The second-generation Titan launched in 2016 with a bold new body and loads of new features. In 2020, it received a refresh that included new headlights, new grilles for each trim level, revised daytime running lights, and more. With the refresh entering just its second model year, we expect the 2021 Nissan Titan to be a carryover model.
The 2020 Nissan Titan’s refresh included plenty of nips and tucks to keep it fresh in a quickly changing segment. It included new-look headlights and daytime running lights, revised grilles for each trim level, new LED fog lights, all-LED bed lighting, a new front bumper, updated badges, and new wheel designs. With this styling still reasonably fresh, we expect the 2021 Nissan Titan to carry on with the same looks.
Inside, the 2020 Titan’s refresh left its rugged-looking cabin mostly unchanged. It did, however, add a new optional dual-panel panoramic moonroof and a flexible smartphone holder and charging system. Otherwise, the cabin continues with the same upright dash, chunky steering wheel, angular HVAC vents, large center console, and available upscale materials in the higher trims. We expect this look to remain the same in the 2021 Titan.
The current Titan’s standard features include cloth interior, 18-inch wheels, power features, bench seats, an 8.0-inch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, two USB ports, and more. Buyers looking for more features can get movable bed cleats, upgraded cloth seating, a 9-inch touchscreen, four USB ports, household-style plugs, leather upholstery, and more in the higher Titan trims. We expect the standard and optional features to remain the same in the 2021 Titan
We anticipate the 2021 Nissan Titan to continue with the same 5.6-liter V8 engine. This powerplant will pump 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque through a nine-speed automatic transmission and out to the rear wheels. Four-wheel drive will remain an option.
The IIHS hasn’t completed crash testing the current Titan, but its standard automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, rear automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warnings set it up nicely for a Top Safety Pick rating. We expect the standard safety features to remain the same in the 2021 Titan.