2017 Nissan Titan Review
2017 Nissan Titan Review
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Cameron Rogers has worked in the automotive industry since 2013. He has tested and reviewed hundreds of vehicles over the course of his career. Today, he leads the news team in developing cutting-edge news articles, opinion pieces and sneak peeks at upcoming vehicles. Favorite cars that he's driven during his tenure at Edmunds include the 991-era Porsche 911 Turbo S, Rolls-Royce Ghost and several generations of Honda Odyssey (really).
- Standard V8 offers plenty of power
- Numerous in-cabin and bed storage solutions
- Optional Pro-4X off-road package offers useful upgrades for backcountry use
- Generous bumper-to-bumper warranty
- No alternative engines for 2017
- Only one available axle ratio
- Touchscreen interface hampered by small physical and virtual buttons
- Maximum towing and payload capacities slightly lower than rivals
After a one-year hiatus, the full-size light-duty Nissan Titan is back for 2017. Fully redesigned, it boasts an aggressive new look, a vastly improved cabin design and a powerful V8 bolted to a seven-speed transmission.
Last year, Nissan revitalized its full-size truck line with the Titan XD, a pickup that uniquely slotted between the usual half-ton and heavy-duty markets in terms of payload and towing capacities. The Titan XD can tow more than 12,000 pounds with its available diesel engine, and its crew cab is paired with a standard bed (6 feet 6 inches) that makes it over 20 feet long. But if you don't need a pickup of the Titan XD's capabilities or just want something smaller, there's the completely redesigned 2017 Nissan Titan.
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Cost to DriveCost to drive estimates for the 2017 Nissan Titan SV 4dr Crew Cab (5.6L 8cyl 7A) and comparison vehicles are based on 15,000 miles per year (with a mix of 55% city and 45% highway driving) and energy estimates of $3.35 per gallon for regular unleaded in Virginia.
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The regular Titan and Titan XD are similar inside and out; crew-cab size and feature availability are nearly identical between the two trucks. But the Titan crew cab is more manageably sized because it doesn't stand quite as tall and its stubbier nose and short bed (5 feet 7 inches) make it over a foot shorter. Work-truck versions can be had with a regular cab with a long bed (8 feet 2 inches), and an extended cab with a standard bed is expected next year.
The engine bay is where you'll find the next point of differentiation. For now, the only engine available on the Titan is a 5.6-liter V8 that produces a robust 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. A V6 will debut next year, but you must look to the Titan XD if you want the Cummins diesel V8. Several thoughtful touches, such as a trailer brake-light check program accessible through the key fob, cargo rails on the bed floor and long bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage also contribute to the Titan's appeal.
But whether the new Titan is the truck for you might depend on what you think of the competition. The current generation of the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are fairly new, and both offer modern, high-tech cabins in addition to higher payload and towing limits. The Ram 1500 is a bit older and its capabilities are slightly less, but its ride comfort is second to none, and you can get it with a class-exclusive diesel engine. Toyota's still got a pretty nice truck with its Tundra, too. Overall, though, if you want a nicely equipped truck and don't need the ultimate in trailer-towing capacity, the 2017 Nissan Titan should suit your needs just fine.
Every 2017 Nissan Titan comes with stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, front-side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and hill start assist. The Pro-4X also comes standard with hill descent control, and SV models and above come with Nissan's Trailer Sway Control, which helps keep a trailer tracking straight when buffeted by crosswinds or while driving on poor-quality roads.
A rearview camera and a blind-spot monitoring system with rear-cross traffic alert are standard on the Pro-4X level and up, and can be added to the SV by opting for the Comfort & Convenience package. A 360-degree parking camera is standard on the Platinum Reserve and can be added to the Pro-4X via the Luxury package.
The SL and Platinum Reserve come with NissanConnect Services, a subscription-based service that includes automatic crash notification, stolen-vehicle recovery assistance and roadside assistance. It's added to the Pro-4X when you buy the Convenience package.
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We haven't extensively tested the 2017 Nissan Titan yet, but initial impressions are favorable. The 5.6-liter V8 feels strong from the moment you press on the gas. Braking effort is predictable, and the pedal stroke isn't overly long, so the Titan should prove easy to drive in traffic. Steering effort is lighter than in the Titan XD, and in general the Titan feels more nimble than its heavy-duty relative. Check back later for further driving impressions.
The 2017 Nissan Titan's cabin is spacious, although it doesn't feel cavernous the way the F-150 crew cab does. Still, there's plenty of room for five, and the rear passenger area features nifty storage options. Optional on the SV and standard on above trims is a cab-width lockable bin with removable dividers located under the rear seats. Flip the seats up, and you'll find the unfolded cargo platform features bungee tie-downs for keeping your stuff secure.
