Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Titan VS 2017 Toyota Tundra Near Laredo, TX

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2017 Nissan Titan

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2017 Toyota Tundra

Safety Comparison

Full-time four-wheel drive is optional on the Titan. Full-time four-wheel drive gives added traction for safety in all conditions, not just off-road, like the only system available on the Tundra.

The Titan (except S/SV/SL) offers an optional Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Tundra only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the Titan and the Tundra have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

The Titan comes with a full 5 year/100,000 mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes free 24 hour roadside assistance. The Tundra’s 3 year basic warranty expires 2 years and 64,000 miles sooner.

Engine Comparison

The Titan’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 80 more horsepower (390 vs. 310) and 67 lbs.-ft. more torque (394 vs. 327) than the Tundra’s standard 4.6 DOHC V8. The Titan’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 9 more horsepower (390 vs. 381) than the Tundra’s optional 5.7 DOHC V8.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Titan gets better fuel mileage than the Tundra:

 

 

Titan

Tundra

 

4x2

5.6 V8/7-spd. Auto

15 city/21 hwy

15 city/19 hwy

4.6 V8/Auto

 

 

n/a

13 city/18 hwy

5.7 V8/Auto

4x4

5.6 V8/7-spd. Auto

15 city/21 hwy

14 city/18 hwy

4.6 V8/Auto

 

5.6 V8/7-spd. Auto

15 city/20 hwy

13 city/17 hwy

5.7 V8/Auto

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Titan has larger standard tires than the Tundra (265/75R18 vs. 255/70R18).

The Titan has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Tundra doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Titan has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Titan flat and controlled during cornering. The Tundra’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The Titan has engine speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Tundra doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

Chassis Comparison

The front grille of the Titan uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Tundra doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Nissan Titan PRO-4X/Platinum Reserve offers an optional rear cargo step, which allows for much easier access to the cargo area. The Toyota Tundra doesn’t offer a rear cargo step.

The Titan has stake post holes, to allow the containment of tall, light loads. The Tundra doesn’t offer stake post holes.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Titan (except S/SV)’s optional easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Tundra doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The Titan’s standard power windows allow the driver or passenger to lower and raise the windows without leaning over or being distracted. The Tundra Work Truck doesn’t offer power windows.

The Titan’s front power windows open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Tundra’s standard power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully. Only its driver’s window opens automatically. The Tundra’s optional windows’ rear windows don’t close automatically.

If the front windows are left down on the Titan the driver can raise them using the key in the outside lock cylinder. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from outside the vehicle using the key in the outside lock cylinder or the keyless remote. The driver of the Tundra can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Titan’s standard power locks allow the driver or passenger to lock or unlock all the doors at a touch without leaning over. The Tundra Work Truck doesn’t offer power locks.

The Pushbutton Start standard on the Titan S/SV allows you to start the engine without removing a key from pocket or purse (optional Intelligent Key will also allow unlocking the driver’s door without taking your keys out). The Toyota Tundra doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

The Titan S/SV’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Tundra SR’s standard wipers have no intermittent settings at all, so the driver will have to constantly turn them on and off. The Titan’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Tundra SR5/Limited/Platinum/1794/TRD’s manually variable intermittent wipers don’t change delay with speed.

The Titan’s power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Tundra’s power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.

When the Titan with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Tundra’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

Both the Titan and the Tundra offer available heated front seats. The Titan also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Tundra.

On extremely cold winter days, the Titan’s optional (except S/SV/SL) heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The Tundra doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

A built-in pollen filter removes pollen, exhaust fumes and other pollutants from the Titan’s passenger compartment. This helps prevent lung and/or sinus irritation, which can trigger allergies or asthma. The Tundra doesn’t offer a filtration system.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Titan is less expensive to operate than the Tundra because typical repairs cost much less on the Titan than the Tundra, including $140 less for a water pump, $384 less for an alternator, $4 less for front brake pads, $249 less for a starter, $17 less for fuel injection, $296 less for a fuel pump, $21 less for front struts and $82 less for a power steering pump.

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