Compare 2012 Nissan Titan vs 2012 Ram 1500

2012 Nissan Titan
2012 Ram 1500
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2WD King Cab SWB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab SWB S 13 18 $25,830 $28,520
2WD King Cab SWB SV 13 18 $27,638 $30,520
2WD Crew Cab SWB S 13 18 $28,135 $31,070
4WD King Cab SWB S 12 17 $28,406 $31,370
2WD Crew Cab SWB SV 13 18 $29,627 $32,720
2WD Crew Cab LWB SV 13 18 $30,033 $33,170
4WD King Cab SWB SV 12 17 $30,214 $33,370
4WD Crew Cab SWB S 12 17 $30,711 $33,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB SV 12 17 $32,203 $35,570
4WD Crew Cab LWB SV 12 17 $32,636 $36,050
4WD King Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $32,655 $36,070
4WD Crew Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $34,644 $38,270
2WD Crew Cab SWB SL 13 18 $34,798 $38,440
4WD Crew Cab SWB SL 12 17 $37,238 $41,140
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2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 14 20 $21,080 $22,570
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 20 $21,080 $22,570
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 14 20 $21,080 $22,570
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $21,345 $22,870
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $21,345 $22,870
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 13 19 $24,743 $26,585
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 19 $24,743 $26,585
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 13 19 $24,743 $26,585
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $24,791 $26,650
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 20 $24,791 $26,650
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 14 20 $24,974 $26,695
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $24,974 $26,695
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $24,974 $26,695
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $25,008 $26,885
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 19 $25,008 $26,885
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $25,056 $26,950
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 20 $25,056 $26,950
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman HD 14 20 $26,686 $28,905
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $28,060 $30,220
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 19 $28,060 $30,220
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $28,325 $30,520
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $28,325 $30,520
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 14 20 $28,550 $30,740
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $28,550 $30,740
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $28,550 $30,740
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 13 19 $29,003 $31,105
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $29,003 $31,105
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 19 $29,003 $31,105
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" R/T 14 20 $29,644 $32,135
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 13 19 $31,480 $33,960
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $31,480 $33,960
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 19 $31,480 $33,960
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 19 $31,756 $34,085
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 19 $31,756 $34,085
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $31,756 $34,085
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $31,756 $34,085
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 13 19 $32,339 $35,055
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $33,025 $35,630
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 19 $33,774 $36,440
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 19 $33,774 $36,440
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $33,774 $36,440
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $33,774 $36,440
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $34,619 $37,485
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $35,997 $38,850
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $35,945 $38,910
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $37,173 $40,370
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $37,549 $40,705
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $38,498 $41,660
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited Edition 14 20 $39,744 $43,275
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 20 $39,744 $43,275
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $40,036 $43,515
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited Edition 13 19 $42,607 $46,420
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 13 19 $42,607 $46,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,830
$21,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,520
$22,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$475 / month
$376 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Nissan Titan has held up well over a long lifespan, but its gas mileage, towing and hauling, and performance have fallen to the back of the full-size pickup truck pack. The 2012 Ram 1500 is big and burly yet very detail-oriented; and for those who want a good ride and refined interior, it's one of the best bets.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
60.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.1 66.0
Passenger Capacity
6 3
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 62.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 40.0
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - 123.7
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
224.6 209.0
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
10.2 9.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.6 74.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
139.8 120.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.2 9.7
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.5 79.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
63.8 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.9 20.1
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 57.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
79.1 76.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.2 13.2 x 1.1
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 13.8 x 0.9
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
28.0 26.0
Fuel Tank Location
NA Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45.6 39.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 19.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
19.5 Variable
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TTJ
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R18 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA TTJ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R18 P275/60R20
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
950 1365
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7400 9100
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
15099 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4200 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2181 1968
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7000 6200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3699 3900
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2666 2739
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.8 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 730
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
385 @ 3400 407 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA EZH
Displacement
5.6L/- TBD - 5.7L/345
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
317 @ 5200 390 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.50
Trans Type
5 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.75
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.61 3.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 1.67
Trans Order Code
NA DG1
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Body Style
King Cab Regular Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name
Nissan Titan Ram 1500
Body Code
139.8" WB 120.5" WB
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Dana Solid
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
2.93 3.55
Axle Type - Front
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Multi-link coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder type
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 11.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- --
Rollover Rating

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