Deciding between two of the most popular vehicles in a segment can be tricky, especially when you’re looking for a truck like the NissanTitan or the Toyota Tundra that won’t just be your daily driver but your work truck or even off-roader. We’ve compared these two iconic trucks side-by-side to help you pick which one is right for you.
The base level Toyota Tundra is a bit more expensive than the Nissan Titan, with the price gap widening at higher trim levels.
Performance and Fuel Economy
The Nissan Titan comes with a standard V8 engine with performance at 390 horsepower and 21 mpg in the city. The Tundra’s base horsepower is 310 and 381 at most, if you get the optional 5.7-liter engine or buy a higher trim level. Fuel economy ratings suggest it gets 19 mpg highway* for the 4.6-liter V8 or 18 mpg highway for the 5.7-liter.
The exteriors of the two trucks are fairly similar in size, with only centimeters different between their bed lengths and heights.
Interior and Features
The Nissan Titan is much more oriented toward infotainment and staying connected than the Tundra. It comes standard with NissanConnect, hands free text message assistant, and more, while the Tundra only comes with a color information display. This trend continues all through the trim levels. The Titan can seat up to six passengers while the Tundra can seat only five.
Both the Titan and the Tundra performed well in crash tests, but the Titan has more standard safety features than the Tundra as well as several available active safety features. Additionally, the Titan comes with a better warranty at 5 years or 100,000 miles, as opposed to the Tundra’s 5 years or 60,000 miles.
The 2017 Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra are both great trucks, but if you want versatility, the Titan is the winner here. With marginal differences in towing capacity and size, it really comes down to performance, family-friendly features, and safety, and the Titan takes all three categories. Check out the 2017 Titan today at Nissan of Gilroy!
*Your mileage may vary.
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