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2020 Titan SV Crew Cab 4x4 - Awesome truck

Jeret, 05/28/2020
2020 Nissan Titan SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 9A)
44 of 44 people found this review helpful

I was in the market for a new truck and picked the Nissan Titan over the Ram and Chevy. I was upgrading from a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT with 5.7 HEMI. I did a significant amount of research on which vehicle was the better value for similar price points. I also looked at maintenance and consumer reviews and the Titan consistently had less issues and high consumer reviews. I know every manufacturer has some kind of issue and nothing is perfect, but I didn’t see anything monumentally wrong with the Titan. I liked the maintenance aspect of this truck, since I do my own maintenance. No turbos, 16 spark plugs, etc. just a simple V8 that had really good power and didn’t require/recommend 89 octane or higher to run properly. These are my impressions of the truck: Ride quality - drives more like a car, but maybe not exactly like the Ram’s luxury car ride that I test drove. However, it is light years ahead of my previous truck. The steering is very good and responsive and I don’t feel like it’s a chore doing u-turns in it. The cabin is quiet and mostly hear the engine when I’m climbing RPM’s and the engine just sounds tough. Drivetrain - the 9-speed really applies the power appropriately and it just wants get off the line. The 5.6 is a solid engine and has “plenty” of power to make the truck feel nimble. Has great acceleration. Interior/Tech - I purchased the truck with the convenience package, utility package, and tow package. This truck has the 9” screen and looks good with clear definition and the Nissan connect software works really well. There’s no lag or hesitation when using the interface. I feel it’s laid out well and just easy to use. The seats are cloth and wanted leather seats, but the quality of the cloth seats are very nice and not in a rush to do the katzkin seat treatment. The seats are very comfortable. Overall the interior doesn’t feel cheap like the Chevy I sat in and is actually pretty nice. I think it’s better than the Chevy for sure and a little better than the Ford. It has plenty of space in the front and in the back for a crew cab and also has all the outlets and comfort you could possibly need. I really like it the interior and have no complaints. Overall, I think this truck is excellent and totally underrated. For all the amenities that you get for the price of the truck you just can’t beat it. Plus the warranty is 100k. Just a great truck and highly recommend.

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5 out of 5 stars

2020 Titan is impressive!

lsutigers, 08/02/2020
2020 Nissan Titan PRO-4X 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 9A)
25 of 25 people found this review helpful

After looking at similar offerings from the big 3, I compared them against the Titan and came away impressed with the overall package. Each of the manufacturers has their high points and low points, for instance: Ram has the nicest interior/infotainment system and best ride but falls short on reliability. GMC has a great 360 degree camera system for trailering but the interior materials quality is at the bottom of the segment. It has a lot of catching up to do in that dept. Ford offers a great turbocharged V6 option (Ecoboost) with a lot of power and great fuel economy. They also tout the highest towing numbers in the class but in real-world towing situation, it just doesn’t feel confident towing over 10k lbs. go with a Super Duty truck if you want to tow more that 10k. Finally, while the Titan doesn’t offer the most configurations, it does most things really well and is a good compromise between quality and value. For 2020, they have stepped it up with a ton of high-tech safety features as standard equipment. Basically, all of the options available in high-end luxury cars now come standard on the Titan. Yes, it only offers one engine option but it is very powerful and the truck/platform pulls and tows with great confidence. The interior was recently updated with more standard tech than the competition and is only behind Ram as far as nav screen size goes. It also offers lots of connectivity options (standard) inside the cabin and the materials feel high quality. There is also an optional panoramic moonroof! Overall, you can’t go wrong with the Titan. If offers a ton of standard equipment and you can get a great deal if you negotiate, significantly cheaper than the competition. Not to mention that it offers by far the best warranty in the business, 5yr/100k miles. The Titan is not just a great value proposition, it is a very capable truck. Just spending a few minutes in a Titan, you can instantly tell that truck is built very well with high quality materials and feels very solid and planted. Unfortunately, most truck buyers will never get to experience how great the Titan is as they will only consider one or maybe two options from Detroit. Even the Tundra gets little to no respect with domestic truck buyers. Speaking of the Tundra, it is due for a major redesign in 2021 or 2022 and feels very dated so I didn’t even consider it as an option at this time.

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Love My Titan...It Deserves More Respect! - Update

2021 Titan Owner, 04/30/2021
updated 11/03/2022
2021 Nissan Titan SL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 9A)
31 of 33 people found this review helpful

