The 2014 Nissan Titan is one of the most off-road worthy vehicles that you can look at. Take it on any trail, road, or journey and this pickup is not at all bothered by any rough terrain you might encounter. The all-wheel-drive and locking differential features make cruising along any terrain a breeze and helps the driver attack any situation with confidence.
Let’s face it, modern light-duty trucks have become ginormous and while the 2014 Titan isn’t titanic, it’s actually a great size. The fat fender buldges and beefy tires make this car look super tough and ready to just clod the earth. Although the design is a little outdated, the 2014 Nissan Titan is a pickup truck that’s ready to go and jump a huge hill or tackle a tough job. Bottom line, it’s everything you want and expect from a pickup truck.
Under the hood of the 2014 Nissan Titan you’ll find a 5.6-litre eight-cylinder engine that pumps out 370-horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque. The engine is hooked up to a five-speed automatic transmission that rides really smoothly and packs a strong punch of torque. When you turn on the engine you get a beautifully aggressive growly from the engine that makes it an absolute joy when you’re taking this machine out for a spin. That large amount of torque gets the vehicle excited and absolutely loves getting let off of its leash.
Once you get inside the 2014 Nissan Titan, you’ll start to see where the truck is becoming a little bit outdated. It does not offer any special features that are commonly found in vehicles manufactured today. But again, it does offer some standard features that make it hard to entirely wipe this vehicle off of the list. The buttons are big, clear, and simple, great for anyone that’s in the truck while wearing gloves. Some users didn’t like the hard plastic all over the truck but realistically, a truck is meant to get dirty. The plastic is extremely easy to maintain and can endure anything that’s thrown at it while you’re throwing your equipment into the truck.
In its class, the 2014 Nissan Titan is one of the cheaper ones, and what it gives you is a compact pickup that can fit in your garage but is also able to take on the most challenging of tasks. The downside to this is that the doors on the truck are a little bit strange. The front door has to be opened first in order to open the rear door which is a miniature, reverse version of a regular door.
Fuel efficiency ratings for the 2014 Nissan Titan clock in at 19.6 L/100km city driving and 13.84 L/100km on the highway. Not too impressive and very “old-school” in the sense that fuel economy ratings have been improving year after year on gas guzzling pick-ups. The ride inside the 2014 Nissan Titan is a bit “old-school” too as the handling is a bit rigid and it really pushes that V8 to the limit and loves getting jerked around. It might even take on a rocky course better than the Ford F-150 which also offers great handling but can leave you vibrating from the tight suspension.
In sum, the 2014 Nissan Titan is one of our top picks for this year’s pickups. It gets the job done right every time and can handle anything you throw at it.
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|PRO-4X 4x4 SWB Crew Cab||$46,698||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|PRO-4X 4x4 SWB King Cab||$43,998||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|S 4x2 SWB King Cab||$34,198||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|S 4x4 SWB Crew Cab||$39,998||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|SL 4x4 SWB Crew Cab||$52,148||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|SV 4x2 SWB King Cab||$38,848||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|SV 4x4 SWB King Cab||$41,998||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|SV LWB 4x4 Crew Cab||$45,948||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|SV SWB 4x4 Crew Cab||$44,948||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Number of Doors||4|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:|
The 2014 Nissan Titan has only one engine available–a 5.6-liter V-8–but that engine is one of the best-sounding we've heard in a truck.
That sound reminds us a little bit of the NASCAR circuit, which works well for this Mississippi-built machine. The V-8 produces 317 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque, and while those aren't class-leading, the Titan always feels willing, always able to get up and move.
Towing capacity for the Titan is impressive--up to 9,500 pounds with the King Cab and 9,400 pounds with the Crew Cab--although in this age of ever-burlier trucks, it stands well behind the Silverado/Sierra's top tow rating of 12,000 pounds.
Considering the Titan's size and heft, it handles quite well (at least compared to other large pickups) and it feels smaller and nimbler than it is, with good low-speed maneuverability.
Originally appeared on The Car Connection
|Interiors and Special Features:|
With a wide array of trims and options, the 2014 Nissan Titan's roomy cabin can range from simple work truck to a near-premium feel. Base models have two cloth-upholstered bench seats and can accommodate up to six. Higher trims have two leather-covered captain's chairs up front – more comfort, but one less seating position. The Titan's rear bench folds up to create more cargo space. Also offered is a front passenger seat that folds flat to create a mobile workstation. Power-adjustable pedals (optional) help drivers achieve a comfortable position, but the steering wheel adjusts only for rake and does not telescope.
A basic 2-wheel-drive (2WD) 2014 Nissan Titan S King Cab comes with air conditioning, cloth seating, a 6-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system, a fold-up rear bench seat, washable vinyl floors, and a lockable tailgate. With an MSRP of nearly $30,000, you might be surprised to find a column shifter (due to the bench seat) and manual-adjust mirrors in your base Titan. Also lacking are features such as cruise control, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and even power windows. To get those items in a 2014 Titan, you'll need to spend more money on options or step up to another trim.
Options for the 2014 Nissan Titan vary by trim, with most major features bundled into packages. All Titans can be had with 4-wheel drive (4WD). Other options include comfy captain's chairs in place of the front bench seat, Nissan Connect infotainment and connectivity, Bluetooth, a USB input, a navigation system, Nissan's Utili-Track cargo-bed tie-down system, spray-on bedliner, a Rockford Fosgate premium sound system, a moonroof, a power driver's seat, and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Titan models can also be had as flex-fuel vehicles to run on a higher blend of ethanol (E85).
Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book
Standard safety features on the 2014 Nissan Titan include antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are available on all trims, except the base S.
The Titan earned the highest possible rating of "Good" in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety moderate-overlap frontal-offset crash testing. It rated "Acceptable" (second-highest on a scale of four) in the Institute's roof-strength test, while its seat/head restraint design was rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.
Originally appeared on Edmunds