2018 Nissan Titan vs. Its Competition

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Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Among pickups, the Honda Ridgeline is our pick, partly because it’s all the truck that most buyers need—and it’s more comfortable.

The Titan is similarly grounded in what’s mostly necessary, but reaches over its skis in some places too.

The Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, and Ram 1500 are perpetually locked in a battle for buyers, each with their selling points.

Ford offers a staggering range of possibilities, with better tech underlying most of them.

Chevy’s Silverado is a conservative pick, bolstered by a heady V-8 that can haul class.

Ram’s the looker of the bunch, but a new version is on the way.

The Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan most often compete for what’s left over, and both rely on aging V-8s for popular power.

We like the Titan’s quieter ride and slightly better fuel economy.

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Quick Specs
The 2018 Nissan Titan and Titan XD fill in the gaps left by others with a reasonable price, reasonable performance, and better warranty.
The suave 2018 Chevrolet Silverado does nearly all things well, even if it’s not a huge standout in one way or another.
The 2018 Ford F-150 sports new looks and a wider availability for a 10-speed automatic transmission. A turbodiesel is in the works for this model year, albeit later in 2018.
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is the most comfortable truck you can drive today. It has the capability that many casual buyers want, but it’s not the choice for heavy duty users.
The 2018 Toyota Tundra offers a strong V-8 engine and good advanced safety tech, but it comes up short in terms of fuel efficiency and interior quality.
The swagger-heavy 2018 Ram 1500 is the coolest pickup around, even if competitors have eclipsed it in some ways.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded V-8Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular 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' BoxRT 2WDSR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 4.6L (GS)Express 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Single CabRegular Cab PickupRegular Cab StylesideCrew CabDouble CabRegular Cab
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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