2018 Nissan Titan
- Standard V8 offers plenty of power
- Numerous in-cabin and bed storage solutions
- Optional Pro-4X off-road package offers useful upgrades
- Generous bumper-to-bumper warranty
- No alternative engines
- Only one available axle ratio
- Touchscreen interface hampered by small buttons
- Cabin design not especially attractive
2018 Nissan Titan pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Titan does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
There are few metrics by which the 2018 Nissan Titan beats its rivals outright. Several full-size pickup trucks can tow more, haul more and have more modern interiors. Overall, though, the 2018 Titan is still appealing.
It might not have gargantuan towing capabilities, but the 2018 Nissan Titan is thoroughly qualified to pull most trailers. It doesn't have an ultra-luxurious or modern vibe, but it does have several tech and safety features worth noting. What's more, the Titan is comfortable, versatile and competitively priced. The Titan wouldn't likely be our first choice in the full-size truck segment, but it's still worth considering, especially if you're a buyer looking for a well-rounded package.
2018 Nissan Titan configurations
The 2018 Nissan Titan is a full-size pickup truck available in five trims: S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve and the off-road-oriented Pro-4X. As is the case with most full-size trucks, there are multiple cab configurations and a wide array of options. The S is essentially a basic work truck. The SV and SL bring more in the way of convenience and tech features (power mirrors, an upgraded stereo), while the Platinum Reserve adds mostly luxury equipment (leather upholstery and chrome accents). The Pro-4X offers some unique off-road equipment and a more rugged appearance.
Depending on your needs, you can get a Titan as a crew cab with a short (5-foot-7-inch) bed, a single cab with a long (8-foot) bed, or an extended cab with a standard (6-foot-6.7-inch) bed. The single cab can seat two or three, while the King Cab and the crew cab can seat five or six, depending on the trim level.
The Titan S work truck is available with any of the three cab configurations and comes standard with a 5.6-liter V8 engine (390 horsepower, 394 pound-feet of torque) paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission. It includes 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, NissanConnect with Mobile Apps, and a six-speaker audio system with a CD player, an auxiliary input and a USB port.
Step up to the SV, and you'll also get alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim (bumpers, door handles and grille), front tow hooks (4x4 only), power-adjustable heated mirrors, a carpeted floor, cloth and vinyl upholstery, a driver information display, satellite radio and Nissan's Trailer Sway Control, which helps keep a trailer tracking straight when buffeted by crosswinds or while driving on poor-quality roads.
On top of the SV's equipment, the off-road-focused Pro-4X (4WD only) gets 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, skid plates, automatic headlights, foglights, automatic wipers, a spray-in bedliner, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring 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 120-volt household-style power outlet and floor mats.
Next is the SL (available only in crew cab), which takes the Pro-4X's upgrades (minus the all-terrain tires and off-road mechanical upgrades) and adds 20-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors with puddle lamps, running boards, a power-sliding rear window, LED cargo box lighting, and a Utili-Track bed rail system with four movable tie-down cleats. It also has remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver-seat 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 inside the bed, and NissanConnect Services, a subscription-based 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, many of which bring the luxury and utility features from higher trims to the lower trims. Other notable packages include the SL Tow 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 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. The Midnight Edition package is available on SV and SL crew-cab models, and it adds black body accents, unique interior trim and black 20-inch wheels.
The SL and Platinum Reserve come with NissanConnect Services, including automatic crash notification, stolen-vehicle recovery assistance and roadside assistance. It's added to the Pro-4X when you buy the Convenience package.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve Crew Cab (5.6L V8 | 7-speed automatic | 4WD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Nissan Titan has received some revisions, such as the addition of a King Cab (extended-cab) configuration, but our findings remain applicable to this year's Titan.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Titan safety features:
- Blind-Spot Monitor w/Rear Cross-Traffic
- Monitors the area around the rear-quarter panel and warns of vehicles that are in the blind spot or approaching it.
- Trailer Sway Control
- Helps keep a trailer tracking straight when buffeted by crosswinds or while driving on poor-quality roads.
- Surround-View Camera
- Gives a bird's-eye, 360-degree view of the vehicle to help fit the truck into tight spaces.
2018 Nissan Titan for Sale
While it may look like the bigger, bulkier Titan XD, the 2018 Nissan Titan is its own truck. Built on a different chassis but with nearly identical styling and interior appointments, the Titan is Nissan's full-size pickup, slated just below the sub-heavy-duty Titan XD. Essentially, the Titan is Nissan's entry into the heavyweight fight with tried-and-true trucks such as the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Ram 1500.
Cab size and feature availability are what you'd expect from a full-size pickup. The regular Titan is offered as either a four-door crew cab with a 5-foot-6-inch bed or a single-row regular cab with an 8-foot-long bed. An extended-cab model with a 6.5-foot bed is coming next year, as is a V6 engine.
Currently, a 5.6-liter V8 engine is the only choice. It delivers a strong 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque, and it comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Like most full-size pickups, the Titan offers rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive with a low-range transfer case. The EPA rates most 2WD and 4WD Titans at 18 mpg combined (15 city/21 highway).
Depending on configuration, the Titan has a maximum payload capacity of up to 1,950 pounds and can tow up to 9,740 pounds when properly equipped. Those ratings trail slightly those of the Titan's V8-powered competitors. But the Titan offers several helpful features, including a built-in trailer-brake controller and a trailer-brake light-test function. Pressing the right sequence of buttons on the key fob cycles through turn signals, brake lights and parking lights, allowing trailer lights to be checked without an assistant in the cab.
The Titan's crew cab feels spacious, with plenty of room for five. There are lots of good storage options in the back seat, including a lockable bin that runs the width of the cab. The dash design isn't particularly pleasing to the eye, but it's functional and logical. You might find the on-screen buttons on the infotainment system to be a little small.
The 2018 Nissan Titan is available in S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve and Pro-4X trims. The S is a basic commercial-oriented work truck with a cabin that is functional and comfortable, while the SV and the SL are aimed more at mainstream buyers who use their pickups as daily drivers. The Platinum Reserve offers the type of high-end features we expect from a luxury SUV, while the Pro-4X combines the creature comforts of the SL with off-road-specific hardware. Use Edmunds to help find the perfect 2018 Nissan Titan for you.
2018 Nissan Titan Overview
The 2018 Nissan Titan is offered in the following submodels: Titan Crew Cab, Titan King Cab, Titan Regular Cab. Available styles include SV 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 4dr King Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SL 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 4dr King Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 4dr King Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 4dr King Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), S 2dr Regular Cab 2WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), SV 2dr Regular Cab 2WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), Platinum Reserve 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A), and PRO-4X 4dr King Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 7A).
What do people think of the 2018 Nissan Titan?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Nissan Titan and all its trim types. 0 Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Titan.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Nissan Titan and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Titan featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2018 Nissan Titan?
2018 Nissan Titan SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
The 2018 Nissan Titan SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,755. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Titan SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $11,189 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $11,189 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$29,566.
The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Titan SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is27.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 1 2018 Nissan Titan SV 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Nissan Titan S 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A)
The 2018 Nissan Titan S 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,905. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Titan S 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is trending $11,189 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $11,189 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$24,716.
The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Titan S 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) is31.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 1 2018 Nissan Titan S 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (5.6L 8cyl 7A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Nissan Titan?
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