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Is the Bolder, Better 2020 Nissan Titan the Right Truck for You?

Nissan is best known for its sedans and crossovers. But the Nissan Titan is ready to break into the truck market. Though it won’t make its official debut until next year, people are stoked about the new and improved 2020 Nissan Titan. To keep up with the competition, Nissan has made some changes to its flagship full-size truck. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 Titan.

What’s new for the 2020 Nissan Titan?

Nissan worked hard at redesigning the Titan for 2020. According to MotorTrend, some of the biggest changes will be under the hood. The 2020 Titan comes with an updated 5.6 liter, eight-cylinder engine with 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. The full-size automatic transmission got much-needed updates; it will have better acceleration with a nine-speed transmission as well as shorter gear ratio. 

An eight-inch touchscreen is now standard with the Titan, along with NissanConnect infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This means over-the-air software updates will come standard, too. According to Top Speed, LED taillights will come standard on the Titan. For the first time, you’ll have the choice of a panoramic moonroof on higher trims.

Another addition to the 2020 Titan’s standard features is Nissan‘s Safety Shield 360. This system includes automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, high beam assist, blind-spot monitoring, and lane departure warning. Nissan wants to guarantee the Titan’s reliability and durability with a new five-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.

According to the Road Show by CNET, you’ll find big differences in the Titan’s exterior. With a new Powerful Warrior design, you’ll get the choice between three different grilles and impressive accents all around.

Everything else you should know about the 2020 Nissan Titan

With newly-designed wheels, the 2020 Nissan Titan will be available in more paint colors than previous models. The exterior and tailgate finishes boast top-quality. As with previous years, the Titan has available front- and four-wheel drive capabilities. With upgraded trims, you can unlock capabilities for off-roading like hill-hold, an electronic locking differential, and hill descent control.

In fact, the new Titan will be available in two cab styles and offered in five trim levels. And that doesn’t include additional options. If the standard safety features aren’t enough, you have options like a surround-view camera system and adaptive cruise control.

The cabin’s touchscreen can also be upgraded to nine inches. A seven-inch instrument cluster display is also available. But, according to Car and Driver, the interior’s standard features feel contemporary. Base models are expected to start around $39,000, though there is no official price yet.

Why you’d want to consider the 2020 Nissan Titan

According to Motor1, the Titan must keep up with competition like the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Nissan has made numerous improvements to its 2020 Titan to provided better power and performance. At a reasonable starting price, it offers features you’d find in a comfortable sedan, but with a powerful engine for off-roading. Nissan also sweetens the deal with an array of advantages that come standard, like the suite of safety tech, an outstanding warranty, and an infotainment system.