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Nissan upgrades Titan pickup for 2013

The redesigned truck gets new options, slight price bump.

By AutoWeek Nov 13, 2012 8:59AM

2013 Nissan Titan (© Nissan North America)





Nissan announced pricing for the 2013 Titan pickup last Friday. The Japanese full-size truck will start at $29,815 for the Titan S King Cab 4x2, while the SL Crew Cab will be the most expensive, topping out at $43,735. Those are price increases of $300 and $1,600 over 2012 models.


All 2013 Nissan Titan pickups get the company’s 5.6-liter V8 producing 317 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard and maximum towing capacity tops out at 9,500 pounds for the King Cab and 9,400 pounds for the Crew Cab.


Trim levels remain the same for 2013. S and SV are lower trims, PRO-4X is the off-road model, and SL comes with almost all of the goodies. Seven new colors are also offered.


Updates for 2013 include a new aerodynamic rear spoiler tailgate design, standard step rails on SV and SL models, a standard 120-volt outlet on SL models, new optional wheels and a few other bits. A four-spoke steering wheel replaces the three-spoke design.


The Titan PRO-4X gets a refreshed exterior. New graphics, a satin chrome grille, dark wheel finish and dark finish lower radiator skid plate differentiate it from last year’s model. The interior is also revised with white stitching accents, new logo design and Titan embroidery for cloth seats. The PRO-4X also comes standard with a display screen, USB input and satellite radio.


The 2013 Titan is in Nissan dealerships now.


-- Jake Lingeman


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Nov 13, 2012 10:13AM

The Titan isn't a terrible truck, but it still ranks last or near last in every full size truck category you can think of.  If the truck was priced more competitively, this wouldn't matter, but for what they are asking, the Titan just doesn't cut it.


Where is the diesel we keep hearing about?  Their only chance to survive is to beat the competition to the market with a half ton diesel. 

Nov 13, 2012 11:28AM
All trucks seem to be overpriced for what you are getting anymore. I have Chevy's, Ford's and Toyota's in my fleet that range from half ton to Super Duty F-450's. The biggest disgraces of them all are the Heavy Duty Ford's and Chevy's. When you are paying in excess of $50k for these trucks, you would think they would be built better and be more reliable than they are. NONE of the Heavy Duty trucks are capable of making it to 100k without having to dump cash into repairs, it's pathetic! They all get maintained by the book so it's not a maintenance issue.
  Maybe someone out there is having better luck but of my test group of 30 Heavy Duty trucks, none are worth the money.
  I agree with IRN, someone needs to step up to the plate with a half ton diesel.

Nov 13, 2012 10:04AM

i remember trying the titan out and checking online for them.

they seemed to be a nice truck but, there prices appeared way to high. if i remember they were priced higher than both the fords and toyotas!?

Nov 13, 2012 6:22PM
Titan has had some issues with quality, but way over priced with lousy mpg. The eco-boost is another alternative at least you get 25 mpg and almost 360 hp with an 8 speed automatic. I'm waiting for the new Canyon or Colorado to see what there mpg is. Frontier isn't that good either in mpg.
Nov 13, 2012 3:12PM
The size is nice especially interior room, however the Titans are not very fuel efficient and are still sporting one of the most unattractive front end styling treatments. If we could just have a midsized pickup with a 4 cyl diesel like is available all over the world except here in the "Consumer Nation".
Nov 13, 2012 3:31PM
Nov 14, 2012 7:18AM
I have a 2008 Titan Crew and glad to have it   Interstate driving 70mph gets 22 mpg (beats the heck out my 2 F150's)  Great ride, lots of room. lots of pulling power  and I would by another. 
Nov 13, 2012 10:02AM
Who in their right mind would shell out 29 to 43 grand for a wanna-be pickup truck? LOL.
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