The Nissan Titan is comparable in size and capability to pickup trucks from the Chevy, Dodge, and Ford for 2007, and it has what some buyers might find appealing: a streamlined model lineup. All Titans have a powerful 5.6L V8 engine with 317 horsepower and 385 ft-lbs of torque; a flex-fuel version is also available at no additional charge, allowing it to run on E85, which is 85 percent renewable ethanol. A five-speed automatic is the only transmission offered.
The transmission comes with special tow/haul modes and heavy-duty Dana axles good for towing or off-roading; and the Titan can tow up to 9,500 pounds when properly equipped.
All Titan models are available with either rear-wheel drive or a four-wheel-drive system, which has shift-on-the-fly capability, a low range, and an electronically controlled part-time 4WD mode. There's also a switch-on-demand, electronically controlled locking rear differential with the system. An available Off-Road package includes larger alloy wheels and tires, plus additional skid plates. Rancho performance shocks are also available.
Four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock are standard on all Titans. Front-seat active head restraints are standard on all models as well, and front side-impact and side-curtain air bags are optional across the line.
The Titan is available in only two body configurations: King Cab and Crew Cab. The King Cab has smaller rear doors that swing wide to 168 degrees for easier access, while the Crew Cab has four full-size doors. The cargo bed measures 6'7" for King Cabs, 5'7" for Crew Cabs.
Crew Cab models get a standard power rear window with defroster. Nissan claims that the Crew Cab model has the most interior space and legroom in its class. Both have flip-up rear cushions for expanded cargo space in the back of the cabin.
Standout features on the Titan include a factory-applied spray-on bedliner; a Utili-Track tie-down system for the bed, with adjustable tie-down cleats to prevent small but heavy cargo from moving around in the bed; and a lockable, insulated exterior storage compartment beside the driver's side rear wheel well.
The base XE model comes much better equipped than other base-level full-size pickups, with air conditioning, cruise control, pre-wiring for towing, and a six-speaker CD sound system standard. The mid-range SE adds large off-road duty tires, power heated mirrors, leather trim inside, keyless entry, and power windows and locks. The top LE model includes the Utili-Track system, fog lamps, a double-wall cargo bed, the exterior lockbox, and a Rockford Fosgate audio system.
Top options on the Crew Cab include a DVD Mobile Theater System with seven-inch fold-down monitor, and a 350-watt, ten-speaker Rockford Fosgate sound system. Rear parking sensors are also available.
For 2007, the Nissan Titan's standard V8 gets a boost in power, from 305 horsepower to 317. Otherwise, there are a few minor equipment changes. A new Chrome Package available on LE and SE models brings 18-inch chrome wheels plus chrome step rails; a utility bed option can be added to the Chrome Package. Also, there's a new "Texas Titan" appearance package available on some models.