All controls on the center stack are within the driver's reach, including the trailer brake controller, which is out of the way but easily accessible at the bottom of the stack. The entire stack, and indeed much of the cabin overall, isn't overwhelmingly impressive or distinctive from a design perspective. Functionality seems to be the guiding factor — as opposed to the sleeker look of the Silverado, which keeps many of its controls confined to touchscreen menus, or the F-150, with its usable and attractive layout.
The 7-inch touchscreen and user interface also lags behind the best. Having physical buttons control top-tier menus is a good idea, but the buttons are fairly small. The interface also features small, horizontal virtual buttons that can be difficult to operate accurately. On the bright side, the optional 360-degree camera view is easy to view and makes it easy to navigate the Titan into a parking space. Bear in mind that systems with a rearview camera but not the surround-view camera do not feature dynamic guidelines, making it more difficult to predict the Titan's path while turning.
2017 Nissan Titan models
The 2017 Nissan Titan full-size pickup is available across the board as a crew cab with a short (5-foot-7-inch) cargo bed, while the work-truck versions can be bought as a single-cab with a long (8-foot 2.5-inch) bed. An extended cab with a standard (6-foot-6.7-inch) bed is expected next year. The crew cab can seat five or six, depending on trim or equipment. The Titan is available in five trims: S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve and the off-road-oriented Pro-4X. All are available with two- or four-wheel drive except the Pro-4X, which is 4x4 only.
The Titan S work truck is available with either cab and comes standard with 18-inch steel wheels, an active grille shutter, cab-mounted LED bed lights, a lockable damped tailgate, remote locking and unlocking, manual exterior mirrors, push-button ignition, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, a vinyl floor, power windows and locks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 40/20/40-split folding front bench seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a 5-inch color display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, NissanConnect mobile apps and a six-speaker audio system with a CD player, an auxiliary input and a USB port.
Step up to the SV, the highest trim level that's available in either cab, and you'll also get alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim (bumpers, door handles and grille), power-adjustable heated mirrors, a carpeted floor, cloth and vinyl upholstery, a driver information display, satellite radio and Nissan's Trailer Sway Control (see the Safety section).
The Titan Pro-4X takes the SV's equipment and adds dark-finish wheels with all-terrain tires, off-road-tuned Bilstein shocks, a lockable rear differential, hill descent control, a receiver hitch and a seven-pin wiring harness connector. Additional standard features for the Pro-4X include front tow hooks, skid plates, automatic headlights, foglights, automatic wipers, a spray-in bedliner, a rearview camera, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, keyless entry and ignition, front bucket seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat (with power lumbar), unique cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen, voice controls (with Siri Eyes Free), a navigation system, a rear air vent, a 110-volt household-style power outlet and floor mats.
Next is the SL, which takes the Pro-4X's upgrades (minus the all-terrain tires and mechanical upgrades such as the Bilstein shocks) and adds 20-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors with puddle lamps, running boards, a power-sliding rear window, LED cargo box lighting, a Utili-Track bed rail system with four movable tie-down cleats, remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver memory functions, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a four-way power passenger seat, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a Rockford Fosgate 12-speaker audio system, a 120-volt outlet located inside the bed and the NissanConnect Services emergency telematics features suite.
The range-topping Platinum Reserve builds upon the SL's features, adding unique wheels, dark chrome exterior trim, a 360-degree parking camera, upgraded leather upholstery, chrome and wood interior accents, a heated steering wheel with wood inserts, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.
Several option packages are available for the Nissan Titan, many of which bring the luxury and utility features from higher trims to the lower trims. Other notable packages include the SL Towing Convenience package (tow mirrors, a trailer brake controller and front tow hooks for rear-wheel-drive models), the SV and SL's Chrome package (20-inch chrome wheels, chrome exhaust tips and a chrome grille) and the Platinum Reserve's Bed Utility package (in-bed "Titan Box" storage bins, a remote locking tailgate and a bed utility step). The Platinum Reserve can also be ordered with a rear-seat DVD entertainment system and an Off-Road package with the Pro-4X's 18-inch alloys, all-terrain tires and Bilstein shocks.
For now, every 2017 Nissan Titan is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine producing 390 hpand 394 lb-ft of torque (a V6 is expected to bow later this year). It is paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is standard, and four-wheel drive (4WD) is optional on all but the Pro-4X, which comes standard with 4WD.
Whether equipped with RWD or 4WD, non-Pro-4X models earn EPA fuel economy estimates of 18 mpg combined (15 city/21 highway). The Pro-4X's off-road features (including the deletion of the front air dam) knock its fuel economy down slightly to 17 mpg combined (15 city/20 highway).
