Childre Nissan Compares 2019 Nissan Titan VS 2018 Ford F-150 Near Macon, GA

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2019 Nissan Titan

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2018 Ford F-150

Safety Comparison

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Titan Crew Cab/King Cab are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The F-150 doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

Both the Titan and the F-150 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

The Titan comes with a full 5-year/100,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes free 24-hour roadside assistance. The F-150’s 3-year basic warranty expires 2 years and 64000 miles sooner.

Reliability Comparison

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Titan has a standard 710-amp battery. The F-150’s 610-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in reliability, above the industry average. With 19 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 16th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2018 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 4 places higher in reliability than Ford.

Engine Comparison

The Titan’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 100 more horsepower (390 vs. 290) and 129 lbs.-ft. more torque (394 vs. 265) than the F-150’s standard 3.3 DOHC V6. The Titan’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 65 more horsepower (390 vs. 325) than the F-150’s optional 2.7 turbo V6. The Titan’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 15 more horsepower (390 vs. 375) than the F-150’s optional 3.5 turbo V6.

As tested in Motor Trend the Nissan Titan is faster than the Ford F-150:



F-150 V6

F-150 twin turbo V6

Zero to 30 MPH

2.4 sec

2.8 sec

2.5 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

6.5 sec

7.6 sec

7 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

11 sec

13 sec

12.2 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

18 sec

21.5 sec

20.3 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

3.3 sec

3.7 sec

3.7 sec

Quarter Mile

15 sec

15.9 sec

15.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

93.9 MPH

88.2 MPH

89.5 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Nissan Titan uses regular unleaded gasoline. The F-150 with the 3.5 turbo V6 engine requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Titan has 3 gallons more fuel capacity than the F-150’s standard fuel tank (26 vs. 23 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Titan stops much shorter than the F-150:





60 to 0 MPH

123 feet

140 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Titan has larger standard tires than the F-150 (265/75R18 vs. 245/70R17).

For better load carrying, ride, handling and brake cooling the Titan has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the F-150.

The Titan has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The F-150 doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Titan has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Titan flat and controlled during cornering. The F-150’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The Titan has engine speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The F-150 doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

The Titan Long Bed S Single Cab 4x4 handles at .74 G’s, while the F-150 Raptor SuperCab pulls only .70 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Titan Short Bed Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the F-150 Raptor SuperCab (28.3 seconds @ .59 average G’s vs. 29.2 seconds @ .59 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

The Titan is shorter than the F-150, making the Titan easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces:




Extended Cab Standard Bed

228.1 inches

231.9 inches

Crew Cab Short Bed

228.1 inches

231.9 inches

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the Titan has an electronically controlled liquid-filled front engine mount. A computer controlled electric current in the liquid changes its viscosity, allowing the mount to dampen the engine completely at all RPMs. The F-150 uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Titan Single Cab has a much larger cargo box than the F-150 shortbed (74.8 vs. 62.3 cubic feet).

The Nissan Titan has a standard tailgate assist feature, which prevents the heavy tailgate from falling with a crash and causing injury. It allows adults and children to easily open and close the tailgate with one hand to better facilitate loading and unloading. Tailgate assist costs extra on the Ford F-150.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Titan’s standard power windows allow the driver or passenger to lower and raise the windows without leaning over or being distracted. Power windows cost extra on the F-150.

The Titan’s front power windows open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The F-150’s basic optional power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them. The F-150 XLT/Lariat/King Ranch/Platinum’s rear windows don’t close automatically.

If the front windows are left open on the Titan the driver can close them at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the F-150 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Titan’s standard power locks allow the driver or passenger to lock or unlock all the doors at a touch without leaning over. Power locks cost extra on the F-150.

When the Titan with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The F-150’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the Titan, connecting the driver and passenger’s cell phones to the vehicle systems. This allows them to use the vehicle’s stereo and hand controls to place calls safely and easily. Bluetooth costs extra on the F-150.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Titan is less expensive to operate than the F-150 because typical repairs cost much less on the Titan than the F-150, including $205 less for a water pump and $204 less for fuel injection.

Recommendations Comparison

Truck Trend performed a comparison test in its May 2017 issue and the Nissan Titan Short Bed Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4 won out over the Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab.

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