Nissan Titan vs Toyota Tundra

When you go to work, do you sit at a desk and type all day? Or does your job require you to roll up your sleeves and break out the elbow grease? That’s what we thought. Somebody who works as hard as you needs a pickup truck that can keep up. The 2017 Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra are such trucks. Our team at Charleston Nissan wrote this 2017 Nissan Titan vs Toyota Tundra comparison for our tireless customers in Summerville, North Charleston, and Mount Pleasant. For the purposes of this comparison, we analyzed the 2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab trim and the 2017 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Cab trim. Read on for a side-by-side comparison of their engines, towing capabilities, and truck bed measurements.

Engine Power: Nissan Titan vs Toyota Tundra

The 2017 Nissan Titan is armed and dangerous with the Endurance® 5.6L 32-valve V8 gasoline engine. With the Nissan Direct Injection System and the state-of-the-art Variable Valve Event and Lift technology, this high-tech engine delivers an aggressive 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. The Tundra has a slightly softer engine. Its standard 4.6L Aluminum i-Force V8 engine only offers 310 maximum horsepower and 327 maximum lb-ft of torque. Let’s see what these power outputs can do in terms of hauling capabilities.

Towing and Payload

When properly equipped, the 2017 Nissan Titan can tow up to 9,730 pounds.* What’s more, it has a maximum payload capacity of 1,940 pounds.** The Toyota Tundra simply can’t live up to those standards. Its 9,500-pound towing capacity and 1,630-pound payload capacity pale in comparison to the Titan’s superior capabilities. The Nissan Titan also includes several available systems to help make towing easier and safer:

  • RearView Monitor Guide Line: Connect your trailer to the hitch without a problem.
  • Integrated Trailer Brake Control: Makes braking downhill much less risky.
  • Remote Trailer Light Check: Are all your trailer lights in good condition?
  • On/Off Tow-Haul Mode: Less gear hunting, smoother towing.
  • Trailer Sway Control: Don’t let your trailer swerve all over the road.
  • Standard high-strength, durable Trailer Hitch Mount: Solid fundamentals are key.

Truck Bed Dimensions: Nissan Titan vs Toyota Tundra

Even the most impressive payload rating only looks good on paper if your truck doesn’t have a bed big enough to carry the load. The Nissan Titan has the truck bed to match its 1,940-pound payload rating. The Titan’s truck bed is 98.5 inches long. Between the wheel wells, it’s 50 inches wide. Although the Tundra’s bed is also 50 inches wide between its wheel wells, it falls short otherwise, literally. Its length only measures a disappointing 66.7 inches.

Test Drive the 2017 Nissan Titan

If you have a job, and you need to get it done, the Toyota Tundra just won’t cut it. You need the 2017 Nissan Titan and this Nissan Titan vs Toyota Tundra comparison showed how tough the Titan really is. At Charleston Nissan, we carry this pickup for our drivers in Summerville, North Charleston, and Mount Pleasant. Contact us today to schedule your test drive of the 2017 Nissan Titan.

*Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Maximum towing of up to 9,730 pounds for 2017 Titan S 4x2 Single Cab with Convenience and Utility package. Maximum towing for 2017 Titan SL 4x4 Crew Cab shown is 9,070 pounds. Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information. **Maximum payload capacity when properly equipped. Maximum payload of up to 1,940 pounds for 2017 Titan SV 4x4 Single Cab (late availability). Payload capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information.

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