2015 Nissan Titan vs. Toyota Tacoma
Comparing a full-size pickup to a midsize one may not seem like a fair fight, but some drivers may be wondering how the 2015 Nissan Titan stacks up against the Toyota Tacoma’s hype. After running the numbers, the fight is definitely one sided.
The 2015 Nissan Titan outclasses the Toyota Tacoma in every way, so the only reason Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton drivers would pick the Tacoma over the Titan is if they were in the market for a petite truck. When it comes to actually getting work done, though, the Titan will be there for you.
You can discover more about the massive size and power gap below then visit Nissan 24 to behold the Titan’s awesome might in person.
The Nissan Titan favors clean and rounded lines, a powerful-looking grille, and overall simplicity. The Tacoma is more eclectic, with a charming trapezoidal grille shape altered by what some would consider excess cladding and cluttered lines.
Since looks are usually the last thing on a truck owner’s mind, let’s talk about size. The Titan lives up to its mythical name with a truly imposing and capable size. While it’s only 4 inches taller and 5 inches wider than the Tacoma, the Titan’s longer truck bed and cabin contribute to an overall 16 inches difference in length.
Speaking of the truck bed, the Titan’s cargo box is 5.6 inches longer, 9 inches wider, and 7.1 inches deeper than the Tacoma when comparing their standard size. Maxed out, the Titan is still wider by a large margin, allowing drivers to carry much more goods and fit bigger accessories like tool boxes. They’ll also have an easier time getting to their cargo in low light thanks to the Titan’s standard overhead lamp, something the Tacoma doesn’t offer.
When it comes to capability, the Titan is in a different league than the Tacoma. This difference comes down to one letter and one number: V8. Put together, they’re good for 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. The base Tacoma’s weak 2.7-liter inline four-cylinder engine is only worth about 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Even with the maximum engine size, the Tacoma’s available 236-horsepower V6 with 266 lb-ft of torque still falls short.
Those numbers make a huge difference in terms of hauling capability, towing capacity, and general around-the-town driving. Even though the Titan is heavier by just under 800 lbs, the power of its mighty V8 can make it sprint off the line and cruise more readily at highway speeds.
Again, size does make a difference. The Titan’s 113 cubic feet of interior volume compared to the Tacoma’s 89 cubic feet can make quite a difference in passenger comfort. Case in point, both the front and rear shoulder room is better by 7 inches in the Titan, and the rear headroom is better by 4 inches, so riding in the back doesn’t mean being stooped over.
The Titan can also fold its rear seat down to accommodate even more cargo or keep sensitive items like concrete mix from getting wet when it rains.
Another nifty trick the Titan can do? Its bench seats accommodate three apiece per row, making for a total of six potential passengers compared to the Tacoma’s two.
Titan on Top
Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton drivers are clearly peering into two different worlds when comparing the 2015 Nissan Titan to the Toyota Tacoma. They can get a closer look at how accommodating, capable, and massive the Titan is by scheduling a test drive for one at Nissan 24.