2013 Nissan Titan OVERVIEW
Prior to the release of the Nissan Titan in 2004, most buyers thought of the compact and thrifty Nissan D21 Hardbody pickup when the words "Nissan" and "truck" were used in the same sentence. The Titan changed that stereotype forever and now Nissan is right in the middle of the full-size pickup war.
The 2013 model year for the Nissan Titan brought about a slew of minor changes, but nothing too drastic. The changes include things like a new four-spoke steering wheel, restyled S trim level wheels, new tailgate design, new exterior graphics and dark appearance for the Pro-4X trim, seven new exterior colors, and other minor aesthetic and standard feature changes.
The Titan comes into the 2013 model year with four trim levels: S, SV, Pro-4X and SL. The S model gives buyers a nice base truck that is capable of most towing jobs. The SV trim level adds a little luxury to the S. The Pro-4X trim level is the off-road- and towing-ready Titan. The SL offers buyers just about as much luxury as you’ll ever see in a pickup truck. The 2013 Nissan Titan lineup carries the same engine across the board, a 5.6-liter V-8 powerplant that pumps out 317 horsepower and 385 foot-pounds of torque. This power travels through a standard five-speed automatic transmission that sends the power to the rear wheels on all models except the Pro-4X, which comes standard with four0wheel drive. The other trim levels can be equipped with four-wheel drive for a fee. This combination of powerful engine and stout driveline allows the Titan to tow up to 9,500 pounds.
The full-size pickup truck realm is packed and highly competitive, so the Titan has its work cut out for it. The Titan’s direct competitor is the 2013 Toyota Tundra Double Cab, which comes standard with cloth seating for six, a 4.0-liter V-6 engine with 270 horsepower and a 4,500-pound towing capacity. The newt competitor is the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab, which comes standard with vinyl seating for six people, a 4.3-liter V-6 engine with 195 horsepower and a maximum towing capacity of 4,400 pounds. The final competitor for the Titan is the 2013 Ford F-150 SuperCab, which comes standard with a3.7-liter V-6 engine with 302 horsepower, vinyl seating for six and 6,400-pound towing capacity.
Competition is plentiful, but the Titan has the upper hand in standard towing, so it just needs to offer more features throughout the lineup to beat all of the competition.