The Nissan Titan full-size pickup doesn't see a lot of changes for the 2006 model year. Minor enhancements include new standard power folding exterior mirrors with heat, power adjust, auto dim, and integrated turn-signal features on the LE model. Also, the mid-grade sound system adds MP3 playback capability, and there are two new exterior colors: Majestic Blue and Granite.
The Titan comes in a variety of trim levels and models. There are two body styles: King Cab and Crew Cab. The doors on the King Cab swing open 168 degrees for ease of entry and exit. All models are available in either two- or four-wheel drive, and in XE, SE, and LE trim levels. Outside, the Titan is beefy, with a large, angled strut grille that ties into the Nissan truck/SUV family design. The Titan is built on Nissan's "F-Alpha" platform and features boxed frame rails for strength and rigidity. Towing capacity is 9,500 lbs. for the King Cab model when properly equipped. The tailgate also features an assist that allows it to be lowered and raised with reduced effort.
Unlike a lot of other pickups in the segment that feature numerous engine and drivetrain configurations, the Titan features just one engine: a 5.6L V-8, with 305 hp and 379 lb.-ft. of torque; powerful enough to handle any job, work or pleasure, with ease. There's only one transmission option as well, a 5-speed automatic with overdrive.
Titan offers a full complement of interior amenities: optional Rockford Fosgate audio system, standard cruise control, power windows, tachometer, and lots of passenger room. The XE Preferred Package or the SE Popular Package offers many features that consumers often demand. There's also an Off-Road Package that features Rancho shocks, BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, lower radiator skidplates, and an electronic-locking rear differential for enhanced grip while off-roading.
Titan resides in the Large Pickup category, comprised of six big pickups. This group owns nearly 15% of the overall light-vehicle market in the United States. New models coming from both General Motors and Toyota should further expand the market.
The Ford F-Series is the perennial sales leader in the segment. In 2005, F-Series sold a total of 865,404 light- and heavy-duty pickups to lead the market once again, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report.SM Other strong players are the Chevrolet Silverado (705,981 sales in 2005) and the Dodge Ram pickup (400,543). Nissan sold 83,848 Titans during calendar year 2005.
|XE (A5)||5 speed automatic||$23,400||305-hp / 5.6L 8-cyl||14/18|
|SE (A5)||5 speed automatic||$25,550||305-hp / 5.6L 8-cyl||14/18|
|LE (A5)||5 speed automatic||$30,350||305-hp / 5.6L 8-cyl||14/18|