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2017 Nissan Titan : Can this take on Ford, Chevy or RAM in the Half-Ton Truck Segment?

2017 Nissan Titan : Can this take on Ford, Chevy or RAM in the Half-Ton Truck Segment?

Nissan’s been the only foreign carmaker
to go after the Big 3 in their home turf, full-size trucks. Their new Titan full size trucks have made
us second guess Chevy, RAM and Ford by offering Cummins power and revamped styling in the
form of the Titan XD. But it’s a lot easier to compete with the
Big 3 when the XD is technically in its own category between light and heavy duty trucks. So Nissan just threw a real contender into
the ring with their next generation half-ton truck. Let’s see what its got. The 2017 Nissan Titan finally showed its face
at the New York Auto Show, although just in Crew Cab form until Single and Crew Cab variants
arrive later in the model year. Along with the Titan comes the new 5.6 liter
Endurance V8 gas engine. The Decherd, Tennessee born motor will be producing 390 horsepower
this time around and will also be featured as the gas option for the Titan XD when paired
with a 7 speed auto. Either way that’s at least a 73 horsepower gain over the last gas
engine. The styling is the same as the Titan XD but
the chassis it sits on is all new. In fact, the half-ton Titan’s wheelbase is a foot
shorter than the XDs. It of course comes with your choice of 4×2
and 4×4 drive configurations and 3 bed lengths like the Titan XD. It will also feature the
same 5 trim levels as the XD with S, SV, Pro-4X, SL and Platinum reserve giving you an array
of wallet draining options. Since they know factory options are never
enough for us, they also showed off their Titan Warrior concept at the show. It already
has us imagining what these beasts might look like when geared for off-road. While Nissan hasn’t announced the price
yet but they did say the beefier Titan XD would start at $35,300 and end up at about
$55,000 when fully loaded. They also confirmed the new Titans would be rolling out of Canton,
Mississippi sometime this summer. So why do you guys think about Nissan’s
ballsy contender to the half-ton race? Tell us what half-ton truck you think will be king
this year in our poll here! We’re curious to see if the new Titans will
have the Big 3 scrambling for lost market shares or if they’ll
just be an overlooked option by buyers. The Nissan Titan is the biggest news in the
4×4 world from New York so far, so until next time, I’m Ken and you’ve just been refreshed.

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7 thoughts on “2017 Nissan Titan : Can this take on Ford, Chevy or RAM in the Half-Ton Truck Segment?

  1. It's about time they showed off the gas engine. This version should do well. The diesel on the other hand… well, so far, it's fallen on it's face. It's shown that it has no real advantage over the competition in mpgs, power, or hauling and towing capabilities. Hopefully they've updated the drivetrain to get better mileage along with the nice power bump.

  2. The much shorter nose is a welcome change from the XDs. Lets hope they have a crew cab with at least a 6.5' bed option.

  3. Does it have the same axle as the XD? Rear diff that is, also cylinder deactivation? I want the Warrior. I know the XD uses american axle I think, wonder if they kept the same for the 1/2 ton segment. I'd look at this in Pro4x and a Allterrain GMC are my two options.

  4. when they make one that can pull my 36' fifth wheel with 3 slides, washer/dryer, 13 cubic fridge. grossing just over 14,500 at speed limits of 75 mph on cruise control, holding the same speed going up the hills and mountains without slowing down. which btw my f350 has no problem meeting those standards. then I will think about buying one.

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