For 2023, Nissan just introduces a few minimal equipment upgrades to the Titan. Apple CarPlay wireless functionality is now included on Pro-4X and Platinum Reserve versions. For crew-cab SV models, Nissan has also reintroduced the Midnight Edition package.
With black exterior and interior design, as well as black 20-inch wheels, that combination goes completely dark.
The Titan is not a class-leading vehicle, but we believe a work truck is where it excels. This refers to the base S model with rear-wheel drive and the usual extended cab. All-wheel drive is, of course, an option for individuals who prefer its extra functionality.
This option reduces the number of upgrade options while still offering standard features like an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Other features include lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automated emergency braking.
Performance – Engine, Transmission
In contrast to its light-duty competitors, the Titan only offers a single engine and transmission combination. Its renowned 5.6-liter V-8 engine, along with a nine-speed automatic transmission, generates 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque.
Off-road toughness and powerful hauling capacities are sacrificed by the Titan in favor of handling and ride pleasure. Although it can reach 60 mph just as quickly as rival V-8 vehicles and has adequate stopping power, its steering and handling are less polished than those of its competitors.
Although the Titan and Titan XD, which were both subject to separate reviews, share cabs and other parts, they each have unique chassis and suspensions.
Although the off-road shocks in the Titan Pro-4X variant are more suited for rough roads and replace the factory ones, we noticed that they seem stiffer than competitors with comparable configurations.
When we last tested the 2020 Titan, it wasn’t able to match the Ram 1500’s remarkable ride quality. Since the Titan’s mechanical design hasn’t altered much since then, we anticipate that impression to be true of the 2023 model as well.
Capacity for Towing and Payload
The Titan’s maximum ratings for the crucial tow and payload ratings are near the bottom of the field. Even yet, the majority of owners find that its towing capacity of 9660 pounds—more than enough for every model to draw at least 9240 pounds—is sufficient.
Fuel efficiency and actual MPG
The Titan is predicted to achieve up to 21 mpg on the interstate, although the four-wheel-drive version only achieves 16 mpg in the city, compared to the rear-drive version’s 21 mpg. Estimated fuel economy for the Titan Pro-4X is 15 city and 20 highway.
We haven’t tested a Titan on our 75 mph highway fuel-economy route, but we will assess its real-world mpg once we have the chance. Visit the EPA website for more details regarding the Titan’s fuel efficiency.
Cargo, Comfort, and the Interior
The peaceful interior of the Titan, as well as its standard set of obscenely comfortable Zero Gravity front seats, make an impression. The Platinum Reserve trim is the only one to receive attractive quality materials. Unfortunately, the Titan’s inside is uninspired, it has an excessive amount of plastic, and the crew cab has the smallest rear-seat legroom of all its rivals.
The Titan is among the best in the business when it comes to cargo control.
Every model has a spring-assisted tailgate for simple operation, and there are cutting-edge options like a special bed-channel system and covert in-bed cargo bins.
When it comes to finding a place for smaller stuff, however, its generous interior storage space falls short, and among competitors, its cargo compartments offer the least amount of storage space. The crew cab’s bed length is 5.6 feet, while the extended cab’s bed length is 6.6 feet.
Connectivity and Information
Every model has a touchscreen with an 8.0-inch display that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; a larger 9.0-inch display is also available. The most recent NissanConnect infotainment software is used in both interfaces, providing a more contemporary user experience.
A mobile hotspot, a potent Fender audio system, wireless charging for smartphones, and numerous power connections are other options for the Titan.
Features for Driver Assistance and Safety
There are many common driver-assistance technologies available with the Titan. A 360-degree camera, a special motion-detection system, and other desirable extras are also available.
Visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for more details regarding the Titan’s crash test results. Important safety elements include:
- Automated emergency braking standards
- Available adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert
Coverage for Warranties and Maintenance
In its class, the Titan boasts the greatest limited and powertrain warranties. Its otherwise extensive protection plan is hindered by the second-shortest roadside assistance coverage and the absence of complimentary scheduled maintenance.
- Five years or 100,000 miles are covered by the limited warranty.
- Five years or 100,000 miles are covered by the powertrain warranty.
- There is no free scheduled maintenance