2020 Nissan Titan

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The 2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4X takes the newly refreshed Titan full-sized pickup, adds some kit to give it some off-road grit, as well as a cosmetic treatment to give it a sporty look inside and out. It’s not for everybody. Sales lag far behind the Detroit manufacturers, to put it mildly, and even well behind the Toyota Tundra. It lacks the flash of chrome we see on a lot of pickups, and Nissan took an interesting tack with design cues that surely not everyone will love. Finally, there’s only one powertrain option: a big, naturally aspirated V8. Its extra equipment is compelling, though; the Bilstein shocks, electronic locking rear differential, big General Grabber tires, skid plates and tow hooks mean you can easily picture yourself far off the beaten path with ease. The Titan’s 5.6-liter V8 provides 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. That’s more power than most other V8s in the class, short of GM’s burly 6.2-liter EcoTec3. But, it’s the Titan’s only engine offering. Want something more economical like Ford's turbo V6 engines or Ram's mild hybrids? No dice. That said, it’s a sweetheart of a V8, providing wheel-spinning torque at stoplights, continued pull at the end of highway on-ramps, and a breathy growl of a soundtrack that pairs well with the motive experience. Its nine-speed automatic gearbox is an exceptional match, optimizing gears for a feel of linearity across the board, feeling quicker than the seven-speed auto in the Nissan Armada, and hesitating and hunting less than the 10-speed boxes of the competition. In two-wheel drive, the V8’s ample torque and eager response often leave the rear tires spinning when pulling away from a stop on cold or wet pavement. Putting it into 4WD high puts an end to that, but it’ll give you a firm reminder to disengage it when you’re navigating a parking lot. The binding comes on early and strong when dialing in steering angle in reverse. The dial you use to select between “2WD,” “4H” and “4L” is easily seen, and close at hand just below the ignition button, making for quick and painless transitions. The Bilstein shocks and big, knobby all-terrain tires are a big part of the Pro-4X’s off-road readiness kit. We didn’t take it off the pavement, but our regular roads after a Michigan winter are rough as it is. The ride is on the firm side, not near to the point of feeling brittle or crashy. It does a good job of soaking up the craters it encounters, with the suspension sorting out the bumps that don’t get cleared or absorbed by the massive amounts of rubber at each corner. The exterior of the Titan Pro-4X is unique for this market. Its familiar side profile matches the segment mold, but moving to the front or rear showcases something different for those hoping to avoid the chrome cowboy aesthetic more popular with Detroit’s Big Three. There's a hint of the blacked-out-and-sporty treatment that's increasingly popular today without going completely over …
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The 2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4X takes the newly refreshed Titan full-sized pickup, adds some kit to give it some off-road grit, as well as a cosmetic treatment to give it a sporty look inside and out. It’s not for everybody. Sales lag far behind the Detroit manufacturers, to put it mildly, and even well behind the Toyota Tundra. It lacks the flash of chrome we see on a lot of pickups, and Nissan took an interesting tack with design cues that surely not everyone will love. Finally, there’s only one powertrain option: a big, naturally aspirated V8. Its extra equipment is compelling, though; the Bilstein shocks, electronic locking rear differential, big General Grabber tires, skid plates and tow hooks mean you can easily picture yourself far off the beaten path with ease. The Titan’s 5.6-liter V8 provides 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. That’s more power than most other V8s in the class, short of GM’s burly 6.2-liter EcoTec3. But, it’s the Titan’s only engine offering. Want something more economical like Ford's turbo V6 engines or Ram's mild hybrids? No dice. That said, it’s a sweetheart of a V8, providing wheel-spinning torque at stoplights, continued pull at the end of highway on-ramps, and a breathy growl of a soundtrack that pairs well with the motive experience. Its nine-speed automatic gearbox is an exceptional match, optimizing gears for a feel of linearity across the board, feeling quicker than the seven-speed auto in the Nissan Armada, and hesitating and hunting less than the 10-speed boxes of the competition. In two-wheel drive, the V8’s ample torque and eager response often leave the rear tires spinning when pulling away from a stop on cold or wet pavement. Putting it into 4WD high puts an end to that, but it’ll give you a firm reminder to disengage it when you’re navigating a parking lot. The binding comes on early and strong when dialing in steering angle in reverse. The dial you use to select between “2WD,” “4H” and “4L” is easily seen, and close at hand just below the ignition button, making for quick and painless transitions. The Bilstein shocks and big, knobby all-terrain tires are a big part of the Pro-4X’s off-road readiness kit. We didn’t take it off the pavement, but our regular roads after a Michigan winter are rough as it is. The ride is on the firm side, not near to the point of feeling brittle or crashy. It does a good job of soaking up the craters it encounters, with the suspension sorting out the bumps that don’t get cleared or absorbed by the massive amounts of rubber at each corner. The exterior of the Titan Pro-4X is unique for this market. Its familiar side profile matches the segment mold, but moving to the front or rear showcases something different for those hoping to avoid the chrome cowboy aesthetic more popular with Detroit’s Big Three. There's a hint of the blacked-out-and-sporty treatment that's increasingly popular today without going completely over …
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Retail Price

$36,190 - $58,690 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 5.6L V-8
MPG 16 City / 22 Hwy
Seating 6 Passengers
Transmission 9-spd auto w/OD
Power 400 @ 5800 rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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