The Nissan Titan is a full-sized pickup truck introduced in 2004 as the first Japanese pickup to meet the expectations set forth by American-made pickups. Able to seat five adults, the truck has satisfactory performance both on- and off-road and competes with the three major American truck producers.
The Titan is produced in Canton, Mississippi. Available in extended or King cab, the truck can be purchased with a 6.5- or 8-foot bed and comes standard with a 5.6 liter V-8 engine and five-speed automatic transmission. Both two- and four-wheel drive are available, and the truck's transmission features a tow/haul mode for when the truck is hard at work. The truck falls into the average range in terms of fuel economy, getting 15 mpg for city driving and 19 mpg for highway travel. Hauling capacity maxes out at 1,614 pounds, while towing capacity is 7,200 pounds. Buyers of the Titan can choose among the six colors offered for the exterior: Radiant Silver, Blizzard, Red Alert, Smoke, Navy Blue and Galaxy Black. Charcoal cloth upholstery is provided for the interior. Wood trim is available in the luxury packages, while dark and light gray trim are available for the entry level package.
Changes to the Titan were most notable in the 2008 model, when a long-wheelbase model was introduced and major changes were implemented in the style of both the exterior and interior. Trim packages include the entry-level S, the SV, Pro-4X (the off-road package) and SL. For the entry-level package, the truck comes with a front bench seat. For all other packages, captain's chairs are standard and are heated. For the 2010 Titan and later models, all packages include front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags.
Optional features that come with the upper-level trim packages include higher quality audio systems, a navigation system, a rear-seat DVD system, a sunroof, rear sonar warning system, telescoping tow mirrors and several features for the off-road enthusiast (such as under body skid plates, aggressive off-road tires and an electronic locking differential). Storage is at a premium in the Titan, however, as the typical interior includes a full dashboard console with open storage box, full floor console with covered storage box and a full overhead console with a covered storage box. There are also door pockets for the driver, passenger and rear passenger seats.
Among other accolades, the Titan was named the North American Truck of the Year in 2004 and was noted among Edmunds' most specific vehicles until 2006.
... View more