When it comes to full-size pickup trucks, some might think that the Ford F-150 is king of the hill. However, the 2018 NissanTitan is able to beat out the F-150 in several key ways.
In terms of powertrains, the Nissan Titan outdoes the F-150 from the base trim. On its S trim, the Nissan Titan is equipped with an Endurance® 5.6-liter V8 engine, which produces a powerful (and best-in class) standard 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. At the F-150’s entry level, the standard engine is a much smaller 3.3-liter V6, which only makes 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.
In addition to its much higher standard power, the 2018 Nissan Titan also offers a handful of useful features that the F-150 doesn’t offer at all. For example, the Titan has a Utili-Track® bed storage system, which uses five bed rails (three around the end of the bed, two in the floor), and four movable cleats to give the driver perfect cargo tie-down spots every time. The Titan also comes with removable Titan Boxes, which are lockable, removable bed-mounted storage cases (and unique among full-size trucks). Finally, the Titan offers a segment-exclusive Around View® Monitor, giving the driver a bird’s-eye 360-degree view of the Titan.
Finally, the 2018 Nissan Titan offers a much greater value than the 2018 FordF-150 when it comes to its warranty (which also displays Nissan’s greater confidence in its trucks). In this, according to Ford service documents, a new 2018 F-150 comes with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a five-year/60,000-mile warranty on its safety restraints. By contrast, the Titan crushes those numbers with a five-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a 120-month/unlimited-mileage warranty on its seat belts.
With its stronger standard engine, unique features, and longer warranty, the 2018 Nissan Titan wins out the F-150. The 2019 Ford F-150 is available at Bates Nissan; visit us or give us a call to schedule your test drive.