|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2017 Nissan Titan
|Platinum Reserve Crew Cab (5.6 ft. Bed)||5.6L V8||4x4||7A||6.9 sec||15.4 sec @ 92.9 mph||15/21/14.5 mpg||Motor Trend|
|PRO-4X Crew Cab (5.6 ft. Bed)||5.6L V8||4x4||7A||6.4 sec||15.2 sec @ 94 mph||15/20/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
|PRO-4X Crew Cab (5.6 ft. Bed)||5.6L V8||4x4||7A||7.3 sec||15.8 sec @ 92 mph||15/20/16.2 mpg||Motor Week|
|S Single Cab (8.2 ft. Bed)||5.6L V8||4x4||7A||6.5 sec||15.0 sec @ 93.9 mph||15/21/14.9 mpg||Motor Trend|
|SL Crew Cab (5.6 ft. Bed)||5.6L V8||RWD||7A||6.0 sec||14.9 sec @ 96 mph||15/21/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SL Crew Cab (5.6 ft. Bed)||5.6L V8||4x4||7A||6.8 sec||15.3 sec @ 92.7 mph||15/21/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|SV Single Cab (8.2 ft Bed)||5.6L V8||4x4||7A||5.9 sec||14.6 sec @ 96 mph||15/21/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
2016 Nissan Titan
|XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab (6.5 ft. Bed)||5.6L V8||4x4||7A||7.4 sec||15.7 sec @ 87.5 mph||----/----/13.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
|XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab (6.5 ft. Bed)||5.0L Turbo Diesel V8||4x4||6A||9.2 sec||17.0 sec @ 82 mph||----/----/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab (6.5 ft. Bed)||5.0L Turbo Diesel V8||4x4||6A||9.6 sec||17.3 sec @ 81.3 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab (6.5 ft. Bed)||5.0L Turbo Diesel V8||4x4||6A||9.5 sec||17.4 sec @ 82 mph||----/----/18.4 mpg||Motor Week|
|XD Pro-4X Crew Cab (6.5 ft. Bed)||5.6L V8||4x4||7A||7.4 sec||15.8 sec @ 88 mph||----/----/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
|XD Pro-4X Crew Cab (6.5 ft. Bed)||5.0L Turbo Diesel V8||4x4||6A||9.4 sec||17.3 sec @ 82 mph||----/----/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|XD Pro-4X Crew Cab (6.5 ft. Bed)||5.0L Turbo Diesel V8||4x4||6A||9.2 sec||17.0 sec @ 81.2 mph||----/----/15.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
2012 Nissan Titan
|PRO-4X Crew Cab (5.6 ft. Bed)||5.6L V8||4x4||5A||6.9 sec||15.4 sec @ 89.4 mph||12/17/14.8 mpg||Motor Trend|
2007 Nissan Titan
|SE Crew Cab (5.6 ft. Bed)||5.6L V8||4x4||5A||7.0 sec||15.6 sec @ 89 mph||12/17/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
2005 Nissan Titan
|Stillen King Cab (6.6 ft. Bed)||5.6L Supercharger V8||RWD||5A||6.0 sec||14.5 sec @ 97.7 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2004 Nissan Titan
|SE Crew Cab (5.6 ft. Bed)||5.6L V8||4x4||5A||7.3 sec||15.8 sec @ 87 mph||12/17/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SE Crew Cab (5.6 ft. Bed)||5.6L V8||RWD||5A||6.9 sec||15.4 sec @ 91 mph||13/17/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SE Crew Cab (5.6 ft. Bed)||5.6L V8||RWD||5A||7.4 sec||15.6 sec @ 89.2 mph||13/17/15.1 mpg||Motor Trend|
About Nissan Titan
Most people would think that a truck is made for work. The Nissan Titan does that effectively, and more. It can do all the work that you will subject it to, as far as its capabilities are concerned, but it can give you more than that.
With the luxurious appointments of the Titan, you can use it for play and relaxation as well. This truck does not skimp on convenience and comfort features, which is why you can take it along with you when you are going to a party or any social event.
A Brief History of the Nissan Titan
The Nissan Titan was launched in 2003 when the full-size Nissan F-Alpha platform was also introduced. It shared this platform with the Infiniti OX56 SUVs and the Nissan Armada. Nissan specifically produced this full-size pickup truck for the United States car market.
The design and development of the truck started in 1999 which was undertaken by Diane Allen. Production of the Titan started in September 21, 2003 and sales followed three months later on December 1, 2003.
In 2010, Nissan explored its options for further development of the Titan truck with a range of models on its own and searching for another carmaker for a partner. The current Titan model was designed in California, engineered in Michigan and built in Mississippi. In short, there is nothing Japanese anymore with this truck.
You need to know what a big truck is capable of doing if you are considering buying one. Here are some of the most important specs you need to know about the Titan.
- Engine: 5.6L, V8, 32 valves, 317 horsepower at 5,200 RPM, 385 lb.-ft. torque at 3,400 RPM, variable valve control
- Steering: tilt steering wheel
- Transmission: 5 speed automatic, mode select transmission, sequential sport shift
- Drive type: four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive
- Suspension: front wheel independent suspension
With a 5.6 liter V-8 engine, the Nissan Titan has one of the best sounds that a truck this size can produce. Its roar previews the power that this huge truck can deliver. Titan’s power is really enormous because it can tow as much as 9,500 pounds if you are using the King Cab. A crew cab’s towing power is just a bit shy of 9,400 pounds.
With its huge size and weight, it is surprising that the Titan handles quite well. It actually feels smaller than what it really is and nimbler as well. The car also allows good maneuverability under low-speed.
There are other heftier trucks with greater towing capacity, but within its class, the Titan seems to take the lead. It is always quick and willing to do the work that it is required to do.
It is really hard to expect a big truck to economize on fuel. The Titan was given some of the lowest ratings in fuel economy, except exotic cars, of course.
This truck does not have any V-6 engine fuel controls which is the main reason for its low fuel mileage numbers. As such, the EPA gave the four-wheel drive Titan at only 12 miles per gallon, city driving, and 17 mpg on the highway.
Its rear-drive counterpart is marginally better getting EPA ratings of 13 mpg, city driving and 18 mpg highway driving. In real-world driving, the Titan’s mileage ratings are near the bottom end of the EPA scale.
Being a big truck, Nissan has incorporated various safety items to make the Titan safe enough to use.
Some of the safety features that make the Titan safe to drive include occupant sensing airbag, dual front side impact airbags, dual front impact airbags, overhead airbag, brake assist, ABS brakes, electronic stability control, security system, immobilizer, panic alarm and traction control.
A rear view camera system is reportedly being incorporated in the latest version. This will give the truck better safety ratings.
In frontal impact tests the Nissan Titan earned a ‘good’ score. Under the previous system of the NHTSA, the Titan earned four and five star ratings. There are no recent ratings given by NHTSA yet.
Comfort and Quality
Although the Nissan Titan does not have the same level of drivetrain and mechanical options as its pricier competitors, it still offers many comfortable amenities that makes it a joy to drive.
The Titan comes with a factory-applied spray-in bedliner as well as lockable storage bins that are built into the bed fenders. Additionally, the truck has a channel-based cargo-cleat system. These three features make the Nissan Titan better than its nearest rivals.
The Crew Cab has a wider, and nicely positioned seats while the King Cab has a shorter cabin complete with a pair of front bucket seats or a bench. There are also some rear-hinged doors that allow easy access to a section with one set of jump seats.
To learn more about Nissan Titan, visit the official Nissan website.
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