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2011 Nissan Titan King Cab

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2011 Nissan Titan King 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 King 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.

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 King 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
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 100 Ratings for the 2005 - 2014 models.

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  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Great Truck

By on Thursday, April 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Power, comfort, reliabilty, handling"

Cons: "fuel mileage"

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

"I bought my Titan new over 9 years ago. I has been fantastic. Its very comfortable, handles great for a truck, and has been very reliable. Most new trucks have higher horse power ratings but I've test driven them all except the Eco boost, and none of them feel as responsive especially in the low end as the Titan. I've been looking a new trucks but I can't get myself to get rid of this Titan. It still looks and drives like brand new."

3 people out of 10 found this review helpful

I won this vehicle in a Hunting contest for free

By on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,000

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: "Clean"

Cons: "none"

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

When I first won the truck

"Its lifted 6" with 35" tires with 20"fuel rims. It has a camouflage wrap with sponsor stickers. The original color underneath is black. Drives brand new. Its very clean not a scratch on it. Has 13,000 miles on it and has never touched off road."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

When I first won the truck

Excellent truck and great power.

By on Sunday, February 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Acceleration is great."

Cons: "Some what noisy in cab at speed."

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

"Used mostly for short trips of 200 miles or less. Got fair mpg 18/21. We hauled light loads ie: a refrigerator,bed,sand, and other gardening and pool supplies. Never had any problems with truck. I will say my F150 was a lot quieter inside the cab. Great truck for the money."

Nice truck

By on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great look and drivability. Good torgue and power"

Cons: "MPG and a 6 speed tranny would be nice."

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

"Just purchased this 2013 Titan pro 4 x and absolutely love it. Traded a Nissan Frontier which was also a great truck but for comfort and maybe only a slight difference in fuel economy, this is the best truck I have ever driven. Handles perfect in city or high way.Tons of power when pulling 20 ft bass boat. I have heard reviews say that this truck has a poor interior. Well check out the Leather with Sun roof, navigation system, back up camera and real nice sound system and then compare to the competition with the same and see price difference!. I know mine is new and hopefully I don't have any Manifold or Rear diff problems like people have mentioned in older models. Keeping my fingers crossed. I would recommend this truck to anyone. My buddy is a GM guy and he is blown away with this Titan. May be an old design but still a winner too me. Its unique! especially with all the Rams and Fords everywhere I look. You Ford guys can have your eco boosts. This is a TRUCK!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

The Titan is a great pick up truck

By on Friday, April 12, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,435

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great truck, comfortable ride, very reliable"

Cons: "poor gas mileage, lousy Good Year stock tires"

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

"I have about 36,000 on my 2010 King Cab SE model. It has never given me any issues, is still as tight as a drum and still drives like the day I drove it home. It works great in the snow and always feels sure footed. I love the growl the exhaust makes when you step on it. I have the Texas Titan package so I have chrome wheels, the billet grille and chrome everything. I have people comment on it all the time. It is nice to drive something besides the typical F 150 or Silverado that everyone else on the road has. The standard Good Year Wranglers were good tires, but wore out at 30,000 miles. I do not drive hard enough to justify them wearing out so early. Aside of that, I have no complaints about my Titan. I have driven it 800 miles to friends and it is very comfortable to spend time in. I wish it got better mileage, but knew going in it was going to guzzle gas. I was able to get almost $7,500 off the sticker! My truck stickered at $33,300 and I paid $25,600! You can get a great deal on this truck between rebates and haggeling. They don't sell alot, so you can get a great deal. Don't dismiss teh Titan over the others, you will be surprised as to what you will get for a really capable truck that tows well, drives well, and offers plenty of room for a great deal."

Solid long term truck with plenty of power.

By on Sunday, February 17, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I bought this truck two years ago because I needed a vehicle to tow a trailer and haul lumber for various projects. I mainly bought this truck because it met my requirements for features, and was low cost compared to others. Still, I was apprehensive about the truck's reliability. In the past 2 years I have driven the truck all over the southeast with no mechanical problems at all. The engine runs smooth, transmission shifts smooth, the wheels have remained in alignment and brakes required no maintenance other than a new set of pads. I keep up with all regular maintenance, performing most of it myself- which is relatively easy compared to other imports I've dealt with. Pros: Plenty of v8 power - no problem hauling a load of lumber or towing a boat No mechanical problems in two years Wheels stay in alignment, eliminating unnecessary tire wear Solid feeling drive in all conditions with very responsive handling Sound system is high quality and sounds great Cons Doors rattle some when off road (not sure if its unique to me) Manual windows (?? Is this the 80s?) By all counts, this is a great truck. My only complaints are really cosmetic when compared to the reliability factor."

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