Nissan Titan Vs Ford F-150
In an economy centered on the oil and gas industry, Edmontonians are a people that works hard and who need modern day horse and buggies that will keep up the pace. Living in truck country though, we are constantly being bombarded by automakers claiming to have the latest and greatest in the industry. Especially being in North America, we are more inclined to reach for domestic brands, which isn’t to say that they produce better vehicles across the board. In fact, import brands are starting to dominate the American market. The Nissan Titan is a rugged powerhouse with a sculpted and eye-catching exterior, but how does it stack up against the Ford F-150?
The brawny Nissan Titan was originally released to be a weekend warrior, and in that respect, hasn’t needed a redesign since its conception. It is sporty and youthful, and despite minimal design changes over the years, it is still one of the most aggressively-styled trucks on the market. It attracts the recreational crowd more so than the working masses, so it is jam packed with comfort and convenience features. It is a less serious truck than the F-150, equipped with tow hooks, off-road tires and Rancho shocks – making it ever ready for the adventurous trailblazer.
The 5.6-liter V8 under the hood of the Titan not only sounds hungry, it has an output of 317 horsepower at 5200 RPM and 385 lb-ft of torque at 3400 RPM, making it more powerful than the standard V6 available in the F-150. Ford does have an 8-cylinder engine available, but to opt for the more expensive equipment, you will also be paying the price in lesser fuel economy.
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Fully Equipped Towing Capacity
The Titan is fully equipped to take on weekend leisure as well as less exciting tasks like helping a friend move. The factory-applied spray-in bedliner available on all models covers a spacious box featuring lockable storage bins built into its fenders.
That, along with Nissan’s Utili-Track® channel-based cargo-cleat system rest upon a fully boxed ladder frame instead of traditional open C-rails. On top of displaying Nissan’s innovative mind at work, this structure also highlights the Titan’s versatility and rugged appeal.
Properly equipped, the new Titan has a towing capacity of 9,500 lbs. This places it slightly behind the F-150, but the Titan is also a smaller truck. We also know the advantages that accompany nimbler vehicles, the top of the list being maneuverability and a smaller turning radius, allowing you access to tighter places and spaces than in the F-150. Being the little engine that could, the Titan packs an impressive punch, handles amazingly well and is a hefty hauler despite its size. With a range of equipment, comfort and luxury options available from one trim level to the next, it has the flexibility to be an off-road adventure seeker by day as well as a suave street truck dressed up for a night on the town.
Better Value with Exceptional Performance
The Titan’s interior boasts easy to clean materials and dirt resistant surfaces, which embrace Nissan’s smart and efficient NissanConnect℠ system. Bluetooth® hands-free calling and audio streaming, user-friendly navigation controls and convenient voice recognition tools make NissanConnect℠ your greatest instrument for efficient connectivity while on the road or out in the bush. Optional Rockford Fosgate premium audio, heated leather seats and a DVD entertainment center carry you and your company in the lap of luxury.
Safety features include a multitude of airbags, front-seat active head restraints, stability control and anti-lock brakes as a standard. Rear parking sensors and a rear view camera are also available on most of the lineup as increased visibility features.
Feature by feature, the F-150 trims compared to those of the Nissan Titan come out at a higher price point, and with a fuel economy of 14.3 mpg on the highway the Titan’s overall value is simply better. The Nissan Titan in Edmonton is a distinct truck with a unique styling and strong, responsive engine. Its bold exterior is sure to turn heads, as its exceptional performance. Experience one for yourself, and feel the Nissan difference.