2020 Nissan Titan


The 2020 Titan’s appeal will be its generous standard equipment (compared to other base full-size trucks) and generous incentives awaiting most buyers. 

That said, it’s well-equipped and stacked with a generous warranty. This year’s improvements add a larger touchscreen to most trucks, automatic emergency braking to all trucks, and good features. The 2020 Titan is an 8 for all of the above, although base trucks are very spartan (but still better equipped than most competitors’ base models). 

Like last year, the Titan and Titan XD are available in S, SV, Pro-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve trims. Base versions cost $37,785 and the top Titan XD Platinum Reserve costs at least $63,285. That’s more than competitors’ base models, but the Titan is better equipped than many of those work-spec trucks. That’s a lot of wiggle room, and better values are still found closer to the base price. 

The 2020 Titan and Titan XD are similarly equipped at every trim level, except for cab and bed configuration—the Titan XD is only available as a four-door crew cab with four-wheel drive and a 6-foot-6 bed. 

The Titan S is equipped with cloth interior, 18-inch wheels (17-inch on Titan XD), power features, bench seats, an 8.0-inch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, two USB ports, and active safety features (covered above). Leave those trucks to fleet buyers and homeowners’ associations. 

The Titan SV is where most shoppers would start, including us. Those trucks get better wheels, a more configurable bed including available moveable cleats, a bed step, uprated cloth upholstery, better exterior trim, and cruise control. More importantly, the Titan SV offers popular equipment upgrades that include a 9.0-inch touchscreen, two more USB ports, navigation, front bucket seats, parking sensors, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, rear HVAC vents, two household-style power plugs, and heated front seats. A 2020 Titan SV crew cab with four-wheel drive and that popular equipment package costs about $51,000, which is a relative deal among full-size pickups. 

For off-roaders, the Titan Pro-4X costs about $4,300 more but adds the popular equipment package, off-road hardware, and chunky tires. It’s a well-equipped off-road truck with a great factory warranty.  

That’s because tony trucks like the Titan Platinum Reserve rival luxury cars in not only conveniences but also price. 

The 2020 Titan Platinum Reserve adds 20-inch wheels, a power-telescoping steering wheel, LED headlights, chrome exterior accents, leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, heated second-row seats, open-pore wood interior accents, and premium audio for more than $63,000 in Titan XD trim. That’s a stretch for us and our wallets.

This year, Nissan subbed in a 9.0-inch touchscreen in most Titan models that’s sharper and brighter than the outgoing infotainment screen. It still suffers from Nissan’s native infotainment software, which looks very dated, and washes out in direct sunlight—although not as bad as before. Mercifully, Nissan makes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility standard on all its trucks, which relieves the outdated infotainment software of its duty. Bring your phone. 

Every Titan gets a long 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty that is unrivaled among other truckmakers. 

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