For drivers in the market for a full-size pickup truck, there is a wide variety to choose from. However, if you want powerful performance, modern features, convenience, and a comfortable interior, the choices narrow considerably. Let’s take a closer side-by-side look at the 2017 Nissan Titan and 2017 Toyota Tundra to see which of these peppered-up pickups is truly worth your investment.
What’s New for 2017
The 2017 Nissan Titan is an award-winning half-ton pickup that’s available as a crew cab, extended cab, or single cab work truck. The latest Titan has been completely redesigned for 2017 with a whole new look and feel. The novel design is more aggressively styled and has an all-around improved functionality for work, adventure, and even your daily drive. There are five trims available: base S, SV, Pro-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve.
For 2017, the Toyota Tundra is mostly unchanged from the previous year. Of the few changes made this year, the Tundra’s biggest include an updated array of available exterior colors and the inclusion of power front seats in the Limited trim. The Tundra is available in three cab styles: regular, extended double cab, and CrewMax crew cab. There are six trims available: base SR, SR5, TRD Pro, Limited, Platinum, and 1794 Edition.
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The 2017 Nissan Tundra has one engine equipped for all trims: an Endurance 5.6-liter V-8 that provides an impressive 390 horsepower and 394 pounds-foot of torque. This powerhouse is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission and can reach 60 mph in just 6.4 seconds. While rear-wheel drive (RWD) is standard on the S, SV, SL, and Platinum trims, four-wheel drive (4WD) is also available and it comes standard on the Pro-4X Titan.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra has two available engines for its various models. The SR and SR5 come equipped with a 4.6-liter V-8 engine that provides a mediocre 310 horsepower and 327 pounds-foot of torque. Optional on the lower trims and standard on the TRD Pro, Limited, and Platinum is a somewhat stronger 5.8-liter V-8 engine with 381 horsepower and 401 pounds-foot of torque. Both engines are married to a six-speed automatic transmission, and all trims come standard with RWD (4WD available).
Nissan’s Titan is far and away a better deal just based on engine performance.
Impressive Fuel Economy Numbers
When you’re driving a powerful truck, you know every bit of fuel efficiency will save you money at the pump. Fortunately, with the 2017 Nissan Titan and its solid 5.6-liter V-8 engine earns an EPA efficiency rating of 15/21 mpg (city/highway), while the Pro-4X gets a rating of 15/20 mpg.
The Toyota Tundra has two different engines, but the 4.6-liter V-8 gets an EPA rating of 15/19 mpg (city/highway) in RWD and 14/18 mpg in 4WD. The larger 5.8-liter V-8 engine receives an EPA rating of just 13/17 mpg in 4WD. All fuel-efficiency numbers on the Tundra are no match for the Titan.
For all you drivers wanting a truck that is not only capable but also fun to take off-road, the 2017 Nissan Titan Pro-4X model is an excellent option. While all trims of the 2017 Nissan Titan are great for taking off the beaten path, the Pro-4X was specifically built for rugged terrain and comes equipped with the following:
- Standard 4WD
- All-terrain, 18-inch tires with dark-finish, alloy wheels
- Bilstein Off-Road Performance Shocks
- Protective skid plates in front and under the truck
- Hill Descent Control and an electronic locking rear differential
- Class IV Receiver Hitch with a seven-pin wiring harness
- Fixed tie-downs
- Spray-in bed liner
- Front tow hooks
The 2017 Toyota Tundra does include an available 4WD, though no trims come standard with it. Their off-road trim is the TRD Pro which comes standard with typical pickup-truck flair, including:
- Bilstein Shocks
- Front tow hooks
- Front skid plate
- Adjustable tie-down cleats
- 18-inch off-road tires
Nissan’s Unbeatable Warranty
Nissan is known for its quality and reliability, and the Titan backs up the automaker’s reputation by offering the best warranty available on a pickup truck. The Titan’s 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage helps not only keep cost of ownership low, but it also gives you peace of mind that this is a truck that will last. On the other hand, the Toyota Tundra is covered by a simple and standard 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Test Drive the New Nissan Titan in Springfield, NJ
If you have your eye on a full-size pickup truck, the best way to determine which one is best for you is to get behind the wheel! Here at Nissan World of Springfield, we proudly provide the Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Piscataway areas of New Jersey with a wide variety of 2017 Nissan Titans and other new Nissan models. Be sure to test drive your favorite Titan trim before deciding on your next truck.
Contact us today to schedule a test drive and see why Truck Trend named the new 2017 Nissan Titan its Truck of the Year. Call our Springfield NJ Nissan dealer at (973) 315-1177 or visit our showroom floor at 146 Route 22 West to learn more about our current selection of Titans or ask about any current Nissan lease deals and specials.
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