The history of Nissan as a manufacturer is one of continuous innovation and a constant strive for perfection. Within their vehicles and the many features and attributes contained therein, the results of such perseverance exist. These attributes have long been praised by critics and consumers alike and can be found in the 2022 Nissan Titan.
With a price that’s both competitive and cost-effective with a wide array of features that come standard across every trim line, the Titan combines the very best of what consumers are looking for in a dependable full-size pickup. Today, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the 2022 Nissan Titan and how it earned its stripes as a workhorse, yet surpasses the competition in terms of comfort and style. If you are looking for a truck that balances power, capability, and a host of innovative tech, look no further than the Titan.
We’ve got a lot of ground to cover, so ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! And, of course, if you’re in the market for a new truck and the new Titan is grabbing your attention, we here at Newton Nissan South welcome you to come down to our dealership and allow our friendly and knowledgeable sales team to show you everything this amazing truck has to offer.
Imagine if you walked into a butcher shop to get a cut of beef. While the filet mignon seems enticing, you find yourself short on cash for the prime cut. Therefore, you opt to take the road of living within your means and tell the butcher that you’ll take a sirloin tip instead. The butcher grins and then gives you the filet mignon for the price of the lowest cost option. Surprised? Well, you shouldn’t be. Nissan takes this same approach when it comes to the powertrain on the 2022 Nissan Titan.
While some manufacturers attach a hefty price tag to the higher-scale powertrains, Nissan limits itself to one engine, one transmission, and makes it available across every level of trim. The engine in question is a beefy 5.6L "Endurance" V8. With a horsepower rating of 400 and the ability to generate an admirable output of torque, possessing a capable engine that goes the distance is well within your grasp. Equipped alongside a nine-speed automatic transmission, every Nissan Titan, regardless of drivetrain, has the ability to tow over 9,200 lbs.
Limiting the selection to a single powertrain provides a variety of advantages to both consumers and the mechanics who service them. For consumers, this means having access to a more potent drivetrain and not having to shell out considerable amounts of money to gain access to the engines that other manufacturers decide to put a hefty price tag on. When it comes to getting routine maintenance, this makes the engine easy to work on and obtain parts for.
While the powertrain options have been streamlined, the drivetrain options still have the variety split into FWD and 4WD. And while drivetrains usually have a considerable effect on the fuel consumption of a vehicle, Nissan seems to have tackled this problem. Both vehicles have a combined MPG (miles per gallon) of 18. Both vehicles, regardless of drivetrain, achieve 21 MPG while traveling on the highway. As a matter of fact, the only difference between the two in terms of the drivetrain is found in the MPG rating of driving within the city limits. While the RWD model receives a rating of 16 MPG, the 4WD model attains only 15 MPG. Still, this margin of difference between the two is barely noticeable. One attribute about the Titan that deserves praise is its consistency.
There’s much to praise the manufacturer for in terms of making such a wide variety of safety features available on even the introductory trim, and the NHTSA (National Highway & Traffic Safety Association) confirms Nissan's dedication to safety with its testing each year for vehicles that are on the market. This information is made available to consumers to assist them in purchasing a vehicle that can afford them peace of mind.
The 2022 Nissan Titan was awarded a four-star safety rating, and among the various tests the vehicle was put through, the Titan earned praise for its use of its lane departure and forward collision warning. This speaks to Nissan’s tireless pursuit of technological development of the safety features they equip their vehicles with. When it comes to the Titan’s ability to protect customers in the event of a collision, its highest rankings came from a five-star rating in side collisions. These tests are done at a speed of 38.5 MPH. While this might seem slower than the average speed, it should be noted that the majority of collisions occur at slow speeds, and the brakes have an impact on slowing the vehicle down before the moment of impact.
Government-mandated testing aside, there is one feature that Nissan has recently equipped their vehicles with that’s all too important in preventing an accident. Known as Intelligent Driver Alertness, this device monitors steering behavior and will emit an alert if it is determined that the driver is distracted. In 2018, the NHTSA reported that there were up to 100,000 collisions in the United States due to people being drowsy behind the wheel. Of these, 1,500 people were killed, and well over 70,000 injured. Nissan’s preventative measure can do wonders to lower this statistic and keep us all safe on the road.
While you won’t have to put much thought into choosing a powertrain with the Nissan Titan, the same can't be said about deciding upon which level of trim works best. The 2022 Nissan Titan has three distinctive trims, each offering its own unique set of features that will appeal to all types of driver needs.
We’ll start our overview with the introductory S trim line. Few manufacturers have made as much accessible for the current model year as Nissan has. Even on the S level trim, you’ll be equipped with lane departure warning, driving alertness, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, hill start assist, and rear sonar detection. These same features are present on the next tier trim, the SV, along with standard adaptive cruise control. Moving to the top-level Titan trim, the Platinum Reserve, many of the previous features are included, but some are upgraded for the very best in available innovation for Nissan’s drivers. These include trailer brake control, traffic sign recognition, front and rear sonar system, and the rear view camera is replaced with an intelligent around view monitoring system.
Aside from some slight differences in Nissan’s suite of driving assistance features, many differences between the trims are based on comfort and style. The differences are very easy to see when one takes a closer look at the interior. For example, the S trim level has vinyl flooring, basic air conditioning, and stain-resistant cloth trim seats. The SV trim and upwards have slightly better amenities, most notably dual-zone climate control, carpeted flooring, captains chairs, and heated front seats. The Platinum Plus trim takes pampering to the next level with seats that can be heated and cooled, leather-appointed seats, and a wood-toned interior trim that gives the already refined cabin that extra touch of poshness. The major determining factor when looking at the trim levels is how comfortable you wish to be and how advanced you’d like your features.