Nissan or Toyota: Battle of the Brands

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If you’ve been looking at new vehicles, no doubt you’ve come across the Nissan and Toyota lineup of cars, trucks, and SUVs. With so many options between both manufacturers, it can be difficult to decide which has the right features for your lifestyle. To help you choose between Nissan and Toyota, the team of specialists at our dealership in Matteson, IL has taken some time to highlight the key features available from both brands. Continue reading to learn more about the differences between Nissan and Toyota models.

If you have any questions before you move on, we strongly encourage you to give us a call at (708) 540-2438 for answers.

Does Nissan or Toyota Have Superior Safety?

When it comes to advanced safety systems, Nissan models are a big part of the discussion, especially when compared to Toyota. With Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield® technologies, a full suite of active and passive safety features available with each model, Nissan takes every step toward making sure their vehicles are among the safest in the world. Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield® technologies include:

  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW)
  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • RearView Monitor (RM)
  • Around View® Monitor (AVM)
  • Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
  • Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
  • Moving Object Detection (MOD)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Front and Rear Parking Sonar
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
Nissan Safety Shield Technology

Nissan vs. Toyota: Performance

In terms of performance, both Nissan and Toyota have a lot to offer. Comparing high-performance models from each brand, it’s easy to see what puts Nissan models on top of Toyota. For this comparison, we’ll be discussing the engine options available with the 2018 Nissan 370Z Roadster and the 2018 Toyota 86 Coupe. Take a look at the table below to see what makes these engines unique.

2018 Nissan 370Z Roadster


2018 Toyota 86 Coupe

3.7L V6


2.0L Flat-4

332 HP @ 7,000 RPM


205 HP @ 7,000 RPM

270 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 RPM


156 lb.-ft. @ 6,400 RPM

5.1 sec.

0-60 MPH

7.7 sec.

Who Has the Best Warranty, Nissan or Toyota?

Whether you choose Nissan or Toyota, your next car, truck, or SUV will offer you the peace of mind that only a comprehensive warranty can provide. However, when considering what you’ll receive in return, you will definitely appreciate the warranties that come with Nissan models over those available with Toyota. Nissan new vehicle warranties include:

  • Limited Bumper-to-Bumper: 36-months/ 36,000-miles
  • Corrosion: 60-months/ unlimited-miles
  • Powertrain Coverage: 60-months/ 60,000-miles
  • Genuine Nissan Replacement Parts: 12-months/ 12,000 miles
  • Genuine Nissan Replacement Battery: 24-months
  • Roadside Assistance: 36-months/ 36,000-miles
2018 Nissan Maxima driving down a road

Schedule a Viewing of a Nissan Model in Matteson, IL Today!

Now that you’ve determined that a Nissan model is the right option for your transportation needs, the next step is to learn more about each of the models available at our Nissan dealership in Matteson, IL. Head over to our model research hub where you can find additional information on all of the vehicles in our inventory. You can also stop by our new vehicle inventory to browse through all of the high quality models we have for you to take for a spin.

If you have any additional questions you’d like to discuss with our team of automotive specialists, please don’t hesitate to contact Hawkinson Nissan using the form on our website. If you’d prefer speaking with one of our team members directly, you can do so anytime during our posted business hours by calling (708) 540-2438.

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