The 2020 Nissan Titan is a fresh version of the second generation that was rolled out for the 2016 model year. Updates include a new nine-speed automatic transmission, a redesigned exterior, and a more powerful engine. The Titan no longer has a single cab option but comes in either king cab or crew cab body styles as well as five trim levels.
The highest two trims come only on the crew cab body. Kelley Blue Book says that the newest model year “benefits from what we would call a ‘major mid-cycle refresh.'” Here’s a look at how the updated design affects the Nissan Titan interior.
Pros of the Titan’s interior
The new 2020 Titan offers a number of positives in the interior of the cabin. Both the king cab and crew cab can seat five comfortably. The Titan can seat six if the base S trim is selected with a front bench seat. The cabin is quiet since the crew cab now has acoustic laminated glass. Inside, there are options for dual-zone automatic climate control and fabric or leather seats. The front seats can be heated or cooled and even the rear seats can be heated.
The infotainment system is a very nice feature for the Titan. The truck provides connectivity through a driver-information screen, which is seven inches, and a touchscreen, which is now eight inches. The touchscreen can be upgraded to an ultra-hi-res nine-inch screen. The nine-inch touchscreen features WXGA resolution, which is even better than high definition.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, and Wi-Fi able to support six devices is an option. The new Titan should also be able to upgrade its own software through the NissanConnect app. The optional Fender stereo is easy to use, includes 12 speakers and an attractive touchscreen, and has easy-to-use buttons.
Safety has also been upgraded in the 2020 Titan. The truck comes with two seat belt pretensioners for the rear seats (the 2019 had two for the front) plus eight airbags (the 2019 had six). The Nissan Safety Shield 360 features come standard on all trims and include forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert with auto braking, and automatic high beams. This is the first of any pickup truck that includes reverse automatic braking.
Additional safety features are available on some trims. All trims except the most basic include active cruise control. This is the first Titan model to include adaptive cruise control as an available safety feature. The Titan SL and Platinum Reserve trims also come with the Around-View Monitor, a 360-degree camera. Another standard safety feature is the rear door alert. To prevent leaving a baby in the back seat, this feature will honk the horn if the rear door isn’t opened after the engine is turned off
Cons of the Titan’s interior
On the other hand, there are a few small negatives of the new design for the Titan’s interior. Edmunds points out that “it feels like Nissan is still playing catch-up here.” Even with the updates, it isn’t the most luxurious truck. There are still a lot of hard plastics in the interior, and some of the buttons are too small.
In addition, the upgraded touchscreen doesn’t provide that much more than the standard-definition eight-inch touchscreen. While the nine-inch touchscreen has amazing resolution, its capabilities aren’t fully used. The cameras don’t provide top picture quality, and only a few apps are included.
Does it have a nice interior?
Overall, the 2020 Nissan Titan has a nice interior with plenty of technology and safety features. However, it isn’t the fanciest pickup truck available. Kelley Blue Book declares that the 2020 revisions make the Titan “safer, more attractive and more technically up to date.” Edmunds judges that “Nissan made a capable and affordable truck better with the 2020 Titan.” The new 2020 Nissan Titan is expected to be available in early 2020.