- Half-ton pickup truck
- Two cab size and bed length options
- Off-road PRO-4X trim
The 2014 Nissan Titan doubles as a capable work mate or an off-road ready fun machine. It competes with other full-size pickups like the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra.
The Titan seats six-passengers in either King Cab or crew-cab configuration (there is no regular cab option) and offers both long and short bed lengths. Up front, the Titan looks similar to the Armada SUV, with a large, accentuated grille and headlights. It doesn’t really push the envelope looks wise, but is bold enough to look rugger. A factory spray-in bedliner and Utili-track adjustable tie down system are available for the bed, as is a household power outlet.
Under the hood, the Titan only offers one engine, a 317-hp, 5.6-liter V-8 that makes 385 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The V-8 helps the Titan tow up to 9,500 pounds when properly equipped, to go along with about a ton of payload capacity. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while four-wheel drive is optional. Fuel economy numbers are estimated at 12-13 mpg in the city and 17-18 mpg on the highway.
The Titan is offered in four trims: S, SV, SL, and PRO-4X, which is the off-road specialist of the group. The PRO-4X offers off-road specific features such as an electronic locking rear differential, 18-inch alloy wheels, trail tires, skid plates, and Rancho shock absorbers.
Each of the trims is offered in both King and Crew Cab configurations, except the line-topping SL which is only offered with the larger Crew Cab. The interior of the Titan ranges from workmanlike in the lower trims to luxurious in the SL with its simulated wood trim and leather upholstery. The large center console can also be outfitted to fit files and other items. Standard features include air conditioning, vinyl flooring, and a front bench seat. Higher trims add captain’s chairs, Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system, USB/iPod port, auxiliary audio input, and dual zone automatic climate control.
The Titan’s standard safety features include active front head restraints, side-impact and side curtain airbags, an electronic stability system, and Nissan’s Active Brake Limited Slip, which uses the braking system as a virtual limited-slip differential.
So if you’re in the market for a full-size pickup, give the Nissan a chance. You’ll remember, forever, the night you bought a Titan.