The 2020 Nissan Titan made its debut at this year’s State Fair of Texas showing off a sporty new look, retuned engine, and upgraded tech. This is a competitive space and Nissan hopes to up the appeal of the Titan and get more people to give this full-size truck a closer look.
There’s a whole new exterior design that follows the current trend toward bold grilles. Nissan calls the theme Powerful Warrior and it fits the description. There’s nothing timid or reserved about the new Titan and it looks eager to tackle the work day.
Power for the 2020 Titan comes from a 5.6-liter V8 engine with 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. That’s up a bit from the previous 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. Nissan says this retuned engine also delivers improved performance with faster acceleration.
The old 7-speed automatic transmission is gone. In its place is a new 9-speed automatic transmission. This should provide a nicer ride with smoother, less noticeable shifts.
There are big changes inside as well and they give the Titan a more upscale and modern feel. There’s an 8-inch standard infotainment screen, which is the largest standard screen in the class, and an available 9-inch screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard and available wi-fi allows for the connection of up to six devices.
Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats are standard across the lineup and there are improved materials on every trim to make the interior a more comfortable space for passengers. A newly available dual panel panoramic moonroof – the largest in the segment at over three-feet square – gives the cabin an open, airy feel.
Standard safety includes Nissan Safety Shield 360. This bundles automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, high beam assist, and rear automatic braking into one package.
Also standard is rear door alert that reminds you to check the back seats if those door were opened. The safety list grows when you add available features like forward collision warning, around view monitor, cruise control, driver alertness, and traffic sign recognition.
The 2020 Nissan Titan will be available with two-wheel or four-wheel drive and king or crew cab configurations in a range of five trims. Pricing has yet to be released and will come closer to the on-sale date early next year.