Nissan announced recently that it would be adding a single cab version of the popular truck, the Titan, for the 2017 model year. This is appealing to a variety of buyers, from those who want a smaller version to those who need more configurability for work and fleet options.
Part of the “Year of the Truck”
Nissan’s announcement about the single cab Titan comes during the “Year of the Truck.” This yearlong event includes plenty of new truck and SUV options that were previously unavailable to buyers in the U.S., so the new Titan option is in good company among other new versions of the rugged and durable vehicles from Nissan.
Another major selling point of Nissan trucks is the extensive warranty, which covers both the diesel and gas-powered versions of the Titan for five years or 100,000 miles. The improved warranty shows that Nissan stands firmly behind its vehicles, giving buyers more confidence in the company.
Two Engine Options
Some truck drivers rely on their vehicles to haul heavy loads and tow large amounts of weight, while others don’t need quite as much capability. The 2017 Nissan Titan is available with two different engine options so a buyer can select the option that works best. The first is a beefy 5.0-liter V8 Turbo engine that receives its power from diesel fuel, while the second gas-powered option is new to the Titan line, a V8 5.6-liter engine. Titan trucks come standard with 4×2 drive, but you have the option to upgrade to 4×4.
The overall length of the Titan single cab and the Titan crew cab is the same, but the XD version with a single cab is 11.8 inches shorter than the XD crew cab. The difference comes in the bed length: with the single cab, you get an eight-food bed whether you get the standard Titan or Titan XD. With a Titan crew cab, the bed length is 5.5 feet, while the standard bed length on the Titan XD crew cab is 6.5 feet. With the longer bed that comes with the single cab Titan, you’ll have more space to carry longer items and pieces of equipment, so that is a very appealing aspect of the new truck option.
Along with the longer cab comes a higher payload capability and extra towing capacity. The Titan single cab can carry up to 1,930 pounds in its bed when properly equipped, while the Titan crew cab maxes out at 1,610 pounds. The towing capacity goes from 9,730 pounds with the single cab to 9,390 pounds with the crew cab. Towing and payload capacities on the Titan XD are also higher on the single cab version, although they vary based on engine type. With a diesel-fueled engine, the max is 2,420 pounds (payload) and 12,640 pounds (towing) when properly equipped.
If you’ve been considering a Nissan Titan but didn’t like the lack of options available in the configuration, now is the time to take another look. With impressive new features and a warranty that is one of the best in the industry, the Nissan Titan is a worthy competitor.