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Review: 2021 Nissan Titan Pro-4X

"IS THAT THE DIESEL?" The five fellows surrounding our blood-red Nissan Titan Pro-4X were all cut from the same cloth, and that cloth was best described as "seriously worn-out Realtree Carhartt". They'd piled out of a white Transit work van, perhaps attracted by the diesel-like tickover of the direct-injection, 400-horsepower 5.6-liter V-8, unironically badged "ENDURANCE" by Nissan for half-ton applications.

So it's really more poseur than a hair metal band at an Iron Maiden concert? I kid, but not really too much. I don't understand Nissan's half-hearted/assed efforts in the truck segment. It's like they did it because someone told them to do it and they put in the minimal effort they could get away with. Then it will sell only a few and someone will say see they didn't want it.


It *does* have a bit of a hair-metal feel to it!

Pour some sugar on me or every rose has it's thorn? What say you?


So, I gather this one won't be on your short list for your personal truck's replacement. How convenient that you have it to review at this time. Is "nonplussed" your word of the week?

More than 15 years ago, the Titan showed up with the stoutest engine in the half-ton world. The 5.6 liter V8 was making over 300 horsepower when most F150s had 231 horsepower, and Ford's response was to turn the Triton into a frangible 3-valve practical joke. I met a number of people who bought Nissan Titans and loved them, but they sold them soon after they realized that they struggled to get ten miles per gallon towing instead of the fourteen or more that the trucks they'd traded in were returning. Sounds like Nissan still hasn't figured that part of the design brief out.
New Driver

I bought a base two wheel drive 2021 Titan back in March because my son who drives a 2017 Titan took it to college a thousand miles away and I realized that we had to have a truck in the family. I bought the 2021 Titan because it was $10k less than a comparable Chevy or Ford at the time. I’ve owned several Chevy trucks through the years and for general everyday use, I will take the Titan.

Dare I say, a well balanced review. Good one!
New Driver

I have a 2021 Titan Pro4X. The only new half ton truck worth owning. It outshines everything in its class except for in the fuel mileage department but for what it is I can deal with a few less mpg