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Nissan Titan fans got an unexpected surprise recently. The Titan and Titan XD pickups both have fresh facelifts and significant improvements for 2020. Along with those upgrades, comes a bump in price. We wanted to see just how much of an increase Titan enthusiasts can expect to pay and took a closer look to do the math.

What’s new for the 2020 Nissan Titan?

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It may not be an all-new redesign, but the Nissan Titan did get a facelift this year. You’ll love the bolder looking grille, bumper line, and aggressive headlights. Nissan also added a few unique tailgate plaques.

Aside from the cosmetic new look, you can also expect a difference under the hood for this half-ton truck. The nine-speed automatic transmission makes for seamless shifting and is an upgrade from the former seven-speed version. The driver assistance features list grows longer, and the infotainment system is getting a boost too.

Configurations and options for everyone

You may have already learned that the single cab is no longer available. For 2020, you can only choose from an extended cab (King Cab) and crew cab styles. You’ll be ok with the reduced selections though because both the Titan and Titan XD are hands-down better trucks than those they’re intended to replace.

Pick a precise level of trim to suit your preferences. Even the base model S comes with tons of refinement, touches of luxury, and user-friendly infotainment.

The hefty price hike to buy a Nissan Titan

Recently, Nissan announced pricing for the 2020 Titan and Titan XD. Those improvements for this year do come with an added price tag, some have increased by several thousand dollars on average.

The smallest price hike actually comes with the higher trim level. The Titan Platinum Reserve, 4×4 crew cab, is only about $800 more. The least expensive Titan configuration gets a significantly bigger jump in price, at $37,785, over $2,500 more than last year’s model.

The biggest increase will be felt at the mid-level Titan SL, 4×4 crew cab. You can expect to pay $5,500 more this year than you would have for the same equipment last year.

The Pro-4X may be the best option

The factory package on the Nissan Titan Pro-4 will deliver plenty of muscle to tackle most terrain. Some reviews say its powertrain shines. Shifting into 4-Lo harnesses the torque in a big way. The throttle is responsive, and many agree the Pro-4X is improved for 2020.

The shocks get an upgrade to Bilstein units that are great for conquering uneven roads. There is a larger touchscreen and plenty of unique interior comfort points. This kind of fun and performance capability costs about $49,185. Even with the higher pricing platform, this Titan packs a value punch.

Why the increases won’t hurt your feelings too badly

When it comes down to it, even with the recent price increases, you probably won’t feel too terribly about buying a new Nissan Titan. The base model S will now set you back a total of $37,785, which is more than reasonably priced, considering the equipment and features.

The Titan crew cab costs around $40,485 (4×2) and $46,175 this year. If you opt to add in all the bells and whistles, at the Platinum Reserve level of trim, you can expect to pay around $63,285 for a 4×4. Compared to some of the other pickups on the market, the Titan is still somewhat economical.

While Nissan implemented a variety of increases across the board, you still won’t be overpaying for your pickup. So, if you saw the headlines recently, about the price hikes, you can rest easy. It will still be affordable to find a 2020 Nissan Titan.