The 2017 Nissan Titan: What the critics say
Nissan has finally remade its half-ton pickup, and the finished product is “absolutely impressive in many ways.” Fast, comfortable, and equipped with an enviable array of task-ready bed features, it will make many owners of the original Titan very happy. None will be surprised that the power train is arguably the best feature. After all, “Nissan is at its heart an engine company.” But even with its “fantastic” 5.6-liter V-8, the 2017 Titan doesn’t appear ready to leapfrog any of the segment’s best-sellers.
New York Daily News
The Titan’s beefier sibling, the dieselpowered Titan XD, remains a more distinctive offering. The half-ton Titan “never lacks for power,” though, and its reduced weight produces “delightful steering feel.” That seems appropriate for a pickup that’s “as much a family hauler” as it is a workhorse. Parents will appreciate the spacious crew cab, the low step-in height, and clever childseat latches. “Exceptionally comfortable” front seats should make long hauls fly by.
Car & Driver
But to win over Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram buyers, Nissan needed to innovate. The new Titan, clearly aiming at holding its own, sits right at the midpack in its towing, hauling, and fuel economy ratings. In a market where loyalty matters, though, “simply matching the incumbents may not be enough.”