2014 Nissan Titan Expert Review — MSN Autos

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Bottom Line:

Potent

Good handling

Roomy cab

Cons:

Very firm

Fuel-thirsty

Limited trim

Nissan has beaten other automakers to the punch by offering the full-size pickup truck is fully competitive with big pickups.

The lucrative full-size market long has been by domestic automakers. In fact, the top-selling vehicles last were big pickups from Chevrolet and Dodge, in that

The Titan can’t match the variety of trim levels by big U.S. pickups, which it initially can’t approach sales volumes.

Just the Titan some time. from a $1.43 billion plant that easily can production. Japanese automakers enter a market slowly carefully developed products, quickly pick up steam.

Pickup

The Titan was developed, and mostly engineered in this It’s more American Toyota’s full-size Tundra even though the Tundra a roomier crew cab version for

The Tundra has a 240-horsepower V8, and that’s not power to seriously compete in the pickup market. Toyota’s new FTX pickup hints at its larger, powerful 2006 pickup. one will be built at a major new plant in Texas with of production capacity. See what we about picking up steam?

of Power

There are no horsepower for the Titan. It has a strong 5.6-liter V8 kicks out 305 horsepower and feels powerful than that. The new Ford F-150—best-selling pickup—has introduced with a top rating of 300 while the big Chevy and Dodge offer V8s with up to 345 horsepower. (A hot rod pickup has a 500-horsepower V10, but a specialty item.)

Nevermind the U.S. horsepower ratings the Titan’s high-torque V8 lets it the American pickups and the Tundra in the mph sprint, which is indicative of acceleration capabilities. That’s because the Titan is much than the leading three pickups and isn’t much than the Tundra.

More proof needed of the might? It can tow up to 9,500 pounds and has a payload capacity.

The sophisticated V8 is hooked to a standard, responsive automatic transmission with modes.

Fuel economy is an 14 mpg in the city and 18-19 on highways, is OK for a powerful, full-size pickup.

Trim Levels

The Titan is in base XE, midrange SE and top-line LE levels. It shares its chassis and train with Nissan’s new Armada sport-utility vehicle, the Armada has a better rear for a smoother ride.

The quick has good road feel, and the is adjustable. Handling is quite for a full-size pickup, partly the engine is set way back for better distribution. However, plenty of is needed for maneuvering in tight


Firm Ride

The ride is and the rigid rear axle in bumpy curves. Quick are provided by strong brakes, have an assist feature for emergency stops.

Even the XE is well equipped, although one move up to the SE to get standard items as power windows, mirrors and locks with remote entry. The LE adds features as heated front seats and upholstery.

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Macho Styling

The rugged styling should to many truck buyers. It as the King Cab extended-cab version and in Cab form, with a crew cab typically larger back area.

The extended cab version has rear-opening doors without outside that won’t open of the front doors. The rear are hinged to open flat the body sides, making handy in tight parking The crew cab has four regular doors with large handles that lead to a rear seat area.

I both versions and found in the King Cab is tight for a 6-footer a driver with his seat roughly halfway back. The Cab provides plenty of knee for back-seat occupants and has rear that roll all the way down.

bed lengths are 78.9 inches for the Cab and 67.1 inches for the Crew The XE standard front bench is optional for the SE and LE, which have comfortable front bucket console and a floor-mounted shifter.

Two Systems

Both 2- and 4-wheel are offered. The 4-wheel-drive system be disengaged on dry roads, but has low-range for tough off-road driving.

Anti-lock brakes are standard. control comes with drive and is optional for the rear-wheel-drive

Safety Items

Optional items include an anti-skid Also optional are front-seat torso airbags and head-protecting airbags for both rows of Power-adjustable pedals cost for the SE, but are standard for the LE.

Titan firsts are a spray-in bed liner to prevent the bed from getting chipped by a locking storage cabinet in the rear fender and adjustable tie-downs. There’s also a front passenger seat and a area light with for the tailgate, which is very

Helpful Running Boards

occupants get in and out of this tall are good-sized running boards. The interior is rather plasticky but has a businesslike design, high large door handles and of cupholders and storage areas. The is generally quiet, but exhaust can be annoying.

The dashboard has easily reached and gauges can be read at a glance. system controls are small, but controls are large. Fold-up seats considerably increase the cargo area.

The Titan be making American truck nervous. It offers more some rivals for the money—another entry practice of Japanese is generally darn good.

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