2018 Nissan Frontier vs 2018 Nissan Titan Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Nissan Frontier

2018 Nissan Frontier

Engine

2.5L

Horsepower

152hp

MPG (City/Highway)

19/23 *

Transmission

5-Speed Manual Transmission


2018 Nissan Titan

2018 Nissan Titan

Engine

5.6L

Horsepower

390hp

MPG (City/Highway)

15/21 *

Transmission

7-speed Automatic Transmission

2018 Nissan Frontier vs 2018 Nissan Titan

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The 2018 Nissan Frontier and 2018 Nissan Titan definitely complement each other. While the Frontier appeals to one set of shoppers, the Titan appeals to another. Each has a tough demeanor, ample performance, and people-pleasing cabins. Choosing between them is easier with information to guide you.

Performance

Frontiers have a thrifty four-cylinder engine that produces 171 lb.-ft. of torque. It also has a more powerful V6. The outlay is 281 horsepower and 261 lb.-ft. of torque. On the Titan and Titan XD, Nissan’s 5.6-liter engine generates 390 horsepower and 394 lb.-ft. of torque. You can also get the Titan XD diesel. This remarkable engine generates 310 horsepower and 555 lb.-ft. of torque. If you think of these trucks as a continuum, you can find exactly the right weight capacity in a Frontier, Titan or Titan XD. Trailering capacity grows from 3500 to 6300 pounds with the Frontier. It tops out at 9390 or 12,500 pounds with the Titan (gas engine) and Titan XD (diesel). Payload capacity is almost 2,000 pounds (Titan gas model) or over 2,500 pounds (XD diesel).

Size and Style Considerations

Frontiers come with two cab sizes, two bed sizes, and three cab/bed combinations. Titans come with three cab sizes, three bed sizes, and five cab/bed combinations. Let’s look at how the beds compare. Sizes range from 59.5 (shortest Frontier) to 73.3 (longest Frontier) inches vs 65 (shortest Titan) vs. to 77 (standard Titan) to 96 inches (longest Titan). The Frontier cargo box height is 18 inches. The maximum width is 61.4 inches, and minimum width is 44.4 inches (between the wheel wells). The Titan cargo box height is 20.8 inches. The maximum width is 61.4 inches (Titan) or 63.8 inches (XD). At its narrowest, the width is 50 inches. All models offer Utili-Track with adjustable tie-downs to keep cargo safe and secure. Other bed options include a spray-in bedliner, a built-in trailer hitch, and a bed extender. Titans also have a damped tailgate to make raising and lowering it easier and safer. The Frontier’s size is an advantage for those with smaller garages. The wheelbase is as much as 12 inches shorter. This allows it to have a turning diameter of 43.4 inches, tighter than the Titan by five inches or more.

Interiors

All Nissans offer a display screen or a touchscreen. Most offer a rearview camera, including the Frontier S edition. With the NissanConnect touchscreen, you’ll enjoy a user-friendly entertainment system with voice commands and helpful apps. Frontiers offer a four-person cabin with two facing backrow seats or a five-person, two-row cabin. Titans have a single row cab, a two-row, five-passenger King Cab similar to the Frontier’s Crew cab, and a larger six-passenger Crew Cab with a bigger backseat. Frontiers go from sturdy workhorses with quality materials to comfortable family-oriented rides. Titans go from similar workhorses to premium interiors with an eye for luxuries. If you crave rich leathers and beautiful woods in your cabin, the Titan Platinum Reserve trim is for you.

There’s so much more to explore with these two pickups. Find your match in the 2018 Nissan Frontier or the 2018 Nissan Titan when you visit our dealership. Our knowledgeable staff can help you match your hauling needs to the right truck.


* 19 city / 23 highway 4-cylinder engine with automatic transmission: 17 city / 22 highway 4×2 with V6 engine and manual transmission: 16 city / 22 highway 4×2 with V6 engine and automatic transmission:
* S, SV, SL, and Platinum Reserve trims: 15 MPG city / 21 MPG highway (18 MPG combined)
Fuel Economy based on targeted 2018 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2018 TITAN only. TITAN XD fuel economy estimate is not available. EPA data not available at time of publication. Targeted fuel economy estimate based on Nissan internal testing results, subject to EPA confirmation. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions