2020 Nissan Titan

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Nissan Titan highlights

Customer rating


  • Comfortable front seats
  • V8 engine comes standard
  • Many advanced driver assist features come standard


  • 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, 21 highway, 17 combined

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Refreshed styling, a 9-speed transmission, and larger touchscreen available for 2020 Nissan Titan

For the 2020 model year, the Nissan Titan received a significant update, starting with refreshed exterior styling. The standard V8 engine was bumped up to 400 horsepower, and a new nine-speed automatic replaced the original seven-speed, improving acceleration and fuel economy. Inside, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration was made standard on all trims, and a new, larger nine-inch touchscreen became available (SV, Pro-4X and Platinum Reserve). Nissan’s entire suite of advanced driver assist systems is also standard and includes forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Two bed lengths are available—6-foot 6-inch or 5-foot 7-inch—and for 2020 Nissan dropped the standard cab, making the King Cab and Crew Cab models the only available cab options.

The S, SL, SV, Pro-4X and Platinum Reserve trims provide a good range of price and features. However, even though the Titan covers the full-size truck basics, it trails competitors in terms of different engine, cab, bed sizes and features of class-leading rivals like the Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado. Additionally, its 1,650-pound cargo capacity and 9,000-pound towing capacity trail its rivals. Various factors may impact towing & payload capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.

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What is new for the 2020 Nissan Titan?

  • Titan trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning, Bed Cover, and Rockford Fosgate Sound as standard equipment this year.
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid and DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The S trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor, Parking Sensors, Running Boards, and Tow Hitch as standard equipment.
  • The PRO-4X trim now comes with Parking Sensors and Running Boards as standard equipment.
  • The SV trim now comes with Parking Sensors, Running Boards, and Bed Liner as standard equipment.
  • The SL trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment.

2020 Nissan Titan trims

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  • Includes cloth seats, eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, reverse emergency braking, and more.

  • View all Nissan Titan S in stock




  • Adds leather seats, heated front seats, surround-view parking sensors, 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, remote start, and more.

  • View all Nissan Titan SL in stock

Platinum Reserve

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Nissan Titan

What We Like

Comfort: Comfort is king in the 2020 Nissan Titan, with a suspension that provides a smooth ride over broken and cracked pavement and other bumps without disturbing the cabin. Cushy and supportive front seats enhance the comfort levels, and the automatic climate control reacts quickly to temperature fluctuations.

Interior: Traditional truck fans will find the 2020 Nissan Titan interior a familiar place, thanks to its column-mounted shift lever, and oversized buttons and door handles. The driver’s commanding view of the road may be too much of a good thing for tall drivers, who may wish the seat adjusted even lower. Sadly, the front seating area’s roominess doesn’t translate to the rear seats, and big blind spots hurt rearward visibility.

Technology: The Titan’s standard suite of advanced driver assist features standard equipment deserves praise, as does the natural feel of the system’s features, such as adaptive cruise control. For a fee, the NissanConnect app suite includes a live on-call concierge who can troubleshoot tech problems or send directions straight into your vehicle. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto smartphone connectivity is standard on all trims, and the nine-inch touchscreen that comes on most Titans provides crisp and clear graphics.

What Needs Improvement

Personality: While the big Nissan Titan is competent, the simplified model lineup doesn’t allow it to compete as strongly with its peers. It’s hard to pick a reason to choose a Titan instead of its competitors, which have largely figured out how to stand out from the crowd. It looks good on paper, but it needs more to stand out against competitors like the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado and even the Toyota Tundra.

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Image of Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 is a full-size pickup featuring an array of cab, bed, and engine options. 2018-2020 models have six engine options, including the standard 290-hp 3.3L V6. The F-150 seats between three and six people, and has bed lengths ranging from 5.5 feet to 8 feet.

Here's what you'll find on the 2017-2020 Ford F-150:

  • Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration

  • Available four-wheel drive

  • Diesel and EcoBoost® V6 engine options

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.8 out of 5

4 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

SL 2WD 4D Crew Cab

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Fender Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Rockford Fosgate Sound
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Bed Cover
  • Bed Liner
  • Leather Seats
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.8"/R 38.5"

Head room

F 41"/R 40.4"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

935/9350 lbs.



2020 Nissan Titan FAQ

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Color options

 2020 Nissan Titan: Color options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Baja Storm

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic

  • Cardinal Red Metallic

  • Deep Blue Pearl

  • Glacier White

  • Gun Metallic

  • Pearl White TriCoat

  • Red Alert

  • Super Black

Interior colors:

  • Beige

  • Brown

  • Charcoal

Interior details

The 2020 Nissan Titan comes standard with cloth seating and a front bench seat, which allows it to accommodate up to six people. On the Pro-4X trim and higher, front captain's chairs are standard, reducing seating to five. The Titan is available either as the King Cab, which has half doors and 24.8 inches of legroom in the rear seats, or as the Crew Cab, which has four full doors and 38.5 inches of legroom in the rear seats. The SL and Platinum Reserve trims offer upscale features including leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Child seat details

The 2020 Nissan Titan comes with two sets of LATCH anchors on the rear outboard seats. All three rear seats have car seat tethers. The King Cab model can be tight for car seats, especially if they are rear-facing. If you'll regularly be installing car seats in your Titan, choose the larger Crew Cab model, which can easily accommodate even rear-facing car seats.


All 2020 Nissan Titans come with a hefty 400-hp 5.6L V8 engine. That's paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive is an available option if you're going to be tackling uneven terrain. The 2020 Titan with the V8 engine can accelerate from zero to 60 in 7.3 seconds, and reach a top speed of 110 mph (according to the manufacturer, when new). The 2020 Nissan Titan with the V8 and either RWD or 4WD gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg combined on all trims except the Pro-4X, which gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg combined.

Year comparison

2004-2015 Nissan Titan (first generation)

The first generation of the Nissan Titan debuted in 2004 and had a facelift in 2008. From 2008 to 2015, the Titan came standard with one engine option: a 317-hp 5.6L V8. The first-generation Titan came standard with rear-wheel drive, and offered all-wheel drive as an available option. The towing capacity with the V8 engine across these models is an estimated 9,500 lbs., when properly equipped.

2017-2022 Nissan Titan (second generation)

After skipping the 2016 model year, the Nissan Titan's second generation debuted in 2017. 2017-2019 models come standard with a 390-hp 5.6L V8 engine and offer an available 310-hp 5L V8 diesel engine. After a refresh in 2020, the Nissan Titan has one engine option: a 400-hp 5.6L V8. Model years 2017-2019 offer a single cab option that seats three, but 2020-2022 models offer only the King Cab or Crew Cab, which seat five or six depending on whether the front seat is a bench or captain's chairs.

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