2018 Nissan TITAN half-ton offers expanded range of body and bed configurations, new Midnight Edition Package. For 2018, Nissan offers a full range of rugged TITAN half-ton pickups, including Single Cab, King Cab and Crew Cab body configurations, 4x2 and 4x4 drive, and a choice of up to five grade levels. Every TITAN half-ton is powered by a 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engine mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.
NISSAN TITAN CREW CAB - DESIGN
2018 TITAN Crew Cab Model Lineup
The 2018 Nissan TITAN Crew Cab half-ton is ideal for work, family or both. It is available in five well-equipped trim levels S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve. All are offered with a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 drive configurations, except for the PRO-4X model, which is available exclusively as a 4x4.
TITAN Crew Cab S models are equipped with a front manual split bench seat (40/20/40), flip-down center seat with armrest, dual cupholders and storage in the seat back and bottom. A total of six cupholders, plus eight bottle holders can be found throughout the truck. Audio and entertainment is provided via a 5.0-inch color display with AM/FM, CD player, AUX, USB, MP3 and RDS along with a USB connection port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices. Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, NissanConnect with Mobile Apps and a 6-speaker audio system also come standard.
Features aimed at fleet and commercial customers include an easy-clean vinyl floor and stain-resistant cloth seats with vinyl bolsters.
TITAN Crew Cab SV models add cloth seats (without vinyl bolster), standard floor carpeting, meter display control in the steering wheel, analog Fine Vision Meters, an off-road indicator and off-road menu in the Advanced Drive-Assist® Display, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), an overhead console with sunglass holder, grocery hooks on the cushion backside, a customizable maintenance interval reminder, front sun visor with an illuminated vanity mirror with extension, glove box lamp and mood lighting.
Crew Cab SV grade exterior upgrades include a chrome/mesh grille with premium metallic paint, chrome outside door handles, side mirror turn signal lamps, LED lighting with Joule-type bulbs in the rear combination lamp, front tow hooks and power adjustable heated outside mirrors. Standard Trailer Sway Control helps make towing heavy loads more stable and less burdensome to the driver.
The off-road-oriented TITAN Crew Cab PRO-4X model comes trail-ready with 275/70R18 OSW all-terrain off-road tires, 18x8.0-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with a painted finish, Bilstein off-road shock absorbers, electronic locking rear differential, lower radiator skid plate with powder-coated silver paint and Hill Descent Control. A trailer harness that can handle both 4-pin and 7-pin connectors is mounted on the rear bumper. A receiver hitch and hitch member also come standard with the PRO-4X trim.
Crew Cab PRO-4X exterior features include front fog lamps, automatic on-off headlights, LED projector headlamps with LED signature and halogen high-beam lights, manual headlamp levelizer, Nissan Intelligent Key with door handle request switch, black front tow hooks, two-tone paint on the bodyside, gloss metallic black paint on the grille surround and mesh grille, high-gloss gray front lower fascia and rear bumpers, and a bedside decal.
Interior features include front driver and passenger Captain's seats, driver 8-way power seat, driver power lumbar support, stain-resistant seat covering with a vinyl bolster and ''PRO-4X'' embroidery, leather-wrapped steering wheel with unique contrast stitching, metallic instrument panel finishers, PRO-4X-branded floor mats, contrast stitching on the center console lid, arm rest and instrument panel, dual zone auto air conditioner plus a digital display in the HVAC control, rear A/C vents, large center console box with soft-touch topped armrest, side pockets and rear cupholders plus a configurable center console that encompasses a cell phone box, purse holder and removable cupholders with a chrome ring. The back of the console features a 110V power outlet, with a 12V power outlet located inside the console box. The PRO-4X model's rear seats, which can be folded flat, also contain tie-down hooks and a storage box with a removable divider and lockable lid.
Crew Cab PRO-4X also includes a wealth of technology, such as a ''Follow Me Home'' function, NissanConnect with Navigation, a 7.0-inch color touch-screen display, SiriusXM® Traffic and Sirius Travel LinkTM (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), Siri® Eyes Free, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), RearView Monitor and rain-sensing wipers.
In addition, Crew Cab PRO-4X includes available tow mirrors (manually extending and folding, with puddle lamps), convex spotter mirror, Trailer Brake Controller, proximity activation for the puddle lamps, LED signature headlamps and cargo lamp and Trailer Light Check function (included on the key fob) as part of the PRO-4X Utility Package.
