Now that the Tundra has been completely redesigned after 14 years, the Nissan Titan remains the oldest player in the segment. However, that doesn’t seem to bother Nissan’s management too much, as there are no bigger changes planned for the next year. Most likely, the 2023 Nissan Titan will continue in the same way, though there is always a chance to see minor tweaks in terms of new standards and available features.
All in all, you may count on familiar pros and cons from this full-size pickup. When it comes to the things we like, there is a nice and well-built interior, along with an intuitive infotainment system. Furthermore, we like the capable V8 engine, while the athleticism is at a surprisingly high level, considering that we are talking about a pickup truck. On the other hand, the main complaints go to low max towing capacity, poor fuel economy and lack of powertrain options.
2023 Nissan Titan Design
Design-wise, we don’t believe that the 2023 Nissan Titan could bring any particular change. The overall layout will remain the same and we count on the same design that was introduced in 2016 and updated a year ago. That update brought new styling, with the new front-end design, as well as a number of changes on the inside. Therefore, we believe that the best we could see for the next year are minor updates, such as new color options and similar things.
The Titan has a decent off-road potential too. All models are available with a 4WD layout, while the Pro-4X comes with some pretty interesting mechanical upgrades. This version features goodies like electronic locking rear differential, hill descent control, Bilstein coilover shocks, skid plates, and all-terrain tires, and it is definitely the most capable off-roader in the Titan’s lineup.
The 2023 Nissan Titan should continue with the same cabin design, which looks nice and refined. The build quality is good, while the dashboard looks appealing. However, we have to say that most rivals look better from the inside. This pickup is available in two cab styles, either with King Cab or Crew Cab layouts. The first one is a kind of an extended cab, while the latter is a typical crew cab design, which comes with two adult-friendly rows of seats. Base models come with the first-row bench and accommodate up to 6 passengers.
Two bed sizes are available – a 6-foot-7-inch bed or a 5-foot-7-inch. Furthermore, you may count on a lot of practical features, such as a spray-on bedliner, the Utili-track bed cargo system, moveable tie-downs, cargo bed lights, side running boards, and an in-bed household-style power outlet. Some of them are standard features, others are optional.
The next year’s model could bring some novelties regarding the standard and available equipment but we are pretty sure that most things won’t change. Therefore, we expect to see base models with goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, two USB ports, satellite radio, and a six-speaker stereo. Among upgrades, we expect to find things like a 9-inch touch screen, HD Radio, navigation, two rear USB ports, and a 12-speaker Fender audio system, as well as with a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a household-style power outlet, a power-sliding rear window etc.
When it comes to safety and driver-assistance features, all models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors etc. Also, count on upgrades like front parking sensors, surround-view camera, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control etc.
2023 Nissan Titan Engine
Things under the hood definitely won’t change and the 2023 Nissan Titan will continue with just one engine option on the offer. That would be a well-known 5.6-liter V8, which features a max output of 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to provide pretty good driving dynamics. Also, the engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a pretty impressive job.
What’s not so impressive is the max towing capacity, which goes around 9.300 pounds in standard models. Still, you can get the XD model, which features an upgraded rear suspension and can tow up to 11.000 pounds.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. Those are typical ratings for V8-powered pickup trucks.
2023 Nissan Titan Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Nissan Titan will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 39.000 dollars.