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QUALITY | 7 out of 10
that booming exhaust note can grow tiresome
front seats are wide and comfortable
some testers judge the bench seat too flat and firm
hinged rear door...swings back 168 degrees to create exceptionally convenient interior access.
Kelley Blue Book
Reviewers find that the 2009 Nissan Titan misses the mark in a few key areas.
The utility and comfort of the seating in the 2009 Nissan Titan has a lot to do with 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." ConsumerGuide says its testers of the 2009 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." "Redesigned seating provides better support," asserts Kelley Blue Book, "[but] some drivers also felt the seat bottoms could do with a sharper upward angle to better support their thighs."
In the rear, some details are overlooked by Nissan; 2009 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.
Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com tout the numerous storage options of the 2009 Nissan Titan. 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." 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]."
Pickup bed space in the 2009 Titan 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.
ConsumerGuide complains that 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." Edmunds, however, disagrees, contending that materials are "only average, but build quality is generally very good."
"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."
The 2009 Nissan Titan offers flexible storage spaces and a sizable bed. Fit and finish, however, don't live up to any sort of promises.