2012 Nissan Titan PRO-4X: Video Road Test and Review

The Nissan Titan is a full-size pickup that can be had in both King Cab and Crew Cab models, each of which can seat up to six occupants thanks to an extended passenger compartment and the installation of an extra set of access points just behind the front doors. King Cab trucks feature rear-hinged half-doors while Crew Cab Titans offer four full-size doors. The Nissan Titan can also be equipped with either a five-foot, seven-inch or a seven-foot, three-inch cargo beds (Crew Cab), or a six-foot, six-inch bed (King Cab), The truck's towing capacity maxes out at a hefty 9,500 lbs.

All Nissan Titan pickups feature the same engine under the hood, a 5.6-liter V-8 that churns out 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is included free of charge, and fuel economy for the full-size truck shows as 13-mpg city and 17-mpg highway.

The Nissan Titan King Cab comes in three trim levels, while the Crew Cab adds a fourth top tier trim to its list of available models. The Titan S (MSRP $28,160) is designed to appeal to those looking for a basic work truck, as it offers manual windows and door locks, a CD player, air conditioning and 18-inch wheels (Crew Cab models add power accessories). The SV trim (MSRP $30,160) introduces a sliding rear window on King Cab models, a tow hitch, cruise control, chrome bumpers, power windows and door locks (again on the King Cab).

Four-wheel drive is optional with the Nissan Titan, and ordering it opens up the availability of the PRO-4X model. Intended to appeal to those seeking off-road adventure, PRO-4X trucks (MSRP $35,710) feature heavy-duty Rancho shocks, an electronic locking rear differential, knobby tires, skid plates and unique interior and exterior trim. The Crew Cab's SL (MSRP $38,080) luxury model provides the longest list of standard features, with highlights including leather seats, an upgraded audio system and dual automatic climate control.

As with most modern pickup trucks the Nissan Titan can be customized to within an inch of its life in the form of options and packages. Standouts from the available equipment list include the SV Value Truck package (parking sensors, front bucket seats, Bluetooth), the SV Premium Utility package (Value Truck contents plus power adjustable pedals, bedliner, lockable in-bed storage, louder stereo) and the PRO-4X Premium Utility package that dresses up the off-roader with much of the above-listed equipment. The PRO-4X and SL can also be outfitted with a navigation system, a sunroof and a DVD player for rear seat occupants via the Technology package.

A list of cars similar to the Titan include the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, 2012 Ford F-150 and 2012 Toyota Tundra.

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