Take Home a Nissan Titan

The Nissan Titan is an astonishing full-size truck. It has all you need from this kind of vehicle and it is far more unique than most of its competitors. The first version of the current generation model came in 2016 and the first two years of its lifespan brought some tweaks that further improved an already amazing truck, to the point of being a viable competitor to the likes of the F-150.

Design of the Nissan Titan

On the design front the Nissan Titan is a modern pickup. It is large, imposing and it comes with features such as LED headlights and loads of chrome details. Depending on the trim level, it can be either more off-road oriented, or more luxurious.

However, Nissan was smart not to stray too far from the general look of a full-size pickup truck. Trucks are mean, rugged, capable and practical and their looks should reflect that. The Nissan Titan’s does.

Interior of the Nissan Titan

Depending on the trim level, the Nissan Titans comfort and style can be impressive. We’ll talk about that below.

Regardless of the trim level, you get luxurious, clean design. Seats are both comfortable and supportive and a long trip will not drain all your energy.

Practicality is also at a very high level in all trims. For example, the central dashboard controls are placed very close to the steering wheel and most of the features are controlled though large, analogue knobs, clearly separated from the surrounding area, both visually and practically. Similarly, all buttons are big, clearly marked and steering wheel controls are kept to a minimum and also clearly separate from one another.

Why is this important? Many trucks are operated on very rough, bouncy terrains and/or with gloves on the driver’s hands, so this kind of a layout ensures easy use of all the features in really rough conditions.

Cabin storage is ample, both in the front and rear.

However, heavy-duty practicality by no means hampered style. It is not an avant-garde design, but it is pleasing to the eye and just works.

Engines and Drive of the Nissan Titan

There are two engine options for the new Nissan Titan. The first one is a 5.6 l V8 VVEL gasoline with 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque from 4000 revs.

The second one is a 5 l V8 Cummins turbo diesel, available only as an option on the Titan XD models, with 310 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque from a noticeably lower 1600 revs.

While both engines are very capable in all conditions, the diesel will obviously do a better job towing.

Ride quality is great. It improves as you add weight to the back, but this is a feature that is inherent in all trucks. You can actually have an enjoying, comfortable cruise in the Nissan Titan. Rear suspension is a good-old solid axle with leaf springs, and a boxed frame further increases the strength of the truck.

Steering is a wonderful mix of lightness and feedback. It is often difficult to find that sweet spot between ease of use and information you get through steering, but the Titan seems to have it. The massive truck is really easy to maneuver but it also gives reliable feedback to the driver. Steering feel might be the biggest strong point of the new Nissan Titan.

If you’re towing, you’ll love the TOW MODE of the gearbox. It holds lower gears for longer which increases the power and torque available to you. Moreover, the Nissan Titan offers adjustable trailer braking. Maximum payload of the Titan stands at 880 kg for the Single Cab version, 740 kg for the King Cab and 730 kg for the Crew Cab. When it comes to towing, the Titan’s figures stand at 4427 kg, 4191 kg and 4186 kg for the Single, King and Crew Cabs, respectively.

The Titan XD’s figures are noticeably higher. The payload for the Crew Cab gasoline model is 1143 kg, while the diesel can carry 907 kg. When it comes to towing with the Titan XD, the gasoline version can tow up to 4985 kg, while the diesel is understandably better with a top towing capacity of 5456 kg.

Trim Levels for the Nissan Titan

The Nissan Titan comes in the Single Cab, King Cab and Crew Cab versions, 4x4 or RWD, three bed lengths and four trim levels. Seating options also depend on the trim level you choose and the Single Cab can seat two or three, while the other two body types offer room for five or six people.

There are several equipment packs and special editions for the vehicle as well, so customizing your Titan can be extensive and result in a very unique vehicle.

The base trim level is called the S and it features the gasoline V8 and a 7-speed gearbox. Just some of its features include an active grille shutter, 18” wheels, lockable and damped tailgate with remote locking. On the inside you get push-button start, air conditioning, power windows, vinyl floor, steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustments, 60/40 folding rear seat and 40/20/40 folding front bench, NissanConnect with mobile apps, Bluetooth connectivity, six speakers AUX and USB ports and a 5” screen.

The SV adds new alloys, front tow hooks on 4x4 models, power heated mirrors, chrome grille, door handles and bumpers, floor carpet, display for driver information, trailer sway control and satellite radio.

Another step up is the Pro-4X. It is a version aimed at off-roading, so it comes only in 4x4 form. However, aside from the off-road perks, it also adds some styling and comfort features. Just some of these are darkened wheels, Bilstein shocks tuned for off-road driving, all-terrain tires, rear dif lock, skid plates, wiring harness connector, hill descent control and a receiver hitch. On the comfort and safety front the Pro-4X adds rear air vents, household power outlet, satellite navigation on a 7” touchscreen, voice control, dual-zone climate control, leather steering wheel, power adjustability and power lumbar for the driver’s seat, bucket seats for the front, keyless entry and start, automatic headlights and wipers, blind spot monitoring, rearview camera and rear cross traffic alert.

The Platinum Reserve stands at the very top. It features more style and luxury features such as 20” wheels, power folding mirrors, running boards, rear power window, LED lights for the cargo box, remote engine start, parking sensors, memory function for the driver’s seat, leather upholstery and heated and ventilated front seats, as well as heated rear seats, an amazing audio system from Rockford Fosgate, 360 camera, dark chrome trim for the outside and chrome and wood on the inside, heated steering wheel and Utili-Track bed rail system.

If you want some of the perks of the top trims in the lower ones you can get them through optional packages. Also, there are more packages such as Tow, Chrome, Platinum Utility, Off-Road and Midnight Edition.

To see all of the amazing options available for your new Nissan Titan, come on down to our Calgary car dealership and experience the great service Sunridge Nissan has to offer. We’re located at 3131– 32 Ave NE. You can also call us at (403) 291-2626, or book a test driveonline now.
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