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2011 Nissan Titan Crew Cab

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2011 Nissan Titan Crew Cab Review

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So-called full-size half-ton pickup trucks were once the sole domain of the domestic manufacturers, but no more. The 2011 Nissan Titan full-size pickup is every bit the equal to such long-established rivals as the Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado. With its powerful engine, long list of available features and various configurations, the 2011 Nissan Titan should appeal to a large portion of the light-duty truck community. Although its appeal is primarily aimed at the urban weekend warrior needing to carry bikes, kayaks and ATVs, the Titan is equally comfortable hauling around concrete, dirt, plywood and anything else that fits into the cargo bed. Serious off-road adventurers will likely gravitate toward the PRO-4X trim.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a full-size pickup truck with a good record of reliability and resale, loaded with innovative features for real-world working conditions, and also stylish and comfortable, get behind the wheel of the 2011 Nissan Titan.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're a long-time Ford or Chevy pickup owner who thinks the Ram is overly styled, the 2011 Nissan Titan probably won't float your boat either. Those who need a 3/4- or 1-ton rig, a diesel engine or dually rear end will have to look to the domestics.

What's New for 2011

For 2011, the Titan SE and LE become the Titan SV and SL.

Driving the Titan Crew Cab

Driving Impressions When it comes to power, the 2011 Nissan Titan is in no danger of being called wimpy. The standard 5.6-liter V8, which pumps out an impressive 317 horsepower, responds instantly...

to throttle input and pulls strongly even under load. Nissan's 5-speed gated automatic transmission shifts smoothly and the gated shifter makes it easy shuttling between first and second gears, something we did quite often on steep downhill descents. We did pick up on some vibration telegraphed through the steering wheel, and there is a noticeable exhaust note upon application of the throttle. When it comes to normal driving situations, however, the Titan delivers a smooth, controlled ride and exhibits better-than-average pickup truck steering and handling response.
Favorite Features

Wide-Swinging Rear Door
The hinged rear door on the King Cab model swings back 168 degrees to create exceptionally convenient interior access.

Exterior Storage Box
The Titan's exterior storage box (located behind the left rear wheel) is perfect for storing such items as jumper cables, tow chains and tools.

2011 Nissan Titan Crew Cab Details
Interior

Depending upon trim, the 2011 Nissan Titan can offer a practical or practically luxurious truck interior environment. Base models feature bench seating and a column shifter, while upper-end trims tout bucket-style Captain's-Chair seating and a wide center console outfitted with a gated shifter, which directs the shift lever through a slotted path, providing more precise control when shifting gears. While we did find the cabin to be roomy and well appointed, some taller folks commented that, even with the seat at its lowest position, they still found themselves staring out through the windshield's tint band. We also found some uneasiness with the power window buttons, which are placed parallel to the windows. Although easy to reach, with the windows lowered we fear this design makes the switches vulnerable to the outside elements.

Exterior

The 2011 Nissan Titan is available in King and Crew Cab truck configurations, with three bed lengths, and a choice of a long or short wheelbase. Common-sense features, such as the available built-in channel system with moveable cleats and the protective factory spray-in bedliner, show the Titan's design team understands the rear-world situations for which the pickup might be used. Other clever features include the lockable external storage bin located outside the bed and just behind the left rear wheel and, on the King Cab model, a rear door that facilitates easy loading by opening a full 168 degrees. Off-road enthusiasts will love the 10-inches of ground clearance (measured at the axle) provided by the PRO-4X trim.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Standard equipment for the Titan S includes a 317-horsepower 5.6-liter V8, 5-speed automatic transmission with a Tow/Haul mode, 4-wheel Active-Brake Limited Slip (ABLS) brakes, air conditioning, full gauges, exterior cargo light, dual manually-operated side mirrors, full bench seat, a rear 12-volt outlet, AM/FM stereo with CD, tilt wheel, tire-pressure monitor, 18-inch steel wheels and front, side and full-length side-curtain airbags. The S Crew Cab, SV, SL and PRO-4X add even more standard features, including power locks, power windows, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a sliding rear window and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Optional Equipment

Options vary by trim and include 4-wheel drive (4WD), a tow package, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, Rockford Fosgate audio, a spray-in bedliner, an 8-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, rear-seat DVD entertainment system (on the Crew Cab), navigation, an electronic locking rear differential, bed extender and a Homelink Universal Transceiver.

