2018 Nissan Titan vs Toyota Tundra
When it comes to full-size pickup trucks, the 2018 Nissan Titan and the Toyota Tundra fill in several gaps left by competitors. These two pickups combine excellent performance with upscale interiors and high-end technology, but they do have some differences to consider when deciding between them.
Drivers in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket can find out more about these two pickup trucks with our 2018 Nissan Titan vs. Toyota Tundra comparison.
The Titan offers two powertrain options: a 5.6L V8 and a 5.0L V8 turbodiesel with the XD model. Both pair to an available 7-speed automatic transmission and come with rear- or part-time 4-wheel drive. The Tundra also has two engines, offering a 4.6L V8 and a 5.7L V8, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but 4-wheel drive is optional.
Properly equipped, the Titan can tow up to 11,280 pounds with the XD model.1 Also with the Titan XD, you’ll get a 2,590-pound payload capacity.2 The Tundra comes in with a 10,200-pound maximum towing capacity. The Titan offers better handling as well, with less body roll and precise, well-weighted steering.
Interior and Configurations
Both the Nissan Titan and the Toyota Tundra feature well-designed cabins with high-quality materials and plenty of passenger space. The front seats of both provide exceptional outward visibility and ample headroom and legroom, though the rear seat of the Tundra can be a bit cramped for adults.
The Titan is available with a regular cab; an extended cab; and a 4-door, full-length crew cab, fitted to a 6-foot, 5-inch bed or a 5-foot, 5-inch bed. The Tundra is available with extended and crew cab versions, paired to a 6-foot, 6-inch or 8-foot, 1-inch bed. The Titan also adds flexible tie-down points, movable bed cleats, and four fixed tie-down hooks in the bed, as well as a damped tailgate for easy loading and the Titan Box in-box storage bins for valuable cargo.
Even at base level, the Titan and the Tundra come with well-equipped cabins. Intuitive infotainment systems with large touchscreens, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a USB input are standard for both, with many desirable upgrades available throughout the lineup. High-end features, like a premium audio system and satellite radio, are available for both vehicles; however, the Nissan Titan offers a surround-view camera system and a rear-seat entertainment system and telematics, providing more connectivity and peace of mind.
For safety, the Titan and Tundra offer some of the most advanced safety systems on the market. With the Tundra, you’ll have Trailer-Sway Control and Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning. As for the Titan, it offers Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Trailer Sway Control. These safety features help you maneuver these large trucks in tight quarters, especially with a trailer in tow, and keep you protected in congested traffic and on the open highway.
Test Drive the 2018 Nissan Titan
If you’re in the market for a full-size pickup truck, the Titan and the Tundra have a lot to offer. This 2018 Nissan Titan vs. Toyota Tundra comparison showed that the Titan is more powerful, versatile, and connected.
Drivers in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket can learn more about the 2018 Nissan Titan by visiting Stateline Nissan. Call or stop by our dealership today to browse our inventory and schedule your test drive!
1 Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information.
2 Payload capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information.