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It isn’t surprising that Japanese-brand pickup trucks tend to last longer than the Ram 1500. Even under Dodge’s umbrella, longevity wasn’t the top priority; it was macho styling with a burbly bass note to match. But the Japanese-brand Nissan Titan has similar DNA, featuring a typecast rootin’-tootin’ attitude and a defiant V8 soundtrack. And if you’re looking for dependability, reports show it will last longer than the Ram 1500.

How many miles will the Nissan Titan last?

the Nissan Titan will last longer than the Ram 1500.
2020 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve | Nissan

Most vehicle owners have a threshold of 200,000 miles in mind when establishing benchmarks for longevity. Fortunately, since full-size trucks like the Nissan Titan and Ram 1500 are built as sturdy workhorses, most last longer. Most may also think that America’s least popular pickup truck couldn’t stack up to the long-lived Ram, but think again.

At least 1% of all Nissan Titans—dating back to the inaugural 2004 model year—have reached 233,295 miles on the odometer, one study shows. The facts may speak to one of the reasons Nissan never parted ways with the 5.6-liter V8. Despite a few issues in certain model years, it bodes well for durability. Moreover, it beats out one of America’s favorite pickups.

How many miles will the Ram 1500 last?

The Ram 1500 can't last as long as the Nissan Titan.
2023 Ram 1500 | Ram

The Ram 1500, whether Dodge-branded or under the banner of Stellantis, Fiat-Chrysler, Daimler-Chrysler, or just Chrysler itself, always played second fiddle to either Chevrolet’s Silverado or Ford’s F-150. However, it’ll have to take yet another step back in regard to dependability as the Titan overtakes it. The study, which wasn’t a complete mechanical assessment of the two pickup trucks and only odometer readings from real owners, placed the Ram 1500 just behind the Nissan Titan.

Ram 1500 owners can expect a potential lifespan of 215,521 miles out of their trucks. A difference of 18,000 miles is significant. In many cases, that constitutes at least one year of driving. But again, it’s just odometer readings from truck owners. Blame the Ram 1500, not iSeeCars, which conducted the study.

The automotive consumer research firm analyzed two million vehicles in production for at least 10 of the past 20 model years to determine their results. All vehicles had a minimum of 2.5% of models produced surpass the 200,000-mile threshold. The top 1% achieved at least 230,000 miles during their time on the road.

Are Nissan Titans reliable?

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While the 2023 Nissan Titan’s reliability hasn’t been rated, past performances can help. J.D. Power rated the 2022 Nissan Titan’s quality and reliability at 85 out of 100. The outlet rated the 2022 Ram 1500 with an 80. Furthermore, the Titan’s dependability ratings have increased over the years. Last year’s model ranks the same, which is a two-digit increase over Nissan full-size pickups a decade old. On the other hand, the Ram 1500’s reliability rating, at least according to J.D. Power, fluctuates yearly.

Owner reports complied by CarComplaints indicate that early first-generation Titans have a host of mechanical issues. While the issues subsided in the second-generation trucks beginning in 2016, redesign years are typically more prone to problems. Specifically, used pickup truck buyers should proceed with caution with the 2004, 2006, 2008, 2016, and 2018 model years for their mechanical faults.