Under the Hood

Unlike many of its competitors, the 2011 Nissan Titan pickup offers only one engine choice, and it's the most powerful V8 Nissan builds. The 5.6-liter V8 produces an abundance of power, but it cannot reasonably be expected to deliver the best fuel economy. A no-cost option is the same engine fitted with technology that makes it E85-compatible.

5.6-liter V8
317 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm
385 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/18 (2WD, gasoline), 12/17 (4WD, gasoline), 9/13 (2WD, E85), 9/13 (4WD, E85)

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2011 Nissan Titan Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 196 Ratings for the 2005 - 2014 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Great Truck with SV package

By on Friday, March 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "sv package, navigation, ride,"

Cons: "gas mileage,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my Titan SV two months ago overall its a really impressive crew cab it might not be like Ram, Chevy or Ford but a great truck being more cheaper and good resale value. Titan has an adequate ride, gas mileage isn't best but not bad love the features and interior looks luxurious as been refreshed from last years model. Navigation and Bluetooth are pluses with excellent devices for my iPhone with Bluetooth even audio is excellent too along an Rockford Fosgate stereo system. I do like the navigation its best on other options crystal clear voice recognition and rearview camera is optional on SV package. Its a beautiful truck like the color to it and Titan interior is more comfortable. The handling, ride, controls overall greatest on a more cheaper truck like Nissan Titan for 2014. If looking for a crew cab or regular cab cheapest I'd recommend buying an Titan in a good resale value and has all the features needed."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

VALUE PACKED

By on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,764

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Everything, ride, handling, etc. It just works"

Cons: "MPG, but you already knew that"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned my FULLY LOADED 2014 PRO 4-X TITAN for over a month and could not be happier. Yes the MPG is bad. I'm averaging around 14.2 MPG, but I knew that going in. Its no secret. What I can say is that you'll spend roughly $7,000+ less on a comparably equipped RAM 1500, Sierra or Tundra...the other three trucks I tested. For the money, there is no better value. Go scoop one up before Nissan drops the redesigned TITAN and jacks the prices."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

best truck I ever owned.

By on Sunday, January 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fuel mileage not bad.. 19 mpg on the hwy"

Cons: "no remote side view mirrors"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"210000 miles and never had a problem with the engine or tranny, engine still has original hoses. belt water pump alternator, I guess the only thing that was replaced is the spark plugs one time."course did have to replace BOTH cat converters,and some front end work. Used this truck for delivery service. Stared and stopped many times a day and still have original starter"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

best truck for the price

By on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "everything is great!"

Cons: "turning radius"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The only negative thing I can say about this truck is the turning radius. The wheels only turn about 65 to 75 percent. Most Ford F-150's can turn on a dime, but this truck you have to swing wide and does not do well in small parking spaces."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

NOT AVERAGE ASSEMBLY LINE TRUCK

By on Saturday, November 23, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,120

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "QAULITY"

Cons: "BLUETOOTH AND CENTER CONSOLE NEED OVERHAUL."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"BEEN TO DESERT AND WINTER MOUNTAINS. THAT 5.6 LITRE ENGINE IS WORTH THE TRUCK.NO TRICKY ENGINE DYNAMICS. LIKE THE OTHERS.LIKE MY FATHER SAID YOU WORRY ABOUT PRICE OF GAS . WHEN THERE IS NO!!! GAS. EVERYONE I KNOWS WHO OWNS A TRUCK WITH COMPUTER DRIVEN GAS MILAGE. HAS THEIR TRUCK IN AND OUT OF SHOP. THE TITAN IS SIMPLY A WORKHORSE. SIMPLE QUALITY EVERYWHERE. NISSAN AS USUAL CANNOT PUSH A GOOD MODEL . EVER SEE A COMMERICAL FOR A TITAN?"

2 people out of 7 found this review helpful

A great truck with high reliability

By on Saturday, September 28, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,900

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Power, performance and handling. Comfortable ride"

Cons: "Gas mileage. In town 12.8 mpg."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have had this Truck for two years in the mountains of WV. Great traction on snow covered roads. Roomy interior front and back. Driver's seat very comfortable for a large man. Excellent power and performance. Quiet interior."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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