2017 Nissan Titan vs. 2017 Ford F-150
Multitasking work trucks that double as comfortable daily drivers, the 2017 Nissan Titan and 2017 Ford F-150 are heads of the full-size pickup class. To help choose the truck model that’ll better serve you, Nissan 24 in Brockton matched the talents of the redesigned Titan to the forthcoming F-150.
See how they compete and find out which truck gets your vote below.
2017 Titan vs. 2017 F-150: Pickup Performance
When you stack the statistics of the Nissan Titan’s and the Ford F-150’s base powertrains side by side, one truck offers more muscle and power right out the gate.
The Titan’s V8 outputs tower over the F-150’s V6 by over 100 horsepower (390 horsepower for the Titan versus 282 horsepower for the F-150) and over 140 lb-ft of torque (394 lb-ft for the Titan versus 253 lb-ft for the F-150).
Since abundant low-end power is needed to increase a truck’s pull capability, the above torque statistics are a good indicator of the respective top towing statistics of these two models. That inkling checks out. The 2017 Nissan Titan can tow up to 9,390 pounds when properly equipped, while the F-150’s tow numbers measure in at 7,600 pounds with the right package.
Depending on which truck you select, this almost 2,000-pound difference could easily hold up a job or help you forge on ahead.
Cab and Bed Versatility
Offering a variety of cab sizes and useful bed features, both the Nissan Titan and the Ford F-150 are ready to accommodate workers and family members, equipment, materials, and more. Truck versions that feature a rear seating row from either make are commended for offering generous space that’s large enough for adult passengers to get comfortable.
Nissan and Ford offer their own takes on tie-down systems for your truck bed. The Titan features Nissan’s Utili-track™ cargo system that uses sturdy, yet slide-able aluminum cleats that run the length of the bed on five channels. Just set your positioning and either anchor them or tie cords to them for secure, custom transport.
Ford’s BoxLink™ system has a similar end goal, but because its four main tie-down cleats are set in their positions, it can’t provide the same level of flexibility that Utili-track™ can.
Nissan vs. Ford: Truck Technology
Pickups are known for their practically focused interiors that typically refrain from offering desirable technology on their base trims. However, shoppers will be pleasantly surprised to see that the 2017 Titan’s entry-level media doesn’t follow this pattern, offering Bluetooth®, a USB connection, and the NissanConnectSM infotainment system that come standard on its entry-level trim.
Employing an easy-to-use 5-inch display screen and the ability to access apps and functions from your smartphone, NissanConnectSM makes a great ally for the Titan, whether you’re getting to and from the jobsite or running errands with the family.
In contrast, the base 2017 Ford F-150’s offerings are pretty bare to start out. It includes an auxiliary audio jack and AM/FM radio standard. Upper F-150 trims offer a more sophisticated technology with the infotainment program Ford SYNC® 3; this system comes closer to the capabilities of NissanConnectSM.
2017 Nissan Titan vs. 2017 Ford F-150
In the above comparison, we saw the Titan repeatedly prove its value, versatility, and power. Up against the 2017 Ford F-150, it stood out as the truck that’s in it for the long haul.
If you’re looking for a reliable, work-ready pickup for work, play, or everyday travel throughout Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton, we invite you to come out to the Nissan 24 showroom for a closer look at the tough Titan pickup. Get in touch with our dealership today to schedule your test drive.
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