2017 Nissan Titan vs. Its Competition

2017 Nissan Titan King Cab
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

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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Quick Specs
With pleasant road manners and plenty of power, the light-duty 2017 Nissan Titan can compete head-to-head with the big guys now, while the Titan XD is for those who need to tow but don't want a full-on heavy duty truck.
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado is a straightforward, good-looking pickup that'll work in nearly every circumstance, with any outfit. It's the buzz cut of full-size trucks.
The 2017 Ford F-150 is a solid nudge forward with a new transmission and top-trim engine this year, also nudging forward: its overall price.
Ruggedly handsome, the 2017 GMC Sierra gains some nice safety tech for 2017 and remains one of the most desirable big pickups.
The Toyota Tundra delivers authentic truck talent, but it feels like a weak effort against its rivals.
The 2017 Ram 1500 can hold its own among the Detroit Three thanks to a good powertrain lineup and smart lineup additions.
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Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded V-8Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Style Name     
4x2 Single Cab S2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work TruckXL 2WD Reg Cab 6.5' Box2WD Reg Cab 119.0"SR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 4.6L (SE)Tradesman 4x2 Regular Cab 8' Box
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Single CabRegular Cab PickupRegular Cab StylesideReg Cab PickupDouble CabRegular Cab
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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