Eric's Autos: 2022 Nissan Titan
The only new half-ton truck that still comes standard with a big V8 engine isn't an American truck. It's the Nissan Titan.
Who'd a thunk it?
Some new half-tons -- the new Toyota Tundra, for instance -- don't even offer V8s anymore.
On the other hand, if you want a regular cab -- or an 8-foot bed -- the Titan doesn't offer either. And its base price ($38,310) is much higher than that of the V6-only Tundra ($35,950) and the Ford F-150 ($30,495), which is available with a regular cab -- and an 8-foot bed -- as well as a V8 engine (for just $1,995 more).
What It Is
The Titan is Nissan's half-ton/full-size pickup. It comes in King (two standard-sized doors up front, and two smaller doors for the back) and Crew (four full-size door) cab configurations.
The King cab comes standard with a 6.5-foot bed; the crew has a 5.5-foot bed.
All versions come standard with the same 5.6-liter V8 engine, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. A part-time 4WD system with low-range gearing is available with all trims except the Pro-4X, which comes with it (plus a locking rear diff) standard.
Prices start at $38,310 for the base S trim King Cab with 2WD and the 6.5-foot bed. Adding 4WD bumps the MSRP up to $41,570.
The Crew Cab version starts at $40,080 for the S trim with 2WD and the shorter 5.5-foot bed. The Pro-4X version -- which comes standard with 4WD, as well as various off-road upgrades, such as heavy-duty Bilstein shocks, skid plates and tow hooks -- lists for $51,200.