2020 Nissan Titan SL crew cab

Pros: Comprehensive array of safety features; new transmission and improved horsepower for 2020

Cons: Model lineup is limited compared to domestic-brand competitors; lack of fuel-efficient engine option

CG Says: For 2020, the Nissan Titan gets a midcycle refresh that includes new safety and convenience features, slightly more power, a new transmission, revised styling, and a pared-down model lineup. Newly standard on all models is Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 suite of high-tech safety features, which includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind-spot alert, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, and rear automatic braking. Newly available are adaptive cruise control, driver attention warning, traffic-sign recognition, and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof. The standard 5.6-liter V8 gets a 10-horsepower increase, from 390 to an even 400, and a 9-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous 7-speed automatic. Part-time 4-wheel drive is available on all models except the off-road-oriented PRO-4X, where it’s standard. Nissan has significantly trimmed the Titan lineup for 2020; regular cabs are gone, as are King Cab (extended-cab) versions of the “semi-heavy-duty” XD series (The XD essentially splits the difference between a traditional half-ton pickup and a heavy-duty three-quarter-ton model). The XD’s diesel engine option has also been deleted. This leaves the regular Titan available as a King Cab with a 6.5-foot bed and a Crew Cab with a 5.5-foot bed; the XD is only offered as a 4-wheel-drive Crew Cab with 6.5-foot bed. Even with the welcome revisions for 2020, Nissan’s full-size pickup trails its more-popular class rivals in terms of ride quality, powertrain choices, and innovative new features. However, it’s well-equipped and offers a generous warranty of 5 years/100,000 miles, at competitive prices that may make it a compelling value for some shoppers.

The Facts
Class Large Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) extended cab, crew cab
Passenger Count 5-6
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices (only select models listed)
S King Cab: $40,485
4WD SV King Cab: $44,785
4WD Pro-4X King Cab: $49,185
S crew cab: $37,975
4WD SV crew cab: $47,005
4WD PRO-4X crew cab: $51,385
SL crew cab: $55,585
4WD Platinum Reserve crew cab: $60,285
4WD XD S crew cab: $46,175
4WD XD PRO-4X crew cab: $55,575
4WD XD Platinum Reserve crew cab: $63,285

Base Engine
5.6-liter V8
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

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