We found the Titan's V8 engine felt strong at all speeds, with loads of power on demand. The five-speed automatic transmission shifted smoothly and the gated shifter made it easy...
... to move between first and second gears whenever we needed to apply engine braking. You may notice that some vibration gets telegraphed through the steering wheel, and that there is a noticeable exhaust note upon application of the throttle.
Still, the Titan delivers a smooth, controlled ride and exhibits better-than-average steering and handling response. Another noteworthy feature is the Titan's optional locking rear differential, a first for this segment.