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Which truck is one of the worst full-size trucks for reliability, but ranked near the bottom for sales? When thinking about full-size trucks, is there one that seems overlooked? If you’ve thought of the Nissan Titan as the pickup that hits the bottom of the barrel for sales, you’ve figured out which truck we’re talking about today.

What is the Nissan Titan reliability score?

RepairPal has the Nissan Titan as the second-highest-rated truck for reliability. The Titan falls only behind the Ram 1500, making it a truck you can trust in terms of average cost, frequency, and severity of annual maintenance and repairs.

The top 10 most reliable full-size trucks, according to RepairPal, are:

  • Ram 1500
  • Nissan Titan
  • GMC Sierra 1500
  • Dodge Ram 1500
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Toyota Tundra
  • Ford F-150
  • GMC Sierra 2500 HD
  • Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
  • Ram 2500

What are the specific ratings for this Nissan truck?

Cost

On average, the Nissan Titan costs $555 per year for maintenance and repairs. That’s extremely low for full-size trucks, which typically average $936 per year.

Frequency

The Titan spends an average amount of time in repair shops with unscheduled repairs at a rate of 0.3 visits per year. This is the average result for full-size trucks.

Severity

The probability of unscheduled repairs for the full-size truck class is 18%. The Nissan Titan reliability rating is solidified, with this truck hitting 16% on this scale.

Are Nissan Titan trucks any good?

2020 Nissan Titan Parked in a Forest Opening
2020 Nissan Titan | Nissan

Consumers looking for a truck to handle occasional truck duties could find the Nissan Titan to be a useful pickup. Consumer Reports ranks the Titan sixth out of nine full-size trucks. The Titan bests the GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and Ford F-150 Hybrid pickups for 2023.

The Nissan Titan reliability rating from U.S. News & World Report places this truck in third. The most reliable trucks for 2022, according to U.S. News, are:

  • Toyota Tundra
  • Ram 1500
  • Nissan Titan
  • Jeep Gladiator
  • Ford Ranger
  • GMC Sierra 1500
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Chevrolet Colorado
  • Toyota Tacoma
  • GMC Canyon
  • Honda Ridgeline
  • Ford F-150

Why is Nissan discontinuing the Titan?

2023 Nissan Titan Parked Next to a Hill - The Titan is one of the worst full-size trucks but ranks high for reliability
2023 Nissan Titan | Nissan

Nissan won’t continue to build the full-size Titan once the current generation ends. This truck has never been a sales leader and continues to see fewer models sold each year. The Titan XD was discontinued in 2020, and this pickup isn’t sold in Canada any longer either.

How many Nissan Titans were sold in 2022?

Nissan sold 15,064 full-size trucks in 2022. This figure isn’t high enough to rank in the top 15 of pickup truck sales. To put this paltry number in context, the top 15 trucks sold last year are:

  • Rivian R1T – 20,332
  • GMC Canyon – 27,819
  • Hyundai Santa Cruz – 36,480
  • Honda Ridgeline- 42,762
  • Ford Ranger – 57,005
  • Ford Maverick – 74,370
  • Nissan Frontier – 76,183
  • Jeep Gladiator – 77,855
  • Chevrolet Colorado – 89,197
  • Toyota Tundra – 104,246
  • Toyota Tacoma – 237,323
  • GMC Sierra – 241,522
  • Ram Pickups – 468,344
  • Chevrolet Silverado – 523,249
  • Ford F-Series – 653,957

As you can see, the Nissan Titan is so far behind other full-size trucks it can’t compete for enough attention to make it worthy of a third generation.

Nissan Titan’s reliability won’t keep this truck in the market

2023 Nissan Titan Pulling a Trailer Loaded with a Digger at a Farm
2023 Nissan Titan | Nissan

Although this Nissan truck has a high-reliability rating and sits higher on Consumer Reports’ list than much more popular models, it won’t survive much longer.

Next, check out some reasons to reconsider driving the Nissan Titan, or learn more about the 2023 Nissan Titan in this video below:

This article was updated on 3/25/2023.

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