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2010 Nissan Titan

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Nissan Titan Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 317 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2010 Nissan Titan

  • The 2010 Nissan Titan is a good truck, but it's getting long in the tooth. Other full-size trucks outdo the Titan in just about every area.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Spacious and functional cabin.

  • Cons

    Newer competitors are more capable and comfortable, cab style and drivetrain selection are limited, burly exhaust note gets tiresome on long drives.

  • What's New for 2010

    For 2010, the Nissan Titan offers greater safety as stability control, side airbags and curtain airbags become standard across all trims. Other than that and the shuffling of option packages, the Titan soldiers on for another year essentially unchanged.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
/
  • 17
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Wow what a beast and

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Vehicle: 2010 Nissan Titan SE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 5A)

Let me tell you after owning a chevy impala SS for 3 years and taking it on multiple trips, this truck is much more comfortable and feels safer and more reliable. A lot of people think this is a foreign vehicle but guess again. American MADE IN THE GOOD OLD USA> factory in Tennessee builds them. Just like Chevy, Dodge, and ford, all built will imported parts, this truck rips them apart with flying colors. i Don't even care about the fuel management system going down to 4 cylinders cause i live in the hills. Our chevy impala had it and it was only in 4 cylinder on the highway or coasting down a hill in which the Nissan gets a hundred miles a gallon going down hill also. Fuel Management is done!




Great truck

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Vehicle: 2010 Nissan Titan SE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 5A)

I looked at Ford (a satisfied prior owner) Dodge and GMC. The SE Titan was the most for the money. I liked the new F150, but Ford wanted too much for a comparable model. I went on a trip to Florida with my Titan, pulled 2 big Harleys 2 people and a back seat full of “STUFF”. With the Trailer Pkg., it was hard to tell I was towing anything. I love the power and grunt, it gives you a feeling of being in a heavy duty truck with the performance and nimble feel of a sportier truck. It’s comfortable, roomy and well equipped. Its interior look is not as dramatic and appealing as a F150, but functional and well laid out. I have read the big 3 have caught up to Titan, but any of those = big $.




Pretty good truck with, a

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Vehicle: 2010 Nissan Titan SE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 5A)

Overall this is a very good truck, there are so many great things to say about the truck with only a few bad things to say. There are too many good things to talk about so ill just list of the bad. First and foremost, gas mileage could be better. People make excuses cuz its a big powerful truck, yadi yadi ya! Well the other manufactures have been able to produce powerful great running trucks with decent mpg. Why not nissan? Interior scratches easy for those with kids. Looks worn quickly. Seat material to include floor mats, and interior plastic could all be made more durable. A few fit and finish issues could be better and paint job is ok, but others are better.




Best truck for the money

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Vehicle: 2010 Nissan Titan SE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 5A)

This is my second titan and this one is just as good as the first. After looking at the competitors, no truck offers the combination of size, value, and performance that the Nissan has. As with my first Titan I have had 0 problems so far.




Best bang for the buck

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Vehicle: 2010 Nissan Titan SE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 5A)

I've had my 2010 Titan for about a month now. This truck is terrific, great power, smooth ride, precise steering. I test drove the big 3, and there was no comparison. Chevy, Dodge and Ford have similar power, but the Titan handles better and just feels more agile.



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Full 2010 Nissan Titan Review

What's New for 2010

For 2010, the Nissan Titan offers greater safety as stability control, side airbags and curtain airbags become standard across all trims. Other than that and the shuffling of option packages, the Titan soldiers on for another year essentially unchanged.

Introduction

Seven years ago, Nissan knew what Americans liked in their pickup trucks: Big. Big engine. Big cab. Big towing capacity. So Nissan came barreling out of the gate with the aptly named Titan. It had the size and power needed to make half-ton-truck buyers (and the American truckmakers) take notice, and we even ranked it first in a truck comparison test at the time.

But now entering its seventh model year with no major changes, the tough Titan is now the oldest pickup on the market. All of the trucks from the Detroit Three (our new term for the former "Big Three") have been recently redesigned. Toyota's on its game, too, having introduced the very capable second-generation Tundra a few years ago. With these newer trucks, Chevy, Ford and Toyota have been able to outpace the Titan in terms of power, capability and comfort.

As a testament to what Nissan got right initially, the 2010 Nissan Titan remains a good truck. Its muscular 5.6-liter V8 can easily handle almost any hauling and towing task its owner may throw into or behind it, for instance, and its cabin is spacious and well-equipped. But faced with the above-mentioned deficits as well as the truck's long-running lack of customizable configurations, we'd recommend going with the Silverado, F-150, Ram or Tundra before settling on the Titan.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2010 Nissan Titan is a full-size pickup truck. It is available in king (extended) cab and crew cab configurations. The king cab gets a choice of 6-foot-6-inch or 8-foot beds, while the crew cab gets either a 5-foot-6-inch or 7-foot bed. From there, the Titan is available in XE, SE, Pro-4X and LE trim levels.

