2019 Titan New Car Test Drive
The 2019 Nissan Titan full-size pickup has a lot of power and a roomy cab. Built in Mississippi, it comes as regular, extended, or crew cab configurations, with bed lengths of 8 feet, 6.5 feet, and 5.5 feet respectively. It's powered by a 5.6-liter V-8 making 390 horsepower, mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. It's rear-wheel drive with part-time four-wheel drive available.
Last redesigned in 2017, the only thing new for 2019 is a 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
There is also a Titan XD intended for towing. Using a heavier frame and available turbo diesel V-8 engine with 555 pound-feet of torque, and a 6-speed automatic, it can tow more than six tons.
The Titan with the V-8 is EPA-rated at 15 mpg city, 21 highway, 18 combined. The Titan XD with the turbodiesel isn't rated by the EPA because its weight classifies it as a commercial vehicle (nor has it been crash tested).
The crew-cab Titan achieved a top score of Good in its IIHS crash tests, although the headlights only got Marginal. Blind-spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alerts are optional..
The Titan comes five models: S, SV, Pro-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve. The Titan XD has those same models.
The S is a typical work truck with its cloth and vinyl seats, power features, air conditioning, 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, USB port, and Bluetooth. It starts at about $31,000 as a standard cab, costs $34,000 for extended cab, and costs about $36,000 for the crew cab. Four-wheel drive adds $3,000.
The Titan SV adds chrome trim, alloy wheels, upgraded upholstery, and a few other features. Options include bucket front seats with center console, a power driver's seat, navigation, and dual-zone automatic climate control. A crew-cab 4×4 SV with a few popular options costs about $46,000.
The Pro-4X adds off-road equipment; the SL adds luxuries like leather, and the Platinum Reserve goes full dress, running the price to about $60,000.
The Titan XD models largely mirror those of the regular Titan. The base Titan XD costs about $33,000, while a Platinum Reserve with the Cummins turbo diesel and a few packages is priced at about $67,000.
All Titans have a 5-year, 100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty..