The 2021 Nissan Titan might not be the front-runner for pickup trucks, but that seems to be the case with most trucks living in the shadow of the Ford F-150, the most popular pickup truck. The newest model year Nissan Titan comes with five trim level variations. Each offers its own unique features to entice buyers who might be looking for something specific from a useful pickup.
The base model 2021 Nissan Titan
You can’t go wrong with the most affordable option in the lineup, the base model Nissan Titan S. Every version of the Titan comes with a 5.6-liter V8 engine across the board, leaving buyers to pick from the selection of tech features, interior options, and driving aids. The crew cab is also standard on all trim levels, but you can get the extended cab on the S, SV, and Pro-4X trims.
The base model starts us off with a great selection of safety features and driving aids incorporated into what Nissan calls the Safety Shield 360 Suite. This includes many of the safety features buyers are looking for in modern-day cars, as well as some additional ones that just enhance the driving experience altogether. With the Safety Shield 360 Suite, you can expect plenty of standard safety features across the board for the 2021 Nissan Titan:
- Automatic emergency braking
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear-cross traffic alerts
- Lane departure warning
- Rear automatic braking
Nissan Titan SV
The mid-level 2021 Nissan Titan SV comes as the recommended trim level from Edmunds, and there are a lot of reasons why this option is the best bang for your buck. It’s only the second-lowest trim level, so it is relatively inexpensive, starting at $49,220 for the King Cab and $51,860 for the Crew Cab.
The SV comes with several package options that further enhance the vehicle, such as the optional convenience package, tow package, or utility package — all of which can be selected for an additional cost, of course.
Nissan Titan Pro-4X
Next up is the Nissan Titan Pro-4X, which, as you may have guessed from the name, is the off-road oriented variation of the pickup truck. Four-wheel drive is standard for this trim, and it is designed with off-roading in mind along every aspect. For the suspension, Bilstein off-road shock absorbers will help you navigate rocky pathways and master any overlanding trail. Drivers can also appreciate the rear locking differential, two-speed transfer case with 4-Hi and 4-Low, hill descent control, skid plate, and spray-in bed liner.
Nissan Titan SL
The 2021 Nissan Titan SL is the next trim level up, but it ditches all of the off-road oriented features that the Pro-4X has to offer, replacing it with more standard, pavement-friendly options. This package is a major cosmetic upgrade for drivers who fancy chrome trims, like the 20-inch chrome wheels and chrome time package that comes with the SL. The SL might seem like a rather underwhelming trim option, as it isn’t a huge upgrade from some of the other trims, but for drivers who love the chrome accents it’s worth the price.
The Platinum Reserve
The Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve is the highest trim level option for the modest pickup truck, but the trim level itself is anything but modest. The Platinum Reserve blurs the line between utility and luxury, adding soft leather upholstery paired with wood trim on the dash, heated and ventilated front seats, and even heated rear seats for back-seat passengers. It comes with options for a panoramic sunroof, in-bed storage box, and rear-seat entertainment for an additional price.
The 2021 Nissan Titan might not be as common as the insanely popular Ford F-150, but there is still plenty to love about the modest and modern pickup. The five trim level variations vary enough in price and offering to entice buyers who might be looking for something specific and two cab sizes to fit the needs and wants of any driver.