Nissan Titan Pickup Truck: Old 2021 vs. New 2022

  • Nissan offers the best warranty in the truck market
  • SV trim of the Titan shows the most upgrades
  • The powertrain is the same from one generation to the next

Finally, a new generation of the Nissan Titan has begun. After fourteen years in the first generation, we now have a brand-new build for this half-ton truck. The 2022 Nissan Titan brings the most powerful standard drivetrain to the market along with a robust package of driver assistance features. This might sound familiar because the 2021 model had these qualities as well. What then are the changes to the new Titan?

2022 Nissan Titan2021 Nissan Titan
Price Range$38,010 to $67,000$36,550 to $63,285
Engine Options5.6-liter V85.6-liter V8
Horsepower 400 horsepower400 horsepower
Torque413 lb.-ft.413 lb.-ft.
Transmission9-speed automatic9-speed automatic
MPG Rating16/21 RWD and AWD16/21 RWD and AWD
Data Source: Kelley Blue Book

Nissan keeps things simple with the Titan

Blue Nissan Titan next to a cattle fence
2022 Nissan Titan | Nissan

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Compare the Titan to other models in the market, and you’ll see Nissan didn’t give the Titan the array of trims that other automakers have for their trucks. This level of simplicity allows you to have an easier time shopping for and selecting the correct version for your drive. You can have either a King Cab build with a 6.5-foot bed or a Crew Cab model with a 5.5-foot bed. That’s it; two body styles for the Titan, and you’ve got the half-ton truck Nissan offers.

What changed from 2021 to 2022?

Blue Nissan Titan in front of a red barn
Nissan Titan by barn | Nissan

You can immediately see from the chart that the powertrain didn’t change for the Nissan Titan, but the 2022 model is a new generation, so what changed. Kelley Blue Book tells us the King Cab S model now has a spray-in bedliner and trailer hitch, while the SV model has more standard equipment than last year. For 2022, Nissan discontinued the SL trim. Maybe you’re expecting more changes, but that’s about it. The basic formula for the Titan hasn’t changed.

SV upgrades

The SV trim gives us most of the generational changes. Here are those changes:

  • Five-seat configuration vs. six-seat in the base model
  • Chrome bumpers
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate controls
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Navigation system
  • 9-inch infotainment screen

Choose the Crew Cab version of the SV trim, and the Convenience Package items are an option. These features come standard for the King Cab model. Items in the Convenience Package include:

  • 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Road sign recognition
  • 120-volt power outlet

A class-leading warranty continues for the Nissan Titan

We use trucks to get a lot of work done. Nissan realized this and gave you the best truck warranty you can find. This warranty covers your truck with a five-year/100,00-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Most competitors only offer three years/36,000 miles, which is the standard warranty dating back a few decades.

Comparing old vs. new in the Nissan pickup truck

We quickly see there isn’t much of a generational leap from 2021 to the 2022 Nissan Titan truck. However, how does the 2021 version compare to the first model of the last generation? The team at TFL Truck gives us a look at these two models together.

Should you buy the 2022 Nissan Titan

Light Blue 2022 Nissan Titan going up a hill
Light Blue 2022 Nissan Titan | Nissan

The Titan offers several good points and a few sticking points. For this truck, you’ll have:

Pros

  • Great warranty
  • Powerful drivetrain
  • Excellent standard safety features

Cons

  • No powertrain options
  • Few body/build options
  • Moonroof reduces headroom

If you want to drive a half-ton truck and the power of the Titan is right for you, go ahead buy this truck. It has the best warranty in the business and can certainly help you get a lot of work done. On the other hand, when you’re looking for powertrain options, more upscale qualities, and a name you recognize, there are tons of other trucks.

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