The truck world is all about the Big Three but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a great alternative on the market. The Titan is one of them, a well-known name that has been around for a long time, but which never managed to mark solid sales numbers. The current generation has been around since 2017 and after the last year’s update, we are pretty sure the 2022 Nissan Titan won’t bring any particular changes. Of course, minor tweaks regarding the standard and optional equipment are always possible.
All in all, you may count on a pickup truck that definitely has a lot of good things to offer. We like its composed handling, as well as its capable V8 engine. Also, the infotainment system is pretty intuitive, while the warranty is a little bit longer compared to most competitors.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Nissan Titan will hit the market sometime late in the year.
2022 Nissan Titan Design
Design-wise, the 2022 Nissan Titan definitely won’t feature any bigger changes. The current generation has been around since 2016 and still has a lot of good things to offer. Although not as capable as North American rivals in terms of towing, the Titan is superior in many aspects. One of them is handling, where this model is way better compared to other full-size trucks. It is composed and makes this truck feel much smaller than it actually is.
If you need more capability, you may also count on the Titan XD, which comes with upgraded suspension and few more tweaks, which ensure better towing capacity.
Also, there is the Pro-4X model, which comes with a couple of mechanical upgrades for better off-road performance. Some of the highlights are goodies like electronic locking rear differential, hill descent control, Bilstein coilover shocks, skid plates etc.
The Titan looks like a typical pickup truck from the inside. The dashboard is massive and bold, while most controls are oversized for easier reach. There are a few areas with soft-touch materials, but most of the cabin is actually made from low-rent materials. Still, we don’t find that as a drawback, considering that competitors aren’t much better in this aspect.
There are just two cab styles on offer. You can’t get a single-row version but rather King or Crew cab variants. Also, both variants come with a standard bed size.
The 2022 Nissan Titan should continue in the same variants in the offer. Therefore, base versions will carry the “S” badge and come standard with cloth upholstery and an infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, two USB ports, satellite radio, and a six-speaker stereo, as well as with safety features like a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, driver drowsiness monitoring, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection.
The SV brings few upgrades, such as alloy wheels, heated outside mirrors, and adaptive cruise control.
The SL comes with a couple of additional convenience features, such as leather upholstery, heated front seats, a four-way power-adjustable passenger seat, a Fender premium stereo, a power-sliding rear window, remote start, a surround-view parking camera system, and front parking sensors.
Finally, there is the Platinum Reserve trim, which comes with goodies like heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, wood and heated steering wheel, and a trailer brake controller.
As we already mentioned, there is also the Pro-4X model, equipped with off-road hardware like electronic locking rear differential, hill descent control, Bilstein coilover shocks, skid plates, and all-terrain tires.
2022 Nissan Titan Engine
The 2022 Nissan Titan will continue with just one engine option on the offer. Of course, we are talking about a good-old 5.6-liter V8, which puts out around 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to provide pretty good driving dynamics that, along with composed handling, makes the Titan one of the best pickups to drive. The engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a really good job.
The fuel economy goes around 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway, which is about average for a V8-powered full-size pickup. On the other side, the max towing capacity won’t impress you, as it goes up to 9.300 pounds. If you need more than that, consider the XD model, which tows over 11.000 pounds.
2022 Nissan Titan Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2022 Nissan Titan will hit the market sometime late in the year. Count a starting price of around 35.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Toyota Tundra, GMC Sierra etc.