Although the design dates back to 2004, the Titan is a good choice among full-sized pickups, thanks to a powerful and smooth V8, relatively agile handling and a comfortably spacious cabin. A powered back window and damped tailgate are other nice touches. Payload capacity is commendable. In other respects, this version of the Titan is a bit behind the curve relative to newer competitors. Fuel economy remains a dismal 14 mpg, emergency handling doesn't shine, and a high step-up makes access a chore, especially for short people.
A new truck debuted for 2016, with an available 5.0 -liter Cummins V8 turbo diesel, as well as V6 and V8 gas engines -- all hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission. Nissan claimed a maximum towing capacity of over 12,000 pounds. A suite of safety and driver-assistance features were offered, including Nissan's surround-view camera system, blind-spot warning and moving-object detection. The Titan came in three cab configurations, two frame sizes, three powertrains and five trim levels.