Nissan Titan Interior
While the Nissan Titan is an able performer, most reviewers say it lags competitors when it comes to its interior. Buyers have come to expect more from their truck interiors than the basic, barebones setups in past trucks. Now, competitors like the Chevy Silverado offer interior materials and construction that are similar to whats found in a luxury SUV. The Dodge Ram offers lots of innovative interior storage solution, and the Ford F-150 offers tech features that appeal to buyers who use their trucks for play and work.
- "Titan's cabin is let down by an overuse of hard plastic materials and mediocre assembly quality. The glovebox lid has a flimsy, insubstantial feel." -- Consumer Guide
- "The comfortable interior is rather plasticky looking but has a businesslike design, high seating, large door handles and lots of cupholders and storage areas."-- MSN
- "Has an Avis-rental mood about it," --Car and Driver
Writers were generally comfortable sitting in the Titan's cabin, at least in the front seats. Most competitors get higher marks for their cabin comfort, with the Dodge Ram and Ford F-150 getting especially high marks for their backseats.
- "Seating is offered in bench or Captain's Chair style buckets and offers good support and long term comfort. Drivers over six feet, however, may find themselves staring out through the windshield's tint band. Some drivers also felt the seat bottoms could do with a sharper upward angle to better support their thighs." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Some testers judge the [rear] bench seat too flat and firm for best comfort, and its center position is inhospitable." -- Consumer Guide
- "It sure takes a big step to get up into the thing." The Auto Channel
The Titan's interior features clear gages and a few nice gadgets. The base XE trim has air conditioning, cruise control with buttons on a tilt steering column, but buyers will have to upgrade to the SE or higher for power door locks and windows, remote keyless entry and courtesy lights.
While the features list on the Titan covers the basics, like optional power-seats, Bluetooth, an iPod interface, an auxillary jack and a Satellite-radio-ready stereo, competitors offer more. The Dodge Ram is available with Dodge's MyGig system, which acts as a hard drive so buyers can story their music files on the truck itself. The Ford F-150 offers Ford's Sync system, which allows drivers to control most of the truck's interior features through voice commands, as well as a tool inventory system that's a big help for contractors. While these high-tech options are just that -- extra-cost options -- if you want the latest and greatest gadgets in a truck, there are better choices than the Titan.
- "You'll find the Titan's instrumentation to be clear, legible and easy to view, but the placement of the power window buttons atop the door's edge makes them vulnerable to outside elements when the windows are down" -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The cabin in my test truck had a lot of typical big-pickup fixtures - hefty door handles, a big armrest and no shortage of overhead storage bins." -- Cars.com
Reviewers find that the Titan's interior is fully functional for carrying smaller items. However, the interior storage options don't get the rave reviews that the in-floor and other clever storage spaces in the Dodge Ram get.
- "Inside the cab there are plenty of storage options that are easily within reach and deep enough to hold most common items used by drivers, such as CDs and cell phones."-- PickupTruck.com
- "Nissan deliberately designed the cab so the floor would be flat, with minimal intrusion from the rear bulkhead. When the rear seats are not in use, they fold up against the bulkhead, providing a generous and unobstructed interior cargo area."-- Car and Driver