Flash Drive

2018 Nissan Titan Crew Cab

Model Tested: 2018 Nissan Titan SL 4×4 Crew Cab Midnight Edition

For 2018, Nissan added some special Midnight Editions to their popular trucks like the Titan Crew Cab.

Engine:5.6-liter V-8, 390 horsepower, 394 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 15-mpg city, 21-mpg highway, 18-mpg combined

Base Price: $50,360

As Tested: $54,775


Smooth, powerful V-8

Good acceleration

Muscular exhaust note, but not too raucous

Shift-on-the-Fly four-wheel-drive

Paint, interior upholstery, and trim items are all black on the Midnight Edition. The Crew Cab has a power sliding center rear window.

Hi/Lo transfer case

Limited slip differential

Rugged off-road, although size limited

Strong brakes

20-inch wheels and tires

Our best fuel economy was 18.3-mpg highway

Blind spot monitoring and cross traffic alert


Outstanding driver comfort and space

Excellent Zero Gravity seats ideal for long hauls

Stretch-out front legroom

Copious rear seat legroom

Front seat room and comfort are highlights of the Nissan pickup line. The Zero Gravity seats are some of the best anywhere.

Heated front seats

Driver power lumbar support

Wide, padded center armrest

Nicely contoured, medium thick, leather steering wheel

Power tilt/telescopic steering column

Cowboy hat headroom


Very low effort tailgate

Power locking tailgate option

Foldable utility step for easier bed access

Handy cargo cleat system

Optional bed storage boxes don’t hold much

For 2018, Nissan offers a full range of rugged TITAN half-ton pickups, including Single Cab, King Cab and Crew Cab body configurations, 4×2 and 4×4 drive, and a choice of up to five grade levels.

Huge center console with configurable bins

Oversized front door bins with two bottle/cup holders

Double seatback pouches

Versatile rear seats fold up or down

Foldout rear cargo platform

Locking storage under cargo platform

Stout grab handles on A-pillars

OK running boards for easier ingress/egress

Power folding mirrors

Power sliding rear window

Integrated Class IV receiver hitch

WOW Factors:

Wonderfully comfortable Zero Gravity Captains chairs

The 4×4 versions of the various Titan models are quite rugged and off-road capable.

Expansive interior room

Stylish, all-black Midnight Edition trim

Handy, spacious, versatile rear seat cargo space

Smooth, powerful engine


A little thirsty

Locking bedside cargo boxes have limited capacity

Bottom Line:

The 2018 Nissan Titan Crew 4×4 Midnight Edition is a stylish addition to the half-ton Titan Crew Cab. Black paint and trim covers a spacious, comfortable, and versatile interior. Mechanically, a strong V-8, 7-speed automatic, and rugged 4×4 components provide the practical counterpoint to the luxurious interior.