Nissan TITAN SL
Nissan TITAN SL
Nissan TITAN SL

2021 Nissan Titan SL crew cab

Pros: Comprehensive array of safety features; standard 400 horsepower V8 and 9-speed automatic

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

CG Says: After last year’s midcycle refresh, the 2021 Nissan Titan is unchanged. The sole powertrain is a 400-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Part-time 4-wheel drive is available on all models except the off-road-oriented PRO-4X, where it’s standard. Titan is available in King Cab (extended cab) and Crew Cab. A regular cab is no longer available. Only Crew Cabs are offered for 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.) 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. Standard safety features include 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. Available features include adaptive cruise control, driver attention warning, and traffic-sign recognition. 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: $38,145
4WD SV King Cab: $45,215
S crew cab: $40,875
4WD SV crew cab: $47,445
4WD PRO-4X crew cab: $51,885
SL crew cab: $56,125
4WD Platinum Reserve crew cab: $60,875
4WD XD S crew cab: $44,oo5
4WD XD PRO-4X crew cab: $51,885
4WD XD Platinum Reserve crew cab: $60,875

Base Engine
5.6-liter V8
Horsepower
400
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-21

Nissan Titan XD crew cab
2021 Nissan Titan XD crew cab
Nissan TITAN PRO-4X
2021 Nissan Titan Pro-4X
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 4
80%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash -4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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