When properly equipped, the crew-cab Titan can tow up to 9,390 pounds in RWD configuration, and 4WD versions can tow up to 9,230 pounds. These ratings are a bit lower than V8-powered crew-cab competitors; the Ram 1500 crew cab can tow up to 10,330 pounds, while the Ford F-150 and Silverado 1500 crew cabs can each tow up to 10,800 pounds. The Titan's maximum payload is 1,590 pounds for RWD models and 1,610 pounds for 4WD models.
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3.9 out of 5 stars
Most helpful consumer reviews
5 out of 5 stars
2017 Titan 5.6L SV - Smooth, Comfortable & Quiet
2017 Nissan Titan SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
TWO YEAR UPDATE: The Titan performs well towing our new travel trailer. The trailer is 5,400 lbs, so it's an easy pull for the Titan, even in the mountains of West Virginia. The only warranty item has been to replace the alternator. The service manager said this was the only alternator he had ever replaced in a Titan under warranty. No other issues; I remain very happy with the … purchase of the Nissan Titan. 2017 First Impressions: My standard for a new truck was to match the comfort and smoothness of my 2007 Chevy Avalanche. I test drove all of the half-tons and selected the Titan. The truck delivers a quiet ride with a muted V-8 growl and smooth shifting under power. The suspension is well tuned for a truck, delivering a highway ride that is second-to-none. At the SV trim level - comprising the majority of Titan sales - the Comfort and Convenience Package provides most of the options drivers want: 8-way adjustable, heated seats; blind spot warning system; rear camera, running boards, and Class IV hitch with 4/7 pin wiring. Though I liked many features about the Silverado as well, Nissan's 5 year / 100,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty tipped the scale to the Titan.
5 out of 5 stars
Best deal for the money
2017 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
I normally dont do reviews, but thought this was worth writing. I own 3 pickups and am not brand dedicated because there are so many nice trucks. I own 3 different trucks. I am drawn to looks first then power and interior. I have notice reading reviews that most want to beat the trucks up, there are no perfect trucks. The Nissan drew me in because it was different and I dont recall any … recalls. I owned a Xterra and it was bulletproof and am hoping for the same on my Titan. After looking at all brands and I liked them all, I really like the warranty on my Titan and I got more equipment for the money than the competitors. My first and second tank of fuel at 70 mpg I got 17.5, I was very pleased and when it get broke in I hope for 20. I find it to be very quiet and so were all the others on top of the line. I guess I could beat the truck up with small complaints but sure makes spending my money on it hard to swallow. If the truck last me for 10 years I will be very pleased. I know the ride will get much better as it has in all my cars and trucks in time. I hope you enjoy your new purchase as much as I am enjoying mine. 18 month review and its still a great truck. I just got back from a 3K miles run with a trailer. The trailer was about 4K lbs and mileage was about 10 mpg at 70. This truck is so quiet and ride is great. It was a great purchase and if it is as reliable as my Xterra this will be another wonderful truck. 2 1/2 years now and still a great truck, I have 20k miles on it and everything is good. I get a lot of compliments on how quiet it is and the ride. I really like all the new trucks out there, but I think I made a great decision. I have added a 6" lift, camper and 35" tires, now I get compliments on the whole truck. These changes didn't change the ride of cabin noise. The mileage is about 17 on the hwy unless i have a strong headwind. The V8 runs great and would hate to have a V6. Well my 3 year review is still about the same, the truck runs great and still as quiet as the day I bought it. I tow a camper now and then, my mileage is about 9 mpg on calm day and 6 mpg with 20 mph head wind. I have found most trucks are about the same no matter what they tell you. The truck is still about 10k cheaper for the same equipment. Well, I'm into about my 4th year and the truck has been bulletproof. Still love everything about it. Mileage is still about 17 on the hwy at 65 to 70. Not much to complain about. Time for a 4 year update 12/21. I still find it hard to complain about my truck, its still been trouble free. I have drove some new trucks and they have more electronics, but as for ride and quietness mine is right there with them.I'm still getting compliments on the truck. I still get 17 to 18 on the road and 12 in town. I use my truck for camping pulling a 5k camper and I pull it way offroad. The pro-4x rear end would have been great but probably keeps me out of trouble. I do have a 6" lift, off road tires, ARE camper and 45 gal tank in bed. I would purchase another Titan again. Well it's been 5 years since I purchase my Titan and don't have a lot to say but it's still running great. I still get about 17 mpg and its as quiet as it was new. I've looked at new trucks , but they seem to be problematic (other brands). Well on a 5 and 1/2 year review still love the truck with no problems. I still average about 17 mpg on a calm day, and pulling a 5k lbs trailer 10 mpg. I have looked at new trucks but spending 65k to 85k for the same truck seems ridiculous. The truck is quiet and smooth on the road as it was brand new.
