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2011 Nissan Titan Review

Solid, capable truck worthy of a few more years

Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
The 2011 Nissan Titan is a rugged full-size pickup truck with a solid exterior that offers both four-wheel disc brakes and four-wheel drive options. The Titan's engine is a 5.6-liter Endurance V-8 hosting 32 valves and generating 317 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque. The V-8 is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.

The Nissan Titan uses the ladder frame F Alpha platform made of tensile strength steel and can easily tow up to 9500 pounds. Its spacious cabin and versatile cargo options make it popular pickup truck. Fuel economy is in the 12 mpg city / 17 mpg highway range.

New for 2011

The Nissan Titan pickup truck received minor updates for 2011, including a 4x4 badge on the tailgates of the four-wheel-drive S, SV and SL trims. In addition, the luxurious SL trim got standard captain's chairs. The new PRO-4X/SL Technology Package now features a moon roof, a navigation system, and a DVD entertainment system with flip-down eight-inch LCD, remote control, auxiliary input, and wireless headphones.

Essentials

Engine: 5.6L V-8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Body Style: Truck
Trims: S Extended Cab Pickup, S Short Bed Crew Cab Pickup, SL Short Bed Crew Cab Pickup, SV Extended Cab Pickup, SV Short Bed Crew Cab Pickup, SV Long Bed Crew Cab Pickup, PRO-4X Extended Cab Pickup, PRO-4X Short Bed Crew Cab Pickup

On the Outside

The Nissan Titan exterior has a distinctive bold front end and cab design, underscored by a standard 138.9-inch wheelbase. Truck bed lengths range from five feet, seven inches to seven feet, three inches. A bedside bin that provides storage for common work gear is especially popular.

From the Inside

The interior of the Nissan Titan pickup offers the choice of a front bench seat with a column shifter or front bucket seats with a floor shifter. Flip-up 60/40-split rear seats provide additional cargo room as a standard feature, and an overhead console system is an option to add even more storage.

Driving Performance

Powered by a 5.6-liter Endurance V-8 engine generating 317 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque, the Nissan Titan truck can be run on E85 ethanol. Furthermore, a five-speed automatic is the only transmission, although two axle ratios are offered. All Titan pickups use a front control-arm/rear solid-axle suspension. The performance-geared PRO-4X trim hosts Rancho dampers, a 3.36 axle ratio, an electronic locking rear differential, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Safety Equipment

Standard on every Titan pickup truck are front, front-side, and side curtain airbags. Also standard are front-seat active head restraints, stability and traction control, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Gas Mileage

Titan: 9-13 mpg city/12-18 mpg hwy

Plusses

  • Brawny good looks
  • Powerful V-8 engine
  • Extended cab or crew cab
  • • Prodigious towing capability

Minuses

  • Lack of V-6 engine
  • Rugged ride
  • Poor fuel economy

Rating

Solid, capable truck worthy of a few more years

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