First Look: 2012 Nissan Titan

First Look: 2012 Nissan Titan

The 2012 Nissan Titan continues to soldier on for another model year with only minor updates, including a new Sport Appearance Package.

The Sport Appearance Package (pictured above) bundles a variety of cosmetic and functional upgrades for middle-of-the-road Titan SV models. The option group includes 20-inch SL aluminum-alloy wheels (in dark Hyper Silver finish), darkened grille treatment, body-colored front and rear bumpers, black step rails, bolstered seats shared with the PRO-4X off-road model with silver contrasting stitching, a lockable bedside storage compartment, unique bodyside sport "Titan" vinyl graphic, white-faced gauges, fog lights, captain’s chairs and a center console. A Bluetooth hands-free phone system and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls are also included.

The Sport Appearance Package is priced at $2,490. Titan SV's starting MSRP is $29,410.

The 2012 Titan is available only in King Cab (extended cab) and crew-cab body styles with a choice of two-wheel or four-wheel-drive configurations, along with two wheelbases (138.9 inches and 159.5 inches) and three bed lengths. A 5.6-liter V-8 rated at 317 horsepower and 385 pounds-feet of torque is the only available engine. Brilliant Silver is a new exterior color choice for all 2012 Titan models.

The 2012 Titan is available nationwide today.

[Source: Nissan, H/T to Daniel]


I owned a 2004 Titan, and just loved it. It was the first year the truck was offered, so there were some bugs to be worked out in the way of re-calls. Other than that, that truck has never failed me. And I tow a 8100 travel trailer quite often. And I tow it like a gentleman. I loved the truck so much, I just went out and bought a new 2011 SV Crew Cab with the utility truck and premium truck packages. Since 2004, they have added a bit more HP and Tourque. Also, my front end is nearly level with the rear. As wasn't the case with the 2004. That would probably be the only issue I had with it. As far as dependibility, comfort, and towing, I didn't want to change vehicles. Because they are not selling well, I got a great deal. $29,500 with both packages. I also added an after market Nav/Entertainment system as well. Where could you find a truck in this class, with the towing capacity and roomy interior, for the price I got? After a breif trip to the Dodge and Ford dealers, I went right back to Nissan. They couldn't beat the price. It suits the needs of myself and my family.

I wanted a Titan, but chose a 2010 Tundra. The Nissan dealership refused to negotiate at the time, and Tundra had $3k off new, unheard of for a Toyota, so I jumped on it. Also, the Titan is thirsty!

I owned and traded a 2010 Tundra for a Dodge 5.7 last year and I prefer the Dodge in almost every respect. What I really wanted was a 1/2 ton with a diesel option but Detroit seems to have no interest (yet). The first to do so will likely get my business provided the diesel mileage is 20+ and towing capacity is a least 12,000 lbs.

Tundras are great --- just make sure your camshaft doesn't fall out driving down the road and that your accelerator doesn't stick and send you flying off a bridge. Other than that, stick with the quality Tundra..


We love our 2005 Titan. Pulls our travel trailer with no problems for two years now. Wish they made a 3/4 ton. Would jump all over that.

I've had several Nissan vehicles from cars to trucks. In my opinion the Titan and frontier (which I have both 2012s) are superb. I love the fact the body style hasn't changed much. For one just at glance one can't tell the general year models easily. For two personally I'm not wanting to update a vehicle due to changes in the looks. They must be satisfied with their sales or they would've made substantial body style changes as they do with their cars. I've had the 2010 armada platinum 4x4 and loved everything about it other than mpg. I will NEVER go to anything other than Nissan ever again!

I have a 2011 Titan SV king cab and I test drove the Ford, Chevy and Dodge... The big thing for me is the power !! Aside from the Toyota the Titan has more power and feels tighter. . handles awesome and has great road manors !! I have 30k on mine and have put it through it's paces without any issues ! The Ford F-150 is a tin can and advertising superstar not a real world performer .. Chevy builds a nice truck but way over priced and Dodge is a POS ... Read the reviews on 2010 and 2011 dodge issues ... Change the Nissan power plant ? Why its a Beast !
It's a truck designed to perform and it does that and more !!!
Nissan has something up it's sleeve and I'm sure it will kick ass like the past Titans do !!!!

I have a 2012 titan 4x4, it is my second titan, as far as I see it, I like an enjoy my titan.i live on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I drive my trk all over the beach most of the time not in 4 wheel grandson gets a kick out of all the other makes of trks stuck in the sand.i get tired of people comparing the titan half ton to the three quarter ton an one ton trks. I will put my titan trk against any other half ton trk on the market.gas motor to gas motor, had to say that because some Crack head would want me to go against a diesel.

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