2017 Nissan Titan Review

Fuel Type
City MPG
Highway MPG
  • Performance
    4.4 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.1 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.1 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.0 of 5.0
03 Sep 2016

In addition to Nissan’s other pickup model, the Titan XD, the 2017 Nissan Titan is now available. Both trucks are relatively similar; the most significant differences are their weight and size. The XD is a true heavy-duty pickup truck with a roomy cab. The 2017 Nissan Titan is 15 inches (38 cm) shorter than the XD, with the cab size accounting for the majority of the lost length. The width of both models, however, is the same, 79 inches (200 cm). Nissan covers 85 percent of the current pick-up and truck market with these two models.

The 2017 Nissan Titan is a surprisingly small pickup truck. It can do nearly everything that its bigger brother can, but it is a more manageable vehicle. With its roaring V8 engine, the Nissan Titan is unquestionably a force to be reckoned with.

Exterior design

As a result, the 2017 Nissan Titan resembles its older sibling, the XD. However, there are some visual differences. As previously stated, the length is the most obvious. The area between the headlights and the front tire on the Titan is more compact than on the XD. Other cuts were made to the pick-up bed.

The front tow hooks on the Titan are integrated into the bumper opening rather than underneath it, as they are on the XD. The side mirrors on the Nissan XD are extra wide and are anchored at two points. Because the 2017 Nissan Titan is not as long as the XD, it has regular side mirrors and looks good with them.

Both models have a badge above the front wheels that indicates which engine is located beneath the hood. The Titan XD, on the other hand, is only available with a V8 or Cummins turbodiesel engine, whereas the regular Titan is only available with a V6 or V8 engine.

Interior design

Now let’s go inside. The same as with the exterior, the models are as similar as possible. Given that there are five trim levels to choose from, the level of interior luxury and comfort varies greatly. The front center seat can be flipped down to reveal a spacious center console.

The 2017 Nissan Titan comes standard with Zero Gravity front seats, which make off-road driving feel like riding on a cloud. Air conditioning, Easy Clean® vinyl flooring, and a radio/CD player with six speakers are also standard. Optional features include a 7-inch touch screen, heated steering wheel, 360-degree camera, and a 12-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system.

The interior size is also customizable. The Crew Cab is the largest and best for transporting passengers. The King Cab is slightly smaller, and the Single Cab, which has no back seat, is the smallest.

Engine specs

The engine is the most exciting aspect of this vehicle. The 2017 Nissan Titan is equipped with a 5.6-liter 32-valve V8 engine producing 390 horsepower as standard. Rear wheel drive (2WD) is standard, with all wheel drive (4WD) available as an option. The transmission is a seven-speed automatic with a column shifter rather than a console-mounted gear stick.

Tech specs

NissanConnect, Bluetooth Hands-free phone system, and Bluetooth Streaming Audio are standard on the base trim. Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS), Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Moving Object Detection, and Trailer Sway Control are optional or standard on higher trims.

Price, release and sale date

The 2017 Nissan Titan begins at $29,580 before options. A five-year or 100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty is included in the price. The Titan Crew Cab is already available, and the King Cab and Single Cab will be available later this year.

Titan S 2WD $29,580 USD
Titan SV 2WD $32,910
Titan SL 2WD $46,830
Titan Platinum Reserve 2WD $52,760

Titan S 4WD $32,610
Titan SV 4WD $35,940
Titan PRO-4X 4WD $43,290
Titan SL 4WD $49,910
Titan Platinum Reserve 4WD $55,850