Compare 2008 Nissan Titan vs 2009 Toyota Tundra

2008 Nissan Titan
2009 Toyota Tundra
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2WD Crew Cab LWB LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Titan 2WD Crew Cab LWB LE 12 17 $32,230 $35,600
Titan 2WD Crew Cab LWB LE FFV 12 17 $32,230 $35,600
Titan 2WD Crew Cab LWB SE 12 17 $26,843 $29,640
Titan 2WD Crew Cab LWB SE FFV 12 17 $26,843 $29,640
Titan 2WD Crew Cab LWB XE 12 17 $25,116 $27,730
Titan 2WD Crew Cab LWB XE FFV 12 17 $25,116 $27,730
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB LE 12 17 $31,859 $35,190
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB LE FFV 12 17 $31,859 $35,190
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB SE 12 17 $26,462 $29,220
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB SE FFV 12 17 $26,462 $29,220
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB XE 12 17 $24,745 $27,320
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB XE FFV 12 17 $24,745 $27,320
Titan 2WD King Cab LWB LE 12 17 $29,907 $33,030
Titan 2WD King Cab LWB LE FFV 12 17 $29,907 $33,030
Titan 2WD King Cab LWB SE 12 17 $24,510 $27,060
Titan 2WD King Cab LWB SE FFV 12 17 $24,510 $27,060
Titan 2WD King Cab LWB XE 12 17 $22,468 $24,800
Titan 2WD King Cab LWB XE FFV 12 17 $22,468 $24,800
Titan 2WD King Cab SWB LE 12 17 $29,535 $32,620
Titan 2WD King Cab SWB LE FFV 12 17 $29,535 $32,620
Titan 2WD King Cab SWB SE 12 17 $24,140 $26,650
Titan 2WD King Cab SWB SE FFV 12 17 $24,140 $26,650
Titan 2WD King Cab SWB XE 12 17 $22,096 $24,390
Titan 2WD King Cab SWB XE FFV 12 17 $22,096 $24,390
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB LE 12 17 $34,878 $38,530
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB LE FFV 12 17 $34,878 $38,530
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB PRO-4X 12 17 $31,489 $34,780
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB PRO-4X FFV 12 17 $31,489 $34,780
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB SE 12 17 $29,816 $32,930
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB SE FFV 12 17 $29,816 $32,930
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB XE 12 17 $28,089 $31,020
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB XE FFV 12 17 $28,089 $31,020
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB LE 12 17 $34,335 $37,930
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB LE FFV 12 17 $34,335 $37,930
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $30,946 $34,180
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB PRO-4X FFV 12 17 $30,946 $34,180
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB SE 12 17 $29,319 $32,380
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB SE FFV 12 17 $29,319 $32,380
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB XE 12 17 $27,719 $30,610
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB XE FFV 12 17 $27,719 $30,610
Titan 4WD King Cab LWB LE 12 17 $32,745 $36,170
Titan 4WD King Cab LWB LE FFV 12 17 $32,745 $36,170
Titan 4WD King Cab LWB SE 12 17 $27,493 $30,360
Titan 4WD King Cab LWB SE FFV 12 17 $27,493 $30,360
Titan 4WD King Cab LWB XE 12 17 $25,441 $28,090
Titan 4WD King Cab LWB XE FFV 12 17 $25,441 $28,090
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB LE 12 17 $32,347 $35,730
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB LE FFV 12 17 $32,347 $35,730
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $28,958 $31,980
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB PRO-4X FFV 12 17 $28,958 $31,980
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB SE 12 17 $27,113 $29,940
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB SE FFV 12 17 $27,113 $29,940
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB XE 12 17 $25,070 $27,680
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB XE FFV 12 17 $25,070 $27,680
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CrewMax 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tundra 2WD Truck CrewMax 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT 14 17 $25,541 $27,915
Tundra 2WD Truck CrewMax 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT SR5 14 17 $27,334 $29,875
Tundra 2WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $26,731 $29,215
Tundra 2WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD 14 18 $35,266 $38,545
Tundra 2WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT SR5 14 18 $28,578 $31,235
Tundra 2WD Truck Dbl 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 15 19 $22,822 $24,945
Tundra 2WD Truck Dbl 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT SR5 15 19 $24,069 $26,305
Tundra 2WD Truck Dbl 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT 14 17 $22,955 $25,090
Tundra 2WD Truck Dbl 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT SR5 14 17 $24,750 $27,050
Tundra 2WD Truck Dbl 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $24,144 $26,390
Tundra 2WD Truck Dbl 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD 14 18 $32,949 $36,010
Tundra 2WD Truck Dbl 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT SR5 14 18 $25,995 $28,410
Tundra 2WD Truck Dbl LB 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT 14 17 $23,807 $26,020
Tundra 2WD Truck Dbl LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $25,051 $27,380
Tundra 2WD Truck Reg 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 15 19 $20,688 $22,490
Tundra 2WD Truck Reg 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT 14 17 $21,738 $23,630
Tundra 2WD Truck Reg 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $22,704 $24,680
Tundra 2WD Truck Reg LB 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT 15 19 $20,993 $22,820
Tundra 2WD Truck Reg LB 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT 14 17 $22,042 $23,960
Tundra 2WD Truck Reg LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 14 18 $23,009 $25,010
Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT 13 16 $28,332 $30,965
Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT SR5 13 16 $30,125 $32,925
Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $29,521 $32,265
Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 17 $38,068 $41,605
Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT SR5 13 17 $31,369 $34,285
Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $29,521 $32,265
Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 17 $38,068 $41,605
Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT SR5 13 17 $31,369 $34,285
Tundra 4WD Truck Dbl 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT 13 16 $25,746 $28,140
Tundra 4WD Truck Dbl 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT SR5 13 16 $27,542 $30,100
Tundra 4WD Truck Dbl 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $26,936 $29,440
Tundra 4WD Truck Dbl 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 17 $35,748 $39,070
Tundra 4WD Truck Dbl 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT SR5 13 17 $28,785 $31,460
Tundra 4WD Truck Dbl 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $26,936 $29,440
Tundra 4WD Truck Dbl 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD 13 17 $35,748 $39,070
Tundra 4WD Truck Dbl 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT SR5 13 17 $28,785 $31,460
Tundra 4WD Truck Dbl LB 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT 13 16 $26,598 $29,070
Tundra 4WD Truck Dbl LB 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $27,842 $30,430
Tundra 4WD Truck Dbl LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $27,842 $30,430
Tundra 4WD Truck Reg 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT 13 16 $24,544 $26,680
Tundra 4WD Truck Reg 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $25,519 $27,740
Tundra 4WD Truck Reg 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $25,519 $27,740
Tundra 4WD Truck Reg LB 4.7L V8 5-Speed AT 13 16 $24,849 $27,010
Tundra 4WD Truck Reg LB 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $25,823 $28,070
Tundra 4WD Truck Reg LB 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT 13 17 $25,823 $28,070

