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7.1

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 6.8
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 7.0
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.6
Safety:
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2013 Nissan Titan Review

Reviewers wrote that the 2013 Nissan Titan has sharper steering than most of its rivals, but its cabin materials are cheap and its rear seats are uncomfortable.

Pros & Cons

  • Communicative steering
  • Cheap cabin materials
  • Limited rear-seat space
  • Low fuel economy for the class

2013 Nissan Titan Overview

Unlike most full-size pickup trucks that offer a range of V6 to V8 engines, the 2013 Nissan Titan is only available with a V8 engine. According to reviewers, there is ample power for hauling cargo or passing on the highway, though some critics noted that the standard five-speed automatic transmission is sluggish to downshift when more power is needed. The 2013 Titan gets up to 13/18 mpg city/highway according to the EPA, which is low for a V8-powered truck. Some test drivers noted that the Titan rides comfortably, though others found it to be a bit stiff, especially models with the available off-road suspension. Reviewers agreed that the Titan has sharp steering that is well-weighted. The 2013 Titan can tow up to 9,500 pounds, which is a bit less than what most other full-size trucks can tow when properly equipped.

According to the automotive press, the 2013 Nissan Titan's cabin is awash in hard, cheap plastic. Unlike many full-size pickup trucks, the Titan only comes in extended (King Cab) and Crew Cab body styles, which seat up to six. Reviewers mentioned that the front bench seat is not all that comfortable, but said the available captain's chairs are more comfortable and supportive. Critics wrote that the King Cab's rear seats offer little legroom, and that the Crew Cab's rear seats are uncomfortable. Still, reviewers liked that the Titan's front passenger seat folds flat to double as a desk or small workstation. The 2013 Titan is available with power windows, mirrors and door locks, Bluetooth, a Rockford Fosgate audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, a USB port, a rearview camera, navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system, leather upholstery and front seats that are heated and power-adjustable.

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Other Trucks to Consider

Auto journalists reported that 2013 Toyota Tundra Double Cab and CrewMax models offer generously sized and comfortable rear seats. The Tundra can tow more than the Titan when properly equipped, and reviewers said its 5.7-liter V8 delivers impressive acceleration.

The 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 has a strong available V8 engine, and reviewers were pleased with the crew cab model’s spacious rear seats. The Sierra 1500 gets better fuel economy than the Titan, and it has a higher towing capacity when properly equipped.

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