Trucks & SUVs

Avoid The Nissan Titan For The Ram 1500 Instead

It’s time to determine which truck is better. Is the Ram 1500 or Nissan Titan the truck that you should buy? The Ram 1500 finishes in 2nd place a lot under the Ford F-150, but the Nissan Titan tends to fall further down on the list. Let’s see if it can compete with the Ram 1500 based on price, capabilities, comfort, features, and more.

The Ram 1500 VS. The Nissan Titan

The Ram 1500 starts around $32k, which is higher priced than other base models like the Ford F-150, which starts around $28k.

2020 Ram 1500 Tradesman
2020 Ram 1500 Tradesman | Ram

Then the Nissan Titan raises the bar even higher by starting around $36k.That’s a pretty eye-opening price difference.

The Ram 1500 has the best fuel economy in its class with the ability to get 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

Meanwhile, the Nissan Titan struggles to get 16 mpg in the city and only gets up to 22 mpg on the highway. However, this fuel economy difference stems from the fact that the Nissan Titan base model comes with a more powerful engine.

Nissan Titan Pro 4X
Nissan Titan Pro 4X

Ram 1500 And Nissan Titan Power

Under the hood of the Nissan Titan, you’ll find one engine option. A 5.8-liter direct injectinction 32 valve V8 engine produces 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque.

The Titan has the best in class torque and can tow up to 11,000 lb. Also, the Titan sports a fair amount of pep with the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds.

With the Ram 1500, you have three engine options. The V8 isn’t included with the base model, so you will have to pay more to upgrade to it.

The Ram 1500 is often praised for its 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine with 480 lb-ft of torque and the ability to tow 12,560 lb. The 5,7-liter V8 Hemi engine produces 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.

Also, the Ram 1500 has better acceleration with the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds.

Ram 1500 And Nissan Titan Features

The Ram 1500 offers a class-exclusive air suspension that allows the truck to drop 2.5” to reduce drag and improve aerodynamics while towing.

But the Nissan Titan is equipped with more towing technology features. It has trailer mirrors, tow and haul modes, a 360 view, trailer sway control, an integrated brake controller, and remote trailer light check to make towing easier.

2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn interior
2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn interior | FCA

The Ram 1500 has the largest infotainment center in its class with a 12” touchscreen. The dual-cluster display behind the steering wheel also displays crucial information.

The Ram 1500 has the most interior room with spacious leather seats and hidden cargo bins with a reconfigurable center console, allowing drivers to store their tools out of sight.

Plus, the four ultra-fast charging USB ports and 115-volt plugs help you stay connected with the ability to charge all of your devices quickly.

2020 Nissan TITAN PRO-4X
2020 Nissan TITAN PRO-4X | Nissan

The Nissan Titan has a 9” touchscreen infotainment center with heated and ventilated leather seats and a heated steering wheel. Plus, the backseat folds down into a handy workbench at a moment’s notice.

But the Ram 1500 remains on top as the better option with more power, more comfort, and more tech. Only go with the Nissan Titan if all of the towing features tempt you, but keep in mind that the Ram 1500 can tow more.