Should I Upgrade to a 2020 Nissan Titan? [Video]

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The 2020 Nissan Titan is a huge improvement

It’s not an all-new truck, but the 2020 Nissan Titan (and Titan XD) made a huge leap forward with this newest model. The most notable changes come from the new nine-speed automatic transmission and completely revised interior. There are other updates, including some exterior styling updates, but the transmission and interior are notable.

The Titan was already an excellent truck; TFLtruck had a 2018 Titan for over six-months as a long-term tester. It was a Pro-4X that was put through the ringer over time. Check out the Nissan Titan Trials (here). Interestingly, we noted that the two things it needed most were transmission upgrades and a new interior.

I guess Nissan listened.

Just before the quarantine began to kick in, we had an extended loan of a fully loaded 2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4X. Driving this truck reinforced our perspective that Nissan did a damn good job.

It’s not perfect. The popular Pro-4X Crew Cab can haul 1,630 lbs and pull 9,210 lbs. That’s not bad, but it’s not class-leading. The 5.6-liter V8 makes maximum horsepower (400) only on premium fuel. The Titan’s 413 lbs-feet of torque is impressive, but it’s not class-leading either.

In this video, I discuss the Nissan Titan as a viable replacement for domestic pickup trucks. This is in response to an email from a viewer who was looking for a replacement for his GM pickup.

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.