The premium TITAN Crew Cab SL trim level features an interior distinguished by leather-appointed seats, heated driver and passenger seats, passenger-side 4-way power seat, power tilt and telescopic steering, memory function for both the seat and the tilt/telescoping steering wheel and wood in-mold film instrument panel finishers.
The Crew Cab SL grade exterior offers auto dimming outside mirrors, 265/60R20 BSW tires and 20x8.0-inch painted aluminum-alloy wheels, chrome outside mirrors and door handles, removable aero front bumper spoiler, gloss chrome grille surround, satin chrome mesh grille, chrome front and lower fascias, chrome rear bumpers, four front and four rear parking sensors, power-sliding back glass, proximity-activated puddle lamps and LED signature headlights. Step rails are also available as an accessory.
Crew Cab SL technology features include a Rockford Fosgate Premium 12-speaker audio system, Remote Engine Start2, NissanConnect Services Powered by SiriusXM® (automatic collision notification with emergency call and stolen vehicle locator, remote services including lock/unlock, ''flash lights'' and ''sound horn,'' customizable alerts including drive zone, valet, curfew and speed, dealer service scheduling and maintenance alerts) (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), a compass on the NAVI display and HomeLink® Universal Transceiver. The Crew Cab SL trim level also comes equipped with a range of standard bed features, including the Utili-track® cargo channel system with tie-down cleats, tailgate lighting, spray-in bedliner and 110V outlet in the bed.
The top-of-the-line Crew Cab Platinum Reserve is distinguished by its premium leather-appointed seats with ''Platinum Reserve'' branding on the seat backs, ''Platinum Reserve'' exterior badging, heated steering wheel, chrome exhaust tailpipe finishers, 20x7.5-inch dark chrome-like wheels, driver and passenger heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Light Check function, dark chrome tailgate finisher, two-tone painted front and rear fascia, two-tone paint on the body sides, two-tone painted over-fender molding, dark chrome outside door handles and outside mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel with a wood insert, premium open-pore wood instrument panel finishers with metallic ''Platinum Reserve'' badging, leather-wrapped shift knob with a dark-painted trim ring, and dark chrome-accented vent knobs and cup holder trim.
Also standard are Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)3, tow mirrors with a dark chrome cap, front and rear metallic kickplate finishers with ''Platinum Reserve'' logos and pre-wiring for the DVD Family Entertainment System. ''Platinum Reserve''-branded floor mats and TITAN box bed storage units are also available as accessories.NISSAN TITAN CREW CAB - EXTERIOR
Aggressive Style, Smart Utility
The TITAN half-ton builds on the foundation of design innovation established by the original first-generation Titan full-size pickup, including bed and cab features that are now industry standard, and the rugged workhorse sensibility of the TITAN XD.
The 2018 TITAN half-ton has the same aggressive style of the TITAN XD, but is built on a completely separate chassis and is about a foot shorter in wheelbase (139.8 inches versus XD's 151.6 inches). At 228.1 inches in length, it is 14.7 inches shorter than the larger TITAN XD (242.8 inches). TITAN and TITAN XD share the same cabs, and both offer similar ruggedness, durability and innovative interior, bed and driving aid features.
The TITAN half-ton's exterior design was created at Nissan Design America in La Jolla, Calif. The design's focus on improved aerodynamics incorporates a front spoiler, roof and tailgate spoilers, front tow hook hole cover, underbody covers, rear tire wind deflectors and a seal between the cab and bed.
The TITAN half-ton also includes an Active Grille Shutter, which helps reduce drag by closing the grille opening behind the radiator when a large amount of airflow is not needed (based on coolant temperature, vehicle speed and air conditioning system pressure). Available exterior features include LED headlights and taillights, signature Daytime Running Lights, puddle lamps, and step rails for cabin and bed entry/exit.NISSAN TITAN CREW CAB - INTERIOR
A Full-Feature, Multi-Functional Interior
TITAN half-ton designers focused on enhancing utility and on making the interior easy to use through an improved layout of switches, driver controls and storage spaces. The Crew Cab interior offers ample storage, including 2nd row underseat storage with a locking lid for added security, along with an integrated foldout flat floor.
For all body styles, relocating the shift lever to the steering column (from the previous-generation Titan center console location) puts controls within easy reach and creates a huge center console large enough to hold a computer tablet with case or a 15-inch laptop without giving up rear cupholders and 2nd row climate control vents.
