Not a lot changes for the 2023 Nissan Titan for the new model year. There’s a new Midnight Edition package for SV trims with the Crew Cab body style, but that’s the only large change. Against newer competitors that have grown in capability, luxury, and technology, the Titan needs an update.
Choosing Your Nissan Titan
Nissan offers two versions of its full-size pickup truck: Titan and Titan XD. The Titan is a large pickup truck, while the Titan XD is an odd duckling that’s more capable than a large truck, but slots underneath heavy-duty options.
The Titan and Titan XD are available in four trims: S, SV, Pro-4X, and Platinum Reserve. Pricing for the Titan ranges from $41,495 to $60,465 with destination. The larger Titan XD is slightly pricier with a range of $49,135 to $66,865.
The Titan and Titan XD are further broken down into two cab configurations (King Cab and Crew Cab). Then there are two bed sizes for the Titan: a 5.6-foot bed and a 6.6-foot bed. The Titan XD is only available with a 6.6-foot bed. Some trims and models are only available in certain body styles.
There’s only one available engine for the Titan and Titan XD, though the towing capacity for the Titan XD is higher. Rear-wheel drive is standard on both pickup trucks, though four-wheel drive is available for $3,290 on most trims.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Towing Capacity||MPG(combined)|
|5.6-liter V8 (Titan)||400 hp||413 lb-ft||9,310 lbs>|
18 mpg (RWD/4WD)
17 mpg (PRO-4X)
|5.6-liter V8 (Titan XD)||400 hp||413 lb-ft||11,040 lbs||Not Rated by EPA|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Titan offers seating for up to six, though the amount of available space on the inside depends on the body style. Crew Cab models offer far more rear legroom than King Cab trucks and easier access to the rear seats thanks to full-size rear doors.
The Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of safety features is standard on both the Titan and Titan XD. The suite includes forward collision warning, forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and blind spot monitoring.
Adaptive cruise control becomes available on the SV trim and a surround-view parking camera is standard on the Platinum Reserve.
Lower Titan trims come standard with a 7-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8-inch touchscreen that features Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, six audio speakers, and satellite radio.
Moving up to the SV nets navigation, while the Pro-4X and Platinum Reserve trims get a 9-inch touchscreen, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 12-speaker Fender audio system.
The Titan S is a work-oriented truck with basic features like cloth upholstery, black exterior trim, 18-inch steel wheels, a locking tailgate, halogen headlights, a bench front seat, and four-way manually adjustable front seats.
The S Crew Cab configuration is available with the S Utility Package which costs $990. It includes a front overhead storage console, a spray-on bed liner, and a Class IV tow hitch receiver.
Most consumers will find the SV to be a better starting point for their shopping experience. The trim adds an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, alloy wheels, keyless entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The SV Midnight Edition Package ($1,990) adds black touches to the truck, while the SV Chrome Package ($1,250) adds chrome trim pieces and 20-inch chrome wheels.
The available SV Utility Package brings LED bed lighting, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a universal garage door opener, a rear bumper step assist, a 120-volt outlet in the bed, and a utili-track channel system. The package costs $1,690. The Utility Package is mandatory with the SV Tow Package ($790) which includes heated exterior tow mirrors, a trailer brake controller, front tow hooks, and a Class IV tow hitch receiver.
The SV Convenience Package is a major one that costs $2,590. It includes front captain’s chairs, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, interior mood lighting, rear air conditioning vents, and a power sliding back window.
With a rugged design and special features, the Pro-4X is the most off-road capable trim in the lineup. It comes with standard 4WD, front tow hooks, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, heavy-duty skid plates, an electronic locking rear differential, hill descent control, Bilstein shocks, stain-resistant upholstery, and all-terrain tires.
The Pro-4X Moonroof Package adds climate-controlled front seats and a dual-panel panoramic moonroof for $1,490. The Pro-4X Convenience Package adds leather upholstery, a four-way power-adjustable passenger’s seat, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, heated black exterior mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column for $3,390. The Pro-4X Utility Package is available for $2,190 and brings a lot of the same features as it does on lower trims.
The top-of-the-line Platinum Reserve trim brings some luxurious touches that include 20-inch wheels, puddle lights, chrome running boards, two-tone exterior paint, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, leather upholstery, and a power-sliding rear window.
The $1,490 Moonroof package and the Platinum Reserve Utility Package ($,390) add a lot of the same features as they do on lower trims.
As outdated pickup trucks that can tow as much as their rivals, the 2023 Nissan Titan and Titan XD are more attractive when they offer strong value. We think the SV trim with the Convenience Package is the most desirable choice in the lineup. Choosing between the Titan and Titan XD all comes down to how much towing capacity you need, as the larger XD can be seen as an option to get more capability.