2013 Nissan Titan

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Nissan Titan highlights

Customer rating


  • Spacious and functional cabin with easy-to-use controls
  • Responsive handling for a pickup


  • Lack of engine and body options
  • Below-average fuel economy
  • Cheap-feeling interior plastics

Mileage (EPA estimate)

12 city, 17 highway, 14 combined

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2013 Nissan Titan offers the big-truck basics but little else

The 2013 Nissan Titan may fit the bill if you’re looking for a basic work truck. But if you need more modern creature comforts and styling, the Titan comes up short. That’s because the Titan was first introduced for the 2004 model year, and hasn’t been significantly updated since then. Two cabs and bed lengths are available: the King Cab with a 6-foot 7-inch bed, or the Crew Cab with a shorter 5-foot 7-inch bed. The 2013 Titan is available in S, SV and Pro-4X, with the lineup-topping SL trim offered only for the Titan Crew Cab.

While a leader in many categories when it was first introduced, the Titan languished, with competitors passing it by with new features, improved fuel economy and more modern styling. As a no-frills work truck there’s value here, with a powerful V8 engine and two available cab configurations. However, it can’t touch the variety of configurations compared to contemporary competitors like the Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado, and comes up short on features as well.

All Nissan Titan years

What is new for the 2013 Nissan Titan?

  • Titan trims have been upgraded with Running Boards, Long Bed, and Navigation System as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear View Camera, Remote Start, and Smart Key features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The PRO-4X trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2013 Nissan Titan

What We Like

Power: You’d be forgiven if you thought the Titan’s V8 had more power than the spec sheet says. That’s because this truck accelerates aggressively, with a very responsive gas pedal, and the V8 has little problem hauling a full load of passengers or heavy cargo in the bed.

Driving: Even though the basic truck is outdated, the Titan’s brakes and steering response remain on par with contemporary pickups, which speaks to how well thought out the Titan was when it was introduced in 2004. It makes for a surprisingly nimble city dweller, although ride quality trails newer trucks like the Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500.

What Needs Improvement

It’s Dated: Despite a few tweaks and upgrades over the years, there’s no escaping that even when new, the 2013 Titan was past its prime. These days it fits the bill for a basic work truck with plenty of power and a roomy interior, but other contemporary competitors have a less utilitarian feel, more modern features and generally better fuel economy.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.6 out of 5

5 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Nissan Titan an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Nissan Titan 2nd out of 19 among Fullsize Trucks.

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Nissan Titan features and specs

S 2WD 4D Crew Cab

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Bed Cover
  • Bed Liner
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.8"/R 40.4"

Head room

F 41"/R 40.4"

Front tires


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Max towing capacity

940/9500 lbs.



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