The 2017 Nissan Titan is the newest pick-up truck to enter the competitive yet uncrowded full-size pickup truck segment. This segment has been dominated for a very long time by the Ford F-150, a truck which, we must admit, has a lot to offer. Nissan knows that, and also knows that its Titan pickup was going to face some fierce competition, and that's why the Japanese manufacturer spared no expense and effort in designing the all-new Nissan Titan.
2017 Nissan Titan vs Ford F-150 in Burnaby: compare prices
Available starting at $44,650, the Nissan Titan comes standard with a 5.6-liter V8 engine that develops 390 horsepower and 394 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission and can tow up to 9,390 pounds. What is interesting about the 2017 Titan is that it is offered with all the equipment needed to tow its maximum weight capacity from the gate, which means that it is not necessary to add expensive options to be able to enjoy all of its power.
If we look at the Nissan Titan XD, the most rugged Titan truck, the towing capacity is even more impressive. Indeed, the 2017 Nissan Titan XD can tow over 12,000 pounds. The Titan XD was designed to fill the gap between a 1500 and a 2500 truck, or in the case of the Ford F-150, the XD is in the middle between the F-150 and the F-250 with the towing capacity of a 250 but a price that is more reflective of the 150. Indeed, the Nissan Titan XD is offered from $46,250 while the Ford F-250 with equivalent equipment is a little more expensive.
In addition, the 2017 Nissan Titan XD is the only one to offer the possibility of a Cummins engine. In this case it is a 5.0-liter V8 developing 310 horsepower and an impressive 555 lb-ft of torque. In addition to being very powerful, this engine is powered by a fuel tank that can hold up to 98 liters. That’s quite a bit more than the Ford which gives it a greater autonomy.
The difference between the 2017 Nissan Titan and the Ford F-150 is on the road
It was to be expected that these two trucks would share similar characteristics. That said, the biggest difference between the 2017 Nissan Titan and the Ford F-150 is found on the road. The Titan is a truck that is focused on both comfort and capability. On the road, it is stable and poised, and the comfort is really impressive. The Titan was designed as much as a work tool as a daily vehicle, and compared to the Ford F-150 several consumers believe it is the most balanced. That’s good news, because we all know that a truck is not just for hauling heavy loads and getting dirty anymore. It also needs to take the family on summer road trips or to the rink or ski hill in winter, or to the grocery store after work. The Titan was designed as much for that as for the construction site.
To find out more about the new 2017 Nissan Titan and the Nissan Titan XD 2017, contact us today at Morrey Nissan of Burnaby!