The 2021 Nissan Titan vs the 2022 Nissan Titan

The 2022 Nissan Titan is just about here, pushing out the 2021 Nissan Titan. Should you buy the 2021 Titan now, or wait for the 2022 Titan to be available? Let’s take a look at what’s new for the 2022 Nissan Titan, and what kinds of upgrades were done so you can decide whether it’s a better pickup than the 2021 Nissan Titan. 

A black 2021 Nissan Titan driving past the mountains.
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What’s new for the 2022 Nissan Titan?

The biggest changes to the 2022 Nissan Titan were done to the base trim, according to MotorTrend. That includes things like a spray-on bedliner and a receiver hitch. There’s also a Convenience package, which includes navigation and an adjustable drivers seat. The Convenience package also includes a 9” touchscreen. 

The 2022 Nissan Titan does away with the SL trim level. Unfortunately, it hasn’t upgraded its towing capacity, which maxes out at 9,370 pounds. 

How much does a 2021 Nissan Titan cost?

The 2021 Nissan Titan starts at $36,950. For that you may not get a whole lot of options, but you do get a fairly sturdy truck. The 2021 Nissan Titan comes with a V8 capable of 400-hp. This is matched to a nine-speed automatic transmission. 

The 2021 Nissan Titan comes with an 8” touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It comes with a host of safety features like automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and blind-spot warning. You can upgrade to all-wheel drive for $3,230. 

Most reviews of the 2021 Nissan Titan mention its ride. That isn’t because it’s quiet, or smooth, or particularly comfortable. No, the ride in the 2021 Titan is just okay, and it’s worth noting that if you’re the kind of person who will notice every messy turn or feel every bump in the road. 

How much is a 2022 Titan?

The 2022 Nissan Titan’s official price hasn’t been released yet, but it’s likely to come in at around $37,000 for the King Cab. The Crew Cab will cost you an extra $3,000.

The 2022 Nissan Titan’s engine will be a 5.6-liter capable of up to 400-hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. It’s matched with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The 2022 Nissan Titan will get 16 city miles and 21 highway miles on the basic version of the truck, and more if you upgrade.

If you do decide to upgrade your 2022 Titan, and want a touch of luxury, you may want to opt for the Platinum Crew Cab. That will bump up the price by $20,000, for a total of $60,000. With any of these Nissan Titans, you’ll need to remember to add the destination fee to your final price.

While the 2022 Nissan Titan may not be that much different from the 2021 Nissan Titan, it should be a comfortable, updated pickup truck. And, if you really have your heart set on a V8 engine, the 2022 Titan may represent one of your last chances to get one. That said, there’s nothing so special about the 2022 Nissan Titan that should make you wait to buy one if you really need a new pickup now. The 2022 Nissan Titan should be released sometime in the fall of 2021, so you’ll have the opportunity to test drive both soon enough.

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