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2017 Nissan Titan Introduction

The 2017 Nissan Titan is all-new. This second generation of Nissan’s full-size pickup followed the launch of the Titan XD heavy-duty model, but Titan and Titan XD actually share little in common other than their bold appearance.

The all-new 2017 Titan looks more aggressive than the previous version, with a bold fascia with large headlights and a big chrome grille. Two-tone paint schemes wrap around the front bumper cover.

The cabs are straightforward, comfortable, with supportive seats and controls that are large and easy to operate. Cubby storage is aplenty, including big console storage.

Underway, Titan feels tall, but crisp, taut, more precise than some of the other trucks. The suspension is relatively firm and controlled, and the steering is direct.

Titan comes with Nissan’s 5.6-liter V8 engine and 7-speed automatic, which delivers quick acceleration performance. It’s rated at 15/21 mpg City/Highway, or 18 mpg Combined, with 2WD.

Titan is available in regular and Crew Cab versions. The front seats are comfortable and supportive. They come in handsome leather in the Titan Platinum Reserve. The navi screen is small, but the rearview camera is useful when backing up or attaching a trailer.

Crew Cabs offer full-size, front-hinged rear doors that open wide to reveal roomy, comfortable back seats. Storage is available underneath, and the rear seats fold down to a flat load floor, though that floor is too high for a big dog.

Titan beds are equipped a tie-down system that makes dealing with different types of cargoes easier. Storage boxes that lock are available. The tailgate is damped so it doesn’t slam down.

Titan comes with an integrated trailer-brake controller easily operated from the center dash that provides the driver with more accurate stopping than aftermarket systems.

Surround-view cameras supplement the aforementioned rearview camera, along with cross-traffic alerts when backing up, sensors front and rear to aid parking, and blind-spot alerts to warn the driver the next lane over is occupied.

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