The first Nissan Titan offered too few variants to truly compete with the domestics, but Nissan learned from its mistakes and is now introducing a much more expansive lineup for the second generation of its pickup. A half-ton 2017 Nissan Titan debuts at the 2016 Chicago auto show to join the heavier-duty Titan XD this summer, with three cab configurations, three bed lengths, five trim levels, and two powertrains.
Available in Single Cab, King Cab, and Crew Cab configurations, the regular-duty 2017 Nissan Titan rides on a different chassis from the XD and is significantly smaller. It has a 139.8-inch wheelbase and is 228.1 inches long in Crew Cab form, putting it right in the mix with the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500, size-wise. Beds in 5.5-foot, 6.5-foot, and 8-foot lengths will be offered, and the S, SV, Pro-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve trim levels mirror the Titan XD’s lineup.
We already knew that the regular-duty Titan would offer a new 5.6-liter V-8 gas engine with 390 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque, and Nissan now says that a V-6 gas engine will be offered as the base engine. Though Nissan has not yet released any details on that powertrain, we do know that the 2017 Titan will offer rear- and four-wheel drive, and that the V-8 mates with a standard 7-speed automatic transmission. Expect to hear more about towing and payload capacities closer to the Titan’s launch this summer. The Titan XD will also offer this 5.6-liter V-8 in addition to its beefy 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel V-8.
The addition of this half-ton range of pickups completes the Nissan Titan lineup, as the Titan XD is meant to slot in between traditional standard-duty and heavy-duty offerings from Ford, GM, and Ram. Keep an eye out for more details on the 2017 Nissan Titan closer to its on-sale date this summer.