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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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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.
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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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
The Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup with seating for two to six people, depending on the year and body style. The 2017-2021 Ram 1500 comes standard with a 305-hp 3.6L V6 engine. Diesel and V8 engine options are also available.
Here's what you can expect to find on the 2017-2021 Ram 1500:
Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration (2018 and later)
Eight-speed automatic transmission
The GMC Sierra is a full-size pickup with seating for three to six people, depending on body style. The 2017-2021 Sierra comes standard with a 285-hp 4.3L V6 engine. The Sierra was redesigned in 2019, introducing additional features and options.
Here's what you'll find on the 2017-2021 GMC Sierra:
Available Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity
Standard teen driver system
Available eight-inch touchscreen
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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.View RepairPal's full rating of the Nissan Titan
Includes cloth seats, eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, reverse emergency braking, and more.
Adds intelligent cruise control, stain-resistant cloth seats, trailer-sway control, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, and more.
Adds front captain's chairs, rear-seat cargo organization, two additional USB ports, off-road features including standard 4WD, and more.
Adds leather seats, heated front seats, surround-view parking sensors, 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, remote start, and more.
Unlocks heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and steering wheel, two-tone exterior with chrome finishes, and more.
Not as standard. The tow package is an available option on the 2020 Nissan Titan. It adds a trailer brake controller, front tow hooks, trailer hitch, and wiring harness. The SL tow package includes an auto-dimming tow mirror.
Yes, the 2020 Titan XD is longer than the Titan. The Titan XD is 15 inches longer than the Titan, and combines the Crew Cab with a 6-foot, 6-inch bed. It is also able to tow and haul more than the Titan when properly equipped—an estimated 10,880 lbs. with the 5.6L V8 engine. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
The Titan SV is the second lowest trim, while the Titan SL is the second highest. They have the same engine, but the SL has more upscale features, including leather seats and a nine-inch touchscreen.
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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.
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.
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.