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The 2020 Nissan Titan Is the Most Expensive Truck in America

When most Americans think about beefy full-size pickup trucks, they picture the Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram, and Ford F Series. A few others might mention the Toyota Tundra. Nonetheless, the Nissan Titan has proven itself a true thoroughbred workhorse worthy of mention. On top of that, starting at $32,000 for the base-level trim model, it’s positioned itself as the most expensive pickup in its category, according to Pickup Trucks.

How much do pickup trucks cost?

At the time of writing, the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado extended-cab long box is the cheapest pickup at around $22,500; the second cheapest is the GMC Canyon, starting at approximately $23,500; the Titan’s other Japanese competitor, the Toyota Tacoma, comes in at third place priced at around $25,400.

The Titan Platinum Reserve crew cab with four-wheel drive costs a little over $63,000, making it the most expensive trim in the lineup. The most popular trim level among American consumers is the Titan SV crew cab with four-wheel drive. This model runs approximately $47,000.

The Nissan Titan King Cab is an extended cab version of the Titan SV and costs relatively the same. So, as one can see, the Nissan Titan nearly costs twice as much as three of America’s favorite brands.

2020 Nissan Titan trim levels

What’s important to remember when considering purchasing a full-size pickup truck is that Nissan has always focused on building luxurious-feeling pickups. From its inception, the Nissan Titan was meant to prove to consumers that pickup trucks can indeed be luxurious and powerful. In that feat, the Nissan Motor Company has done well living up to that standard. And while other full-size pickups have nice features, Nissan has succeeded in merging comfort and strength like none other.

The second-generation Nissan Titan (H61) hit the showrooms in the United States in 2016. It’s considered a half-ton pickup—the term “half-ton” stands for the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or the gross trailer weight rating (GTWR). This means the Nissan Titan has a weight limit of around 8,501–10,000 pounds (4.54 tons).

The 2020 Nissan Titan comes in five different trims: the Titan S, the Titan SV, the Titan PRO-4X, the Titan SL, and the Titan Platinum Reserve. Each model comes standard with a 5.6-liter V8 gas engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, each model can be purchased with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

Additional packages that come with the 2020 Nissan Titan

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Nissan offers numerous package additions for the 2020 Nissan Titan; it offers so many that we can’t list them all within this article. Nevertheless, we’ll briefly go over a few of the best packages that are available for those with bottomless pockets.

The SV Utility (K02) Package offers an electronic locking tailgate, a universal garage door opener, a rear utility bed step, and a spray-on bed liner. Other cool features include two molded plate keys; LED tailgate area illumination; storage box with a removable divider and lockable lid; a flat floor function with tie-down hooks, LED under-rail bed lighting – and much more.

The PRO-4X Convenience (K04) Package features technology like an “Intelligent Around View Monitor” (I-AVM), a remote engine start on the key fob, and a memory driver seat with auto entry and exit feature. Other top-notch features include a four-way power assist seat, heated driver, passenger seat, and rear seats; heated power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, memory and reverse auto-tilt, puddle lamps, moving object detection (MOD) and power-folding auto-dimming outside mirrors, among many other features.

The Premium (X02) Package is the top luxury model featuring driver and passenger ventilated front seats, dual-panel panoramic tilt-and-slide moon roof, with “one-touch open and close.”

What else sets the 2020 Nissan Titan apart from the rest

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The 2020 Nissan Titan offers some updated aesthetic features such as “double-boomerang” style LED daytime running lights. Another thing reviewers and consumers love is how strong the 2020 Nissan Titan looks. This refresh is thanks to the 2020 Titan’s Warrior concept-based design, which coincides with Nissan’s storied history of off-road racing. While the overall look is familiar to previous models, this model is razor-edged and more aggressive. The Warrior concept has done the 2020 Nissan Titan a lot of justice.

A new 8-inch screen comes standard with its infotainment system – now the largest standard screen in the segment according to Nissan. If that isn’t big enough, you can upgrade to a 9-inch screen.

Whichever screen one goes with, the Titan’s infotainment systems are easy and fluid to command. However, the 9-inch screen offers a sharper picture definition as well as an internal 4G LTE wireless connection. This allows you to turn the vehicle into a moving Wi-Fi hotspot.

In addition to that, an optional 12-speaker Fender Premium Auto System is yet another upgrade one can opt for. CarBuzz reported that it’s one of the best systems they’ve experienced in any other 2020 full-size pickup truck. According to the article, Fender worked with and Nissan in order to tune the system to their satisfaction.