In addition to Nissan’s other pick-up model the Titan XD, there is now the 2017 Nissan Titan. Both trucks are relatively similar, their biggest and most important difference is their weight and size. The XD is a true heavy duty pick-up with a spacious cab. The 2017 Nissan Titan is 15 inches (38 cm) shorter than the XD with most of the lost length in the cab size. However, the width of both models are the same, 79 inches (200 cm). With these two models, Nissan covers 85% of the current pick-up and truck market.
The 2017 Nissan Titan is a surprisingly light pick-up. It can do almost everything its bigger brother can, but it is a more manageable vehicle. Together with the roaring V8 engine, the Titan absolutely is a force to reckon with.
So, the 2017 Nissan Titan looks a lot like its older sibling, the XD. There are some differences in looks though. As stated before, the length is the most obvious one. The Titan’s part between the headlights and the front tire is more compact than on the XD. Other cuts have been made from the pick-up bed.
Some design tweaks on the Titan are the incorporation of the front tow hooks into the bumper opening instead of underneath it, like on the XD. Nissan XD’s side mirrors are extra wide and are anchored at two points. The 2017 Nissan Titan isn’t as long as the XD, so it features regular side mirrors, and looks good with those.
Both models have a badge above the front wheels, stating which engine is found under the hood. However, the Titan XD is only available with the V8 or Cummins turbodiesel engine, whereas the regular Titan is only available with the V6 or V8 engine.
On to the interior. Here goes the same as with the exterior: the models are alike where possible. Considering that there are five trim levels to choose from, the amount of interior luxury and comfort differs widely. The center front seat can be flipped down to reveal a large center console.
Standard features on the 2017 Nissan Titan are Zero Gravity front seats, which make off-road driving feel like riding a cloud. Also standard comes air conditioning, Easy Clean® vinyl flooring, and a radio/CD player with six speakers. Options feature a 7 inch touch screen, heated steering wheel, 360 degrees camera and a Rockford Fosgate audio system with twelve speakers.
Also available for choice is the interior size. Crew Cab is the largest and great to carry passengers. A bit smaller is the King Cab and finally there is the Single Cab, which has no back seat.
Now for the most exciting part of this vehicle, the engine. 2017 Nissan Titan comes standard with a 5.6 liter 32-valve V8 engine with 390 horsepower. Standard is rear wheel drive (2WD), all wheel drive (4WD) is optional. The transmission is a seven speed automatic transmission, with a column shifter instead of a console mounted gear stick.
Standard on the lowest trim comes NissanConnect, Bluetooth Hands-free phone system and Bluetooth Streaming Audio.
Optional or standard on higher trims are Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS), Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Moving Object Detection and Trailer Sway Control.
Price, release and sale date
Prices for the 2017 Nissan Titan start at $34,780 before options. Included in the price is a five year or 100,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Nissan has already made the Titan Crew Cab available, King Cab and Single Cab arrive later this year.
Titan S 2WD $34,780 USD
Titan SV 2WD $37,670
Titan SL 2WD $46,380
Titan Platinum Reserve 2WD $52,310
Titan S 4WD $37,810
Titan SV 4WD $40,700
Titan PRO-4X 4WD $45,020
Titan SL 4WD $49,460
Titan Platinum Reserve 4WD $55,400