You know what all of us Texans love. A good state fair! You know what else we fancy? Big trucks! Nissan continues to throw its hat in the ring when it comes to a full-size pickup. In fact, we just got a good look at the 2020 Nissan Titan at this year’s Texas State Fair.
2020 Nissan Titan Specs
The new Titan is available in two cab styles. There is the small King Cab or the large Crew Cab. Other exterior styling updates include the prominent front grille, new lower fascia and available LED headlights. Opening up the tailgate also helps to show off the new four LED lighting system that shines across the entire bed.
Looking inside the Nissan Titan, we see some additional technology included. There is now a standard eight-inch center screen, but that can be upgraded to a nine-inch. There are also door-panel storage pockets, a panoramic sunroof and assist grips, on some models.
What we are most impressed by are the powertrain upgrades. The 5.6-liter V8 engine now pumps out 400 horsepower plus 413 lb-ft. of torque. That’s an additional ten horsepower over last year and an extra 19 lb-ft. This is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission, replacing last year’s seven-speed.
To complement the four-wheel-drive, there is an included off-road gauge. Of course, this truck also offers a low-range transfer case, hill-descent control and an electronic-locking rear-end.
If safety is your concern, you’ll be happy to know that there is plenty of additional technology, ready to keep you safe. Every model features eight airbags and the Nissan Safety Shield 360. This package of advanced innovations includes forward automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, reverse automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, automatic high beams and lane-departure warning. You can add in traffic-sign recognition, a surround-view camera and adaptive cruise control.
Ready to Drive This Truck?
We can’t say enough good about the improvements on the 2020 Titan. We are fans of the design, powertrain, safety upgrades and technology. Still, it’s hard to believe it will become more popular than the front runners. It’s hard to overtake the Ram 1500, Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado 1500.