For those seeking out a Nissan dealer, drivers are more-than-likely to find one or more vehicles deserving of their attention. And if you happen to be in the market for a new truck, the simple truth is that Nissan’s full-size Titan continues to gain footing and market-share, courtesy with its combination of iconic styling, confident performance, and attention to comfort.
In the not-too-distant past, truck buyers might have felt limited, forced to choose between offerings served up by the ‘Big 3’ domestic truck manufacturers. But led by Toyota’s efforts the nineties, the marketplace has become increasingly more accepting of upstart offerings over the last two-and-a-half decades. And, in terms of overall impact, none have proven more noticeable than the Titan.
Are there criticisms? Sure. Nissan has been criticized for the absence of a V6 option in the Titan, and for offering less competitive fuel economy in an already-thirsty class. And in terms of starting price point, it’s not viewed as one of the more competitively priced offerings out there. That said, there are a number of reasons why the Nissan Titan is an ideal offering, worthy of anyone’s consideration.
Forget the V6
While a criticism for some, the simple truth is that many truck buyers go straight for a more capable V8. With that in mind, the Titan fails to disappoint, offering a 5.6-liter V8 capable of churning out 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. No complaints here.
Another options served up is the 5.0-liter turbodiesel variant. Capable of up to 555 lb-ft of torque, the turbodiesel Titan is ready for almost any job you can throw at it. Sorry that there’s no V6 available, but Nissan seems perfectly content with their decision to double-down on power ratings. That said, the Titan XD can tow up to 11,270 LBS, while the standard Titan arrives at (a still impressive) 9,730 LBS. Bottom-line, the Titan isn’t lacking in terms of capability.
Beauty IN the Beast
In each of its forms, the Titan is praised for offering a spacious cabin which utilizes strong material choices and design philosophies to create a truly welcoming environment. The cabin of Titan feels comparable to that of Nissan’s SUV offerings, which is certainly a positive endorsement. This includes their celebrated Zero Gravity seats, which are designed to minimize driving fatigued specially over longer distances.
But the in-cabin experience for the Titan is more than just its physical attributes. Further enhanced by its composed ride, the Titan proves appealing to driver and passenger alike thanks to its almost car-like maneuverability and controlled performance at any speed.
And if you like the idea of off-roading capability, look no further than the specialized Pro-4X which comes complete with two-speed transfer case, skid plates, and tow hooks. Trail-ready at the base trim level, its performance credentials only get sweeter with each optional upgrade.
Oh, and then there’s the Warrior
So, yeah…in case you’re in the market for a 545 hp game-changer, here’s a look at the 2019 Nissan Titan Warrior…