Reality can not be denied, truck market is ruled mostly by 3 companies Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram. Toyota also commands a good share while Nissan is deemed as an ‘also run’ in this segment. The Japanese car giant aims to grab a larger share of full-sized pickup truck segment with the 2017 Nissan Titan. Speaking about revamped Titan it does have the elements to make an impression. It looks stylish and also scores well in fuel efficiency and has a powerful engine under the hood along with an aesthetic cabin.
2017 Nissan Titan – Exterior & Interior Design:
It would be wrong to view the 2017 Nissan Titan as a scaled down version of its more popular and muscular sibling Titan XD. Nissan’s similarities are only in looks while the chassis, suspension, frame are different. The vehicles have been designed with addressing different capabilities in mind. The XD is focused more on towing capacity and payload while Titan is meant for general usage with a focus on fuel economy. The mesh grille is large and Led headlamps give the vehicle a masculine appeal up front. The Titan will be sold in 5 trims- S, SV, Pro-4X, Platinum, and SL. The truck will be sold in King Cab, five-seat Crew Cab and single cab builds.
The interior of the 2017 Nissan Titan is carefully designed and quality of materials leaves no room for grudges, as it is. Also, the workmanlike durability is evident in each trim and there is the Zero-Gravity seat design that Nissan is famous for. The front seats in all trims and variants are absolutely comfortable and have plenty of room around. The tailgate lowers without making slamming noise.
When it comes to technology and safety features, the 2017 Nissan Titan scores well. Base S trim gets Remote keyless entry, NissanConnectSM with Smartphone integration support. In SV trim, you get Chrome exterior trim, Trailer Sway Control and Pro 4x adds Hill descent control, LED signature headlights and Blind Spot Warning. In SL trim, you get aluminum-alloy wheels, Intelligent Climate Contro, Rockford Fosgate audio system. Top-end Platinum reserve gets chrome-clad aluminum-alloy wheels, Premium leather-appointed seats, Around View Monitor. The truck also comes with unique features like Downhill Speed Control, 120-volt outlet in bed, illuminated tailgate, LED bed rail lamps.
2017 Nissan Titan – Drivetrain Configuration:
Under the hood of the new Titan you will find powerful Cummins 5.0-liter V8 diesel engine. This engine generates 390 hp and lb-ft of torque.
The second engine option is 5.6-liter “Endurance” V8 gasoline engine that generates 317 hp. Both engines come coupled with a 7-speed automatic transmission, it is quite powerful to slaughter most of the category rivals. Finally, a V6 unit will also be offered.
Furthermore, the new Nissan Titan 2017 will be sold in 2WD or AWD options. To ensure the users can enjoy a smooth noise free ride, Nissan has used a rear stabilizer bar and aerodynamically shaped mirrors along with body sealing. Also, the new suspension ensures the Titan does not jiggle and bounce much, even on bumpy and pothole-laden roads.
The maximum towing capacity is rated at 9,390 lbs. Its maximum payload rating (for crew cab variant) is 1,610 pounds.
2017 Nissan Titan – Expected Date of Arrival and Price:
The base 2017 Nissan Titan model costs $30,000 at default configuration. The price of SV trim will probably be $37,670, and SL will cost about 45,000. For Platinum Reserve, you will have to pay $ 52,310. The Pro 4X costs $45,020. These are prices for the 2WD models and 4WD variants will cost a little more. The truck will be made available for sale in late 2016.
In the first place, 2017 Nissan Titan has a lot of things going for it. The styling is bold and aggressive, derived from its more up class cousin with the XD moniker. The cabin feels more carlike and craftsmanship leaves no room for complaints. It is also pretty spacious and noise insulation has been deployed. The V8 engine is powerful and it leaves many rivals gasping for breath behind. Even in safety and technology segments, the 2017 Titan scores very well. However, that does not mean it will not face the competition. There is no denying the huge fan following of Ford F 150. Ford has much more dealerships than Nissan. The 5 year/100,000 mile warranty may work in favor of the Nissan Truck, more so in enticing first-time buyers.