2019 Nissan Titan: What's Changed


By Andy Mikonis

Most significant changes: A new 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard for all trim levels. A new Fender Audio System is available on certain King Cabs and crew cabs.

Price change: Prices are up from $360 to around $500.

On sale: Now

Which should you buy, a 2018 or 2019? 2019. Cash rebates, discount financing or both have been available on the 2018 Titan, but the multimedia upgrades are substantial. No Titan has offered Apple CarPlay and Android Auto before now.

The current-generation Nissan Titan debuted as a 2017 model, a year after Nissan introduced a related (but heavier-duty) Titan XD. For 2019, all grades get a new 7.0-inch touchscreen interface for audio and connectivity functions, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A new Fender premium stereo comes standard on SL and Platinum Reserve crew cabs; it's optional on Pro-4X crew cabs and King Cabs. Nissan's Rear Door Alert system is new for the Titan. On four-door models (King Cabs and crew cabs), it activates a dash display and the horn if you don't reopen the rear door after the truck is shut off.

Like the Titan XD, the half-ton Titan gets a new grille for SV trims that mixes body-color and black accents. Two new metallic paint colors also join the roster: Midnight Pine and Moab Sunset.

Crew cabs have a 5.6-foot bed and four conventional doors; they come in five trim levels. King Cabs have rear-hinged rear doors and a 6.6-foot bed and come in three trim levels. Single cabs have two doors and an 8.0-foot bed; they come in just the two lowest trim levels.

The Titan employs a 390-horsepower, 5.6-liter gasoline V-8 engine with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Two-wheel drive or a part time four-wheel drive system are available. Though Titan sales have been on the rise, Nissan's full-size truck still occupies a very small part of the full-size pickup market, which Ford, GM and Ram continue to lead.

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Can't wait to read all the hate that will be written.

There's no hate. Selling around five thousand examples of a brand new two tiered truck line a month is amazing. Those 12K discounts should help keep the monthly numbers from cratering too badly.

Nissan must be pleased.

I especial like the Altima inside door handles on a half ton diesel pickup. Remember the guy in charge of developing this truck for Nissan? Funny you never here or see him anymore.

Brand loyalty is a big deal, and the Tundra, Ridgeline and Titan ware perfect examples.

Each offers the buyer something competitive and yet, the weak sales numbers show that buyers are mostly indifferent to the Asian brands, at least as regards trucks (exception Tacoma).

It would not surprise me at all if the Ridgeline and the Tundra are finished by this time next year. Nissan will keep making the Titan, at least until their next Frontier is in showrooms.

[edit] ARE not ware.

Tundra is not going anywhere. They sell 120000 a year with minor discounts and no serious marketing costs. It's a huge profit machine for Toyota, expect a new truck to debut in 2020 as a 2021, including a dual mode hybrid.

I travel often to the US & enjoy renting trucks whenever I can - had recently tried out this truck (as I've tried out F150, RAM's & Siver's...no Tundra's yet, Alamo doesn't offer it) - I thought it was a decent ride but never got use to the looks/design & decided it will never grow on me. This might explain the catastrophic sales - Nissan will really need to go back to the drawing board if it can survive the next generation.

So far, I've found the F150 as the most roomy/comfortable with the family especially longer road trips but my favorite was the RAM, smoother ride & felt more sporty & nimble. Silverado was just ok & felt old - maybe the new '19 model will be better & look forward to tying one out soon....

Tundra is not going anywhere.
Posted by: Dudlydooright | Nov 3, 2018

You've got to be kidding!

Toyota is killing it already. They keep scheduling greater shop floor space and time to building Tacomas (instead of Tundra) because the dealers can actually sell a Tacoma or two.

Hybrid Tundra? Sorry too late. They missed that train.

I had a 2005 Titan for 9 years. It had a great engine and was fun to drive for a truck. Just was not real happy with some of the quality like the exhuast that rusts in five years, leather wore off the steering wheel in 4 years, and it had some rattles.

I had a 2005 Titan for 9 years. It had a great engine and was fun to drive for a truck. Just was not real happy with some of the quality like the exhuast that rusts in five years, leather wore off the steering wheel in 4 years, and it had some rattles.

Toyota is working on the next tundra now. Schedule to debut at the 2020 Chicago Auto show. They were focused on cars first to get them all the one TNGA platform before turning to trucks. The tundra is not going away.

If one takes the time to check the facts. One finds that Toyota has essentially sold the same number of Tundras every year for the past 14 years. 07 through 09 were highs and lows based on new release and Economy downturn.

They haven't turned production down and they aren't killing the Tundra. Missed the Hybrid Train? They created the Hybrid Train ya Numbskull.


Toyota is devoting more time and shop floor resources to the Tacoma than the Tundra. Look it up.

Yet they keep building similar numbers of Tundras. You sound like a Toyota Fan, you obviously like their ability to adjust production to increasing demand. When you have facts get back to me.

Hey Dudley we don't disagree! The Tacoma leads in midsize and the Tundra is a non-factor, by design.

If Toyota wanted to lead in the full size space they have the resources, the manufacturing facilities, a great work force and a loyal customer base.

They just don't want to.

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