Whether for work or play, full-size pickup trucks like the 2017 Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra tow and haul heavy loads like they were specially designed for the task. Because, well, they were. But the benefits don't stop there - these two models chauffer you around town with style and comfort to spare. Read our guide to learn where each model stands in a head-to-head competition.
2017 Nissan Titan vs Toyota Tundra
Cabin Comfort and Configurations
With the newly redesigned Titan, you can choose between the single cab, extended cab, and crew cab. The latter is an especially roomy option, with room for up to five or six passengers. The extra seating will come in handy when it's time to haul the family, your boat, and even the dog out to the lake for a little adventure. In addition to maximum passenger comfort, the Titan provides a convenient lockable bin under the rear seats, so you can stow valuables inside the cabin and out of sight.
The Toyota Tundra also offers an attractive cabin, which is available in the same three options - regular, extended, and crew. The Tundra crew cabin even features a reclining seat back, so passengers can really splay out on long rides to the coast. However, while the crew cab's seat cushions flip up for extra storage space, you don't get the Titan's handy lockable bin for extra security.
Performance and Fuel Economy
To get the most in highway mileage, choose the 2017 Nissan Titan. Depending on powertrain configuration, it earns up to 15 city/21 highway mpg. The Titan is also as smooth as it is powerful, and it even feels nimble in tight parking lot situations.
The Toyota Tundra can almost match the Titan's EPA ratings, earning up to 15/19 mpg. This truck also feels light and agile as you maneuver it into tight parking spaces. However, its light steering isn't as helpful on the highway, where handling feels heavy. The Tundra's ride can be a bit harsh for some, so make sure you give this model a test drive before you make any commitments.
Learn More about the Nissan Titan
These full-size trucks are both big on power and performance, but we think the 2017 Nissan Titan is the total package. In addition to towing heavy loads, it saves you the most on gas, especially on the highway. The Titan's spacious cabin provides plenty of refinement, even when you're making your way out to rugged worksites. The tech lineup does an excellent job of keeping you connected, giving you the power to make hands-free calls or stream podcasts from devices. The Nissan Titan is the winner in this head-to-head.