2017 Nissan Titan vs. 2017 Toyota Tundra
The 2017 Nissan Titan and 2017 Toyota Tundra both wield import badges, but profess to abide by the American spirit of pickup trucks before them. While both hold true to being built in America, the Toyota Tundra sticks out for several quirky features that place it out of step with most pickup truck owners’ needs.
The 2017 Nissan Titan, on the other hand, keeps pace with American pickup owners’ expectations and offers more on top. Between its brawnier styling, muscular performance, and more refined offerings, it seems like the more sensible choice between the two.
Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton drivers can make up their own minds by coming to Nissan 24 to test drive a 2017 Titan after reading our comparison below.
2017 Nissan Titan Configurations vs. 2017 Toyota Tundra Configurations
On paper, the 2017 Toyota Tundra claims to best the 2017 Nissan Titan in several key metrics. It professes to tow more and carry more in its payload. However, the powertrain on the Tundra can’t handle heavy loads as well as the Titan, even at four-fifths its max capacity and with the upgraded, pricier V8 engine. Acceleration under these conditions is strained, according to The Car Connection, and handling is also compromised, often necessitating trailer sway controls. While the Tundra can take on more pounds overall, it doesn’t do so gracefully.
Another factor to consider with capability is the Nissan Titan’s versatile bed channel system, which can couple with Utili-Track accessories and standard tie-down cleats to make securing loads a literal and metaphorical cinch. LED lights in the Titan’s bed walls also add ease to the loading and unloading experience.
Get Flexibility with Great Utility Features
If you’re buying a truck, then one of the top things that you need to look for is the inclusion of the utility features you need to get every job done in the quickest way possible. The incredible thing about choosing either the Nissan Titan over the Toyota Tundra is to have access to fantastic utility options that you’d be hard pressed to find in other trucks.
In the Tundra, you’ll find a variety of bed options to fit your needs, an easy-to-use tailgate, and a deck rail system with four tiedown points. However, for the most utility possible, you need to drive the Titan, which offers a utili-track system to give you the cargo storage flexibility that you deserve.
Nissan Titan Performance vs. Toyota Tundra Performance
The Nissan’s sole engine choice presents a better option than either of the Tundra’s. At 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque, the 5.6L Endurance V8 engine bests the Tundra’s standard 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque, 4.6L V8 engine and 381 horsepower, 5.7L V8 upgrade, which only tops the Titan in terms of seven lb-ft of torque.
The Tundra also suffers from an older truck design compared to the brand-new Titan. Acceleration is relatively cumbersome, especially at highway speeds. Body sway is also noticeable as are jarring sensations in an unloaded Tundra when driving over rough surfaces.
By comparison, Car and Driver praised the Titan for its agile handling, smooth suspension when loaded, and brawny acceleration. They also noted the Titan’s satisfying braking performance, whereas the Tundra took a longer distance to slow down from 70 mph.
Nissan Titan Interior vs. Toyota Tundra Interior
Like the Nissan Titan, the Toyota Tundra’s interior is comfortable and offers a host of luxurious upgrades and options. Where it differs is in its dated, quasi-macho design. Excessive design cues distract, especially on the “quilted” dash pad accent and within excessive molding around the circular air vents.
Seemingly minor detractions like these make the driver experience within the Tundra suffer, which is hurt further by an unergonomic center stack that shows its age in telling ways.
The all-new Titan optimizes its interior with a cohesive look and feel, as well as intuitive controls. Its dash presents all needed functions readily to the driver using large buttons that are easy to operate, even with gloves on. Like the Tundra, it can tack on creature comforts like leather seating and Dual-Zone Climate Control. It also boasts versatility like in its split 60/40 rear bench seat that conceals a storage tray, and can also create a flat loading floor or a temporary workbench.
Titan Truck Exterior vs. Tundra Truck Exterior
The Toyota Tundra departs from most truck stylings in bold ways, but still comes across underwhelming, especially upon its stubby grille. The Nissan Titan opts for a more traditional approach to pickup styling, albeit an exaggerated one with a massive chrome-appearance grille and large fender shoulders.
Style is in the eye of the beholder, but the Titan stays true to what most people expect in a full-size pickup exterior.
2017 Nissan Titan vs. 2017 Toyota Tundra: Verdict
The Nissan Titan’s brand-new nature and brawnier capabilities outshine the Tundra, even when technical specifications appear to tell a different story.
Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton pickup owners looking for a more traditional truck that offers an incredibly powerful base V8 engine will lean toward the Titan for these reasons. They can test drive one in person by coming to Nissan 24 in Brockton today! Contact us online for more information. We look forward to seeing you.