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2008 Nissan Titan
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2WD King Cab SWB XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab SWB FFV XE 12 17 $22,096 $24,390
2WD King Cab SWB XE 12 17 $22,096 $24,390
2WD King Cab LWB FFV XE 12 17 $22,468 $24,800
2WD King Cab LWB XE 12 17 $22,468 $24,800
2WD King Cab SWB FFV SE 12 17 $24,140 $26,650
2WD King Cab SWB SE 12 17 $24,140 $26,650
2WD King Cab LWB FFV SE 12 17 $24,510 $27,060
2WD King Cab LWB SE 12 17 $24,510 $27,060
2WD Crew Cab SWB FFV XE 12 17 $24,745 $27,320
2WD Crew Cab SWB XE 12 17 $24,745 $27,320
4WD King Cab SWB FFV XE 12 17 $25,070 $27,680
4WD King Cab SWB XE 12 17 $25,070 $27,680
2WD Crew Cab LWB FFV XE 12 17 $25,116 $27,730
2WD Crew Cab LWB XE 12 17 $25,116 $27,730
4WD King Cab LWB FFV XE 12 17 $25,441 $28,090
4WD King Cab LWB XE 12 17 $25,441 $28,090
2WD Crew Cab SWB FFV SE 12 17 $26,462 $29,220
2WD Crew Cab SWB SE 12 17 $26,462 $29,220
2WD Crew Cab LWB FFV SE 12 17 $26,843 $29,640
2WD Crew Cab LWB SE 12 17 $26,843 $29,640
4WD King Cab SWB FFV SE 12 17 $27,113 $29,940
4WD King Cab SWB SE 12 17 $27,113 $29,940
4WD King Cab LWB FFV SE 12 17 $27,493 $30,360
4WD King Cab LWB SE 12 17 $27,493 $30,360
4WD Crew Cab SWB FFV XE 12 17 $27,719 $30,610
4WD Crew Cab SWB XE 12 17 $27,719 $30,610
4WD Crew Cab LWB FFV XE 12 17 $28,089 $31,020
4WD Crew Cab LWB XE 12 17 $28,089 $31,020
4WD King Cab SWB FFV PRO-4X 12 17 $28,958 $31,980
4WD King Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $28,958 $31,980
4WD Crew Cab SWB FFV SE 12 17 $29,319 $32,380
4WD Crew Cab SWB SE 12 17 $29,319 $32,380
2WD King Cab SWB FFV LE 12 17 $29,535 $32,620
2WD King Cab SWB LE 12 17 $29,535 $32,620
4WD Crew Cab LWB FFV SE 12 17 $29,816 $32,930
4WD Crew Cab LWB SE 12 17 $29,816 $32,930
2WD King Cab LWB FFV LE 12 17 $29,907 $33,030
2WD King Cab LWB LE 12 17 $29,907 $33,030
4WD Crew Cab SWB FFV PRO-4X 12 17 $30,946 $34,180
4WD Crew Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $30,946 $34,180
4WD Crew Cab LWB FFV PRO-4X 12 17 $31,489 $34,780
4WD Crew Cab LWB PRO-4X 12 17 $31,489 $34,780
2WD Crew Cab SWB FFV LE 12 17 $31,859 $35,190
2WD Crew Cab SWB LE 12 17 $31,859 $35,190
2WD Crew Cab LWB FFV LE 12 17 $32,230 $35,600
2WD Crew Cab LWB LE 12 17 $32,230 $35,600
4WD King Cab SWB FFV LE 12 17 $32,347 $35,730
4WD King Cab SWB LE 12 17 $32,347 $35,730
4WD King Cab LWB FFV LE 12 17 $32,745 $36,170
4WD King Cab LWB LE 12 17 $32,745 $36,170
4WD Crew Cab SWB FFV LE 12 17 $34,335 $37,930
4WD Crew Cab SWB LE 12 17 $34,335 $37,930
4WD Crew Cab LWB FFV LE 12 17 $34,878 $38,530
4WD Crew Cab LWB LE 12 17 $34,878 $38,530
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2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 16 19 $19,729 $22,150
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $19,974 $22,435
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 17 $22,554 $25,435
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $22,799 $25,720
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $23,370 $26,320
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 12 16 $23,701 $26,705
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $23,994 $27,045
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 13 17 $25,464 $28,755
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 12 16 $25,722 $29,055
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $26,015 $29,395
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $27,158 $30,655
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $27,202 $30,775
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $27,778 $31,445
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 12 16 $28,448 $32,155
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 18 $29,848 $33,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $30,272 $34,275
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 12 16 $30,779 $34,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 18 $31,893 $36,230
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $32,668 $36,980
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 18 $33,606 $38,100
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 17 $35,006 $39,780
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 17 $36,426 $41,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,096
$19,729
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,390
$22,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$407 / month
$369 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Nissan Titan is a solid choice for guys who don't want to drive Ford, Chevy, Dodge or Toyota. The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 is a solid truck due for its 2009 model makeover, but it's good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 40.8
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Second Hip Room (in)
60.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.1 67.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
61.3 65.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 8.2
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.5 79.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 39.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 41.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - 122.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
224.6 207.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 7.4
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.6 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 47.9
Wheelbase (in)
139.8 120.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.0 76.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
63.8 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.9 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 51.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.2 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.9 x 0.86
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
28 26
Fuel Tank Location
NA Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 41.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 684
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R18 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2004
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TSB
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R18 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 684
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R18 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA TSB
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2004
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBB
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
950 330
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
9500 3300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- TBD - 6025
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2244 1972
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3700
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 8000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2742 2543
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA 16.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
385 @ 3400 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
VK56DE EKG
Displacement
5.6L/339 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
317 @ 5200 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.61 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA DEJ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
King Cab Reg Cab 6.3' Bed
Vehicle Name
Nissan Titan Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code
Short WB 120.5" WB
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Overslung Leaf Leaf spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
2.94 3.21
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Fully-boxed Ladder

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