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QUALITY | 7 out of 10
Storage is good inside the Titan; you’ll find bins and pockets galore.
Nissan's chrome-ringed radio and A/C dials are attractive, but they might prove difficult to use if you're wearing gloves
The gauges have a simple, clean design. Most controls are generously sized, but they're not always easy to see or reach.
Materials quality is only average, however, with hard plastics covering most surfaces.
King Cab and Crew Cab bodies give the Nissan Titan something to offer a wide range of pickup drivers, and most of them will find lots of usable space inside, which makes its sometimes plasticky interior easier to forgive.
The interior of the Titan varies significantly depending on which model you choose. Base models use a split bench seat, for example, while mid-range and top-end trims get captain's chairs and a center console.
King Cab editions (the name goes back forever, back to the days before Datsun trucks had a real name) have an abbreviated cabin with a bench or pair of front bucket seats, and some rear-hinged doors for access to a stubby area with a pair of jump seats. We much prefer the four-door Crew Cabs, with their wide, nicely positioned seats that seem to be more of a climb to get into than in some of the competitive trucks.
Once inside, most drivers will find it easy to find a comfortable driving position. Power-adjustable pedals accommodate shorter drivers, and ride quality is good for a truck, with wind and road noise both at acceptable levels, though the engine can be a bit loud for some.
A choice of three bed lengths keeps the Titan in the hunt for hauling a big payload, but the longest bed length of 7' 3" is nine inches less than you'll need to stack the usual 4x8 sheets of plywood. The Titan is available with a factory-applied spray-in bedliner and lockable storage bins built into its bed fenders.
Interior materials generally fall well short of the mark. Drab colors and textures are particularly hard to get over if you've cross-shopped similar trucks in the class. Storage space is abundant, however, with plenty of spaces for smaller items. Overall build quality is also good, if not great.
A big cabin saves the Nissan Titan from its occasional lapses in interior trim quality.