The Titan's interior is a highlight. You get a large touchscreen interface and a color LCD that doubles as an information display for the driver. The primary controls are where you'd expect them to be. Interior space is sufficient, though not class-leading. The Titan has Nissan's patented Zero Gravity seats with 14 pressure points, designed specifically for long-haul journeys.
Base models are sparsely equipped, with manual seats and manual air conditioning. Nissan's Safety Shield 360 is standard across the range. It includes automatic rear braking, intelligent forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and high beam assist. Optional extras include a surround-view camera, a dual-panel sunroof, and dual-zone climate control.
The Titan is available as a five- or six-seater. Base models come with a front bench, which means three people can sit in the front. The bench is replaced with two individual seats and a center armrest with higher-spec models getting a storage bin.
Both King Cab and Crew Cab models offer a bench for three in the rear. The Crew Cab has 41 inches of headroom in the front and 40.4 inches (37.6 inches with a moonroof) of headroom in the rear. The legroom up front is a generous 41.8 inches, but the 38.5 inches in the back starts to feel cramped. The King Cab is the perfect car if you don't like your rear passengers. With just 24.8 inches of legroom, they're going to struggle back there. To put that into perspective, it's less legroom than you get in the rear of a Mini Cooper convertible.
|Nissan Titan Trims||S||SV||PRO-4X||Platinum Reserve|
|Headroom Front Seat||40.9 in.||40.9 in.||41 in.||41 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||38.7 in.||38.7 in.||40.4 in.||40.4 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||41.8 in.||41.8 in.||41.8 in.||41.8 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||24.8 in.||24.8 in.||38.5 in.||38.5 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||63.3 in.||63.3 in.||63.3 in.||63.3 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||63.6 in.||63.6 in.||63.6 in.||63.6 in.|
|Hip Room, Front||60.8 in.||60.8 in.||60.8 in.||60.8 in.|
|Hip Room, Rear||59.4 in.||59.4 in.||60.3 in.||60.3 in.|
The base model is a bare-bones workhorse, and the interior reflects that. It gets simple charcoal cloth and vinyl flooring. As you climb up the specification ladder, Nissan adds more luxury to disguise the Titan's agricultural nature. SV models get metallic trim, chrome interior door handles, and optional beige seats. If the new Midnight Edition Package is equipped to the SV Crew Cab, this model also gets a black headliner and black A-pillar upholstery.
The Pro-4X has more chrome, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, floor carpets with Pro-4X logos, and charcoal seats with contrast stitching. A leather interior is available for the Pro-4X. The Platinum Reserve has leather seats as standard. The SL gives you a choice between beige or charcoal leather, while the Platinum Reserve comes with Platinum Reserve Premium Brown leather upholstery. SL models get wood-tone inlays, and the Platinum Reserve comes with open-pore wood trim. The interior is a nice place to spend time, but, once again, not class-leading.
Disappointingly, the Titan truck is let down by the very thing that makes it a pickup. You get a 6.5-foot bed in the King Cab, shrinking down to 5.5 feet in the Crew Cab. The maximum payload capacity is 1,680 lbs. The Chevy Silverado, for instance, offers an eight-foot bed, and it can carry more than 2,200 lbs. Ford's F-150 has an equally impressive load capacity.
We have to point out that Nissan put a lot of thought into making the bed a functional loading space, enabling owners to make the most of the limited space. All models have four tie-down hooks, and the tailgate is both lockable and removable. SL and Platinum Reserve Crew Cabs come with the Utili-track Channel System, consisting of four aluminum alloy cleats that can be moved around the bed walls and clamped in place.
On the inside, the Titan has a cubby where you can charge and store a smartphone. Models without the front three-seat bench have a large storage bin under the center armrest. One of the most annoying things about pickup ownership is the lack of a safe space for storing groceries. Put it in the bed, and you'll arrive home with all the ingredients already mixed together in an unappetizing manner unless you fit an aftermarket sliding tray system. The Titan's rear bench can fold down in a 60/40 split, which offers enough space for a week's worth of food.
|Nissan Titan Trims||S||SV||PRO-4X||Platinum Reserve|
|Box Length (Floor)||66.2 in.||66.2 in.||66.2 in.||66.2 in.|
|Box Width (Floor)||61.7 in.||61.7 in.||61.7 in.||61.7 in.|
|Box Width (Top, Rear)||61.7 in.||61.7 in.||61.7 in.||61.7 in.|
|Box Width (Wheelhousings)||50 in.||50 in.||50 in.||50 in.|
|Box Height (Area)||20.8 in.||20.8 in.||20.8 in.||20.8 in.|
The base model comes with manual adjustment for the tilt-and-telescoping steering column, manual air conditioning, remote keyless entry and with push-button start, and a 12-volt power outlet. By law, a rearview camera is standard, and Nissan includes its Safety Shield 360 suite as standard across the entire range. From Pro-4X specification and up, an eight-way power driver's seat is standard. High-end Crew Cab models get a power-adjustable passenger seat, heated front seats, a surround-view monitor, and puddle lights. The top-spec Platinum Reserve gets ventilated front seats as standard.
Nissan struggled for years to find a decent touchscreen interface for its cars. The latest eight-inch system - Pro-4X models and up get a larger nine-inch unit - integrates into the cabin much better and is easier to use. It has Apple CarPlay (wireless on Pro-4X and Platinum Reserve trims) and Android Auto, which is all you need these days. However, it also comes with NissanConnect, including the Nissan Concierge. This system is usually found on high-end luxury cars and allows you to get live assistance at the push of a button. The Nissan assistant on the other end can make restaurant reservations, schedule appointments, or even order a gift for your significant other. Base models get a six-speaker sound system, while top-spec models come with a 12-speaker system, but a high-end Fender sound system with 12 speakers (ten in the King Cab) is available.