As a full-size truck, the Nissan Titan has never led the pack. And soon, he may very well be on the chopping block. Apparently, Nissan has plans to phase out its half-ton pickup. Despite the success of the redesigned Nissan Frontier, this full-size pickup is likely to be on the chopping block. Even as the only full-size pickup truck with a standard V8 engine, the 2023 Titan just can’t keep up with the competition.
Is the 2023 Nissan Titan a good pickup?
On paper, the Nissan Titan looks like a good big truck. It comes standard with 400 horsepower thanks to its V8 engine, and there’s a long list of standard features. But, with a starting MSRP of $39,700, for its age, that seems like a big ask.
That fact is not lost on consumers, as the Nissan Titan is one of the best-selling full-size trucks in the US, according to car and driverSome of the taller models aren’t even worth considering; the post recommends sticking with the base S model.
But even as a work truck, the 2023 Titan offers some solid standard equipment. These features include things like:
- automatic emergency braking
- blind spot monitoring
- lane departure warning
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
The Titan S may limit what you can add as options, but it will be the cheapest version you can get.
Nissan has plans to phase out the Titan
With no major redesign planned, Nissan has plans to do away with its full-size pickup. And it’s hard not to think that if the brand paid the same attention to the Titan as it did to the new Frontier, it could be a winner. The third generation Nissan Frontier is quite a successful midsize pickup. It now has a standard V6 engine and a more modern design.
The Titan half-ton truck hasn’t seen a generation change since 2017. And its age is certainly starting to show. Especially since brands like Ford, Toyota and Ram invest more money in this segment.
The 2023 Titan lacks a true off-road finish
Although there is a Titan PRO-4X, it’s not really enough to compete with the Ford F-150 Raptor or Ram 1500 TRX. The package only adds skid plates, Bilstein shocks, and an electronic locking rear diff. Needless to say, this is not a truck you want to put in serious off-road situations.
It would certainly be great if Nissan gave the Titan a legit off-road package. Especially if it meant coming with more power. But that doesn’t seem to be in the cards for this full-size truck.
The Titan is expected to stay in production until 2024. After that, the Titan will likely say goodbye to the public and roll out with no major changes. Because of that, sales will likely remain stagnant. This full-size truck may offer a long list of standard features and a good warranty, but that’s not enough to save it from discontinuation.