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The 2019 Nissan Titan has a straightforward formula that features big power, lots of interior space, and new tech for this year.

What’s new for the 2019 Nissan Titan?

Nissan is offering a new 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for 2019. Buyers can also add a Fender premium audio system. In addition, the grille surround on the Titan is now black instead of chrome and two new paint colors are available. Finally, buyers who go for the extended or crew cab Titan will get rear-door alert as standard.

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Body Style

Starting Price

MSRP $32,385

Drivetrain

Drivetrain

RWD or 4WD

Drivetrain

Fuel Economy

15 City / 21 Hwy (MPG)

Number of Seats

Seating

Seats 2-5

The Breakdown

Great interior comfort

Solid engine power

Pro-4X is great off-road

Cheap interior materials

No engine options

Tow capacity last in class

Time for a ground-up rebuild

2019 Titan Specs

Trims & Pricing

S - $32,285
SV - $35,915
Pro-4X - $46,475
SL - $50,335
Platinum Reserve - $56,225

2019 Nissan Titan Powertrain

2019 Nissan Titan V8 - carsforsale.com
2019 Nissan Titan V8 - carsforsale.com

On its own merits, the 2019 Nissan Titan is a good truck. It’s big V8 offers excellent power and in two-door cab variants, it makes the Titan feel downright fast. We also love the feedback it provides through the controls. The pedals offer reassuring feedback and both are easy to modulate in everyday driving situations. The steering is nicely weighted though it does feel a little over-assisted. Considering how big this truck is, it even handles cornering fairly well.

The only issue with the Titan shows up when you’ve driven other light-duty trucks that rival it. The Ford F-150 and the RAM 1500 both outshine it quite easily and depending on the trim, even the Silverado is more impressive. Each of those trucks feels better equipped to handle modern traffic and all offer more available powertrain options.

Towing & Payload

2019 Nissan Titan - usa.nissannews.com
2019 Nissan Titan - usa.nissannews.com

The Titan can tow up to 9,660-pounds at its best. Let’s be clear that most folks will never need more than that, but at the same time, it’s less than every single rival in its class. Need something that can tow small moons? Check out our list of the best heavy-duty trucks.

2019 Nissan Titan Fuel Economy & MPG

Since the Titan offers just one engine, it’s tough to compare it to those rivals since all of them can score better than the Nissan depending on the engine used. The EPA rates the Titan at 17 or 18 mpg combined depending on trim. That’s not bad considering how much power this truck makes.

Interior, Comfort, & Cargo Space

One area where the Titan really excels is in the comfort department where it has a pair of seats upfront that we wish we could put in every truck. Nissan calls them Zero Gravity and they’re exceptionally supportive and adjustable. We also want to highlight that the Titan offers a great deal of interior space for people. Legroom and headroom are plentiful in the front seats.

Sadly, that’s where the inside of the Titan stops being so impressive. The rear seats offer the least space among rivals and then when we look around, things don’t get better. The materials throughout the entire interior aren’t indicative of a flagship truck at this price point. The Platinum Reserve trim solves some of those issues but even then, we’d like less plastic.

Entertainment & Technology

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2019 Nissan Titan - usa.nissannews.com

Every Titan uses a 7-inch infotainment system equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and those that want it can opt for a 12-speaker Fender premium audio system. The user interface is clean and fairly quick too but does look pretty old. We also love all of the USB power ports littered throughout the cabin and the inclusion of optional 4G LTE wifi.

What we don’t understand is why the features aren’t more advanced. Connecting either an Android or Apple device is overly complex and while the infotainment system works well, it really needs to be more competitive. Finally, driver aids like adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and forward collision mitigation aren’t available no matter how much you spend.

Safety Features

Nissan hasn’t done particularly well in testing from the IIHS or the NHTSA but they do offer a few features to make this truck safer. That includes blind-spot monitoring, parking sensors, and a rear backup camera.

2019 Nissan Titan Trims & Pricing

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2019 Nissan Titan S - carsforsale.com

S – $32,2285

Every Nissan Titan uses the same 5.6-liter V8 which makes 394-horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. The Titan S then adds cruise control, cab-mounted LED lights, cloth upholstery, 18-inch wheels, and a 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

2019 Nissan Titan SV - carsforsale.com
2019 Nissan Titan SV - carsforsale.com

SV – $35,915

The SV gets 18-inch alloy wheels, a carpeted floor, a mix of cloth and vinyl upholstery, a driver information display, trailer sway control, and satellite radio. 4WD models get front tow hooks too.

2019 Nissan Titan Pro-4X - carsforsale.com
2019 Nissan Titan Pro-4X - carsforsale.com

Pro-4X – $46,475

Buyers who want to go off-road should look at the Pro-4X which only comes in 4WD and adds hill descent control, all-terrain tires, off-road Bilstein shocks, a locking rear differential, automatic wipers, and a spray-in bedliner.

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2019 Nissan Titan SL - carsforsale.com

SL – $50,335

Consider the SL as the first level of real luxury in the Titan lineup. It offers 20-inch wheels, running boards, LED cargo bed lighting, a 120-volt household-style power outlet, remote start, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a 12-speaker Fender audio system.

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2019 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve - carsforsale.com

Platinum Reserve – $56,225

At the top of the mountain is the Platinum Reserve which features a 360-degree surround-view camera, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery, and chrome as well as wood accents.

Warranties

Nissan offers five-year or 50,000-mile coverage that includes both the powertrain and the Limited warranty. That’s more limited coverage than rivals like Toyota but offers no complimentary maintenance either.

What we think

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The Nissan Titan is a big bold-looking truck but beyond that it really struggles to keep up with the rest of the pack. That would be fine if it was considerably less expensive but that’s not the case either. We’d be willing to look at one as a work truck only and only if we found the right deal. Beyond that, we’d look elsewhere.

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Stephen Rivers

Stephen Rivers is a car enthusiast who loves all things built with passion, extending to nearly all car cultures. After obtaining an occupational studies degree in sports medicine, Stephen turned his attention to sports cars. He was employed as an auto shop manager, spent time in auto sales, and worked as a software developer for a racing company, but Stephen began writing about cars over 10 years ago. When he's not in front of a computer screen, he's racing his own Bugeye Subaru WRX in as many autocross and rallycross competitions as he can.

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