In the full-size segment, Ford is the undisputed leader. Blue Oval sold nearly 1,000,000 of the famous F-150 model. On the other hand, Nissan sells approximately 50,000 Titans. The Japanese automaker is far from the top of the full-size segment. Maybe the announced updates for the 2021 Nissan Titan could change the situation?
Well, there are several ways of how the company could upgrade the upcoming truck. To begin with, the complete overhaul of the Warrior is a good way to start. When it first came out, the Warrior was a very modern truck, that stand tall beside the Ford Raptor and Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. However, the time was not kind to the Warrior. The update and redesign are necessary.
With the facelift, and the engine room upgrade, Nissan could create a significant role in the class. Furthermore, the XD variant could be added to the roster as well. In that case, we’ll see the powerful turbodiesel engine. As a final point, the forthcoming model could include the Nismo variant. But, this is more of the hopes and dreams of the Titan audience, than the reality.
2021 Nissan Titan Engine Options
The base version of 2021 Nissan Titan offers only one engine. It’s the familiar petrol 5.6-liter unit known as Endurance. Besides the entry-level version, this engine will be available for the Titan XD as well. The Endurance mill is connected to a 7-speed automatic transmission that shifts power to a two- or 4WD system.
The total output of 5.6-liter drivetrain is 390 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. The maximum towing capacity is set to 9,700 pounds. Furthermore, the 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine won’t be available for the 2021MY. The company will withdraw this unit for further refining, and it will probably be added again in 2022.
Configurations and Cab Options
Although the upcoming 2021 Nissan Titan won’t offer a broad range of drivetrains, there are still other options that can improve the overall impression. The new model comes with three cab configurations: Single Cab, King Cab, and Crew Cab. Also, the 4×4 and 4×2 drive options are available.
As for the trim levels, Titan offers S and SV variants, as entry-level models. The King Cab adds Pro-4X off-road, but most of the exclusive features are available with the Crew Cab. In addition, the lineup includes the SL and Platinum Reserve as well. The SV and SL trims offer Midnight Package with more equipment.
2021 Nissan Titan Release Date and Price
2021 Nissan Titan comes with a starting price of around $30,700 for Single Cab and 4×2 drive configuration. However, if you want a 4×4 drive, the price will be higher for $2,500. The starting price of the Titan King cab is slightly under $34,000.
Moreover, the base version of the Crew Cab comes for $37,000. For the extra money ($3,300) you’ll get the Midnight Edition. On the other side of the price range, we have the Pro-4X, and Platinum Reserve. The Pro-4X MSRP will be approximately $45,000, while the range-topping Platinum Reserve comes with a price sticker of $60,000.
Unfortunately, the release date is still unknown. But, we expect to see Nissan’s full-size truck before the end of the year.