The Titan King Cab XE comes standard with 18-inch steel wheels, a lockable tailgate, 40/20/40-split front bench seat, 60/40-split rear bench seat, air-conditioning and a six-speaker stereo with a CD player. The Titan Crew Cab XE adds power windows and locks, a power vertical-drop rear window and an eight-speaker stereo.

The XE Popular Equipment package adds 18-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, a front overhead console, a receiver hitch and, on the King Cab, a sliding rear window.

The Titan SE adds the content of the XE's Popular Equipment package, plus chrome grille and bumpers, power mirrors, keyless entry, a dampened-assist tailgate, manual lumbar support, a trip computer, an auxiliary audio jack and an in-dash six-CD changer with MP3 capability.

The SE Popular Equipment package adds an eight-way power driver seat, power-adjustable pedals, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a compass. The SE Value Truck package adds to that a receiver hitch, foglights, Bluetooth, bucket seats and center console and a fold-flat front passenger seat. The SE Utility package adds a lockable bedside compartment, adjustable tie-down cleats and a spray-in bedliner. The SE Premium Utility package includes all that plus power-extending/heated sideview mirrors, front tow hooks and a premium Rockford Fosgate sound system with satellite radio.

The SE Heavy Metal (or Texas Titan, depending on region) adds chrome (18-inch) wheels/mirrors/door handles/side-step rails and a billet grille.

The Titan LE (crew-cab only) includes all the above equipment plus dual-zone automatic climate control, driver memory functions, leather seating, a four-way power passenger seat, a leather-wrapped shifter, a pair of additional speakers (for 10 total) a universal garage opener and wood trim.

The Pro-4X trim is available only with four-wheel drive and is equipped similarly to an SE with Popular Equipment and Value Truck packages. It adds Rancho shocks, heavy-duty skid plates, a lower final-drive ratio, all-terrain tires and a push-button rear locking differential. The Pro-4X's Premium Utility package is similar to the SE's. The Pro-4X Leather package adds leather upholstery, a four-way power passenger seat and driver memory functions.

Available only on Pro-4X and LE crew cabs are the Technology package (sunroof and a navigation system) and the Entertainment package (rear-seat DVD entertainment system). The LE can also be equipped with the Heavy Metal/Texas Titan package, which is similar to the SE's except that the chromed-out wheels measure 20 inches.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2010 Nissan Titan is available with two-wheel drive or 4WD. There is only one powertrain combination: a 5.6-liter V8 hooked up to a five-speed automatic transmission. The V8 is rated at 317 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque. With the optional Tow package, the Titan extended cab is rated to pull up to 9,500 pounds while the crew cab is rated at just 100 pounds less. The transmission features a tow-haul mode for handling heavy loads.

EPA-estimated fuel economy for the Titan 4X4 is 12 mpg city/17 mpg highway and 14 mpg combined. The 2WD Titan rates 1 mpg better across the board.

Safety

Standard on all Titans are antilock disc brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.

In government crash testing, the 2010 Nissan Titan received a perfect five stars for driver protection in frontal impacts and four stars for passenger protection. The Titan earned a "Good" rating (the highest possible) in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset crash testing; however, it scored only a Marginal rating (second worst of four) in that agency's side-impact test.

Interior Design and Special Features

Both King Cab and Crew Cab Titans feature a spacious and functional interior design, with easy-to-use controls and numerous storage bins. Materials quality is only average, however. The rear seats fold up to provide a large load floor for hauling items inside the cab, and the rear doors on extended-cab models open nearly 180 degrees for easier access. With standard and optional features like a durable spray-on bedliner, movable tie-down cleats, handy tailgate illumination and a driver-side lockbox, the Titan can be quite the hard-working truck.

Driving Impressions

The 2010 Nissan Titan's precise steering is nicely weighted, which makes the truck relatively nimble and easy to drive on pavement. However, the rather stiff suspension (especially on Pro-4X models) can make the Titan feel skittish in off-road situations. The Titan's tractable 5.6-liter V8 delivers plenty of muscle right from idle. It sounds great, too, but that booming exhaust note can grow tiresome on long drives.

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Talk About The 2010 Titan

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CarMan@Edmunds
CarMan@Edmunds
05-24-2010
Hi Steve. Nissan is currently providing an attractive $4,000 cash incentive on the 2010 Titan. Unfortunately, its lease program on this model is not very attractive....


sharon5190
sharon5190
10-05-2010
Model: TITAN...


reddevil4
reddevil4
06-12-2009
I read somewhere a couple of months ago that Nissan was going to discontinue making the Titans after 2010. So I was wondering does anybody know the future of the Frontier Pickups. I would think that N...



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