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As a model that has stayed fairly consistent for the last 12 years, the Nissan Titan was finally due for a transformation. The 2016 Nissan Titan’s long-awaited arrival will be accompanied by a totally new build, more power options, and a truly inspiring top trim.
To help Malvern area truck seekers get to know how the Titan stacks up against its competition, we matched what we know about the future model against another proud pickup, the 2015 Ford F-150.
The 2015 Ford F-150 offers buyers a litany of engine choices that range in size and power, from a 3.5-liter gas V6 to a 5.0-liter gas V8. Even so, none are as burly as the future Titan’s engines, which include a 4.0-liter V6, a middle 5.6-liter V8, and an unstoppable turbodiesel V8.
This top turbodiesel belongs to the model’s newest trim addition known as the Titan XD. Even the F-150’s most powerful engines—namely the 5.0-liter V8 with 387 lb-ft of torque and the 3.5-liter turbo V6 with 420 lb-ft—are no match for the 2016 Titan XD’s Cummins motor. Capable of churning out 555 lb-ft of torque, this all-new Titan engine is a pulling champ with a 12,000-lb towing capacity.
The Nissan Titan’s previous utilitarian interior had a practical advantage over most of its truck competitors. Now, with many of Nissan’s advanced technologies newly available or standard, the 2016 Titan is attractive to buyers on both fronts, form and function. Smart features such as the Titan’s easy-clean flooring plus Nissan’s finest amenities, such as the 5-inch Advanced Driver Assist Display and the 7-inch NissanConnect infotainment system, exemplify this much needed fusion.
The upper Titan XD boasts a number of interior tech packages, and the 2016 version certainly looks the part with a more premium finish that points to that of a luxury model.
This change certainly gives the Titan an edge over the Ford F-150. Though a variety of similar media capabilities are available in the Ford, materials aren’t quite up to par when compared to the fit and finish that the Titan employs. Plus, even though improvements are being made to MyFord Touch infotainment, the system still continues to be a hit or miss for most users.
Each of these trucks is outfitted with a number of systems to make every haul happen right the first time. Trailer sway systems ensure that your camper or trailer in tow keeps its directed path, while speed and brake control systems signal to the vehicle’s major mechanical components to adjust outputs when needed.
Both models also come with available rearview hitch systems and 360-degree camera feeds that show you every angle of your pickup.
Expected to make it onto dealership lots by the end of 2015, the 2016 Nissan Titan and Titan XD will be here soon. Malvern area Titan buyers can stay tuned to Full Throttle in Malvern for the latest updates on the incredible 2016 Titan!