2014 Nissan Titan Expert Review — MSN Autos

27 мая 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
Toyota FTX

Bottom Line:


Good handling

Roomy cab


Very firm


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.


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.

Toyota FTX

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 back doors without handles that won’t independently of the front doors. The doors are hinged to open against the body sides, them handy in tight areas. The crew cab has four car-like doors with outside handles that to a roomier rear seat

I drove both versions and legroom in the King Cab is tight for a behind a driver with his shoved roughly halfway The Crew Cab provides plenty of room for back-seat occupants and has windows that roll all the way

Cargo bed lengths are 78.9 for the King Cab and 67.1 inches for the Cab. The XE standard front seat is optional for the SE and LE, which more comfortable front seats, console and a floor-mounted

Two Drive Systems

Both 2- and drive are offered. The 4-wheel-drive must be disengaged on dry roads, but has gearing for tough off-road

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.

Toyota FTX
Toyota FTX
Toyota FTX


Tagged as:

Here you can write a commentary on the recording "2014 Nissan Titan Expert Review — MSN Autos".

Sign in, to write a review.

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Toyota cars catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about cars Toyota.