2018 Nissan Titan: What's Changed

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By Andy Mikonis

  • Most significant changes: No significant changes for 2018
  • Price changes: All Titans increase by $700; some option packages see a $25 to $45 increase and destination stays the same at $1,295
  • On sale: Now
  • Which should you buy, 2017 or 2018? The 2017, rebates and low-rate financing have been available on leftover models, but that won't last long

Nissan's Titan half ton was new in 2017, so as expected, there are no significant changes for the 2018 model year, with the exception of the new Midnight Edition black trim package.

Nissan continues to offer two-door single cabs with an 8-foot bed; King Cabs have rear-hinged rear doors and a 6-foot-3-inch bed. Four-door crew cabs have a 5-foot-6-inch bed. Five different trim levels are available depending on configuration. The range of trims include the base S, SV, Pro-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve. Midnight Editions are offered on crew-cab SV and SL trims.

All Titan half tons have a 5.6-liter gasoline V-8 engine with a standard seven-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive or a part-time four-wheel-drive system are offered.

The Titan half ton joined the larger, longer and heavier-duty Titan XD as the volume model to compete with other half-ton full-size pickup trucks that include the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ford F-150, GMC Sierra 1500, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra. The previous generation Titan was a small-volume player in a segment dominated by Ford.

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Comments

What if you wrote a news story about something but there was no news?

I think there is a typo in article for the King Cab Bed Length. It should read 78.7" (6' 6.7").
2018 specs say 228.1" overall length. So that fits in a 234" garage. 2nd row Leg room 24.8".

"The previous generation Titan was a small-volume player in a segment dominated by Ford"

@Andy

That's a curious statement.

Define "dominate."

GM sold more pickups than Ford for the last several years.

That 2nd picture with the blacked out look really suits that truck. Look nice.

The Nissan is still better then owning a cheap junk Furd, that's all!

Gawd this website sucks now. I don't know why I even check here anymore.

@ PapaJoke

Key word is “ segment “. As in full size pickup segment.

Ford has dominated the ful size, just like what was written in the article.

Your old age is hitting you hard.

Gawd this website sucks now. I don't know why I even check here anymore.


Posted by: nlp | Jun 25, 2018 3:59:04 PM
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As many many others have pointed out. The GMshills wrecked this site.

That 2nd picture with the blacked out look really suits that truck. Look nice.
Posted by: TNTGMC | Jun 25, 2018 3:11:32 PM

Yeah I think the blacked out look helps hide some of the awkward proportions of the new Titan.


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That's a curious statement.

Define "dominate."

GM sold more pickups than Ford for the last several years.
Posted by: papajim | Jun 25, 2018 3:03:20 PM

Agreed. GM has been the #1 seller of pickup trucks for a while now according to this website itself.

It seems that Ford's multi-billion dollar propaganda campaign has help brainwash the weak minded. It's pretty clear that their intentionally awkward tagline that refers to multiple trucks as just a single 'truck' and the careful addition of the word *brand* is effective against those that don't bother to process what they're saying.

A few around here with lift and larger tires look pretty nice. My first truck was a brand new 1974 Datsun pickup with 100hp 4cyl motor, cost me $2.080 with optional rear bumper and AM radio

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AmN3iDVE3Js

GM sold more pickups than Ford for the last several years

@Jeff

Take some Advil. It might help the pain. Evidently you can't handle the truth.

The front end reminds me of a sheep for some reason

@ Fred

That truck is bad! Not built very tough!

@ PapaJoke

Key word is “ segment “. As in full size pickup segment.

Ford has dominated the ful size, just like what was written in the article.

Your old age is hitting you hard. I have to repeat myself due to yours, and others, stupidity.

“ segment “ nobody sells more full size pickups than Ford.

Ford sold 2,700 F-150's a day last month. Nissan sold 3,700 the whole month. So Ford sells more pickups in 2 days than Nissan sells all month.

May totals-
Ford F-150 -84,639
Nissan Titan 3,779

@Jeff

Denial is a painful thing for you I guess. Maybe this year Ford will outsell GM. In the meantime, there is always Advil

Bawhahahaha

Most significant changes: No significant changes for 2018

So the most significant change is they jacked up the price $700.

Slow news day, how is that new Frontier coming Nissan?

Bawhahahaha

Most significant changes: No significant changes for 2018

So the most significant change is they jacked up the price $700.

Slow news day, how is that new Frontier coming Nissan?

What did I deny? It’s you whining about the authors claims and deny tharen.

Not me you stupid old man.

* denying them *

@ Jeff
Don't be late, we need you over here tonight

Ford sold 2,700 F-150's a day last month. Nissan sold 3,700 the whole month. So Ford sells more pickups in 2 days than Nissan sells all month.

May totals-
Ford F-150 -84,639
Nissan Titan 3,779
Posted by: Lefty54 | Jun 25, 2018 6:21:56 PM

Ford sold 84,639 F-SERIES last month. Close to 1/3rd were probably not F-150's. Don't blame yourself, Ford intentionally creates marketing propaganda designed to confuse people until they think the F-150 has been the best selling truck* for 41 years in a row. They intentionally don't use the plural form of the word truck, even though the F-series is a line of *trucks* and they have to deliberately mention the word *brand* because if they were to claim best selling line trucks built by Ford or something, well that's wouldn't be true because GM builds and sells more trucks every year. It's a marketing ploy.

