Even though they essentially share the same name, don't confuse the new Nissan Titan with its monstrous almost heavy-duty version, the Titan XD. The lighter, kinder gas-powered version is a much nicer truck in every way. The new Nissan also competes well with other light-duty 1500 competitors.
Chief attributes include the Titan's energetic V8, reasonable ride and handling, low-effort tailgate and par-for-the-course fuel economy.
Initially, just a four-door crew cab body was offered, followed by a smaller extended-cab version and a base single cab. Built in Mississippi, this Titan is quite different than its XD sibling, with a much more civilized ride and handling, easier maneuverability and a quieter cabin. The crew-cab has a standard 5.5-foot-long bed that offers a flexible system to tie down and secure cargo. Movable aluminum-alloy cleats, located on the sides of the bed, can be positioned and locked down, allowing owners to secure items large or small with straps or bungee cords. Other available bed features include a spray-on bedliner, flush-mounted LED lights, access to a 120-volt power outlet, and a damped tailgate.