• Jun 30th 2010 at 9:28AM
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While Nissan refines its pickup truck plans and gets ready for an all new Titan in 2014, it is doing only a little bit of tweaking to the 2011 Titan and Frontier. The Titan swaps three of its four trim level names, with XE becoming S, SE becoming SV and LE becoming SL, and any four-wheel drive model will get a "4x4" badge. More substantively, captain's chairs will be fitted as standard on the top-level SL trim. The 317-horsepower, 5.6 liter V8 remains unchanged.

The name swap carries over to the Frontier, however, with the PRO-4X model keeping its name on the Frontier and Titan. The smaller pickup loses the six-speed manual on the long wheelbase SL King Cab and SV Crew Cab, but gains a six-speed manual option for the lowest trim S model and the PRO-4X short wheelbases. The top line SV trim adds a Luxury Package to its option sheet, and with a little mix-n-match you can get LATCH child safety seats.

The 2011 Titan goes on sale in August, the V6 Frontiers hit showrooms in September, the four cylinder Frontiers in October.

[Source: PickupTrucks.com]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Well rumor goes it won't be til 2014 when Nissan has something new. The heavy-duty vans kinda confirm that. I guess Nissan is going the Ford Ranger route. But I don't blame them. It'll save money for them and give them time to decide on a route for their trucks, which I believe are the most potential of any Japanese truck. With the Tundra kinda flopping in predicted sales and recalls could put Nissan in position for a decent winner, but they might get the opportunity now and not in a few years....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just bought a 2010 Frontier SE, glad to see I'm not going to miss much by not waiting for the 2011 model. Honestly no real need to change the truck, I found it to be the best in its class, which hasn't changed much in a while. The only real competition is the Tacoma, whose changes for next year are just a minimal.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I had an 06 Frontier, very nice truck but DAYUM that 4.0 gets terrible gas mileage. I averaged 16.5 on a tank and I could never break 19 mpg on a tank even driving like a grandma. I ended up selling it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah the Frontiers are horrible gas hogs, and they're actually very heavy for the size.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They still make Titans? If they get the up-rated V8 from the QX and offer either the 4L VQ or the big I6 from the Patrol... or the 3L diesel from the patrol for that matter... and keep working on that HD model- Wider track, Coil-sprung IFS, 3" rear leaves, and a frame center section that's about 4" taller_ all good stuff
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Dodge JV would have been a win-win.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "The Titan swaps three of its four trim level names, with XE becoming S, SE becoming SV and LE becoming SL"

      Sounds like Nissan is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Titan needs to either get some serious help in the way of a refresh or just go away. It is completely outmatched by every other truck in the full size market, especially in terms of quality. The interior was good, not great when it was launched and now it's so far behind it's sad. The interior layout and materials are horrible and the drive is not nearly as good as the others full size trucks.

      The only thing the Titan outdoes it's competiton in is badging. The "TITAN V8" badging on the door runs nearly half the length of the door!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Would like to see them focus on the Frontier for refreshing, but they probably still want a shot at the fullsize market. A little sad that the deal w/Chrysler was killed. The TItan would have gotten a sweet platform, and Chrysler some much needed cash.
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