Compare 2009 Nissan Titan vs 2008 Dodge Ram

2009 Nissan Titan
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2WD King Cab SWB FFV XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab SWB FFV XE 13 18 $23,688 $26,150
2WD King Cab SWB XE 13 17 $23,688 $26,150
2WD King Cab LWB FFV XE 13 18 $24,230 $26,750
2WD King Cab LWB XE 13 17 $24,230 $26,750
2WD King Cab SWB FFV SE 13 18 $25,496 $28,150
2WD King Cab SWB SE 13 17 $25,496 $28,150
2WD Crew Cab SWB FFV XE 13 18 $25,993 $28,700
2WD Crew Cab SWB XE 13 17 $25,993 $28,700
2WD King Cab LWB FFV SE 13 18 $26,038 $28,750
2WD King Cab LWB SE 13 17 $26,038 $28,750
4WD King Cab SWB FFV XE 12 17 $26,264 $29,000
4WD King Cab SWB XE 12 17 $26,264 $29,000
2WD Crew Cab LWB FFV XE 13 18 $26,535 $29,300
2WD Crew Cab LWB XE 13 17 $26,535 $29,300
4WD King Cab LWB FFV XE 12 17 $26,806 $29,600
4WD King Cab LWB XE 12 17 $26,806 $29,600
2WD Crew Cab SWB FFV SE 13 18 $27,485 $30,350
2WD Crew Cab SWB SE 13 17 $27,485 $30,350
2WD Crew Cab LWB FFV SE 13 18 $28,027 $30,950
2WD Crew Cab LWB SE 13 17 $28,027 $30,950
4WD King Cab SWB FFV SE 12 17 $28,071 $31,000
4WD King Cab SWB SE 12 17 $28,071 $31,000
4WD Crew Cab SWB FFV XE 12 17 $28,569 $31,550
4WD Crew Cab SWB XE 12 17 $28,569 $31,550
4WD King Cab LWB FFV SE 12 17 $28,614 $31,600
4WD King Cab LWB SE 12 17 $28,614 $31,600
4WD Crew Cab LWB FFV XE 12 17 $29,111 $32,150
4WD Crew Cab LWB XE 12 17 $29,111 $32,150
4WD Crew Cab SWB FFV SE 12 17 $30,061 $33,200
4WD Crew Cab SWB SE 12 17 $30,061 $33,200
4WD King Cab SWB FFV PRO-4X 12 17 $30,494 $33,680
4WD King Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $30,494 $33,680
4WD Crew Cab LWB FFV SE 12 17 $30,603 $33,800
4WD Crew Cab LWB SE 12 17 $30,603 $33,800
2WD King Cab SWB FFV LE 13 18 $30,647 $33,850
2WD King Cab SWB LE 13 17 $30,647 $33,850
4WD Crew Cab SWB FFV PRO-4X 12 17 $32,483 $35,880
4WD Crew Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $32,483 $35,880
2WD Crew Cab SWB FFV LE 13 18 $32,636 $36,050
2WD Crew Cab SWB LE 13 17 $32,636 $36,050
4WD Crew Cab LWB FFV PRO-4X 12 17 $33,025 $36,480
4WD Crew Cab LWB PRO-4X 12 17 $33,025 $36,480
4WD King Cab SWB FFV LE 12 17 $33,088 $36,550
4WD King Cab SWB LE 12 17 $33,088 $36,550
2WD Crew Cab LWB FFV LE 13 18 $33,179 $36,650
2WD Crew Cab LWB LE 13 17 $33,179 $36,650
4WD Crew Cab SWB FFV LE 12 17 $35,078 $38,750
4WD Crew Cab SWB LE 12 17 $35,078 $38,750
4WD Crew Cab LWB FFV LE 12 17 $35,620 $39,350
4WD Crew Cab LWB LE 12 17 $35,620 $39,350
Select style
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
$23,688
$19,729
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,150
$22,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$436 / month
$369 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Nissan Titan won't meet all specialized work needs, but it's a good, powerful hauler with a comfortable interior. 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
13 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
60.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.1 67.0
Exterior Dimensions
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)
10.2 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
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.2 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
63.8 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
79.1 76.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.2 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)
12.6 x 0.6 13.9 x 0.86
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
28 26
Fuel Tank Location
NA Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
19.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45.6 41.5
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R18 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 684
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA TSB
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA 2004
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 684
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R18 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA 2004
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TSB
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
950 330
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7000 6025
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3699 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2792 2543
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
15099 8000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4200 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2195 1972
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.8 16.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
710 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
317 @ 5200 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
385 @ 3400 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
VK56DE EKG
Displacement
5.6L/- TBD - 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.61 - TBD -
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 -
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Titan Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code
Short WB 120.5" WB
Body Style
King Cab Reg Cab 6.3' Bed
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Solid Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 - 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 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-leaf Leaf spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Fully-boxed Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 -

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