Those looking for a full-size pickup alternative to what is offered by the American Big Three have two choices; the Toyota Tundra and the Nissan Titan. The latter of the two has received subtle updates for the 2013 model year, and its pricing has been announced.

Base MSRP for the 2013 Nissan Titan is $28,820. For that, you'll get the Titan S King Cab Short Wheelbase 4x2 model. Four-wheel drive will bring the price up to $31,670 for the same trim level, while a 4x2 Crew Cab model starts at $31,370. For the off-road crowd, the PRO-4X starts at $37,040, while the SL Crew Cab 4x4 sits atop the lineup and carries a base price of $42,740. All of these prices are *excluding the $995 destination charge.

As for the updates, most prominent is the new tailgate design that features an integrated rear spoiler. Other exterior and interior tweaks are subtle, and include now-standard side step rails, and a newly styled wheel for the S model. For 2013, the PRO-4X gets revised graphics and "Titan" seat embroidery.

All models of the Titan receive Nissans 5.6-liter V8, making 317 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque. Coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission, the full-size pickup is capable of 9,500 pounds when properly equipped.

To read more on the updated Nissan Titan, check out the press release below.
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Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2013 Titan

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2013 Nissan Titan full-size pickup, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. The powerful, rugged, highly functional Titan is offered in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles with a choice of 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations, two wheelbases and three bed lengths.

Every 2013 Titan comes equipped with a standard 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance V8 rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft torque, standard 5-speed automatic transmission and a maximum towing capacity of up to 9,500 pounds for King Cab and 9,400 pounds for Crew Cab (when properly equipped). For 2013, the Titan is offered in S, SV, PRO-4X and SL trim levels, along with a range of special equipment packages.

A number of enhancements are offered for 2013, starting with a new tailgate design with aerodynamic rear spoiler. Other changes focus on additions and revised content for the various models and equipment packages, including refreshed exterior and interior treatments for the PRO-4X - with revised graphics, satin chrome grille, dark wheel finish and new Titan seat embroidery (cloth seats). Titan's revised exterior color selection includes seven new colors: Pearl White, Espresso Black, Glacier White, Gun Metallic, Graphite Blue, Java Metallic and Cayenne Red.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2013 Nissan Titan King Cab include:


Titan S King Cab 4x2 SWB $28,820 USD

Titan SV King Cab 4x2 SWB $31,250 USD

Titan S King Cab 4x4 SWB $31,670 USD

Titan SV King Cab 4x4 SWB $34,100 USD

Titan PRO-4X King Cab 4x4 SWB $37,040 USD

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2013 Nissan Titan Crew Cab include:


Titan S Crew Cab 4x2 SWB $31,370 USD

Titan SV Crew Cab 4x2 SWB $33,450 USD

Titan SV Crew Cab 4x2 LWB $33,900 USD

Titan SL Crew Cab 4x2 SWB $40,040 USD

Titan S Crew Cab 4x4 SWB $34,220 USD

Titan SV Crew Cab 4x2 SWB $36,300 USD

Titan SV Crew Cab 4x4 LWB $36,780 USD

Titan PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4 SWB $39,240 USD

Titan SL Crew Cab 4x4 SWB $42,740 USD

About the 2013 Nissan Titan

Since its introduction, the full-size Nissan Titan has established an outstanding reputation as a rugged, reliable, spirited choice for active truck buyers seeking style, innovation and excellent value. It offers a range of body, bed and drivetrain configurations to fit a variety of buyer needs and uses - from durable business tool to versatile family adventurer.

Titan updates for 2013 include: the addition of a new aerodynamic rear spoiler tailgate design; step rails are now standard on SV and SL models; a standard 120V outlet is added to the truck bed on SL models (optional on SV and PRO-4X Premium Utility Packages); and new styled steel wheels are added to S models and mudguards are standard on SL models. PRO-4X/SL Moonroof and DVD Packages are added to the list of available options. A 4-spoke steering wheel replaces the previous 3-spoke design, while a center console 120V outlet is now standard on PRO-4X and SL models and added on the SV Value Truck Package.

In addition, Titan PRO-4X receives a refreshed exterior appearance, with revised graphics, satin chrome grille, dark wheel finish, dark-finish lower radiator skid plate - along with a revised interior appearance with white stitching accents (previously red), new logo design and new Titan embroidery for cloth seats (leather-appointed seats maintain PRO-4X embroidery). A Display Audio/USB/Satellite radio is added as standard on PRO-4X (also available in SV Value Truck Package), with navigation/USB standard on SL and optional on the PRO-4X Luxury Package (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately).

