Canadian roads demand a lot from vehicles; any truck manufacturer worth their grit knows this. Yet, with automakers competing to produce the best machine for the job and with similar-sounding features and accessories, the pickup truck segment of the automotive sector has become one of the most difficult in which to navigate and compare models. Nevertheless, you deserve a truck that’ll work as hard as you do; making the right choice is important and compromise, when it comes to your vehicle, is just another word for settling. The 2017 Nissan Titan, accurately named to reflect its rank among its competitors. At Go Nissan, we decided to simplify things by looking into how the Titan stacks up against others in the same class. Read on to learn how the 2017 edition of Nissan’s high-performance pickup looms large over would-be challengers.
Primed and ready to spar with its domestic competition, the 2017 Nissan Titan is a formidable opponent in the struggle for dominance on the highways and backroads. With Nissan’s 5.6 L “Endurance” V8 gasoline engine churning out a muscular 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque, the Titan confidently tows cargo loads of up to 9,220 lbs, facilitated by standard Tow-Haul Mode and stabilizing Anti-Sway Control. When smooth-sailing highway pavement turns into the off-road mud, rock and snow, the Titan maintains a steady hand, helping drivers navigate the most extreme terrain with exceptional ground clearance, and an advanced 4-Wheel Drive System.
What on the inside counts too. Complimenting its ruggedly handsome exterior design, the Nissan Titan couches drivers in an interior that makes high-end luxury sedans blush. Designed with a smart layout that maximizes convenience and comfort, the Titan ensures a luxury driving experience with inviting features like heated and cooled Zero-Gravity front seats, a heated steering wheel, wood-toned accents and grooved ergonomic knobs that are easy to use, even with work gloves on!
Top of the half-ton Heap: How the 2017 Nissan Titan measures up
The 2017 Nissan Titan claims its spot to the top of the half-ton heap by handily edging out its closest competitors, 2017’s GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado. The numbers don’t lie; a glance at the table below gives quick insight into the gains that have put the Titan ahead of its rivals in today’s pickup market.
|2017 Nissan Titan||2017 GMC Sierra||2017 Chevrolet Silverado|
|Standard Engine||Endurance® 5.6L V8||5.3L EcoTec3 V8||5.3L EcoTec3 V8|
|Horsepower||390 hp @ 5800 rpm||355 hp @ 5600 rpm||355 hp @ 5600 rpm|
|Torque||401 @ 4000 rpm||383 @ 4100 rpm||383 @ 4100 rpm|
|Fuel consumption||15.7 City, 11.2 Hwy||15.0 City / 10.7 Hwy||15.0 City / 10.7 Hwy|
Going that extra mile
The Titan outshines both the Sierra and Silverado in the realm of brawn and comfort, but what about safety? Standard features like Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Moving Object Detection ensure that every job and journey that comes your way is underpinned by the most advanced safety and security features on today’s market. Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control make molehills out of mountains, helping maintain speed and brake pressure for the hairier stretches along the way and a heavy-duty steel frame and available front skid plate add stability and durability, should you ever end up taking it on the chin.
The 2017 Nissan Titan: a true contender
It’s easy to see how the competition might get a little hot under the collar when faced with the Titan’s winning combination of capability and comfort. Whether you need a vehicle that you can put to work or one that’ll simply heed the adventurous call of the wild the Nissan Titan stands out from the rest offering superior strength, safety and innovation. Check out our extensive new and used inventories and experience a half-ton pickup that packs a punch!