The standard front and rear Zero Gravity seats help maximize posture positioning for enhanced comfort during long distance driving. Heating and cooling front seats are also available, along with a choice of water-repellant fabric or durable leather-appointments. Heated front and rear seats are available in both cloth and leather trim levels.
All switches are now grouped by function type, and location is based on frequency of use. Other convenient interior design features include seven assist grips, console-side map pockets, 12-volt and 110-volt power outlets (in addition to the bed), Remote Engine Start2 with climate control function, and Rockford Fosgate premium 12-speaker audio system (availability varies by body style and grade level). The special attention to detail even includes moving the glove compartment handle to the left hand side for easier access by the driver.
The premium grade instrument panel includes a combination of analog and digital gauges, along with a 5.0-inch color display and available NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Services with 7.0-inch color monitor (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately).
Special attention was also paid to reducing the intrusion of noise and vibration into the cabin. Like the TITAN XD, the TITAN half-ton utilizes laminated front side glass. Engine noise isolation and body sealing was also improved versus the previous generation Titan design.NISSAN TITAN CREW CAB - PERFORMANCE
Smooth, Efficient 5.6L Endurance® V8
Every 2018 TITAN half-ton is equipped with the advanced 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine, rated at 390 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm and 394 lb-ft of torque. The engine utilizes Nissan's VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift) technology, which combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake side to provide high performance and crisp response. Throttle response is enhanced by directly controlling the intake valve, rather than using the traditional method of controlling intake with a throttle valve, and valve timing and opening with non-variable camshafts.
The Endurance® V8 also features Direct Injection Gas (DIG) technology, which provides better wide-open throttle performance and improved fuel economy and emissions performance (versus a non-direct-injection system) by reducing engine knock, improving combustion stability and offering precise injection control. An 11.2:1 compression ratio is provided by a special piston design, aiding overall engine efficiency and performance, and a Multi Control Valve (MCV) assists in managing the engine's thermal efficiency better than a traditional thermostat. Helping handle the engine's power and torque is a heavy-duty 7-speed automatic transmission tuned exclusively for TITAN.
Nissan TITAN 4x4 models feature a transfer case designed to ensure maximum power distribution in every gear. It distributes torque to both ends and provides four-wheel drive when added traction is needed on snow, ice, sand, mud, muck, dirt, water, gravel whatever the job site presents.
Durable off-road performance has also been emphasized, with features such as Hill Descent Control (PRO-4X only), Hill Start Assist, Brake Limited-Slip Differential (BLSD) and electronic locking rear differential. An off-road gauge uses accelerometer data to calculate the vehicle's pitch and roll angles.
Every TITAN half-ton also utilizes a durable chassis design, starting with the fully boxed, full-length ladder frame. The front suspension is a double-wishbone design, while a rigid rear axle suspension utilizes hefty leaf springs and leaf bushings, along with twin-tube shock absorbers. Hefty stabilizer bars are utilized front and rear. PRO-4X models feature Bilstein mono-tube off-road shocks. Also available is an Electronic Locking Rear Differential. Hydraulic cab-mounts help isolate occupants from the chassis.
The 2018 TITAN half-ton rides on 18-inch steel or aluminum-alloy wheels or 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 265/75R18, 265/70R18, 275/60R20 all-season or 275/70R18 all-terrain tires. Black-painted 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels are offered with the Midnight Edition Package.
Braking is provided by a 4-wheel disc system with 13.78 x 1.2-inch front/13.58 x 0.8-inch rear ventilated discs front and rear with hydraulic power assist. The high brake fluid pressure generated by an electric pump assists brake pedal force for a confident feel. Responsive steering is provided by a rack-and-pinion steering system.NISSAN TITAN CREW CAB - TECHNOLOGY
Towing and Hauling Informed and In Control
Like the TITAN XD, the TITAN half-ton offers cutting-edge available towing, utility features and driving aids, including an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation including checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights. It offers an available maximum towing capacity of 9,740 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 1,950 pounds when properly equipped.
Also assisting trailer hook-ups is the RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides. The available Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)3 provides a composite ''bird's eye'' view of the surrounding area from front, rear and side cameras to help with parking and pulling in and out of tight spaces. The system also includes Moving Object Detection (MOD), which helps alert the driver to detected moving objects such around the vehicle via an on-screen notification and warning chime.
The TITAN half-ton also includes a range of other available advanced driving aids, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Front and Rear Sonar System and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
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