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Nissan Titan
2008 Nissan Titan crew cab
Manufacturer Nissan
Production 2004–present
Assembly Canton, Mississippi, United States
Class Full-size pickup truck
Body style(s) 2-door truck
4-door truck
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform Nissan F-Alpha platform
Engine(s) 5.6 L VK56DE V8
Transmission(s) 5-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase SWB: 139.8 in (3551 mm)
LWB: 159.4 in (4049 mm)
Length 2004-07: 224.2 in (5695 mm)
2008-present SWB: 224.6 in (5705 mm)
LWB: 244.3 in (6205 mm)
Width 2004-07: 78.8 in (2002 mm)
2008-present: 79.5 in (2019 mm)
Height 2004-07 King Cab 4WD: 76.6 in (1946 mm)
2004-07 Crew Cab 4WD: 76.7 in (1948 mm)
2004-07 King Cab 2WD: 75.0 in (1905 mm)
2004-07 Crew Cab 2WD: 75.1 in (1908 mm)
2008-present King Cab 4WD SWB: 76.1 in (1933 mm)
King Cab 4WD LWB: 76.0 in (1930 mm)
2008-present Crew Cab SWB: 74.7 in (1897 mm)
Pro-4X King Cab 4x4 SWB: 76.6 in (1946 mm)
2008-present LE King Cab 4x4 SWB: 76.4 in (1941 mm)
2008-present King Cab 2WD SWB: 74.6 in (1895 mm)
LE King Cab 2WD SWB: 74.8 in (1900 mm)
Curb weight 5,038 lb (2,285 kg)[1]
Related Infiniti Q45
Nissan Frontier
2005 Nissan Titan King Cab
2008 Nissan Titan crew cab long bed

The Nissan Titan introduced in 2004, is a full-size pickup truck produced for the North American market by Nissan. The truck shares the stretched Nissan F-Alpha platform with the Nissan Armada and Infiniti QX56 SUVs, and is manufactured in Canton, Mississippi, United States.


Market and sales

The Titan is not intended to challenge the big 3 "Detroit Trucks" in sales numbers, but rather is meant to be an alternative to them and provide Nissan with some in-roads into the highly competitive truck market.

Consumers in the south central part of the United States, which includes Texas, account for nearly 25% of Titan's sales in the United States.



Models and equipment

The Titan features a 32 valve 5.6 L VK56DE V8 engine which generates 305 hp (227 kW) at 4900 rpm and 379 ft·lbf (514 N·m) of torque at 3600 rpm. The 2007 model has been upgraded to 317 hp and 385 ft·lbf (522 N·m) of torque. It is available in either rear wheel drive or four wheel drive with a 5-speed automatic transmission. It comes with a choice of a Crew Cab with a 5'7" (1.7 m) bed or King (extended) Cab with a 6'7" (2.0 m) bed. Some people have criticized the truck for not offering a regular cab. The 2008 Titan lineup has an optional 7-foot (2.1 m) long bed to the Crew Cab and an optional 8-foot (2.4 m) long bed to the King Cab. With the long bed option comes a larger 37-gallon (US) (140 L) fuel tank. The already available 5-speed transmission and 5.6L V8 will remain standard equipment on all Nissan Titans.


The Nissan Titan comes in four basic trim levels: XE, SE, Pro-4X, and LE. The trim levels are combinations of the features offered on the truck which include:

  • Navigation system
  • DVD player with screen
  • Side airbags
  • Off-road package
  • Traction Control
  • Sunroof
  • Big Tow Package- with transmission temp. gauge
  • Sirius Satellite Radio
  • XM Satellite Radio
  • Leather Split Power Bench Seat
  • Utili-Track bed rail system
  • Lockable Bedside Storage Box
  • Leather- appoined heated captains chairs with console automatic shifter
  • Rear sonar warning system
  • Automatic windows down with key fob
  • Power Adjustable Pedals
  • Flexible Fuel Vehicle


The Titan has a 5-star rating from the NHTSA for driver frontal crash, and a 4-star rating for passenger frontal crash.

  • Head Injury Criterion
    • Driver: 488
    • Passenger: 579
  • Chest Deceleration (Gs)
    • Driver: 43
    • Passenger: 42
  • Femur Load l/r1 (lb)
    • Driver: 723/532
    • Passenger: 495/212


  • Braking equipment
    • Front: 22 in (320 mm) ventilated discs
    • Rear: 12.6 in. (320 mm) discs
  • Braking performance
    • 70 mph (110 km/h) - 0: 190 ft (59 m)
    • 60 mph (97 km/h) - 0: 152 ft (42 m)
  • Acceleration
    • 0 - 60 mph (97 km/h): 6.7 (no way more like 8.3) [2]
    • 1/4 mile (~400 m): 15.3 s at 89 mph (143 km/h) [2]
  • Top speed: Electronically Limited 115 mph (185 km/h)
  • Lateral acceleration: 0.69 g [2]


Upon its release, the Titan was praised for its combination of a roomy interior, strong towing capacity, aggressive styling, and innovative features, such as wide opening rear doors in the King Cab, factory sprayed-on bedliner, and a lockable storage compartment outside the bed on the driver's side. It was listed by as the best full-size truck. The Titan was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2004.

Future model

The Future of the Nissan Titan is yet to be determined. Nissan had been working with Chrysler to build a truck for them based on the Dodge Ram, but both companies decided to part ways in Aug 09. Nissan is committed to staying in the light truck market and is looking at other manufacturers (such as Ford, GM, and Toyota) or building the second generation Titan in house. Production of the Frontier, Pathfinder, and X-Terra would also be uncertain because of their Titan underpinnings. However, since the Nissan Armada and Infiniti QX56 will be based on the Japan market Nissan Patrol full-size SUV for the 2011 model year, it is certainly possible that the Titan can be redesigned on the same platform as the Armada/Patrol/QX56 in the near future.

Making news in November 2009; "CEO of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, has revealed that the pickup will survive. Ghosn went on to reveal that it could be designed and built completely in-house at Nissan or with a new partner, though the specifics haven’t been finalized."[3] According to an article posted by Autoblog January 5 2010 "Nissan will continue to build the current Titan at its factory in Canton, Mississippi."[4]


The Nissan Titan will be introduced and sell in Japan by assemble in Kanda, Fukuoka, Japan, sharing production line with some Nissan crossover SUV such as Murano, Dualis, Rogue, X-Trail. However, it is different specifications from the US-spec versions such as the VK56DE engine is swap away, replacing with the more fuel-efficient, GT-R-sourced VR38DETT twin-turbocharged engine. The transmissions are also sourced from the GT-R, replacing the automatic transmissions with the 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.


The Titan has drawn criticism for its limited body styles. In contrast to other full-sized pickups, the vehicle does not offer a Regular Cab, and is only available with the King Cab and Crew Cab models. The Titan is only available with the 5.6L V8, and does not have a V6 engine option.

2004 and 2005 Nissan Titan trucks and Nissan Pathfinder Armada SUVs have reported problems with warping of their rotors. Although no recall was ever issued for this problem, Nissan has, with good faith, replaced or repaired the rotors and brakes of those models affected by the problem due to the existence of a repair bulletin.

All 2004 models are affected and some 2005 models built before July 27th.

The problem has since been fixed on subsequent model years.


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