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2004 Nissan Titan Review

A power pick-up that offers that big truck look.

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Overview

The 2004 Nissan Titan reached the market in its premier model year with much acclaim. Whether they were a fan of the powerful, V-8 engine or had an appreciation for the roomy interior, consumers flocked to purchase or lease this pick-up truck. It was released in both king cab and crew cab body styles with three different trim packages in each category. The V-8 engine was present in both styles along with a decent fuel economy for a large truck in its class. Drivers could expect to average around 13/17 mpg city/highway. As we know now, it was the first in a long line of model years that still continue on today. Thankfully, from the very beginning, it had no issue or complaints when compared against its biggest competition from Dodge, GM, and Ford. Its big size and solid performance keeps it a favorite among truck drivers.

The Range

Body Styles: crew cab, king cab
Engines: 5.6-liter V-8
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: Nissan Titan XE, Nissan Titan SE, Nissan Titan LE

What's New

In its introductory year, the 2004 Nissan Titan held nothing back, including its large scale features. From the Endurance 5.6 liter, V-8 engine to the multiple trim packages, there is something to please every truck enthusiast. It's offered in two available body styles: the crew cab and larger king cab.

Exterior

The 2004 Nissan Titan starts with extra-wide front fenders and extends 224.4 inches back to keep in line with its big image. The 6.5-foot cargo bed is more than adequate for hauling large, work-ready loads or simply packing up supplies for the next camping trip. Also note that the cargo bed boasts a sealed bed-liner, making it an industry first in addition to Nissan’s new multi-track bed channel system to secure precious cargo. A 12-volt power point and bedside compartment with lock are also standard. To keep up with the large exterior the Titan rides on standard 17-inch tires or 18-inch tires coupled with aluminum-alloy wheels. Nine exterior colors are available, including Copper, Red Brawn, Deep Water, and Galaxy.

Interior

The 2004 Nissan Titan is spacious; the front seats offer 41 inches of head room and 41.8 inches of leg room. Select from either Graphite and Titanium or Stand and Steel color combinations on the cloth seats and the dash board, which is home to the single CD player, radio, and air-conditioning controls. Front and rear cup holders, power locks, split-folding rear seats and a total of eight proficient speakers are also included. The XE is available with a split front bench seat, while the SE upgrades to captain’s chairs along with a higher quality cloth. Leather seats are added to the upscale LE trim package.

Performance & Handling

The 2004 Nissan Titan is propelled by an Endurance 5.6-liter, V-8 engine that reaches 305 horsepower and produces 379 lb-ft of torque. Consumers will enjoy the smooth and quick ride with a standard five-speed automatic transmission on all trim packages. For a truck of its size, it offers great maneuverability and performance. Towing capacity is also worth taking note. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 9500 pounds. Its off-road capabilities are equally as impressive with a stable ride and strong handling. A simple turn of a knob can take drivers from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive in the 4x4 models.

Safety

The 2004 Nissan Titan receives an overall ""good"" rating from the IIHS frontal offset crash test. It comes with four wheel ABS, emergency braking assist, electronic brake force distribution, and tire pressure monitoring with child seat anchors. It's hard to deny how safe and confident consumers will feel while behind the wheel or in the passenger seat.

EPA Fuel Economy

Nissan Titan: 13/17 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Powerful V-8 Engine
  • Roomy Interior
  • Multiple Trim Packages

You Won't Like

  • Expensive options
  • Single Engine Style
  • Limited Body Style Selection

Sum Up

A power pick-up that offers that big truck look.

If You Like This Vehicle

  • Toyota Tundra
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  • Ford F-150

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