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2018 Nissan Titan

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Nissan Titan highlights

Customer reviews

4 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5


  • Comfortable front seats
  • V8 engine comes standard
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ added


  • No alternative engines or axle ratios
  • Maximum towing and payload capacities fall behind class leaders
  • Mediocre in-cabin storage
  • Hard to see out of the back and to the sides

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 20 highway, 17 combined

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)


The 2018 Nissan Titan features standard V8 power and a comfortable interior

Powered by a standard V8 engine, the 2018 Titan has no lack of power, with strong acceleration and good driving manners that include a comfortable ride on most surfaces. The available trims include S, SL, SV, Pro-4X and Platinum Reserve, providing a good range of price and features across the board. Three bed sizes are available: an 8-foot bed for single cab trucks, a 6-foot 6-inch bed for King Cab, and a 5-foot 7-inch bed for Crew Cab trucks.

But while the Titan does many things well, its rivals generally do them better. There is only one engine and axle option, and specs for towing (about 9,000 pounds) and hauling (about 1,650 pounds) trail the class. Various factors may impact towing & payload capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories. The 2018 Titan also lacks technology features its rivals have, like advanced driver assistive systems such as automatic emergency braking, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity. The Titan also lacks the engine, cab, bed and feature flexibility of trucks like the Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado.

All Nissan Titan years

New for 2018

  • The PRO-4X trim now comes with Bed Liner and Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The SV trim now comes with Rear View Camera and Parking Sensors as standard equipment.
  • The S trim now comes with Rear View Camera as standard equipment.

Explore Nissan Titan details

SV 2WD 2D Regular Cab

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Bed Cover
  • Bed Liner
  • Cloth Seats
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch

Drive type


Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.8"

Head room

F 41"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

974/9740 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2018 Nissan Titan

What We Like

Comfort: The Nissan Titan is one of the nicer driving trucks out there, and the ride comfort in particular stands out. It maintains its composure even on rougher pavement, and the comfortable front seats enhance that comfort. The quick-acting automatic climate control helps to keep you cool, or warm.

Interior: The column-mounted shifter, oversized buttons and door handles, and overall look and feel of the Titan’s interior are designed to appeal to truck fans. There’s also tons of room for the driver and front passenger, and the commanding seating position provides a great view of the road. Tall drivers may wish for a seat that adjusts a bit lower, and the rear seating isn’t quite as roomy as the front. Look for models with blind-spot warning, since the thick rear pillars hurt rearward visibility.

Acceleration: Although it’d be nice if Nissan offered more engine variety, there’s no denying the standard V8 engine provides plenty of power. The V8 sounds good and responds without hesitation to the gas pedal. But it feels quicker than it is, with instrumented testing showing that it’s only on par with its rivals.

What Needs Improvement

Technology: Even for a 2018 model, the Titan trails competitors when it comes to high-tech features. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto aren’t available, and neither are advanced driver assist systems such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning. Both are major shortcomings compared to the Titan’s more fully featured competitors.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Nissan Titan an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Nissan Titan 2nd out of 25 among Fullsize Trucks.

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