But since the Titan's introduction, the full-size truck landscape has changed considerably. We have not yet tested an F-150 4x4 equipped with the EcoBoost, but a rear-drive model ran a 6. Drab colors and textures are particularly hard to get over if you've cross-shopped similar trucks in the class. First off, I think the interiors in these are great - the hit on plastics used is grossly overstated. It is very fun to drive! Not all interior colors are available with all exterior color choices.
It has been reliable, with the only work I needed to do was front brakes and a new battery. That number represents an 87. It is very fun to drive! We don't know precisely when a new Titan will be coming, but 2014 or 2015 is a good guess, and you can bet Nissan will improve it substantially over the current model. The V8 engine provides plenty of power when needed, and the suspension provides a relatively smooth ride. I now own the Heavy Metal Chrome model fully loaded.
I switch trucks quite often. Bumpers, side mirrors, and grille come finished in chrome, black, or body-color, depending on trim. On the road, the Titan feels smaller and nimbler than it is, maneuvering well at low speed. Owners say that despite its size, the 2012 Nissan Titan is fairly nimble for a full-size pickup. Spark plugs should be tested periodically to make sure they are not causing undue engine stress, and tires should be rotated at regular intervals to extend tread life and ensure proper weight balance.
Dated maybe but real sharp truck that has had time to iron out any past issues. Most pickups fare better in frontal than side-impact protection, and the Titan is no different. Now entering its eighth year of production, the Titan has added more power and available features since its introduction to help sweeten its appeal for full-size truck shoppers. In my state we get heavy snow and Ice in the winter. At issue: Nissan is the only manufacturer of full-size pickups sold in the U.
Solid 10-inch ground clearance puts it at the front of its class, however, and may win converts more concerned with capability than comfort. Gas mileage achieved by the 2012 Titan leaves something to be desired. Two cab styles are offered, including a two-door King Cab and four-door Crew Cab. Auto journalists also commented that the F-150 has a comfortable, well-mannered ride. Stability control and anti-lock brakes are standard, and rear parking sensors are an option, but the Titan lacks options for advanced safety features such as a rearview camera. Oil changes prevent oil from becoming clumpy and slowing down the engine parts.
I bought this truck new and have been very pleased with its dependability. Of course, pickup trucks are meant to haul things. They were also impressed with the Tundra's quick acceleration when equipped with the available 5. Hopes were high when introduced the Titan for the 2004 model year. I wouldn't say that about the Ram or Ford. Despite market movement toward crossovers and more fuel-efficient compact cars, full-size trucks like the Pro-4X we recently tested continue to be a big piece of the sales pie, although 's slice is pretty small.
If you want a V-6 option in the Titan, you're out of luck. Other Trucks to Consider Test drivers said the 's Double extended cab configuration has hospitable rear seats and that the larger CrewMax cab is exceedingly spacious. We didn't subject our tester to any heavy payloads or towing during its stay, but its 1842-pound payload and 9300-pound towing capacity should be able to handle most tasks. It's no longer one of the most powerful pickups on the planet, but we're still fans of the Nissan Titan and its sole powertrain, a rippling V-8 with more macho engine noises than those coming from some of the American entries in the class. More than seven years down the road, the American-made, Japanese-branded pickup still manages to look brawny and relatively fresh, in the way the Ram trucks still generate more of a double-take than anything in the class. All trims come standard with an Endurance 5. Although this is comparable to pickup trucks of similar size, owners can use a variety of methods to reduce the amount of fuel their hefty truck uses.
If you want good mpg's. Not everyone's a fan of the curved roofline and the very brawny front end, though. But in an indication of how far the half-ton market has changed in the last eight years, a similarly equipped can tow nearly 2000 pounds more, and will also deliver up to 3 mpg better city and 4 mpg better highway fuel economy when not towing. Our tester also had a vertical retracting rear window, but unlike the Tundra's full-width vertical slider, only the middle section of the Titan's rear window retracts. The 2012 Titan comes standard with a six-speaker audio system.
Clear your car of any unnecessary weight. Currently the Nissan Titan has a score of 7. Tires that are inflated to recommended levels lighten the workload of the engine, requiring less fuel. Don't buy any pick up period. Major available features include power windows and door locks, an upgraded audio system, upgraded cloth or leather upholstery, Bluetooth, rear parking sensors, navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system. Two cab styles are available, including two-door King Cab and four-door Crew Cab, and the truck can be had in either short- or long-wheelbase versions, which adds 20 inches of overall length. Turn the key and you'll hear the characteristic fan roar when the engine starts.