The Nissan Titan has been a longstanding reliable pickup truck in the segment, known for being one of the most capable trucks on the market. As a full-size, light-duty truck, you can expect all of the great utility, functionality, and performance from one of the best half-tons on the market. The 2023 Nissan Titan also offers a healthy dose of utility for the model year that is bound to keep truck shoppers pleased while traveling from one destination to the next.
New for the 2023 model year is a number of updates to the availability of tech, packages, and features. One new feature is the standard inclusion of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve trims. There is also the addition of the Midnight Edition Package, offering black exterior and interior accents and trimming, along with a glossy black surround for the grille, full-LED headlights, black tailgate badging, a black headliner, and black 20-inch wheels. The Midnight Package is available for the Crew Cab SV trim.
On the topic of trims, there are a total of five different trims available for the 2023 model year Titan, giving you different features and options for the truck. The base trim is the S, which is followed by the SV, then the SV Midnight Edition, the off-road-themed PRO-4X, and the luxury-oriented Platinum Reserve. You can also get the Nissan Titan in twelve different color schemes; this includes four two-tone colors and eight solid colors. The solid colors include exciting shades like Red Alert, Baja Storm Metallic, Deep Blue Pearl, and Super Black. The four two-tone colors feature a Gun Metallic lower half combined with a body color that can either be Cardinal Red TriCoat, Deep Blue Pearl, Super Black, or Pearl White TriCoat.
There is a single powertrain that delivers an efficient stream of propulsion to the wheels of the Titan, and it comes in the form of the 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gas-powered engine. The Endurance V8 produces 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque, giving drivers access to a lot of power under their fingertips for travel, towing, and payload purposes. The Endurance is matched to a nine-speed automatic transmission and can be configured in either rear-wheel drive for maximum towing efficiency or in four-wheel drive for maximum traction control and stability thanks to a two-speed transfer case.
The 2023 Nissan Titan also features electronic brake force distribution and brake assistance, which really comes in handy when you're moving a lot of material in the truck, or towing thousands of pounds behind the truck. The standard trims come with a multi-leaf rear suspension on a solid axle, making them great for towing and trailering, while the TRD Pro comes with Bilstein off-road performance shocks for those who want to take advantage of the Titan's off-road capabilities. Every trim, however, comes with front and rear stabilizer bars and a rack-and-pinion power steering configuration.
The Titan has varying wheel and tire sizes depending on the trim that appeals to you. This ranges from 18-inch steel or aluminum-alloy wheels all the way up to 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum-alloy wheels. Depending on the trim, you can also have the Titan outfitted in all-season tires, or for off-roading, you can see the TRD Pro outfitted in 33-inch all-terrain tires. With an active grille shutter and removable front aero spoiler on select trims, you get maximum aerodynamic responsiveness and performance capabilities out of the truck. With the added skid plates for the TRD Pro, you can also venture off-road safely without worrying about damaging the undercarriage.
The 2023 Nissan Titan is designed to accommodate a wide range of different functions, but it's especially useful for towing and payload hauls. If you need a reliable and performance-ready truck for a number of different tasks, the Titan is a great go-to solution. The Endurance V8 and rigid body-on-frame construction enable the Titan to achieve a maximum towing capacity of 9,323 lbs, making the Titan excellent for everything from towing small boats to cargo trailers.
You also have a robust amount of payload capacity to make use of as well, which tops out at 1,697 lbs worth of payload that you can haul in the bed box. The standard inclusion of front tow hooks on select trims, as well as intelligent automatic headlights, make it a great utility truck for a wide number of different outdoor scenarios. An available array of LED lights, including headlights, taillights, running lights, and fog lamps, give you great visibility no matter what the lighting conditions are outside. There is even the standard inclusion of pre-wiring on select trims for off-road lamps.
Standard inclusion of the Utili-Track channel system with up to four tie-down cleats makes the inner bed highly useful for all manner of different workloads. Available deck rails, factory-sprayed bed liner, modular extenders, accessories, and utilities can all work alongside or within the Utili-Track system that enables the Titan to turn into a truly versatile workplace. This rings especially true with the added bed-mounted 120-volt power AC outlet, allowing you to plug in or charge various tools, equipment, or electrical devices using the Titan, which is perfect for when you aren't near any other outlets.
Added features like the available bumper step assist and the standard inclusion of a Class IV tow hitch receiver means you have a lot of flexibility when it comes to the Titan's utility. The bonus of having a standard lockable tailgate with a dampened assist when opening it means you never have to worry about the tailgate banging against the bumper or damaging the hinges when opening. It's all part of making the Titan feel like a fully robust full-size truck that accommodates both the workload functionality you would want from a light-duty pickup, all while making those workloads as convenient as possible.
The 2023 Nissan Titan takes advantage of many of Nissan's latest innovations in the tech space; this includes everything from infotainment and driver assists to navigation and wireless connectivity. The Titan also has a lot of basic tech functionality when it comes to comfort and convenience features, such as the availability of a power sunroof or the standard inclusion of power mirrors, locks, and windows. This also extends to the seating, with eight-way power driver and four-way front passenger seats, along with driver-side memory settings.
You have access to seating for up to six people with the four-door Crew Cab, or you could save on cabin space with the King Cab. While cloth seats come standard on the base trim, you have the cloth embroidered seats or leather seats as an option with the PRO-4X. The Platinum Reserve also features leather upholstery, along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Passengers are kept comfortable during the ride with dual-zone automatic climate control thanks to the rear air conditioning vents, while convenience tech like remote ignition and proximity lights keep the surrounding area lit up for when you're entering or exiting the vehicle at night. There is also the availability of interior ambient LED lighting, which can make accessing cabin compartments much easier when in dimly lit or dark areas.
When it comes to navigation and infotainment, the 2023 Nissan Titan has access to the NissanConnect suite, which you can make use of on an HD color touchscreen that scales up to nine inches. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto also come standard across the trim line with the availability of wireless connectivity, so you can access your favorite media and apps without any cords. Wi-Fi hotspot support, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and Nissan Door-to-Door all make the Titan a great tech truck hub for all your media access, networking, and navigational needs. The added benefit of voice-activated controls, thanks to the hands-free Bluetooth system, which also enables you to make hands-free phone calls and text messages, is just an extra cherry on top. If you really want to take your Titan experience to the next level when it comes to in-cabin audio, the premium Fender surround sound system with a subwoofer offers everything you need to make your daily travels that much more enjoyable.