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The standard features of the Nissan Titan S include Endurance 5.6L V-8 390hp VVEL engine, 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st row overhead airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 18" styled steel wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.
Starting at: $29,580
|S Search New||$34,780||390-hp 5.6L 8-cyl||7-spd auto||15 / 21|
|SV Search New||$37,670||390-hp 5.6L 8-cyl||7-spd auto||15 / 21|
|S Search New||$37,810||390-hp 5.6L 8-cyl||7-spd auto||15 / 21|
|SV Search New||$40,700||390-hp 5.6L 8-cyl||7-spd auto||15 / 21|
|PRO-4X Search New||$45,020||390-hp 5.6L 8-cyl||7-spd auto||15 / 20|
|SL (A7) Search New||$46,380||390-hp 5.6L 8-cyl||7-spd auto||15 / 21|
|SL Search New||$49,460||390-hp 5.6L 8-cyl||7-spd auto||15 / 21|
|Platinum Reserve Search New||$52,310||390-hp 5.6L 8-cyl||7-spd auto||15 / 21|
|Platinum Reserve Search New||$55,400||390-hp 5.6L 8-cyl||7-spd auto||15 / 21|
The 2017 Titan has a more rigid frame than before, with increased gusseting, for improved handling, while hydraulic body mounts have been employed for a smoother ride.
We’ve found the Titan handles more responsively than some of the other pickups, with a firm, controlled feel and crisp turn-in from its rack-and-pinion steering. It’s not the softest-riding truck, but the Titan rides much more smoothly than the Titan XD does. On the open highway, it’s comfortable.
The 5.6-liter V8 engine is delightful, generating 390 hp and 394 foot-pounds of torque. It’s smooth and quiet during normal driving, but stomp on the gas pedal and it growls to life. The 7-speed automatic can at times be slow to respond.
Titan is rated to tow up to 9730 pounds, though we’d vote for a Titan XD before getting anywhere near that number.
The Titan gets a roomy, comfortable cab, and upper-level models are trimmed very nicely. There’s a choice of bucket seats or a bench. We’ve tried the former and found them comfortable. Cloth with vinyl is standard, upgraded for Titan SV and further for Pro 4X, with leather in the Titan SL and special leather trim in the Platinum Reserve that feels good and looks good.
The rear seats in crew cabs are almost as comfortable, and roomy in every measurement.
Climbing inside takes some effort, especially without running boards. Step-in height is higher than that of the Ram, and the hood is high.
At first glance, the Titan looks smaller than the domestic pickups, but park them alongside and the Titan looks every bit as large. It resembles the Ford F-150.
Titan shares styling with the XD, though many body panels are different. Active grille shutters improve aerodynamics.
The pickup bed has lights that illuminate the inside. Besides the standard tie-down cleats, a system of mounting rails is provided for securing loads. The tail gate is damped so it lowers easily and won’t slam down hard.
The Nissan Titan is all-new and up to date, competing with the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Built in Canton, Mississippi, it’s as American as any of them. Titan offers relatively taut handling and steering response, and all the capability of the other trucks.
Mitch McCullough is the editor-in-chief of New Car Test Drive.
All 2017 Nissan Titan models come with the 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine rated at 390 horsepower, 394 foot-pounds of torque. Single Cab models come in Titan S ($29,580) with cloth upholstery and six-speaker audio, and Titan SV ($32,460) trim levels.
Crew Cab versions come in Titan S ($34,780), Titan SV ($37,670), Titan SL ($46,380), and Titan Platinum Reserve ($52,310).