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in 2012 Full Size Pickup Trucks

Avg. Price Paid: $17,676 - $28,495
Original MSRP: $28,520 - $41,140
MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy
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2012 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 Ram 1500 offers car-like comfort and luxury, while the Ford F-150 offers an in-truck computer and Ford’s SYNC voice-command system. Additionally, while reviewers like the Titan’s cargo features, the Ram 1500 offers clever cargo solutions that earn even more positive reviews.

  • "Titan's cabin is let down by mediocre assembly quality. The interior materials, while not as posh as some rival large pickups, are class appropriate.” -- 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
  • "Uninspired interior.” -- 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 the base trim. Reviewers report that the center bench seat and rear seats are uncomfortable, even in Crew Cab models. This complaint was common when the Nissan Titan was designed, but recently-refreshed trucks like the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500 have upped the ante in regards to seat 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. … King Cabs have barely acceptable (back seat) knee space if the front seat's not set far back. Crews have generous legroom.” -- 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, six cup holders and a tilt steering column, but buyers will have to upgrade to the SV trim or higher for power door locks and windows, remote keyless entry and courtesy lights. Keep in mind that a sparsely-equipped base model is typical for a full-size pickup.

The Titan’s optional features list covers the basics: power seats, Bluetooth, an iPod interface, an auxiliary jack and satellite radio, but competitors offer more useful and high-tech features. The Ram 1500 is available with a hard drive that allows owners to store 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 Ford’s Work Solutions in-truck computer system, which includes a tool and fleet tracker and even a printer. While these features come at a price, if you’re looking for anything more than the most basic technology in your truck, there are better choices than the Titan. 

  • "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

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 Ram 1500, reviewers like that the Nissan Titan includes plenty of cup holders, bins, in-bed storage and a nearly flat floor for cargo. King Cab models of the Nissan Titan can hold up to 48.1 cubic feet of cargo behind the front row with the back seat folded, while Crew Cab models can hold up to 61 cubic feet of cargo behind the front seats.

  • "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, and 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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