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Pickup truck owners love to talk shop about their beloved workhorses and what things they do better than others. Some of the most brand-loyal truck owners are those who roll around in Ford F-150s. Despite being the nation’s best-selling truck nearly every year since its debut, it’s been beaten by an increasingly unpopular truck. In the category of endurance, the F-150 can’t last as long as the Nissan Titan—no, seriously.

How many miles will the Nissan Titan last?

Automotive consumer research firm iSeeCars analyzed over two million cars produced and sold for at least 10 of the past 20 model years. All had a minimum of 2.5% surpass 200,000 miles, and the top 1% delivered at least 230,000 miles over the course of two decades. While most would think America’s least-favorite pickup truck couldn’t hold a candle to star-spangled reliability, think again.

At least 1% of all Nissan Titans have reached 233,295 miles on the odometer, the study shows. Given that Titans are typically used as work trucks, it’s an impressive feat. Moreover, it beats out one of America’s most popular pickups.

How many miles will the Ford F-150 last?

Despite Ford owners waxing poetic about the rugged dependability of their trucks, it won’t surpass the Titan. The study, which isn’t a complete mechanical analysis and only odometer readings, placed the Ford F-150 just behind the Nissan Titan.

Ford F-150 owners can expect a potential lifespan of 232,650 out of their trucks. It’s only a 645-mile difference, and surely the Blue Oval boys will cite rounding errors. But again, it’s just odometers from real pickup truck owners. Blame Detroit, not the Internet.

Are Nissan Titans reliable?

Titans aren’t the shaky bucket of bolts some think they are—yes, that’s you, Ford F-150 fans. While the current 2023 Nissan Titan hasn’t had its reliability rated, lessons from history can help.

J.D. Power rated the 2022 Nissan Titan’s quality and reliability at 85 out of 100. Yes, the outlet rated the 2022 Ford F-150 with an 86, but the Titan’s dependability has risen over the years. The 2021 model year ranks the same, which is about a dozen points more than Nissan full-size pickups a decade old. Early first-generation Titans have a host of mechanical issues, but that has subsided, for the most part, in second-generation trucks.

Do Nissan Titans hold their value?

The Nissan Titan will last longer than the Ford F-150
2023 Nissan Titan PRO-4X | Nissan

The Nissan Titan, compared to its Ford F-150 competitor, doesn’t have a high resale value. The same J.D. Power report gave the Titan a 77 out of 100. We won’t mention the F-150s; Ford enthusiasts often make it a topic of common conversation. Nevertheless, its resale value, although not so good for Titan owners, is great for potential buyers.

Considering new Titans are quite expensive, looking at a used one is a good idea. Avoid 2004, 2006, 2008, 2016, and 2018 model years for their host of issues. 2019 Nissan Titans stocked with the PRO-4X features with roughly 50,000 miles on the clock come in just under $40,000, Autotrader shows. Older models like the first-generation 2015 Titan PRO-4X, admittedly with a few more miles on them, are under $30,000.


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