Light Duty 0-60 MPH Matchup: 2014 Nissan Titan – Solo and with Boat in Tow

2014 nissan titan towing boat tigeThe 2014 Nissan Titan, the 2014 GMC Sierra 5.3L, and the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado compete in the same light duty pickup truck segment. Except of course that they don’t really compete because if you are a Nissan guy or gal you’ll probably drive a Nissan pickup trucks for your entire life. The same can be said for the other truck brands as well. In another fun and informative TFLtruck video we decided to find out which of these three trucks is the fastest from 0-60 MPH and which one is fastest towing a Tige ski boat from 0-60 MPH. In this part 2 of this ultimate matchup towing challenge we start by testing the Titan from 0-60 MPH.

This 2014 Nissan Titan KingCab 4×4 PRO-4X has all options and a 3.36 rear axle ratio (for 12 city / 17 hwy MPG).  Nissan lists the final driver ratio (including the transmission gearing at 4.10).  Hence, it’s “acting as a 4.10”.  The test truck has the 5.6-liter V8 (317 hp and 385 lb-ft) and stickered for $43,355.  All our 0-60 MPH tests have used the same Tige 22Ve test boat and trailer – totaling a 5,740 lbs.

2014 nissan titan king towing boat tige

 Tow Matchup Participant Solo With Boat
2014 GMC Sierra CrewCab 4×4 5.3L 9.43 sec 18.91 sec
2014 Nissan Titan KingCab 4×4 PRO-4X 5.6L 8.74 sec 17.27 sec
2014 Chevrolet Silverado CrewCab 4×4 6.2L 7.71 sec 15.10 sec

It’s good to compare this three part series with the previous triplet of towing tests.



Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.