How Does the 2018 Nissan Titan Compare to the 2018 Ford F-150?

The truck segment is one of the most competitive parts of the auto market. Dominated by a few big names, it takes a special sort of truck to make inroads there. The Nissan Titan is exactly that right kind of special. Available in five trims with a wide range of features and a powerful powertrain, the Titan offers a valuable alternative for drivers who want something different.

The best thing about the Nissan Titan? It's not just different, it's a genuine competitor. Even when you put it up against marketplace leaders like the Ford F-150, the Titan can hold its own. If you need proof, take a look at what both trucks have to offer.

The 2018 Nissan Titan

Made in America for American drivers, the Nissan Titan delivers a winning combination of features, comfort, and performance that puts it well inside the striking range of the market's most popular models. While it only has one powertrain -a powerful V8- it delivers a base level of performance that's competitive with the best that many of its competitors have to offer. Its 5-Year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty is also the best in its segment.

Performance: 5.6-liter V8 (390 horsepower, 394 pounds-feet of torque, 15/21 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Power-Adjust Mirrors, Trailer-Sway Control, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Climate-Controlled Front Seats, Leather Interior, Built-In Navigation, Rockford Fosgate Premium Audio System

Safety Features: Blind-Spot Monitoring, Sonar-Based Parking Assist, AroundView Bird's-Eye-Camera System, Braking Assist, Electronic Stability Control

Starting Price: $31,000

The 2018 Ford F-150

One of the market's best-selling trucks for years now, the latest version of the Ford F-150 benefits from a major redesign that offers improved power, a top-tier suite of features, and a wider array of options than almost any other truck on the road. If you have money to spend, the F-150 can deliver an exceptional pickup truck experience.

Performance: 3.3-liter V6 (290 horsepower, 265 pounds-feet of torque, 19/25 miles per gallon), 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (325 horsepower, 400 pounds-feet of torque, 20/26 miles per gallon), 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (375 horsepower, 470 pounds-feet of torque), 5.0-liter V8 (395 horsepower, 400 pounds-feet of torque, 17/23 miles per gallon), 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (450 horsepower, 510 pounds-feet of torque, 15/18 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Satellite Radio, Sync 3 Infotainment System, Leather Seating, Heated Seating, Ventilated Seating, Massage Seating, Bang & Olufsen Audio System, Built-In Wi-Fi

Safety Features: Blind-Spot Information System, Active Park Assist, 360-Degree Camera, Rearview Camera, Rear Parking Sensors, Electronic Stability Control

Starting Price: $30,000

Make no mistake, the 2018 Ford F-150 can be a very impressive truck with the right options. To unlock those options, however, you'll need to pay well above its $30,000 starting price. The Titan might not reach all the same heights that the F-150 can, but it also comes swinging right out of the gate.

The Titan's uniform V8 engine allows its base model to deliver more horsepower than almost all of the F-150's powertrain options. It can likewise match many of the F-150's features and safety options, delivering a superior truck experience that can cost significantly less. If money's not an option than the F-150 might be the truck you're looking for. If more affordable high performance is what you want, however, the Nissan Titan is one of the best options available.

Would you like to learn more about everything the new Nissan Titan has to offer? Get in touch with us at Peltier Nissan in Tyler, TX. Our friendly staff serves customers in Kilgore, Athens, Jacksonville, and more. We'd love the opportunity to tell you everything that our new Nissan inventory has to offer.

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