Titan is built on Nissan's rugged F-Alpha pickup platform, featuring a powerful 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance V8 rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft torque. Titan offers a standard 5-speed automatic transmission and a maximum towing capacity of up to 9,500 pounds for King Cab and 9,400 pounds for Crew Cab (when properly equipped).

The 2013 Titan also continues as one of the most innovative designs on the market today, with features such as Wide-Open rear doors (King Cab) that open 168 degrees for nearly unlimited interior access, a utility bed that includes a segment-first factory-applied spray-on bedliner, a Utili-track™ Bed Channel System that provides ultimate cargo hauling flexibility and an integrated, lockable bedside storage compartment.

Though first and foremost designed for hard work and hard play, an array of technology and comfort features are available, including Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), NissanConnectSM with Navigation system, Rockford Fosgate audio system, heated front seats, leather-appointed seating and DVD entertainment center.

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, design, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 and 2011 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information about Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and

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      • 2 Years Ago
      I love the Titan, or I did 8 years ago. I seriously thought it had already been discontinued. Coming from someone that has owned 5 Nissans and 2 were trucks.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Ditto. Though I still miss my Frontier.
          • 2 Years Ago
          my 2005 VQ frontier was a fantastic truck, tough enough for most full size duty. I could not justify the full-size so I went mid. I also had a vg30 hardbody, another fantastic piece of work..
      • 2 Years Ago
      They still make this truck???!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nissan is supposedly working on a new Titan, but seeing as there haven't been any spy shots, I'm led to believe that work has either stalled or they aren't ready to test it on the streets yet.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Okay, Nissan....this is hardly an upgrade. This truck is desperately in need of a PROPER redesign. Maybe a diesel will finally make its way into the next generation model.
      • 2 Years Ago
      OOOOH A Lip spoiler. Sign me up. LOL. It looks a tad better and the interior looks better, but Ill have an EcoBoost F-150 please
      • 2 Years Ago
      Japanese pick ups will probably never be able to steal away a Ford or Dodge buyer. The people buying a Nissan truck would probably have never bought an American pickup to begin with. Nissan's Titan fails to become a pick truck icon, being more a long the lines of Honda's Ridge line, both sharing a bland design followed by lack luster sales figures that only back up what im saying. Basically if Titan leaves the pick up truck market (which it should) nobody would notice or even care.
        • 2 Years Ago
        In my case, I went from a Ranger, to a Frontier, back to a Ranger. :)
      • 2 Years Ago
      MTU 5.0
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yawn. It's crazy how outdated this thing is. Nissan phones it in and wants consumers to pay $29 - $43k+ for this. No thanks!
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm stuck on the question of 'Who cares?" This "Update" finally brings the Titan competitive with the 2006 Silverado.
      Yang Xi Gua
      • 2 Years Ago
      What a joke? Been out since 2003 and is still in the 1st generation. Nissan Renault suck totally
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yah, It wasn't that good in 2004. I'm not sure they understand that the truck world has moved on from then and everyone makes a vastly better truck today. Some problems back then you still haven't adressed. Your V8 looks good on paper, is ok unloaded, but start towing with it or give it some altitude and its pretty pathetic in reality. Your interiors were pretty nice for a $25K truck back then. Even better than Ford's low end interior on the XLT and below, but Ford's higher end interiors and EVERYONES interiors a couple years later were night and day better. Then you realise that the Tundra is the only one that hasn't had a pretty solid refresh since then. And it was so far ahead of the titan at its launch it doesn't even matter. The titan now lives in a world where V6 pickups have the power of a titan, but 20-30% better fuel economy. Better interiors, More electronic gadgets, more luxury options, etc.
      • 2 Years Ago
      317hp is just V6 power in this segment now. Tundra needs a new interior too. I don't understand why the Japanese automakers can fallen so far behind in literally half of North America market.
        • 2 Years Ago
        I agree with Du K, I think the engine is the least of the truck's problem. You'll use that torque rating way more than the peak hp rating.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Yea on paper it looks under powered, but it has a lot of torque (moreso I believe than the 5.0 in the F150) and isn't that far off in towing than Fords 6.2 or Ecoboost.
          A P
          • 2 Years Ago
          Also the Coyote in the Ford is a 5.0L and the Datsun has a 5.6.....Ford has the best gas engine line up in full size trucks, period. HD diesels are awesome in Ram, Ford and GM.
          A P
          • 2 Years Ago
          Way off from the Eco has 420 lbsft but at 2500 reason why it has a HUGE take rate and GM and Ram are scrambling to get something similar.
        Du K
        • 2 Years Ago
        yes but have you forgotten it has 390 lb ft of torque?
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