Pricing

Invoice Price

$32,230
$25,541

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$35,600
$27,915

Monthly Payment Estimate

$593 / month
$465 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.6
8.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2008 Nissan Titan is a solid choice for guys who don't want to drive Ford, Chevy, Dodge or Toyota. The 2009 Tundra beats the Big Three in safety and matches them in capability.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

12 mpg 14 mpg

Highway

17 mpg 17 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

64.6 65.4

Front Leg Room (in)

41.8 42.5

Front Hip Room (in)

61.3 63.0

Second Leg Room (in)

40.4 44.5

Passenger Capacity

5 6

Front Head Room (in)

41.0 40.2

Second Hip Room (in)

60.5 62.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

65.1 66.6

Second Head Room (in)

40.4 38.7

Exterior Dimensions

Cab to End of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

74.9 75.6

Ground to Top of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Wheelbase (in)

159.4 145.7

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cab to Axle (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

79.5 79.9

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Overhang, Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Frame Width, Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)

244.3 228.7

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume (ft³)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - 50.0

Tailgate Width (in)

- TBD - 66.4

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

84.0 66.7

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)

63.8 - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

19.9 22.2

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - 13.6 x - TBD -

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - 13.9 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

NA NA

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

37 26.4

Fuel Tank Location

NA NA

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

NA NA

Aux Fuel Tank Location

NA NA

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

- TBD - 3.71

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

- TBD - 18.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

- TBD - 44.0

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Tires

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

- TBD - - TBD -

Spare Tire Size

P275/60R20 P255/70R18

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

- TBD - - TBD -

Rear Tire Size

P275/60R20 P255/70R18

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Tire Size

P275/60R20 P255/70R18

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

9500 6500

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 6500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

950 650

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 650

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 5000

Weight Information

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

- TBD - 3900

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

- TBD - 13500

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

2936 2960

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

- TBD - 6800

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

- TBD - 4050

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

2402 2295

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

20 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

20 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

20 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

NA 14.3

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Watts

NA - TBD -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

650 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 - TBD -

Engine

Engine Type

Gas V8 Gas V8

Fuel System

- TBD - EFI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

385 @ 3400 313 @ 3400

Engine Order Code

VK56DE NA

Displacement

5.6L/339 4.7L/285

Engine Oil Cooler

NA 7.5

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

317 @ 5200 276 @ 5400

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

12 14

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

17 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

- 15

Transmission

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA NA

Trans Power Take Off

NA - TBD -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Transfer Case Model

NA NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.83 3.52

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA NA

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 1.40

Trans Type

5 5

Trans PTO Access

NA - TBD -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.83 0.72

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA NA

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.61 3.22

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.37 2.04

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Nissan Titan Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck

Body Code

Long WB - TBD -

Body Style

Crew Cab CrewMax Cab

Suspension

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

- TBD - NA

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

2.94 3.91

Axle Type - Front

- TBD - - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Overslung Leaf Trapezoidal

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

NA NA

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

- TBD - NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Axle Type - Rear

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - 1.42

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Frame

Frame Type

Fully-boxed - TBD -

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 2

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