Used 2008 Nissan Titan King Cab Pickup
Nissan Titan King Cab Pickup
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2008 Nissan Titan King Cab KBB Expert Review
Nissan's Titan full-size pickup is a worthy competitor to long-established rivals from Dodge, Chevrolet and Ford. Although the Titan is available only as a half-ton model, its powerful engine, numerous configurations and lengthy list of clever features should appeal to most light-duty pickup owners. Designed for the urban pickup owner, the Titan is as adept at carrying bikes, kayaks and ski gear as it is hauling plywood, concrete and dirt. A new PRO-4X model suits the needs of serious off-road adventurers. The addition of a long wheelbase model this year is also a welcome addition, as is the Titan's ability to run on either gasoline or E85.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you're looking for a big, powerful truck that's out of the mainstream in both style and features, has a really nice interior, a stump-pulling V8 engine and a host of innovations designed around real pickup-truck functions, take a look at the Titan.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you like the more conservatively-styled trucks from Chevrolet and Ford, the Titan may be too flashy for your taste. And the option list does not include dual rear wheels or the choice of a six-cylinder or diesel engine.
What's New for 2008
The Titan receives a slight freshening with a new front end and new wheels. Redesigned seating provides better support, while new metering for the instrument cluster and center stack improves visual appeal. A long-wheelbase model joins the line, as does an off-road-ready PRO-4X model. New options include Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System, a heated leather bench seat and XM Satellite Radio.
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 some vibration gets telegraphed through the steering wheel, and 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.
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 or muddy clothing.
The Titan's interior is bold and forward-thinking in its design. On certain models you can opt for a center console with a gated shifter (the shift lever moves through a slotted path) for better control when shifting gears. The seating is comfortable, though drivers over six feet may find themselves staring out through the windshield's tint band. Some drivers also felt the seat bottoms could do with a sharper upward angle to better support their thighs. You'll find the Titan's new instrumentation to be clear, legible and easy to view, but the placement of the power window buttons atop the door's edge makes them vulnerable to outside elements when the windows are down.
Nissan offers the Titan in two body styles: King Cab and Crew Cab. An optional spray-in bedliner applied at the factory covers the entire cargo bed floor and walls. The Titan cargo bed also features an available built-in channel system with moveable cleats designed to provide multiple tie-down points. Outside the bed, Nissan has placed a clever storage bin just behind left the rear wheel. The PRO-4X's ground clearance is among the best in its class, with over 10 inches measured at the rear axle. King Cab models feature a rear door that can swing open a full 168 degrees to aid with loading.
Notable Standard Equipment
The Titan XE has a 317-horsepower 5.6-liter V8, five-speed automatic transmission with a Tow/Haul mode, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), air conditioning, full gauges, exterior cargo light, dual manual side mirrors, a rear 12-volt outlet, AM/FM stereo with CD, fuel tank skid plate, cruise control, tilt wheel, tire pressure monitor and 18-inch steel wheels. The SE, LE and PRO-4X add even more standard features including power locks, power windows, remote keyless entry, dual heated power mirrors, a sliding rear window and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Notable Optional Equipment
Options vary by trim and include four-wheel drive, front side and head-curtain airbags (covering the front and rear seats), tow package, Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System, Rockford Fosgate audio, spray-in bedliner, eight-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, rear-seat DVD entertainment system (on the Crew Cab), navigation, a limited-slip rear differential, bed extender and a Homelink Universal Transceiver.
Under the Hood
Unlike many of its competitors, the Titan 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.
317 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
385 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 12/17 (2WD, gasoline), 12/17 (4WD, gasoline), 9/13 (2WD, E85), 9/12 (4WD, E85)
The Titan King Cab XE has a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $24,000, while a fully loaded PRO-4X Crew Cab tops out around $46,000. To make your best deal on a Titan, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price, which shows the typical transaction price paid for the truck in your area. Kelley Blue Book expects the Titan to maintain an average resale value over a five-year period, holding a better value than the Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab, on par with the Ford F150 Super Cab but well below the Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab 1500.
Nissan Titan King Cab Consumer Reviews
January 13, 2017
best truck ever
This truck has never given me any problems in the 12 years I have owned it I have however used synthetic oil since it was new This is...
August 17, 2015
So far it has been a great truck. We keep up with the general mtm., and overall cleaning. No complaints.
July 20, 2015
Comfortable, lot of pulling power.
Had the car since it was new. May buy another one.
June 25, 2015
Greatest truck I've owned. Traded in '06 F150
I've owned Dodge Rams (2) and a Ford F150 (1) and this Nissan Titan is the best of the group. SERIOUSLY!!
October 06, 2014
After owning a Dodge Ram (08) and Ford F-150 (06), I would own NO other truck than this Nissan. The interior is great, spacious, ADULTS...
July 22, 2014
luv my truck its been great
just time for a full crew cab and lifted truck would recommend it to anyone Its been very reliable
February 23, 2014
Excellent truck and great power.
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...
January 31, 2014
LOVE THIS TRUCK. Please make a bigger one!
Cried today as my truck was totaled. Icey roads caused a driver of a ford explorer to lose control, cross the centerline and destroyed...
January 21, 2014
162000miles everthing orginal brakes,belts
its all qrginal except which I just chaged at 91000 on my 2nd set of tires because truck never got out of line great great
July 07, 2013
This truck is so roomy. The navigation and dvd player are awesome. Drives good. I have kept up with regular maintenance and have had no...