It’s a time to celebrate! Break out the Champagne because the 2017 Nissan Titan has been named Truck Trend’s Truck of the Year! We can’t blame them, the Titan has been a vehicle that has steadily grown year after year in both popularity and quality. Nissan doesn’t build vehicles to win awards, they simply try and produce the best quality vehicles, and doing so in the only way Nissan knows how; with intelligence and innovation. But we have to admit, the awards are nice.
Winning truck of the year is great and all, but any website can announce they’re naming a “best truck”, but that doesn’t necessarily mean something. So I want to take a look at what Truck Trend’s process actually is when it comes to their truck of the year.
Truck Trend actually goes through a fairly thorough process. First of all, to get nominated, you have to be either a new addition to the pick-up truck class, or an older truck that has gone through significant changes. This week long process begins with an accelerations test, which tests each truck’s ability to go from 0-60, while also testing its ability to haul and to brake at a moment’s notice.
Next, they test hauling in a more rigorous way, putting each truck through a series of trailer pulls to see which has the most power as well as testing the vehicles’ versatility. They also test how easy it is to hitch a vehicle, how effective the brake controls are, and chassis performance.
The last two tests are one for longevity, in the form of a highway fuel mileage test, and then a durability test, where each vehicle is taken into rough terrain to see what it can handle.
Through this strict and thorough testing program, it was unanimous that the best truck of 2017 was the Nissan Titan. Want to experience the best? If you reside in the greater Edmonton area then come on into West End Nissan or book a test drive online at westendnissan.com today!