Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Nissan Titan

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Nissan Titan

Five-Point Inspection

Do you remember the “ooga” horn sound cartoon characters used to make when they saw something shocking?

If you want to create a similar reaction, in real life, tell any Dodge, Ford or GM truckophile that you’re planning to buy a new Nissan Titan.

For the most part, their arguments will be well grounded. Nissan first sold the truck nearly a decade ago and has done little to update it since then.

People who belong in a truck, who really belong in a truck, are better off looking elsewhere. Work horses from the Detroit 3 stables beat it in almost every conceivable category.

Everyone — Nissan included — knows the Titan is getting by these days on Geritol and tanks worth of liquid Aleve.  That’s why the brand poached Frank Diaz: the man largely credited with getting the Ram in a position to brag about “guts and glory” on TV.

There could be something big brewing in Nissan’s truck division, but only time will tell. Given all that, this week’s Five-Point Inspection is dedicated to finding a few small things to like about the Titan.

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  • krell51

    I’ve owned a Chevy, GMC and a Titan, Titan is by far the better truck.

  • davepjr71

    I’ve always owned Dodge and just came from a Doge Dakota after 10 yrs of ownership. that was supposed to be a good truck and so far my Titan puts it to shame. I have absolutely no problems with the shifting and get better gas milage than the Dakota. Everyone knows the gas milage listed for the Big 3 is a crock.
    Hopefully, the new 2014 version will get some heads turned. Chevy can have 100 recalls and you never hear about it. Have 1 recall on a Toyota or Nissan and it’s headline news. Go to Titantalk and find out the truth about these trucks instead of reading this garbage. There are guys on there with trucks well over 100,000 miles.

  • borred

    Owned a GMC, Ford and my 2013 Titan is by FAR a better truck. LOOks better and power to gearing is very good. If you think the Titan is behind on power then line your new Domestic up beside at Titan at a track or light sometime and get embarrassed. I would bet everything that the 5.6 would out last any Domestic half ton motor for longevity as well. Every manufacturer cuts corners some where but Nissan with out a doubt makes a extremely strong motor.

  • Norm

    I love the the performance of my 2013 Nissan Titan ( just got it a week ago). When your talking about the power Titan always have it. I had 2007, 2010, and now 2013 Nissan Titan, every time I bought a new one I’m always happy to have one. The best truck ever.