@ Lefty54
84,639 F-150s
LOL

2 articles to say not much/nothing changed for the Titan... At that point one could call it marketing/advertising saturation.

The Titan, and to a lesser extent the Ridgeline, are proof that the light truck market is incredibly brand loyal.
Good, capable trucks, with solid reliability, can still have small sales numbers.
If I were Nissan, I probably wouldn’t change much either.
Why spend the Capital? The ROI must be incredibly long.

Will I just got a new titan an I luv it. As for as cm an Ford I won’t buy one if they sold it to me little of nothing. My titan is the SV model an it is grea. An as for the price was great.

TITAN: BETTER THAN FORD OR GM ANY DAY OF THE WEEK BUT NOT BETTER THAN RAM!!!

GUTS

GLORY

CLASS LEADING 2019 RAM

I have a 2017 SV (not XD). One of the first one built. It replaced a 2005 SE bought new as well. I have 18K miles on it. I have had absolutely no issues so far. In contrast to what some say, it is much more powerful than the old one. It is heavier as well but the gas mileage is 3-4 miles better than the old generation (same trip). I have a few peeves however:
1- Underdamped suspensions - comfy but I don't like (Caddy like)
2- At low rpm, dumbest transmission on the market. I have a GM A10 on a W.E. sport's car. That one is Einstein like (vs. Forest Gump in the Titan)
3- Earlier built tires (Grabber General), I do not like.
4- Steering wheel might be a 1/4 of a deg too much to the right. Again FL roads are often deformed and overly crowned to the right by design. So I am not sure because it should go in the other direction. Drives straight though. And tire wear is even.
5- Tag decal cost is $$$. In FL, due to its weight, it fits into the commercial side.
6- In the bed only, the paint application could be better.
7- Fabric of seat not as good as 2005's

The pros:
1- Powerful engine - for a truck that is. It is my commuter car. Plenty powerful for that.
2- Smooth transmission-great except for dumb logic at low rpm.
5- Great interior finish (except for minor peeve with fabric)
6- Superb brakes - gone, gone are the troubles I had with the 2005.
7- Decent gas mileage for the weight and power (not comparable to the new GMC 5.3 of my son's truck however). He gets 22 on the same commuter trip. On a good day I get 20 mpg avg.
8- Long bumper to bumper warranty

Finally, when I bought it, I paid about $5k less than a comparatively equipped F150 (V8, not Ecoboost - no turbo for me) which I had my eyes set on, and about $4k less than a Tundra which i considered as well. If GMC had had the 6.2 in the mid-range line, I might have gone that way.

S far after almost two years, I am pleased.

Doesn't seem that Nissan's best warranty in full size class has had much effect overall. Seemed it was picking up steam, but was short lived.

Few more days before the Quarterly numbers are published. Should be good: even all the name calling will probably be out in full force since many have probably had plenty of time to charge up their name calling energy and phrases.

I have a 2017 SV (not XD). One of the first one built. It replaced a 2005 SE bought new as well. I have 18K miles on it. I have had absolutely no issues so far. In contrast to what some say, it is much more powerful than the old one. It is heavier as well but the gas mileage is 3-4 miles better than the old generation (same trip). I have a few peeves however:
1- Underdamped suspensions - comfy but I don't like (Caddy like)
2- At low rpm, dumbest transmission on the market. I have a GM A10 on a W.E. sport's car. That one is Einstein like (vs. Forest Gump in the Titan)
3- Earlier built tires (Grabber General), I do not like.
4- Steering wheel might be a 1/4 of a deg too much to the right. Again FL roads are often deformed and overly crowned to the right by design. So I am not sure because it should go in the other direction. Drives straight though. And tire wear is even.
5- Tag decal cost is $$$. In FL, due to its weight, it fits into the commercial side.
6- In the bed only, the paint application could be better.
7- Fabric of seat not as good as 2005's

The pros:
1- Powerful engine - for a truck that is. It is my commuter car. Plenty powerful for that.
2- Smooth transmission-great except for dumb logic at low rpm.
5- Great interior finish (except for minor peeve with fabric)
6- Superb brakes - gone, gone are the troubles I had with the 2005.
7- Decent gas mileage for the weight and power (not comparable to the new GMC 5.3 of my son's truck however). He gets 22 on the same commuter trip. On a good day I get 20 mpg avg.
8- Long bumper to bumper warranty

Finally, when I bought it, I paid about $5k less than a comparatively equipped F150 (V8, not Ecoboost - no turbo for me) which I had my eyes set on, and about $4k less than a Tundra which i considered as well. If GMC had had the 6.2 in the mid-range line, I might have gone that way.

S far after almost two years, I am pleased.

Posted By: ALFY

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Titan. Not many Titan owners visit hee to it's nice to hear what a Titan owner thinks of the truck.

Now? NOW? they print this? This article should have been printed
in September, 2017, NOT when the 2018 model year run is almost
over !!!! The mind boggles at what goes through some peoples
heads....

I really wish Nissan would have made the front end better. I'd consider a Titan otherwise.



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