoma has Toyota Safety Sense™ P, which has features that have been integrated to maximize collision avoidance.

Both models come with an assortment of driver-assistive technologies, like:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection 
  • Cruise control
  • Lane Departure Warning

However, the TITAN offers additional standard safety features, like Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and more.

Test Drive the Ideal Model for You!

In this comparison, we found that both vehicles pack a punch for ambitious drivers like you. However, if you're looking for a spacious and capable ride, the 2021 Nissan TITAN simply brings more to the table over the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. Stick with this dependable truck, and it will take you where you need to go-while carrying whatever you may need!

To learn more about the TITAN and what else it has to offer, get in touch with our team. The knowledgeable staff at Maguire Nissan will answer your questions and invite you to come in for a test drive, so you can experience it in person.

Hit the roads of Ithaca, Elmira, and Cortland, NY, in your new ride. Don't wait to get behind the wheel, come visit us today!

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