|Nissan Titan (TA60)|
|Assembly||Canton, Mississippi, United States|
|Designer||Diane Allen (2001)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Full-size pickup truck|
|Body style||2-door truck
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Platform||Nissan F-Alpha platform|
|Engine||5.6 L VK56DE V8|
|Wheelbase||SWB: 139.8 in (3,551 mm)
LWB: 159.4 in (4,049 mm)
|Length||2004-07: 224.2 in (5,695 mm)
2008-present SWB: 224.6 in (5,705 mm)
LWB: 244.3 in (6,205 mm)
|Width||2004-07: 78.8 in (2,002 mm)
2008-present: 79.5 in (2,019 mm)
|Height||2004-07 King Cab 4WD: 76.6 in (1,946 mm)
2004-07 Crew Cab 4WD: 76.7 in (1,948 mm)
2004-07 King Cab 2WD: 75.0 in (1,905 mm)
2004-07 Crew Cab 2WD: 75.1 in (1,908 mm)
2008-present King Cab 4WD SWB: 76.1 in (1,933 mm)
King Cab 4WD LWB: 76.0 in (1,930 mm)
2008-present Crew Cab SWB: 74.7 in (1,897 mm)
Pro-4X King Cab 4x4 SWB: 76.6 in (1,946 mm)
2008-present LE King Cab 4x4 SWB: 76.4 in (1,941 mm)
2008-present King Cab 2WD SWB: 74.6 in (1,895 mm)
LE King Cab 2WD SWB: 74.8 in (1,900 mm)
|Curb weight||5,038 lb (2,285 kg)|
The Nissan Titan introduced in 2004, is a full-size pickup truck produced for the North American market by Nissan. The truck shares the stretched Nissan F-Alpha platform with the Nissan Armada and Infiniti QX56 SUVs, and is manufactured in Canton, Mississippi, United States.
Market and sales
The Titan is not intended to challenge the Big Three "Detroit Trucks" in sales numbers, and is meant to be an alternative to them and provide Nissan with some in-roads into the highly competitive truck market. The name "Titan" was chosen to provide that feel.
Consumers in the south central part of the United States, which includes Texas, account for nearly 25% of Titan's sales in the United States.
As of 2013 the Nissan Titan is sold in the NAFTA region in LHD only.
Models and equipment
All Titans come standard with a 32 Valve 5.6L engine, VK56DE, which generates 317 hp (236 kW) (305 hp (227 kW) on 2004-2006 models) and 385 lb·ft (522 N·m) of torque. The Titan has a fully boxed ladder frame and is available in either rear wheel drive or a shift on the fly four wheel drive system coupled with a 5-speed RE505A automatic transmission. An automatic brake limited slip (ABLS) is available on all Titans. The Titan is available as a King Cab or a Crew Cab with a full size back seat; no regular cab is available. The King Cab features a 6'7" bed, while the Crew Cab features a 5'7" or 8'bed. There are four models available: the S, SV, Pro-4x, SE and LE. The S is a base model, the SV is a mid-level model with many features, the PRO-4X is an off-road-oriented version, and the top level LE is filled with high end luxurious features.
features available on the truck include:
- Bluetooth hands free
- Navigation system
- DVD player with screen
- Side airbags
- Pro-4X Off-road package
- Traction Control
- Big Tow Package- with transmission temp. gauge and telescoping mirrors
- XM Satellite Radio
- Leather Split Power Bench Seat
- Utili-Track bed rail system
- Lockable Bedside Storage Box
- Leather- appointed heated captains chairs with console automatic shifter
- Rear sonar warning system
- Automatic windows down with key fob
- Power Adjustable Pedals
- Flexible Fuel Vehicle
- 168 degree king cab rear door openings
The Titan has a 5-star rating from the NHTSA for driver frontal crash, and a 4-star rating for passenger frontal crash.
- Head Injury Criterion
- Driver: 488
- Passenger: 579
- Chest Deceleration (Gs)
- Driver: 43
- Passenger: 42
- Femur Load l/r1 (lb)
- Driver: 723/532
- Passenger: 495/212
- Vehicle Dynamic countrol standard on 2010 Models and Up
- Side and Front Air Bags standard on 2010 Models and Up
- Antilock Brakes standard on all Titans
- Braking equipment
- Front: 12.6 in. (320 mm) ventilated discs (upgraded to 13.8 in. in 2008)
- Rear: 12.6 in. (320 mm) discs
- Braking performance
- 70 mph (110 km/h) - 0: 190 ft (59 m)
- 60 mph (97 km/h) - 0: 152 ft (42 m)
- Top speed: Electronically Limited 115 mph (185 km/h)
- Lateral acceleration: 0.69 g 
Upon its release, the Titan was praised for its combination of a roomy interior, strong towing capacity, aggressive styling, and innovative features, such as wide opening rear doors in the King Cab, factory sprayed-on bedliner, and a lockable storage compartment outside the bed on the driver's side. It was listed by Edmunds.com as the best full-size truck. The Titan was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2004.
The Titan has been criticized for its limited body styles. In contrast to other full-sized pickups, the vehicle does not offer a Regular Cab, and is only available with the King Cab and Crew Cab models. The Titan is only available with the 5.6L V8, and does not have a V6 engine.
The release date of the next generation Titan has not be released to the public yet, the insider word is that it will be released in 2014 as a 2015 model. The truck will be designed fully in house and continue to be assembled at Nissan's Canton Mississippi plant.
As of 2011, the Nissan Titan's body is currently being used as a mule to test a new Cummins-built 2.8L 4-cylinder turbodiesel that promises to comply with even the strictest diesel standards at the present time (Tier2 Bin2). Cummins, in partnership with Nissan, are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy in a project through 2014 where the Nissan Titan test mule will be tested with this engine for power and economy. Thus far, it generates 350 pounds-feet of Torque at 1,800 RPM. The targeted output numbers are 220 Horsepower and 380 lb-ft of Torque and a combined/average fuel economy of 28 miles per gallon. 
Cummins has announced that the next generation Titan will offer a 300 Horsepower 5.0 Cummins Turbo Diesel V8, that makes more than 500 pounds feet of torque. The engine is referred to as the ISV. The engine will be built in Columbus, Indiana and have a different version of the engine for commercial trucks.
Awards and recognition
- Nominated for the 2004 North American Truck of the Year.
- Edmunds.com's most significant vehicles from 1966-2006.
- "2005 Nissan Titan Specifications - Complete Specs & Data at". Internetautoguide.com. Retrieved 2010-10-18.
- winfield, barry. "2004 nissan titan". car and driver. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
- Kavanagh, Jason (2013-10-23). zeroto60times.com http://www.zeroto60times.com/Nissan-0-60-mph-Times.html. Retrieved 2009-11-18. Missing or empty
- Kavanagh, Jason (2007-01-19). "Comparison Test: 2007 Half-Ton Pickup Trucks". Edmunds.com. Retrieved 2009-11-18.
- "Update 2: Cummins, Feds Developing Four-Cylinder Diesel for Nissan Titan - PickupTrucks.com News". News.pickuptrucks.com. 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2012-01-07.
- "Cummins 5.0 Turbo V8". Retrieved 21 August 2013.
- "Edmunds.com's Most Significant Vehicles, 1966-2006". Edmunds.com. Retrieved 2010-10-18.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nissan Titan.|
|Nissan light truck timeline, North American market, 1980s–present|
|Compact MPV||Stanza Wagon/Multi||Axxess|
|Pickup||Datsun Truck||Hardbody Truck||Frontier||Frontier|