With low gas prices and climbing sale prices, not having a competitive full-size truck for a major automaker is untenable.
After a short break, Nissan is bringing its heavily updated Titan to market to compete in the highly lucrative segment.
The stakes are high.
The Ford F-150 is a technical marvel, the Ram 1500 is still handsome and General Motors' truck twins sport excellent powertrains.
Toyota's Tundra has been redone, but feels like an also-ran at the moment, so Nissan should court buyers unswayed by the Detroit Three.
The Nissan Titan's proposition is in two—possibly three—new powertrains.
First, the all-new Cummins 5.0-liter turbodiesel powers the XD, which went on sale last year.
Second, a new V-8 will be available in the Titan and should fare well against other V-8s.
A forthcoming V-6 hasn't been detailed by Nissan, but we're expecting more information soon.
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|2017 Nissan TitanBrowse Used Listings||2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Browse Used Listings||2017 Ford F-150Browse Used Listings||2017 GMC Sierra 1500Browse Used Listings||2017 Toyota TundraBrowse Used Listings||2017 Ram 1500Browse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-8||Gas/Ethanol V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Regular Unleaded V-8||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|4x2 Single Cab S||2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck||XL 2WD Reg Cab 6.5' Box||2WD Reg Cab 119.0"||SR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 4.6L (SE)||Tradesman 4x2 Regular Cab 8' Box|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Single Cab||Regular Cab Pickup||Regular Cab Styleside||Reg Cab Pickup||Double Cab||Regular Cab|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2017 Nissan Titan vs. 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500||2017 Nissan Titan vs. 2017 Ford F-150||2017 Nissan Titan vs. 2017 GMC Sierra 1500||2017 Nissan Titan vs. 2017 Toyota Tundra||2017 Nissan Titan vs. 2017 Ram 1500|