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in 2011 Full Size Pickup Trucks

Avg. Price Paid: $15,932 - $25,423
Original MSRP: $27,410 - $40,210
MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy
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2011 Nissan Titan Interior

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Full-size pickup truck buyers have come to expect more interior comfort and tech features, as consumers increasingly use these vehicles for more than just hauling, towing, and off-roading.  The Titan is beat out by its competitors in nearly every category:  The Dodge Ram 1500 offers car-like comfort and assembly, while the Ford F-150 includes voice-commanded features like SYNC, Ford’s navigation and media-management system.  Additionally, while reviewers like the Titan’s cargo features, the Dodge Ram offers clever cargo solutions that earn even more positive reviews.

  • "Road, engine, and wind noise are nicely muted, but Titan's constant exhaust rumble gets tiring on long drives. Again, the PRO-4X [off-roading trim] is not a penalty box when it comes to quietness." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Both King Cab and Crew Cab Titans feature a spacious and functional interior design, with easy-to-use controls and numerous storage bins. Materials quality is only average, however, with hard plastics covering most surfaces." -- Edmunds
  • "The overall interior layout is functional, and it's been improved over the first version, which seemed to have more minivan cues than rugged truck personality." -- Cars.com

Seating

Most reviewers like the Titan’s front seats, although they mention that the bucket seats are significantly more comfortable than the bench seats that come standard on lower trims. Reviewers report that the center bench seat and rear seats are uncomfortable. This complaint was common until the Dodge Ram and Ford F-150 upped the ante by earning high marks in backseat comfort.

  • "Some testers judge the bench seat too flat and firm for best comfort, and its center position is inhospitable. All agree the buckets are substantial and supportive. Headroom and legroom are ample either way. High step-in requires grabbing the steering wheel or assist handle to enter. Visibility is typical big truck." -- Consumer Guide

Interior Features

The Titan's interior features clear gauges and a few nice optional gadgets. The base S trim comes standard with air conditioning, cruise control, and a tilt steering column, but buyers will have to upgrade to the SV or higher for power door locks and windows, remote keyless entry and courtesy lights.

The Titan’s optional features list covers the basics: power seats, Bluetooth, an iPod interface, an auxillary jack and XM Satellite, competitors offer more.  The Dodge Ram is available with Dodge's MyGig system, which acts as a hard drive so buyers can store 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 features come at a price, if you’re looking for the latest and greatest gadgets in a truck, there are better choices than the Titan.  Just remember that they will come at a price.

 

  • "The gauges have a simple, clean design. Most controls are generously sized, but they're not always easy to see or reach. Some switches are mounted too low for quick access while driving. The transmission shift lever felt loose to some testers, regardless of whether it was mounted on the steering column or center console." -- Consumer Guide
  • “The PRO-4X gets unique seats, meters and gauges, in addition to a red-stitched, leather-trimmed shift knob and steering wheel.” -- Cars.com

Cargo

Reviewers find that the Titan's interior provides good in-cab cargo space.  Although lacking the clever storage solutions that have earned praise for the Dodge Ram, reviewers like that the Nissan Titan includes plenty of cupholders, bins, and a flat floor for cargo.

  • "Bins and cupholders abound in both cab styles, but the bench seat's center-armrest cubby has a large, cumbersome lid. The Crew Cab's near-flat rear floor and fold-up rear-seat cushions provide outstanding in-cab storage. A locking fender compartment, tailgate cargo-bed lighting, track tie-down system are added assets." -- Consumer Guide

+"The rear seats fold up to provide a large load floor for hauling items inside the cab, and the rear doors on king cab models open nearly 180 degrees for easier access. With standard and optional features like a durable spray-on bedliner, movable tie-down cleats, handy tailgate illumination and a driver-side lockbox, the Titan can be quite the hard-working truck." -- Edmunds

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