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2018 Nissan Titan Interior Review


Interior: 7.9

The 2018 Nissan Titan looks like a truck, with rugged materials designed to withstand wear and tear. But it also has a handsome interior that uses a lot of quality materials, especially in higher trims. Both rows of seats are generally spacious and supportive. The NissanConnect infotainment system highlights the features list. The system is easy to use thanks to the easily reachable controls, but the available touch screen's graphics and interface feel a little long in the tooth compared to rival systems.

  • With a padded upper and middle dash, and plush door panel inserts, the Titan SV's cabin is on the nicer side for mid-grade pickup trims. Thick fabric covers the seats and the Berber-like floor mats are a nice touch. The center and door armrests are thickly padded for elbow comfort. Not that it's pickup-truck perfection. The plastic on the center stack and center console look sturdy, but feel cheap to the touch; and the climate control temperature knobs move with a bit of a hitch, instead of fluidly." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Trucks have become more powerful, more capable and more economical since the Titan debuted in 2003, but above all they've also become significantly more luxurious. Nissan has jumped on this bandwagon with gusto. Not only are there highfalutin trim levels and premium options galore, but the 2017 Titan also comes standard with a few touches that improve the experience of simply being in the truck." -- Left Lane News (2017)
  • "Pickup aficionados who appreciate a well-appointed interior as much as they do a capacious cargo bed will absolutely fall in love with the Titan Platinum Reserve model's nobly furnished cabin, which employs the same innovative nouveau-riche themes that debuted in the Titan XD. Do you need square-quilted leather on full-size truck? Probably not, but the execution is lovely." -- New York Daily News (2017)


The Titan seats as few as three or as many as six people, depending on which cab and seating configuration you choose. Cloth upholstery is standard, and there are a variety of available seating features, including leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated and cooled front seats, heated second-row seats, and a heated steering wheel.

The front seats generally have plenty of room, though they don't slide back that far, so tall occupants may feel pressed for legroom. The spacious rear seats have enough room for adult passengers (especially Crew Cab models), and whether they're in the front or back, all occupants will appreciate the quiet interior, which does a great job keeping you insulated from outside noise.

Titan models that have a rear seat feature two full sets of LATCH connectors for installing car seats. The system is OK, but there are a couple of issues. The tether anchors are hard to find, and the lower anchors require a lot of force when attaching car seat straps.

  • "There's plenty of passenger space in both rows of the crew cab, making the Titan as much a family hauler as it is a hauler of who-knows-what in the bed. Cleverly integrated child seat latches? Check. Relatively low step-in height? Check." -- New York Daily News (2017)
  • Oddly, the front seats don't go back as far back as might be expected, so really tall drivers may wish for more legroom, but headroom won't likely be a problem. Step-in is moderately high, but it's higher in back, where passengers will find ample space." -- Consumer Guide (2017)
  • "Acoustic glass is used in the cab as well to prevent additional noise intrusion." -- Left Lane News (2017)

Interior Features

Standard features in the Titan include Bluetooth, a USB port, a six-speaker audio system, a text messaging assistant, a rearview camera, and the NissanConnect infotainment system with a 5-inch display screen and smartphone app integration.

Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system, satellite radio, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 4G Wi-Fi that lets you connect up to five devices, a surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and an upgraded NissanConnect system with navigation, voice recognition, a 7-inch touch screen, and Siri Eyes Free.

The NissanConnect infotainment system has user-friendly controls – though some require tedious, repetitive button-pushing – that are located within easy reach of the driver’s seat. There are physical controls in addition to the available touch screen for those who prefer them. The only real knock on this system is that it feels a little dated compared to rival systems, and the screen’s graphics aren’t that sharp.

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  • The infotainment system includes volume and tuning knobs, with other functions left to a large, easy-to-reach dashboard touch screen. Climate controls consist of a rotary temperature knob, but less-convenient repetitive-step pushbuttons for fan speed and mode." -- Consumer Guide (2017)
  • Controls for everything from trailer sway to basic audio knobs are easy to see and reach, though the infotainment display for navigation and other functions already risks being dated." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)
  • "Up front is a very workable layout with a navigation screen up high, controls placed logically, and a steering-column-mounted shift lever, helping free up generous storage space." -- Automobile Magazine (2017)


The Titan offers three bed lengths: 5.5-foot (Crew Cab), 6.5-foot (King Cab), and 8-foot (Single Cab). There are a number of available bed features, including moveable tie-down cleats, removable in-bed storage boxes, a fold-down bumper step, a 120-volt power outlet, and cargo bed lights.

The moveable tie-downs – Nissan calls it the Utili-track system – make it incredibly easy to secure anything you might be hauling, from furniture to your motorcycle. The available storage boxes slide in easily over the wheel wells and give you a great place to store your tools. They also have built-in drains, so if you're heading to a tailgate, just load them up with ice and you're ready to rock.

In-cabin storage is plentiful as well. There's a storage space under the rear seats, and those seats fold to provide extra room. The large center console has enough space to store a laptop.

  • "In the bed, Nissan's Utili-track system makes tying down loads of different sizes straightforward." -- Autoweek (2017)
  • "Although pickups are less about hauling cargo than they used to be, that didn't stop Nissan from offering some really neat features for the bed." -- Consumer Guide (2017)
  • "As a bonus: the center console is wide and deep enough to store a 15-inch laptop, and subsequently, I finally found a place to store my purse besides the footwell of the passenger seat." -- Forbes (2017)

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