Flash Drive

2017 Nissan Titan

Model Tested: 2017 Nissan Titan SV 4WD Crew Cab

The 2017 Nissan Titan SV Crew Cab is a made in America truck designed for American buyers.

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: $40,700

As Tested: $46,820


Very smooth engine and transmission

Car-like smoothness in a big truck

Great power; ample passing power

Very pleasant highway ride

Good fuel economy for size; we averaged 20.6 highway

The half-ton titan comes in standard, extended cab, and crew cab body styles.

Tow mode, trailer sway control

Extendable, power folding mirrors

Locking differential

4×4 modes: 2WD, 4 Hi, 4Lo

Front and rear parking sensors

Rain sensing wipers

Rugged off-road performance in spite of size


Fantastic Zero Gravity seats

Superb long distance seats

Driver power lumbar support

The Nissan Zero Gravity seats are some of the most comfortable in any contemporary truck or car.

Stretch-out front legroom

Thick, contoured leather steering wheel

Very spacious rear seat including middle position

Rear floor is almost flat

Excellent headroom

Wide rear seat armrest with cupholders


Outstanding storage system under rear seat

Very versatile locking bins

Split seats fold up

The folding rear crew cab seats and cargo area are extremely versatile. The area holds a lot of stuff.

Flat cargo deck

Assisted tailgate; easy open and close

Trick adjustable cargo retention system

Lots of good bed lamps

Gigantic console bin with padded armrest

Extra storage slots on both sides of console

Large, full-length front door bins

Medium size locking glovebox

Big grab handles including two on “B” pillars

Large rear door bins with two bottle notches

Rear seat room is generous. The floor is almost flat.

Power slide rear window

WOW Factors:

Some of the most comfortable seats anywhere

Highly useful parking sensors

Excellent tow vehicle

Outstanding rear seat cargo flexibility

Car comfort—truck ruggedness


Blind spot monitor hard to see (in side mirrors)

Analog speedometer only

The Titan is fully equipped to handle rugged off-road conditions, but it really shines on the open road.

Not crazy about grille styling

Bottom Line:

The 2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab is a premium pickup that excels in every area except the heritage and brand loyalty the big three domestic pickups enjoy (the Titan is built in Canton, Mississippi). Engineering, safety, ruggedness, space, comfort (phenomenal seats), quality, versatility, and value are all top notch.