Childre Nissan Compares 2019 Nissan Titan VS 2019 Toyota Tundra Near Gray, GA

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2019 Nissan Titan

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2019 Toyota Tundra

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 Tundra doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

Full-time four-wheel drive is optional on the Titan. Full-time four-wheel drive gives added traction for safety in all conditions, not just off-road, like the only system available on the Tundra.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Titan PRO-4X’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The Tundra doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

The Titan (except S/SV/SL) offers an optional Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Tundra only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

The Titan (except S/SV) offers optional NissanConnect Services, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Tundra doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Titan and the Tundra 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 daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems 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 Tundra’s 3-year basic warranty expires 2 years and 64000 miles sooner.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Toyota vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 11 more problems per 100 vehicles, Toyota is ranked 17th, below the industry average.

Engine Comparison

The Titan’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 80 more horsepower (390 vs. 310) and 67 lbs.-ft. more torque (394 vs. 327) than the Tundra’s standard 4.6 DOHC V8. The Titan’s 5.6 DOHC V8 produces 9 more horsepower (390 vs. 381) than the Tundra’s optional 5.7 DOHC V8.

As tested in Motor Trend the Nissan Titan is faster than the Toyota Tundra 5.7 DOHC V8:




Zero to 60 MPH

6.5 sec

6.7 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

11 sec

11.2 sec

Quarter Mile

15 sec

15.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

93.9 MPH

92.7 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Titan gets better fuel mileage than the Tundra:







5.6 V8/7-spd. Auto

15 city/21 hwy

15 city/19 hwy

4.6 V8/Auto




13 city/18 hwy

5.7 V8/Auto


5.6 V8/7-spd. Auto

15 city/21 hwy

14 city/18 hwy

4.6 V8/Auto


5.6 V8/7-spd. Auto

15 city/20 hwy

13 city/17 hwy

5.7 V8/Auto

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Titan stops much shorter than the Tundra:





60 to 0 MPH

123 feet

145 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Titan has larger standard tires than the Tundra (265/75R18 vs. 255/70R18).

The Nissan Titan’s wheels have 6 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Toyota Tundra only has 5 wheel lugs per wheel.

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 Tundra 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 Tundra base model’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 Tundra doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

The Titan Long Bed S Single Cab 4x4 handles at .74 G’s, while the Tundra Short Bed TRD Pro CrewMax 4x4 pulls only .66 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 2.3 seconds quicker than the Tundra Short Bed TRD Pro CrewMax 4x4 (28.3 seconds @ .59 average G’s vs. 30.6 seconds @ .53 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

The front grille of the Titan uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Tundra doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Titan Crew Cab has 2.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Tundra (119.7 vs. 117).

The Titan Crew Cab has 1.3 inches more front headroom and 1.5 inches more rear headroom than the Tundra CrewMax.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Nissan Titan PRO-4X/Platinum Reserve offers an optional rear cargo step, which allows for much easier access to the cargo area. The Toyota Tundra doesn’t offer a rear cargo step.

The Titan has stake post holes, to allow the containment of tall, light loads. The Tundra doesn’t offer stake post holes.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Titan (except S/SV)’s optional easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Tundra doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The Titan’s standard power windows allow the driver or passenger to lower and raise the windows without leaning over or being distracted. The Tundra Work Truck doesn’t offer power windows.

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 Tundra’s power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully. Only its driver’s window opens automatically. The Tundra’s optional windows’ 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 Tundra 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. The Tundra Work Truck doesn’t offer power locks.

The Pushbutton Start standard on the Titan allows you to start the engine without removing a key from pocket or purse (optional Intelligent Key will also allow unlocking the driver’s door without taking your keys out). The Toyota Tundra doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

The Titan’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Tundra SR’s standard wipers have no intermittent settings at all, so the driver will have to constantly turn them on and off. The Titan’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Tundra SR5/Limited/Platinum/1794/TRD’s manually variable intermittent wipers don’t change delay with speed.

The Titan’s power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Tundra’s power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.

Both the Titan and the Tundra offer available heated front seats. The Titan also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Tundra.

On extremely cold winter days, the Titan’s optional (except S/SV/SL) heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The Tundra doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Titan owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Titan with a number “8” insurance rate while the Tundra is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Titan is less expensive to operate than the Tundra because typical repairs cost much less on the Titan than the Tundra, including $112 less for a water pump, $28 less for a muffler, $414 less for a starter and $6 less for fuel injection.

Recommendations Comparison

Motor Trend selected the Titan as their 2017 Truck of the Year. The Tundra was Truck of the Year in 2008.

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