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SAFETY | 7 out of 10
'Good,' frontal impact; 'marginal,' side impact; 'acceptable,' rear impact; 'acceptable,' roof strength
Not yet rated.
Included features on all Titans, regardless of trim, include front seat airbags, side curtain airbags, antilock brakes, and stability control.
To put it bluntly, if safety if one of your chief concerns, you can probably do better with one of the alternatives to the 2013 Nissan Titan. There are several full-size trucks that have earned top crash-test ratings and offer some advanced-safety features and options, but the Titan isn't one of them.The Titan's ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are among the lowest of any full-size truck. Although it earns a 'good' score for frontal impact, it fails to make the honor roll in side or rear impact, and it earns another worrisome rating of just 'acceptable' for roof strength--particularly important in more rollover-prone pickups.
Under the previous (and much more lenient NHTSA ratings system, it did earn four- and five-star ratings, although it hasn't been rated under the new system.
Safety features otherwise for the Titan are nothing special compared to other full-size trucks, but a rearview camera system has been either included or made available for most of the 2013 lineup.
Crash-test scores for the Titan have been lackluster, and the Titan's safety-feature set is no standout.