2014 Nissan Titan Performance | U.S. News Best Cars

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Test think the Titan’s V8 engine has of power, and some even say it has handling for a truck. However, agree that the Titan short of rivals with its fuel economy and a lack of engine choices. They say its transmission is hesitant to downshift more power is needed.

In any Nissan’s Titan is one smooth even if its platform is showing its — AutoTrader The Titan’s V8 the strongest or most fuel-efficient. F-150 EcoBoost V6 makes horsepower, more torque, and better fuel economy. The Ram Toyota Tundra and Chevy also offer engines powerful than the Nissan’s.

Also, the Titan is not available in cab configuration. — Kelley Book Driving the 2013 Titan is a satisfying experience to the robust V8, nicely weighted and strong brakes. The trade-off for all muscle is disappointing fuel even by big pickup standards. Edmunds (2013)

Acceleration and

The Titan comes with a V8 engine that produces 317 and 385 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed transmission is standard. The Titan up to an EPA-estimated 13/18 mpg city/highway, is poor for the class.

Reviewers say the V8 has plenty of power whether or not is cargo in the bed or a trailer being However, most agree the transmission is less refined rivals’ transmissions that six or more speeds. Multiple drivers mention that the is reluctant to downshift when power is needed.

The 2014 Nissan Titanengine isn’t the most V8 in its class, but it’s far from with good punch off the punch and more than muscle to get the job done, whether passing slower traffic or a heavy trailer (9,500 is the max towing capacity) up a long The powertrain is responsive at all speeds, and we Nissan’s gated 5-speed transmission that comes on with front captain’s — Kelley Blue The powertrain is refined, though its automatic transmission is short at a gear in its competitive set. AutoTrader Titan’s V8 delivers strong power at any speed having one of the lowest horsepower in the class. The transmission shifts though coaxing a downshift can a deep stab of the gas pedal. Consumer Guide (2013) The automatic lags a bit in kick-down and its shifts are on the slow side. there’s enough power the laziness rarely detracts the driving experience. — (2008)

Handling and Braking

Rear-wheel is standard on the 2014 Nissan and four-wheel drive is optional. also offers an off-road-oriented trim that adds components like Rancho an electronic locking rear and skid plates. Some say the Titan has a smooth ride and handling for a truck, while say that the Titan’s ride is too and tends to bounce around on the when there isn’t a in the bed.

Others say it feels larger some of its rivals, which it seem harder to maneuver it in spaces.

Nevertheless, this is a 5,000-lb platform, before passengers, cargo and fuel. If you a full-size vehicle for towing or the Titan works well and that mission statement. But if looking for ease of daily there are trucks with capability that drive — and for in-town usage, is typically better. — Handling is deliberate for vehicles in class, but the Titan’s steering is than average, ride is surprisingly smooth – near best-in-class – and the is commendably quiet at all speeds. Kelley Blue Book The handling is precise for a large and could even be called — Left Lane All Titans ride quite with the expected big-pickup when the bed is unladen. There’s difference between standard and the differently sprung, off-road-oriented — Consumer Guide

Towing and Hauling

When equipped, the Titan can tow up to 9,500 and can haul up to 2,153 pounds. figures are a bit low for the class. Reviewers say is sufficient power for towing and and appreciate the Titan’s manual mode, which lets you the Titan by shifting to a lower instead of relying on the brakes.

Although 6-speed automatics are the pickup norm now, the setup is still handy on descents and when towing it allows you to shift to lower to spare the brakes. — Blue Book

Review Updated: 11/26/13

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