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2014 Nissan Titan Preview

Pro
Titan probably has the best system of tie downs and storage in short box pickups. Titan was the first to have a half door that opened more than 90 degrees. Overall comfort is as good as in any other truck.

Con
Originally innovative and segment leading, Titan has been allowed to fall behind significantly in the “truck wars” of North America.

Nissan Titan
Photo: Nissan

Price
MSRP for King Cab (extended cab)
S: $33,898 SV: $38,448 SV 4X4: $41,848 PRO 4X: $43,598

MSRP for Crew Cab (four doors)
S: $39,898 SV: $44,448 PRO 4X: $46,198 SL: $51,648

Fuel Economy (city/highway in l/100 km)

King Cab; 10.9/16.1
Crew Cab; 12.2/17.8

Improvements and changes
Titan has Bluetooth, sat/nav and all the good electronic necessities available if desired. The tie down system available in the truck box along with the bed liner work well together. One rear fender quarter has a lockable storage compartment suitable for hauling small truck stuff like liters of oil, some tools etc.

Exterior styling
Titan’s exterior has hardly changed from the day it first went on sale. The grille is distinctly Nissan and there is little chrome along the side to accent any of the lines. Some of the wheel designs are bright so there is a bit of bling on the truck.

Inside
Five adults can sit in a crew cab model in comfort. When you try and put the same number in the King Cab, it is a bit more crowded. The big difference is legroom since the crew cab is significantly longer. In both versions the centre console doubles as a work station with power outlet and space for everything from a laptop to a cell phone. There is even a place for your extra-large coffee.

Cargo/towing/payload capacity
Maximum trailering weight is 4,309 kg (9,500 lb). Maximum payload is 829 kg (1,827 lb)

Powertrain
Titan uses a 5.6L DOHC, 32-valve V8 that produces 317 horsepower and 385 ft.lb. of torque. Behind that is a 5-speed automatic and a 2-speed transfer case when equipped as a 4X4. The rear differential is electronically locking.

Safety
Dual front, front seat side impact and side curtain air bags are standard. Three point lap belts, child proof rear door locks (crew cab) and LATCH system of anchoring child seats are standard. A tire pressure monitoring system, four wheel disc brakes with ABS, brake assist and electronic brake force distribution are standard.

Comparables
Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, RAM 1500