Trucks & SUVs

Why the 2019 Nissan Titan Might Be a Better Deal Than You Think

Many drivers love trucks because of their outstanding capabilities when it comes to hauling and towing. Still, even the most hardcore truck fan won’t deny that trucks can be expensive to maintain. These vehicles are often terrible on gas and most full-size trucks have low-reliability ratings. Because of these factors, consumers want to find the best deal when getting a truck. For new vehicles, many automakers are offering low-cost financing and other incentives to help boost sales during the coronavirusĀ outbreak. The virus has majorly impacted auto sales for all kinds of vehicles. One of the affected models is the 2019 Nissan Titan.

The Nissan Titan’s large inventory

Since new cars depreciate rapidly, dealers usually try to move them off the lot as quickly as possible. However, sometimes even the most appealing vehicle won’t sell for various reasons. When this happens, dealers will often offer more deals on that particular model.

According to an iSeeCars study, the Titan has the most inventory remaining of any other full-size truck built last year. 43.7 percent of 2019 Titans are still in stock at Nissan dealerships. The automaker is offering potential Titan owners zero payments for 90 days.

What drivers love about it

The Nissan Titan has generally received positive reviews from critics and drivers. Nearly all Nissan trucks come with Zero Gravity seats for the driver and front passenger. Unlike most seats, these ones come in a default relaxed position, offering continuous support to each of the body’s pressure points.

The seats themselves are made with cloth, though leather upholstery is an option. In addition to comfortable seats, most bumps in the road are completely absorbed by the truck’s suspension. The engine also fairly quiet compared to other trucks, though you may still hear some road and wind noise.

The base 2019 Nissan Titan also comes equipped with a lot of standard features. Smartphone integration can be accessed through a 7-inch touchscreen, which also has Bluetooth and satellite radio. However, some critics noted that the infotainment system isn’t polished and can be frustrating to use.

There are plenty of available features to make hauling easier. The Nissan Titan can have moveable tie-downs that make it easy to secure any type of cargo. Bed lights and a power outlet are also optional. Many safety add-ons cost extra, though the Titan does come with a rear-seat reminder alarm.

The Nissan Titan has some flaws

Unlike some rivals, your choice of powertrain for the Nissan Titan is very limited. The sole engine choice is a 5.6-liter V8 that produces 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. While it’s not as powerful as the Titan XD, it’s still fast by truck standards.

Rear-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is recommended if you’re a frequent off-roader. Edmunds noted that the Titan’s steering is solid and the brakes work well. However, downshifting is a challenge if you don’t have tow mode engaged.

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The biggest complaint most drivers have with the Nissan Titan is its low towing capacity. It can still drag a lot of weight with a maximum capacity of 9,000 pounds. It can also carry up to 1,620 pounds in the cargo bed. Many rivals have a more impressive towing prowess.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,200 pounds with all the best upgrades. The Ford F-150’s available twin-turbo V6 can tow over 13,000 pounds. However, a stronger truck will cost more money than drivers may be able to spare at this time. The Nissan Titan definitely isn’t the best pickup in its class, but it’s still an excellent work vehicle.