2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab

2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab
Nissan Titan entered U.S. in 2004 and failed with minor updates since than, with 2017 version Titan is ready to prove a point in most competitive and profitable segment of auto industry. 2017 Nissan Titan will have 5.6 liter V-8 to produce 390 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 394 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm paired with seven speed automatic transmission. Styling of Titan got inspired by Titan XD with outward front fenders, chrome grille, sculpted body. Nissan is planning to offer Titan with V-6 and V-8 diesel but no news on it yet. Quiet cabin and good materials used inside, dashboard with button, logically placed controls, silver rimmed gauges, reconfigurable digital display shows vehicle information along with tire pressure, fuel economy.

Front bench seat standard with thickly cushioned in both S and SV modes, while front buckets remains as standard in rest of lineup where large center console comes with two deep storage bins along with center armrest. Rear seat is equally good specially leather lined Platinum Reserve model. Storage bin under rear site is optional. Titan Crew Cab standards includes 5 and 7 inch touchscreen infotainment which is relatively small now a days with rectangular shaped touch sensitive controls. Ram 1500 has 8.4 inch touchscreen while GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado have 8 inch touchscreen. 2017 version do not includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Titan with V-8 move along thinkfully with initial late throttle response, V-8 is pleasant with light exhaust note. Transmission seems slow to response with throttle input. 9390 as maximum tow capacity and 1610 pounds as payload is competitive but not excellent. EPA is estimated with 15/21 mpg city/highway rating place Titan in midrange despite aerodynamic features such as automatic grille shutters. Outward visibility encounters minor obstruction with blind spots caused by wider A pillars, while front vision do not get hinder. Titan comes with two large exterior square shaped mirrors, convex mirror beneath right side mirror enables better traffic view while pulling a trailer while telescopic mirrors is optional on all models. Steering and suspension are fine tuned to provide comfort but at dips vehicle takes time to settles down itself from up and down jumps. PRO 4X modes comes with Bilstein dampers comes as a help to settle down up and down jumps during rough ride. Platinum Reserves brake pedal is firm while softer on PRO 4X model. Titan comes with bed and cargo management which remains as optional features.

Though 2017 Nissan Titan offers something better it fails to innovate and is likely fail again to convince customers.

Starting Price S($35,975), S 4X4($39,005), SV($38,865), SV 4X4($41,895), PRO-4X($46,215), SL($47,575), SL 4X4($50,655), Platinum Reserve($53,505), Platinum Reserve 4X4($56,595)
Vehicle Type 4 door pickup, front engine, rear or four wheel drive
Engine DOHC 32-valve V-8, direct fuel injection
Transmission 7-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 390 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque 394 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Displacement 339 cu in
Wheelbase 139.8 in
Length 228.5 in
Width 80.7 in
Height 77.2 in
Curb weight 5550-5750 lb
Passenger volume 110 cu ft
0-60 mph 6.7 secs.
0-100 mph 20 secs.
Top speed 105 mph
Fuel economy (city/highway) 15/21 mpg
Pros noiseless cabin, seat comfort
Cons poor suspension, infotainment system too small