Trucks & SUVs

The Chevy Silverado Leaves The Nissan Titan In The Dust

The Nissan Titan and Chevy Silverado are two competitive full-size trucks in the game. They should be considered before going with the same old Ford F-150 truck again. However, which truck is the better option to buy? 

The Nissan Titan VS The Chevy Silverado 

The Nissan Titan comes along with a much higher base model price that starts around $36k. This makes it one of the more expensive truck options. 

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Diesel
2020 Chevrolet Silverado Diesel | Chevrolet

You can save with the Chevy Silverado that starts around $28k, which is the same starting price for the 2020 Ford F-150. 

The Nissan Titan also only gets up to 16 mpg in the city and up to 22 mpg on the highway, but weak fuel economies are to be expected with big trucks. 

2020 Nissan TITAN Platinum Reserve
2020 Nissan TITAN Platinum Reserve | Nissan

However, the Chevrolet Silverado gets up to 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, making it one of the most fuel-efficient options. 

Nissan Titan And Chevy Silverado Power 

The Nissan Titan only has one engine option. It comes with a 5.6-liter V8 engine that provides 400 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. It can tow up to 11,000 lb. 

Plus, this truck is pretty fast. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mpg in only 7.4 seconds. 

The Chevy Silverado has four engine options. The base model has a 4.3-liter V6 engine that offers 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. 

You can upgrade to the 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine that provides 277 horsepower and 468 lb-ft of torque. 

Also, the 6.2-liter V6 engine provides 420 horsepower with 460 lb-ft of torque. The Silverado can tow up to 13,400 lb. 

With the V8 engine, the Chevy Silverado can go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. The V6 engine reaches 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. 

Nissan Titan And Chevy Silverado Features 

The Chevy Silverado offers more in terms of towing tech with a built-in trailering system that displays crucial information such as trailer tire pressure and temperature. 

The backup camera in the Silverado has 15 views to help simplify hitching up. There’s also an integrated brake controller, auto grade braking, and trailer sway control. 

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Carhartt Special Edition
Chevrolet Introduces 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition

The Nissan Titan has tow mirrors, sway control, an integrated brake controller, a surround-view camera mode, and tow-haul modes as well. 

Both of these trucks have touchscreen infotainment centers with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. But the Silverado has more USB ports and 12 volt plugs. 

The Nissan Titan may be a little more comfortable with memory foam seats, but the Chevy Silverado has the best resale value. 

Nissan shows off the new Titan XD pickup during the media preview at the North American International Auto Show
The Nissan Titan XD | Scott Olson/Getty Images

Plus, the Silverado has a heads up display that highlights crucial vehicle information behind the steering wheel, allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road. 

Both trucks offer spacious cabins with integrated storage bins, allowing everyone to store their gear as well. 

As for the better option, we’re going with the Chevy Colorado. It offers more tech and power.

It also allows you to build the truck you want if you don’t want to pay for a V8 engine, and it has a better resale value.