2017 Nissan Titan 1/2-Ton: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know, Almost [Video]

2017 nissan titan light duty
The 2017 Nissan Titan press event recently finished with the embargo for driving impressions and a Titan warranty announcement set for Monday, August 15 at 12:01 am (ET). Fortunately, TFLtruck is permitted to share technical information right now. Let’s start with the 2017 Nissan Titan 1/2-ton single cab. This vehicle was not available for driving, but here are the numbers.

The 2017 Nissan Titan 1/2-Ton single cab:

  • Highest payload of all of the light duty 2017 Titans at 1,930-lbs
  • Highest tow-rating of all of the light duty 2017 Titans at 9,730-lbs
  • Available 8-foot long bed
  • Standard integrated brake control with trailer sway control
  • Available in 4X4 and 4X2, a new V6 will be offered at a later date
  • Goes on sale in late fall 2016

2017 nissan titan 1500 light duty single cab v8

Here’s what Nissan told us about the new 5.6-liter V8:

  • 390 horsepower at 5,800 rpm
  • 394 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm (The old 5.6 made 317 hp and 385 lb-ft)

Other than the block, the engine is all-new. It is now direct-injected, it has a new intake, new heads, new piston design and a new exhaust system – just to name a few components.

Efficiency enhancements and the new 7-speed automatic transmission:

  • 1st: 4.887, 2nd: 3.170, 3rd: 2.027, 4th: 1.412, 5th: 1.000, 6th: 0.864, 7th: 0.775
  • The transmission has a fluid warmer which helps with efficiency mitigating parasitic loss.
  • (According to Nissan), efficiency has increased by (up to 28%)
  • The 2017 Nissan Titan 1/2-ton pickup can get up to 15 mpg city, 21 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined.
  • Aerodynamics are enhanced by using active grill shutters, aerodynamic under-body trays, a sealing strip between the bed and body – same with the upper section of the front bumper, roof & tailgate spoilers and covered tow-hook holes.

2017 Nissan TITAN Crew Cab

Nissan offers Around View 360 monitor, blind spot warning, front and rear sonar sensors as well.

Nissan says they re-tuned everything from the chassis, suspension, body mounts, hydraulic cab mountings and even the steering system. These improvements (according to Nissan) improve ride quality, performance and lower sound levels by 10 dB. Laminated side glass, extra engine isolation (three layers of sound-deadening material, over the one layer in the old Titan) and improved body sealing all aid in noise-level control.

The 2017 Nissan Titan 1/2-ton PRO-4X adds:

  • Updated 4X4 transfer case, steering, body mounts and Bilstein shocks
  • General Grabber APT off-road tires
  • Around-view 360 monitor with a right, front camera focused on the passenger’s side front wheel
  • Electronic locking rear differential
  • Hill decent control
  • Front skid plate
  • Unique 4X4 IP off-road information


There are four trim levels available for the 2017 Nissan Titan 1/2-ton (which match the XD models). The Nissan Titan is available in S, SV, Pro 4X, SL and Platinum Reserve.

The 2017 Nissan Titan 1/2-ton will be on sale late August of 2016.

While I am restricted from discussing driving impressions until August 15th, we were able to put together a video showing driving, component demonstrations and a brief off-road course.

I can say this: I am excited to tell you more.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.