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Although the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra represent capable, light-duty, full-size pickup trucks, they continually fall behind American pickup truck offerings from Chevy, Ford, and Ram. However, the two Japanese truck brands still have fans in America. So, let’s look at the 2024 Nissan Titan and the 2024 Toyota Tundra base models to see how they compare.

2024 Nissan Titan vs. 2024 Toyota Tundra powertrain specs

Edmunds reports that the base model 2024 Nissan Titan SV comes with a 5.6-liter gas-powered V8 backed by a nine-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The Titan’s V8 produces 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque with a maximum towing capacity of 9,290 pounds and a 1,600-pound payload capacity. 

In its review of base model 2024 Toyota Tundra SR specs, Edmunds shows the standard Tundra comes with a turbocharged 3.5-liter gas-powered V6, backed by a 10-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The Tundra’s V6 makes 348 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque with a maximum tow rating of 8,300 pounds and a 1,940-pound payload capacity. 

While both trucks come standard with two-wheel drive and limited slip rear axles, adding four-wheel drive to either is optional for a price. 

Does the 2024 Nissan Titan or the 2024 Toyota Tundra have more space?

The 2024 Nissan Titan and the 2024 Toyota Tundra feature four-door cab configurations capable of seating six adults. Inside the Titan’s cab, in the front seats, you’ll find 41.0 inches of headroom and 41.8 inches of legroom, while in the rear, you’ll get 40.4 inches of headroom and 38.5 inches of legroom. The Tundra’s interior seating dimensions include 41.0 inches of headroom and 41.2 inches of legroom in the front, with rear seat dimensions of 38.5 inches of headroom and 33.3 inches of legroom. Both trucks provide between 63 and 65 inches of shoulder room in the front and rear seats.

At 228.2 inches in overall length, the Titan features a 67.0-inch long truck bed. For comparison, the Tundra has a 233.6-inch overall length and a 77.6-inch bed. 

Which has better fuel economy, the Titan or Tundra?

According to the EPA, the base 2024 Nissan Titan gets an estimated 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway rating for a combined 17 mpg. With its standard 26.0-gallon fuel tank, the Titan should go between 390 miles and 546 miles on a tank of gas. However, if driving a mix of city and highway conditions, you’ll run out of gas after about 442 miles.

The EPA estimates the base Toyota Tundra will get 20 city mpg and 24 highway mpg for a combined estimate of 22 mpg. Its smaller 22.5-gallon fuel tank allows up to 450 miles of city driving or 540 miles of highway travel. Again, with a mix of the two, you’ll likely need to refuel before you reach 495 miles.

Comparing the price and warranty of the 2024 Titan and Tundra

Nissan lists the starting MSRP for a base model 2024 Nissan Titan at $45,770, including the three-year or 36,0000 Basic warranty and five-year or 100,000-mile Drivetrain warranty. Toyota says the base Tundra begins at $39,965 MSRP, including a three-year or 36,000-mile Basic and a five-year or 60,000-mile Drivetrain warranty.

Does the 2024 Nissan Titan or the 2024 Toyota Tundra provide the best value?

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After carefully reviewing the specs for both Japanese trucks, both have some solid aspects and close numbers, but the 2024 Nissan Titan holds the advantage in the following categories: 

  • Powertrain
  • Towing
  • Rear seat passenger space
  • Drivetrain warranty

However, the 2024 Toyota Tundra leads the way with these categories:

  • Payload
  • Bed length
  • Fuel economy and range
  • Base MSRP

There is a lot of give-and-take between these two trucks:

  1. The Titan employs a more powerful V8, which leads to its higher tow rating, but the heavier, more powerful engine results in a lower payload capacity and reduced fuel economy.
  2. The Tundra’s longer truck bed sacrifices rear-seat passenger space.
  3. The Tundra is more affordable, but the Titan has a superior drivetrain warranty.