2012 Nissan Titan Styling

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Some may find the Titan's unique looks too flashy, though others will find it offers a more appealing alternative to the conservative styling of other trucks.

It was new in the 2004 model year, and Nissan's Titan hasn't changed much at all since then. More than seven years down the road, the American-made, Japanese-branded pickup still manages to look brawny and relatively fresh, in the way the Ram trucks still generate more of a double-take than anything in the class.

It looks tough to this day, though the Nissan Titan is the oldest full-size pickup on sale today.

The Titan's tough exterior has lots of overstated details, but the basic boxes aren't awkward at all, like the ones on the exaggerated Toyota Tundra. The upright and aggressive appearance wears lots of bright chrome, too, and a new styling package ups the wheels to sizes that usually mean the end of the current life cycle.

Inside, the Titan shows more of its age, and really has for at least a few years. Both its design and materials come off dull and plasticky in comparison to more recently redesigned trucks, especially the current Ram 1500 and Ford F-150, but also including the refined Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.

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