If you have the 2020 Nissan Titan on your mind and will soon be pursuing a test drive, you know this mighty truck has plenty to offer and is proving to be a consumer fan-favorite. There may be, however, one drawback. With so many configuration options, trim levels, and add-on packages, how do you know which Titan belongs parked in your driveway? U.S. News helps with a breakdown of each trim.
What’s new for the Nissan Titan in 2020?
The Nissan Titan gets a refresh from previous generations and a few critical adds. There is only one engine size for this pickup, and it harnesses 400 hp. The 5.6-liter V8 gets a small power boost, and this year, it’s now paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Also standard this year, the Titan provides an expanded menu of driver assistance and safety features. You won’t have to choose options for a rearview camera, driver alert monitoring, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, or rear parking sensors – they all come standard.
The lower level trims offer plenty of extras
Historically, the base model of any vehicle would be limited in amenities and features, but the 2020 Nissan Titan S is far from stripped or bare bones. In fact, this base model pickup comes standard with cloth interior, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and Bluetooth capability. Connect with either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay and enjoy satellite radio and a full roster of much-needed driver aids.
One trim level up, the Nissan Titan SV adds heated mirrors, adaptive cruise, and alloy wheels. Rear-wheel drive comes standard, but you can choose four-wheel drive capability if you’d prefer.
The Nissan Titan SL brings cool features
The next level trim is the Nissan Titan SL, and some of the coolest features come with this configuration. Enjoy a more upscale feel inside with heated, leather front seats and a Fender premium audio system. There is also a power sliding rear window and a remote start.
Driver-assist extras include front parking sensors, power-folding mirrors, and the surround-view parking camera system. The Titan SL adds great enhancements on the outside too, including the Utili-track bed cargo system. There are cool cargo bed lights, a household outlet in the bed, and side running boards.
Who needs a Nissan Titan Pro-4X?
Anyone interested in working with their trucks, venturing off-road, or hauling the family four-wheelers will love the 2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4X. This trim brings a robust roster of off-road capable extras, designed for work and play. Enjoy an electronic locking rear differential, Bilstein coil-over shocks, hill descent controls, skid plates, and beefy, all-terrain tires.
Inside, you’ll have a 9-inch touchscreen, navigation upgrades, and rain-sensing wipers. This trim comes with a spray-on bed liner too, making it perfect for bed loads.
The plushiest Nissan Titan trim
If you are interested in capability with more upscale touchpoints and luxurious feel, the Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve is your pickup. Step up your comfort level for a daily drive or over long distances. Seats are heated and cooled, including the rear seats.
Enjoy wood-grained steering wheel that also heats, making it perfect for those chilly winter mornings. The Platinum Reserve also comes with a trailer brake controller, ideal for those hauling campers, equipment, or family recreational rides.
Add-on packages to configure the perfect Nissan Titan
Once you’ve selected your ideal trim, drivetrain, and cab configuration, you still have more options. The 2020 Nissan Titan comes with a hefty list of add-on packages to personalize your pickup. There are utility packages, including the S Utility, SV Utility, and Platinum Utility, to help you add cargo and hauling extras.
There are convenience packages, including the SV Convenience and PRO-4X Convenience that upgrade features, including USB ports, power-adjustability for seats, and remote start. Add working features with various towing packages, including the SV and SL Tow packages. If you want more style, you can add the SV Chrome package or Monotone Paint package.
Configuring your ideal 2020 Nissan Titan will boil down to how you plan to use your truck. Your options are abundant with the various trim levels and available packages. It makes personalizing your next truck purchase simple and maybe even a little fun.