The Nissan Titan and Titan XD arrived in 2020 with a mild makeover. Both pickup trucks received an updated front end with revised grilles, new front bumpers, and restyled headlights. At the back, the trucks were fitted with different taillights. The standard V8 engine was fitted with a new nine-speed automatic transmission and received a bump in power. Although there have been unconfirmed reports that Nisan may discontinue the Titan, we currently expect the truck to be a carryover for 2022.
We expect the 2022 Titan and Titan XD to share the same overall design as the current model that’s on sale. The current Titan and Titan XD pickup trucks have bold, rugged styling. The trucks feature chunky front bumpers, massive grilles, and stubby front ends. Small square headlights, a protruding rear bumper, and a squared-off bed give the trucks their unmistakable pickup lines. Nissan offers the current Titan in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles, while the Titan XD is only available in a Crew Cab body style. While larger in size, there’s little that differentiates the Titan XD from the smaller Titan from the outside.
On the inside, the current Titan and Titan XD have simple, straightforward designs. The simple center console has clear buttons and dials. Hard plastics and lackluster materials are found throughout the entire lineup, with the range-topping Platinum Reserve trim coming with two-tone leather upholstery and upscale open-pore wood trim. Nissan’s fits the Titan and Titan XD with its comfortable Zero Gravity seats. As a carryover model, we expect the 2022 Titan and Titan XD to have the same interior design as the current pickup on sale.
The 2022 pickup truck should come with the same features as the current Titan and Titan XD. The pickups come with a standard eight-inch touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, two USB ports, Bluetooth, six audio speakers, and satellite radio. A nine-inch touchscreen is available, as are navigation, two rear USB ports, 12 audio speakers, and an HD Radio.
When it comes to power, the 2022 Titan and Titan XD will likely continue to have the same powertrain as the current trucks on sale. Both the Titan and Titan XD come with a 5.6-liter V8 engine that makes 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while four-wheel drive is optional. When properly equipped, the Titan can tow up to 9,660 pounds with the Titan XD being rated at up to 11,040 pounds with a gooseneck hitch.
The current Titan and Titan XD come standard with forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, a driver drowsiness monitor, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera. Available safety features include adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors, traffic sign recognition, and a surround-view parking camera. These features should carry over for the 2022 model year. In the NHTSA’s testing, the 2022 Titan earned a four-star overall safety rating.