2018 Nissan Titan Review
The Nissan Titan has been helping drivers in Garland, Addison, and Plano haul, tow, and do more for the past 15 years. Now in its second generation, the Titan has added some impressive features and capabilities to its wheelhouse in the past couple years-and we at Courtesy Nissan want to tell you all about it.
In our 2018 Nissan Titan review, you'll learn all about this exciting full-size pickup truck and its most crucial specs.
2018 Titan: Performance Specs
You have two engine choices when deciding how to power your 2018 Titan. The base engine, a 5.6L Titan Endurance®V8, is mated with a 7-speed automatic transmission to deliver 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. It never feels short on power; however, if you prefer, there's also a 5.0L Cummins®turbodiesel V8 with plenty of torque (555 lb-ft) available.
Like most pickup trucks, the Titan is very capable off-road. It even offers a trim geared specifically toward off-road performance: the Titan PRO-4X. Its standard features list is long and includes:
- Electronic Locking Rear Differential,to deliver power equally to both rear wheels and help boost traction.
- Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control,to keep you from rolling backwards at the start of a hill and from speeding up as you descend.
- Steel Front Skid Plate,to help protect vehicle components (like the radiator) from the elements.
Titan Cab & Bed Configurations
You have a lot of flexibility regarding how you configure the Nissan Titan. It offers three cab styles:
- Single Cab,with an 8-foot cargo bed
- King Cab,with a 6.5-foot cargo bed
- Crew Cab, with a 5.5-foot cargo bed
When it comes to payload, the Single Cab can carry the most-up to 1,950 pounds (when equipped with four-wheel drive).1The King Cab and Crew Cab aren't far behind, with max payloads of 1,630 pounds and 1,610 pounds, respectively, when similarly equipped.1
Each cab should carry plenty, such as a bed full of stones for landscaping or one stacked with lumber or bags of concrete for your next construction project.
Nissan Titan Towing Capacity
So, what is the 2018 Titan towing capacity? Depending on the cab style you choose, that capacity differs. The King and Crew Cab versions can each tow up to 9,400 pounds, and the Single Cab can tow up to 9,740 pounds when equipped with two-wheel drive and the proper equipment.2
There's a lot you can tow with those kinds of capabilities, from a recreational boat or camper trailer to a small bulldozer for the worksite. Plus, the Titan offers many technologies to make your trailing experience much easier.
With Tow-Haul Mode, you can reduce your transmission's hunting for gears to deliver smoother towing. Plus, the available integrated Trailer Brake Controller (found on the center dash) lets you brake the trailer directly when you need to, enhancing directional stability out on the road.
Test Drive the 2018 Nissan Titan
Now that you've come to the end of our 2018 Nissan Titan review, are you ready to get behind the wheel of one yourself? Whether you live in Addison, Garland, Plano, or our own city of Richardson, our staff at Courtesy Nissan is excited to help you experience this full-size pickup truck firsthand.
Schedule a test drive today.
1Payload capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information.
2Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information.