Titan Trials: Which Will Triumph in the Towing Olympiad – Technology or Old-Fashioned Skill (and Mirrors)? (Video)

It’s Russia vs USA as we hold our first annual Towing Olympiad!

By this point, we already know the Nissan Titan can hack it off road. We know it can handle the world’s toughest towing test: the Ike Gauntlet. But taking the towing angle one step further, there’s a question that we need to answer. Does modern technology really help when it comes to towing. Specifically, does a 360-degree camera really help all that much while maneuvering a trailer? In TFL’s inaugural Towing Olympiad, that’s exactly what we find out.

Now, we know the Nissan Titan’s capability by the number. Its naturally-aspirated 5.6-liter V8 puts out 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. The Titan comes with a 7-speed automatic transmission, and gets 15 mpg in the city and 20 on the highway. It’s also good for towing up to 9,250 pounds in the PRO-4X. For just over $53,000 as equipped, this Solar Flare Yellow Titan is a capable, well-equipped truck for the money.

Titan Trials Truck Towing Olympiad
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However, we’re interested in the truck’s camera system and whether it helps when it comes to towing. To put it to the ultimate test, TFL’s Andre Smirnov squares off against none other than Mr. Truck himself – Kent Sundling. One will use the old-fashioned mirror approach when backing a trailer, while the other will rely exclusively on the camera system. Which will emerge victorious? Watch the video above to find out in our latest episode of Titan Trials!

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