The new 2017 Nissan Titan delivers just what its company’s logo promises—innovation that excites. It’s ready to take on any job with a 5.6 liter V8 engine, churning out 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. The new Titan also sports a payload capacity of 9,390 pounds and a smooth shifting seven-speed automatic transmission. This means the Titan is not only capable but handles its power with comfort and confidence. Estimated MPG is what one would expect from a sturdy V8, offering 15 city and 21 highway for a combined 18 mpg. Keep an eye out for the V6 version Nissan has promised, if better fuel economy is a concern.
Almighty Utility, Heavenly Comfort
This year’s innovation really shines in the layout of the Titan’s truck bed. Featuring Nissan’s creative Utili-track® Channel System, hauling and transporting capabilities become easier, safer, and more organized. Bed lights and a dampened assist tailgate ensure easy access to cargo. And available options like removable locking storage boxes and a built-in 120V outlet mean this truck is ready for demanding job sites or essential weekend tailgating celebrations.
With handsome exterior styling and a solid foundation, this truck looks rugged and business-minded. But hop inside and you’ll meet a posh interior that Nissan boasts will “make luxury sedans jealous.” The new Titan strikes an ideal balance between durability and refinement. It provides the kind of elegant comfort one feels when sliding on a pair of quality hand-made leather work gloves. The layout displays a classy design and smart conception. It also provides ample storage and convenient options like remote start and heated/cooled seats.
Blue Collar Tech, High Class Safety Features
The Titan’s infotainment system is a little behind the competition, but it’s useful and thoughtfully planned out. Those with an appreciation for the analog way of life will welcome the straightforward approach of NissanConnect as well as the lack of distracting bells and whistles. The Titan offers an adept navigation system, phone-linking capabilities, audio system, and satellite radio. Really, what more does the working man need?
Well, safety features. No need to worry, though. Nissan’s long-term initiative, Intelligent Mobility, strives to change the safety, sustainability, and integration of vehicles into society. This plan, along with their Safety Shield® principle, has ensured that the Titan, as well as Nissan’s other vehicles, are at the top of their class. The Titan offers Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Moving Object Detection, Front and Rear Sonar Systems, as well as an available Around View® Monitor that gives 360˚ vision. With all these features, this truck is prepared to protect you from a careless accident or full-on zombie apocalypse. Whichever comes first.
Nissan’s Got You Covered
Additionally, the Titan is sporting America’s Best Truck Warranty, covering bumper to bumper for 5 years or 100,000 miles. This warranty effectively outdoes every other competitor in coverage. So if the slightly-more-than-average base model price has you grumbling ($29, 580), the company’s generous warranty should help provide some alleviation. As Jalopnik points out “That’s a pretty aggressive strategy to mitigate concerns about reliability, and helps make a pretty strong case for the truck that’s just been majorly redesigned.” Besides, you don’t have to take our word for it, as TRUCK TREND just named it their Pickup Truck of the Year.