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QUALITY | 7 out of 10
front seats are wide and comfortable
Some testers judge the bench seat too flat and firm
a great cargo carrier
hinged rear door...swings back 168 degrees to create exceptionally convenient interior access.
Kelley Blue Book
Changes for 2008 Nissan Titan have removed some of the previous Titan's functionality, and seat comfort is hit or miss. However, storage ability is still innovative and abundant.
Seating depends on which model Nissan Titan is selected. As Edmunds explains: "Base XE models come with a 40/20/40-split bench front seat; The mid-grade Titan SE adds front captain's chairs with a center console and leather; [and] Top-of-the-line Titan LE models add power-adjustable seats [and] pedals." In the rear, some details have been overlooked by Nissan; 2008 Crew Cab Titans' rear doors swing back 180 degrees, "but they also anchor the front seat belts, so people in front have to unbuckle if someone in back needs to get out," notes Cars.com. "Redesigned seating provides better support," writes Kelley Blue Book, "[but] some drivers also felt the seat bottoms could do with a sharper upward angle to better support their thighs." ConsumerGuide says its testers of the 2008 Nissan Titan "all agree the [captain's chairs] are substantial and supportive [and] headroom and legroom are ample." They point out that a "high step-in requires grabbing the steering wheel or assist handle to enter."
Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com tout the numerous storage options of the 2008 Nissan Titan. Edmunds notes that the "rear seats fold up to provide a large load floor for hauling items inside the cab." They describe the Nissan Titan as "a great cargo carrier thanks to the optional Utility Bed Package with its durable spray-on bed liner, movable tie-down cleats, handy tailgate illumination and driver-side lockbox [located behind the rear wheel]." Kelley Blue Book calls the lockbox "perfect for storing such items as jumper cables or muddy clothing." They also like that on the Nissan Titan, the "hinged rear door on the King Cab model swings back 168 degrees to create exceptionally convenient interior access.” Pickup bed space is among the largest available: “Crew Cab beds measure 5 feet, 7 inches or 7 feet, 3 inches; King Cab beds measure 6 feet, 7 inches or 8 feet, 3 inches. That puts the Titan a hair past other light-duty pickups, whose beds max out just slightly over 8 feet,” Cars.com says.
Reviews differ on the interior fit and finish of this Nissan; 2008 Titans have materials that are "only average, but build quality is generally very good," Edmunds says. ConsumerGuide complains the Titan's cabin "is let down by an overuse of hard plastic materials and mediocre assembly quality. The glovebox lid has a flimsy, insubstantial feel."
"Road, engine, and wind noise are nicely muted, but Titan's constant exhaust rumble gets tiring on long drives," reports ConsumerGuide. And Edmunds shares the sentiment: "that booming exhaust note can grow tiresome."
A big bed and flexible storage are high points of the 2008 Nissan Titan. Less impressive are the fit and finish, seat comfort, and too many small switches.