First introduced in 2004, the Nissan Titan was the first Japanese pickup to actually have the attributes that buyers expect from a full-size truck. It offers dimensions and capabilities that are very similar to a domestic full-size pickup. Though it has not sold as well as its rivals and is now growing larger, the Nissan Titan is still able to meet the basic needs of many truck buyers.
The 2018 Nissan Titan is a full-size pickup truck sold in five trims levels: S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve and the off-road-oriented Pro-4X.
You can get the 2018 Nissan Titan with a single cab with a long (8-foot) bed, a crew cab with a short (5-foot-7-inch) bed and an extended cab with a standard (6-foot-6.7-inch) bed. The King Cab and the crew cab can seat five or six, while the single cab can seat two or three.
Every 2018 Nissan Titan is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine producing 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is standard, and four-wheel drive (4WD) is optional except for the Pro-4X, which comes standard with 4WD.
The Titan new, direct-injection 5.6L V8 delivers strong acceleration. It’s also free-revving and has good throttle response. Despite it’s the only engine offered, its horsepower and torque output are well-situated among the competition. In track testing, the 2018 Nissan Titan Pro-4X crew cab went from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds.
EPA fuel economy estimates at 18 mpg combined (15 city/21 highway) for both RWD and 4WD models. The Pro-4X off-road features (including the deletion of the front air dam) down slightly to 17 mpg combined (15 city/20 highway).
Properly equipped, the 2018 Nissan Titan crew cab can tow up to 9,390 pounds with RWD configuration, and up to 9,230 pounds with 4WD versions. Maximum payload is 1,590 pounds for RWD and 1,610 pounds for 4WD models.
The 2018 Nissan Titan price list: S $31,325, SV $34,655, SL $48,325, Platinum Reserve $54,255 and PRO-4X $45,035. All prices include a $1,295 destination charge.