Auto123 opinions the 2020 Nissan Titan truck.
Like a lot of Nissan’s present product line, the Titan was in want of renewal. The outgoing model dated again to 2016, and whereas 4 years does not make the mannequin an previous man, within the pickup world, particularly in North America, you may’t afford to be late. For 2020, then, the brand new Titan has been delivered unto us, and whereas the modifications are discreet, they’re welcome.
One factor hasn’t modified: the Titan nonetheless seems as imposing as ever. When it comes to the impression it makes, it has no motive to really feel insufficient versus rivals just like the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Noteworthy on the 2020 model is its new exterior design with new daytime working lights consisting of 4 right-angle bars with LED lighting. These are commonplace on the PRO-4X – our check mannequin – and Platinum Reserve variations. The brand new headlights are 120 % brighter in low beam mode than earlier variations.
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Along with having the ability to determine between six totally different variations of the Titan 2020, patrons can now select their entrance grille as quickly because it leaves the manufacturing facility. In truth, every model comes with a brand new entrance bumper with a brand new grille. The Platinum Reserve model’s snout is considerably discreet, with a satin-finish chrome grille, however the TITAN PRO-4X’s is mucho putting, with a black grille across the crimson Nissan badge. The tow hooks on the rugged PRO-4X characteristic the identical accent color.
Within the again, a brand new LED gentle has been added to the truck’s physique, and these 4 gentle sources present near-total illumination, which could be very helpful if you must load or unload at the hours of darkness.
The 2020 Titan, which is just accessible in a crew cab in Canada, comes commonplace with a 1.67-m (5.5-foot) physique that can be utilized in a wide range of methods. To guard what could also be contained in the mattress, there’s Nissan’s Utili-track system, which consists of 4 sturdy aluminum brackets that transfer and lock anyplace alongside rails on the perimeters and ground of the field.
Additionally new this 12 months are 4 new colors. Along with the colors already accessible final 12 months, intense black, alert crimson, Baja storm (accessible on the Professional-4X solely) and cardinal crimson metallic will likely be added to the Reserve Platinum.
On the rear, the brand new Titan is sort of equivalent to the previous model. Observe the brand new LED headlights and a Titan brand on the tailgate.
The very first thing within the inside that strikes you is the centre display screen, which could be very effectively built-in into the centre console. It measures Eight or 9 inches relying on the model. It is simple to make use of and there are fast keys to regulate the radio, navigation and 360 digicam, which may be activated manually that can assist you while you’re undecided what’s round you. Additionally word that the digicam picture and the show rendering on the display screen are good.
The opposite factor you discover instantly is the massive sunroof that takes up your complete roof of the crew cab and floods the inside of the car with gentle. The zero-gravity seats are very comfy each entrance and rear and make the experience much more comfy. The driving force’s seat is 8-way energy adjustable with energy lumbar help whereas the passenger seat has solely Four changes. Heated entrance seats can be found in all trim ranges. Our tester, Professional-4X, additionally had heated rear seats and ventilated entrance seats. True luxurious…
Lastly, there may be loads of space for storing of all sizes. Within the again, the rear bench seat may be raised and the area may be rearranged to accommodate objects and use your complete width of the car.
On the street, the Titan 2020 stays quiet … or at the very least as quiet as such a car may be.
Beneath the hood
All Titans are powered by a 5.6-litre gasoline-powered V8 that provides 400 horsepower and 413 lb. ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a 9-speed transmission versus the previous 7-speed gearbox. This new gearbox permits for optimum torque transmission to the wheels and minimizes shift delays. Shifts are linear from one gear to the opposite.
All Titans come commonplace with four-wheel drive and energy is transmitted to each axles to enhance traction in all situations. The truck can also be very effectively served by a double-wishbone entrance suspension and enormous springs and leaf bushings for the entry-level variations. The Professional-4X model is supplied with Bilstein monotube shock absorbers for off-road use. Wheels are a selection of 18 or 20 inch variations.
On the street
The Titan drives very effectively; it is easy to deal with and regardless of its dimension, the 400-hp engine does not sag in any respect in visitors or at freeway cruising speeds. It responds to each acceleration with a melodious sound! As for the inevitable follow-up, in terms of stopping this Titan, you may rely on Four ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic help that provide you with a way of management and security. It has a slight tendency to dive, however no extra pronounced than common for this dimension of car.
Nonetheless, its towing prowess sadly does not maintain up in opposition to the competitors. Sure, the 2020 Titan pulls greater than the 2019, however that is nonetheless not sufficient in comparison with the competitors. Nissan’s pickup truck can tow a load of 4,250 kg (9,370 lbs) and carry a payload of 762 kg (1,680 lbs), which continues to be low in comparison with different fashions available on the market. Nonetheless, to assist higher management what you are towing, the Titan 2020 will get a brand new Trailer Sway Management characteristic.
Lastly, in terms of security, the Titan 2020 is filled with all of the techniques available on the market, similar to collision warning, lane holding, adaptive cruise management, visitors signal recognition and extra. Additionally noteworthy is the 360-degree security protect that features six superior driver help techniques: Clever Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Cross Visitors Alert, Excessive Beam Help headlights and commonplace Clever Emergency Braking in Reverse.
The Nissan Titan Professional-4X 2020 is a modernized product, and as strong as ever. Above all, it is a model that is able to work in all situations. With its digital locking rear differential, hill descent management, Bilstein damping, skid plate, crimson tow hooks and off-road tires, it can beg you to take it off the crushed path. On the gas consumption facet, we recorded a 16.three L/100 km metropolis/freeway score and 10.Four L/100 km freeway score, all with no passengers within the automotive.
For essentially the most half, the pickup has nothing to envy its competitors, even when it is unrealistic for Nissan to hope to compete with the massive weapons on this phase. In truth, we see far fewer of them on the street than the Silverado, F-150 and Ram 1500. That had the benefit of turning heads after we have been behind the wheel. We even obtained stopped by a driver of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Path Boss who needed to know extra concerning the car and thought the 2020 model of the Titan was very profitable! So, if you happen to like to face out from the group…
We like much less
Just one engine within the provide
Restricted towing capability
Dearer than the 2019 model
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