Nissan Offers Minor Updates for 2011 Titan

Huw Evans
by Huw Evans

After the plan to sell a new Titan derived from the Dodge Ram 1500 was canned a couple of years ago, Nissan‘s full-size pickup has remained somewhat in limbo. For the 2011 model year, the Titan will solider on with only minor updates, essentially 4×4 badging added to the tail gate of four-wheel drive models and revised names for trim levels – S, SV and SL in place of the previous (and familiar) XE, SE and LE.

For off-road fans, the Pro 4X will continue unchanged. Other than that, the 2011 will be much like the current Titan, employing just a single engine – a 5.6-liter single overhead cam V8 with 317 horsepower. It’s a flex fuel engine with E85 capability and Nissan claims that with it, the Titan can tow up to 9,500 lbs, but the lack of change and options compared with some rivals, especially Ford, Ram and GM, is likely to further hurt sales, which have trailed off considerably in the last few years. Rumors indicate that their might be an all new Titan by 2014, but by then the original will have been on the market for more than a decade with very few changes, which might hurt Nissan’s chance to gain new full-size truck customers.

Read AutoGuide’s 2010 Nissan Titan Review here.

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  • Tony Henry Tony Henry on Dec 30, 2011

    Nissan use to be Datson for over 45yrs. I know that their truck, and cars are very dependable. My frontier tension pulley for my airconditioner is wearing out but the truck keeps rolling on. Yes I'm waiting for a new pulley to replace the old one, it's just so nice to have a great truck! I am going to continue to buy nissan for their dependability, toughness, and inovative build of the vehicles, they will never disappoint you!

  • Scotty gunter Scotty gunter on Jan 21, 2012

    I am a new owner of a 2011 nissan titan. I have to say that it is the best truck i have had. I owned a chevy z-71 and i wanted the same options in the nissan so i opted for the pro 4x package and i am absolutely happy with the truck. my wife has a 2006 xterra and all i've done to it is tires and it had one recall. I think personally this truck is way under rated it is an awesome vehicle