Much more stable and comfortable ride than the Tacoma. Better engine shifting (much smoother, quieter and feels more powerful overall). MPG for most trucks is not very good and this is no exception. So far about 17 mpg on the highway (but have only driven it 300 miles so far, and it seemed to improve the longer we drove). The Nismo trim is fabulous off-road in both the 4 x 2 and 4 x 4 version, like buttah! The traction control is a great feature on the 4 x 4 and very useful in inclement conditions. We are thrilled with our NISMO 4 x 4 but urge all automakers to increase the mpg on all trucks (and create some retrofits for those of us who already own your vehicles).
Ride comfort, engine power and quiet, smooth shifting, stability and comfort on and off road, handling and steering responsiveness, roomy cabin, well laid out, traction package, great Fosgate audio system!
Gas mileage, website information (i.e., the website showed that manual driver lumbar support was not an option available in the Nismo, but it is actually comes standard).