20k mile update: Titan has been great! I am as impressed with it now as I was when I bought it. Wish it had Auto 4WD, and also would like the drivers seat to adjust lower...but these are very minor compared to the list of issues I had with my 2016 F150 (didn't like the jumpy highway handling, poor headlights, horrible dealer service, many reliability quirks and recalls). Original Review: I am really impressed with the Titan and love driving it. Impressions when test driving: Its real-world V8 performance, handling, braking and comfort are equal to or better than my 2016 F150. In addition to the F150 I have owned Ridgeline and Tundra, and have test driven all choices (though only bothered to go so far as sitting in the GM). Except for favorable Ram reviews, and knocks on the Titan's exterior styling (the Titan has a couple awkward styling points in my opinion) I disagree with auto reviewers' opinion of the Titan vs competition. Minor styling aside I feel the Titan has no major shortcomings whereas the others did. Real world gas mileage of all trucks is within 2-4 mpg of each other (they're all horrible, so might as well get a nice sounding and driving V8) and configuration choices had no impact on my decision. The Titan's final negotiated purchase price (not the MSRP as often referred to in reviews) and warranty did have a major impact in my decision though...with the Titan SL I feel like I got an F150 Lariat / Limited (or Ram Laramie / Limited) for an XLT/Big Horn price...and got a 5 year/100k bumper to bumper warranty vs 3 year/36k with Ford and Ram. Impressions After 1 Month: Love: Seat comfort is the best! Safety technology works flawlessly. Engine sounds and drives awesome. Everything is where it should be and is easy to use. Headlights that work (my F150's headlights were beyond useless). Don't Love: Manually locking rear tailgate (need to use a key to lock!). The rear doors don't open as wide as the F150, and I keep trying to open wider. Transmission has been confused a couple times...thinking it's software getting used to my driving.

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5 out of 5 stars

Best Value By Far

Dan, 09/14/2020
2020 Nissan Titan SV 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.6L 8cyl 9A)
11 of 11 people found this review helpful

I'm one of those typical suburbia dads who just wanted a big truck. Not for hauling or work... but just to drive to and from work and occasionally use it for home depot runs. So I wanted a truck that had the most safety and convenience features for the money. The Titan by far has the most features for the money after rebates and promotions, etc. I'm not brand loyal and 5 years ago I owned a Dodge Ram 1500 which I thought was a great truck. After that I owned a Honda Ridgeline for a couple of years which I thought was the best of all worlds. However, the Honda just didn't look the part... actually a bit dorky to say the least. So now I own a 2020 Titan SV 4x4. Interior - Very nice and comfortable interior; especially the cloth seats are amazing. The sound system sounds great and the infotainment system is awesome and easy to manipulate. The 9" screen is nicer then all except the Dodge Ram with the giant screen add-on. There is plenty of storage and cup holders. Everything seems to be as nice if not nicer than all the other brands. Like the Ram's, Nissan's interior doesn't look like it was designed by a child. Ford's interiors are so awe-full looking it's pathetic. Chevy is getting better but still looks weird. Dodge is the best by far but Nissan is a close second. Almost everything in the Titan is well put together and thoughtful. What is not that great is the upper interior door panel where you put your elbow. While it's not uncomfortable as some might describe it... it is not soft like all other manufacturers. However, the cab is designed so you can rest your elbows on the door armrest and the center console which are all very soft. Safety - Nobody comes close to the safety equipment offered at this price range. Toyota is the only one which also offers the whole safety shield thing but the Tundra is outdated and more expensive. The Titan SV is like a Ram Big Horn, or a Chevy 1500 LT, or a lower Ford F-15 XLT. However, none of the other brands offer this kind of safety stuff in their lower trims. Also, how far up do you have to go in the other brands to get "smart" cruise control. You can't beat the Nissan for 2020. Exterior - the exterior of this truck looks good and is very solid. I have the in-bed storage which is a nice option. The step is also a nice add-on for the SV. What the truck lacks in the trim is power folding mirror.. which in this case would be nice since i have the trailoring package. Also, this truck has no daytime running lights... a big omission by Nissan. However, not a deal breaker. As a matter of fact, the regular halogen bulbs are so easy to change out, that for $60 I added LED replacement bulbs which make a huge difference. Engine, Gas, Driving - The engine is awesome on power and the transmission shifts great. As a matter of fact the engine is as good as the Hemi in the Dodge. However, Nissan didn't add any fuel saving measures so you have to deal with paying more at the pump. My first tank of mixed driving was around 16mpg. I can tell that on the highway it will get around 20mpg....not great but not a deal breaker. The truck feels good to drive and isn't too stiff. It's not as soft as the others, but there's very little difference in my opinion. The only complaint I have is the steering is a bit too heavy at low speeds. If Nissan were to fix that this would be a real contender for best truck. I can see how the steering can be an issue for smaller people. However, it makes the truck feel secure and steady on the road. Overall - this truck is totally underrated. It's worth every penny once you apply discounts. Not only that, i got almost all the discounts plus 0% financing... the others couldn't touch that. I'm happy and until gas goes through the roof again I won't complain too much about pumping gas lol

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4 out of 5 stars

Great except for mileage

James Donnelly, 04/13/2021
2021 Nissan Titan SV 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.6L 8cyl 9A)
18 of 19 people found this review helpful

This is a pretty good truck. The only downside is bad gas mileage. The steering wheel feels good. The seats are comfy. Never had a problem with any of the three Titans I have owned. I would recommend this truck as long as you shop around and get a good price. The Nissan people in Gallatin, TN are some of the best. The only deal breaker the truck used to have was it's terrible infotainment screen. Now they have a large colorful one that looks great.

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