Totally agree.lol it really doesn't get better mpg. maybe 1-2 at best but even then its subject. looking at sites like fuelly many get just teens in mpg. honestly every truck I've seen and driven all get crappy gas mileage. I think the only one thats decent is the ridgeline.The Taco basically has 2 advantages over the Frontier, an updated interior (that lacks much seat adjustment) and better MPG.
Other things I feel the Frontier is superior.
I drove the Tacoma and mainly didn't like the constantly shifting auto.
Other than that it was quite nice.
Not nice enough to justify the price differential though.
all the new trucks, Colorado zr2, f150's gmc all get crappy mpg.
I'm waiting for one to come out one day that gets close to 30mpg, that would be awesome lol
F150 3.0L Powerstroke, Ram Ecodiesel and Colorado/Canyon Duramax can do 30mpg. Thing is, these aren't cheap vehicles and 30mpg is only going to happen under the right conditions.
I'd love to have the extra range but really, I just want a basic engine with decent driveability. I drive 20,000km anually and fuel is one of my smallest expenses. I'm not about to pay a premium for a truck that's a bit better on fuel.