5 out of 5 stars
I love it
Tim Mcmillen, 11/23/2017
2017 Nissan Titan SV 4dr Crew Cab (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
I have owned several recent F-150s and 2013 and up Suburbans ( ALSO OWN A 2017 LT SUBURBAN CURRENTLY . So i feel i can give a fair and accurate opinion on the titan. Absolutely love the looks and not many of them on the road. I get the occasional WTF look is that from the big 3 Truck guys. V8 is amazing! Power to spare. MPG has been around 15 hoping it better as it breaks in more … ....maybe...Transmission is very good not super smooth. a little busy/ hesitant in the lower gears up until 30-35 MPH . VERY VERY SLIGHT I MUST SAY. Really hate the 26 gallon fuel tank. That's unacceptable in a full size truck. Infotainment system is yes a little dated and small. But works great. Plenty of USB ports and 12 volt outlets. Would love the option of a longer bed on the crew cab Like Ford offers. 5 year /100K warranty is awesome. Drives great on the road. can cruise all day 75-80 MPH on the freeway. Engineers definitely spent time and got the ride right. To my horror i almost drove straight to Costco from the dealer to remove the OE "General" tires. However they are surprisingly very very good. Would buy Nissan again in a second. Look folks they have spent BIG money/ time on this truck / product and its evident. big 3 have been doing trucks since FOREVER. I assure you for a half ton it merits a look.
3 out of 5 stars
No resale value
2017 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
Again, one of the best trucks out there but the worst for resale value. 2 years old and it dropped over $ 20,000.00
2017 Nissan Titan videos
MARK TAKAHASHI: Hi, everybody, it's Mark Takahashi with Edmunds and we're at the Chicago Auto Show taking a look at the 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab, which kind of fills the gap between-- no, it doesn't kind of-- it actually fills the gap between the single cab and the crew cab. [MUSIC PLAYING] This one has the seats in it. But the cooler thing for the king cab is it has a rear seat delete with a cargo wall with some tie downs in the back. So for people that kind of need more hauling and that want to keep things secure and out of the elements, that's actually a pretty smart move on Nissan's part. I just took a seat in the back seat, too. I'm 5' 10", which is about average, and I got to say the seat cushions were a little short. It didn't have that much support but for a quick trip or to head out to our worksite, it's totally fine. For smaller passengers, also, totally fine. Well, the Nissan Titan King Cab really isn't all that revolutionary. It does round out an already good line up of pickup trucks. So let us know what you think and check back with Edmunds as we get close to the spring release date. [MUSIC PLAYING]
2017 Nissan Titan King Cab First Look | Chicago Auto Show
The 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab fills the gap between the single and crew cab models. A unique rear-seat delete option further increases the pickup's utility appeal.
2017 Titan Highlights
|Combined MPG||18 MPG|
|Cost to Drive||$237/month|
|Drivetrain||rear wheel drive|
|Towing & Hauling||9,730 lbs.|
|Warranty||5 years / 100,000 miles|
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- RolloverRollover4 / 5Dynamic Test ResultNo TipRisk Of Rollover19.8%
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Used 2017 Nissan Titan Overview
The Used 2017 Nissan Titan is offered in the following submodels: Titan Crew Cab, Titan King Cab, Titan Regular Cab. Available styles include SV 4dr Crew Cab (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SL 4dr Crew Cab (5.6L 8cyl 7A), Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 4dr Crew Cab (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 4dr King Cab (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 4dr King Cab 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 4dr King Cab 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 4dr King Cab (5.6L 8cyl 7A), PRO-4X 4dr King Cab 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 2dr Regular Cab 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 2dr Regular Cab (5.6L 8cyl 7A), and S 2dr Regular Cab (5.6L 8cyl 7A). Pre-owned Nissan Titan models are available with a 5.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 390 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2017 Nissan Titan comes with rear wheel drive, and four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed shiftable automatic.
What's a good price on a Used 2017 Nissan Titan?
Price comparisons for Used 2017 Nissan Titan trim styles:
- The Used 2017 Nissan Titan SV is priced between $25,766 and$35,998 with odometer readings between 25750 and111610 miles.
- The Used 2017 Nissan Titan S is priced between $24,990 and$33,998 with odometer readings between 16304 and97627 miles.
- The Used 2017 Nissan Titan SL is priced between $30,990 and$36,998 with odometer readings between 13153 and89313 miles.
- The Used 2017 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve is priced between $36,990 and$39,998 with odometer readings between 36701 and38413 miles.
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