The Nissan Titan is an amazing truck. Nissan has never truly updated the Titan until now. It had the same exterior and interior design for 10 years. The new Titan is completely updated to modern standards. Could the Japanese take over the pickup truck market, the same market that American manufactures have dominated since the invention of the pickup truck?
A Little History
The Nissan Titan does not have much history. The first generation Titan went on sale in 2003 and it was not updated till 2015. That long production run left behind in many categories that the Ford F150 and the Ram 1500 were excelling at.
The Titan is a very practical truck. It could easily carry around whatever you could imagine due to its maximum payload of 1,951lbs that is more that the Ram 1500 and the Chevy Colorado. It is behind the industry leader the Ford F150, that has a maximum payload of 3,300lbs. The Titan can tow 9,740lbs, not the best in class, but not the worst. Far a comparison the Chevy Colorado can tow 7,000lbs and the Ford F150 can tow 10,500lbs. The Titan is not the best or the worst in doing pick up trucky things, it is just average.
The Nissan Titan is powered by a giant 5.6 liter V8 engine. That giant engine produces only 390hp, but more importantly it produces only 401 lb ft of torque.
That 5.6 Liter V8 engines drags the Titans 3 1/4 tons to 60mph in a modest 6.4 seconds. It will continue moving till it hits its maximum speed of 115mph, average in the pickup truck world.
Should you buy one
I really like this truck, but unless you are a true Nissan fanboy do not buy one. This is a great truck, but its payload and towing are limited compared to the Ford F150 and Toyota Tundra. Nissan almost made a great truck with the Titan, but it just cant compete with what America has to offer. So for a work truck, off roader and a daily driver the F150 is still the king of trucks.