In the full-size 2018 Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra, you can tow and haul sizeable loads in style. And they're available in trims and customizable specs. Which of these trucks better speaks your language? Check out our comparison guide to learn more about these popular pickups.
Most in Cabin Comfort and Versatility: 2018 Nissan Titan
Throughout your travels, the Titan delivers a smooth, quiet ride. In fact, the Nissan has got one of the best rides in the class. We're also big fans of the new Nissan Titan King Cab, with room for five or six passengers, depending on trim level. The King Cab is perfect for anyone who hauls heavy loads across long distances, because it's got the leg- and elbowroom your crew needs for a comfortable ride.
Like the Titan, the Toyota Tundra gets high marks for seat comfort. The Tundra 1794 Edition even supplies a 12-way adjustable power driver seat with power thigh and lumbar adjustability. With it, drivers of all shapes and sizes can find the perfect spot behind the wheel. However, the Tundra's ride comfort trails that of the Titan; it's just not quite as smooth.
Passenger Safety: It's a Tie!
Both the 2018 Nissan Titan and the Toyota Tundra earned four out five stars for overall protection, impressive showings for these big trucks. No matter which pickup you choose, you can add optional driver aids to help you avoid danger. The Titan's optional Around View Monitor helps you navigate awkward spaces, like parallel parking spots. The Tundra's optional forward collision warning system actively helps you pull up short of danger, automatically applying the brakes whenever necessary.
Rugged Performance: 2018 Nissan Titan
The Titan comes standard with a strong powertrain, delivering both smooth acceleration and rugged off-road capabilities. The standard 5.6-liter V8 engine produces up to 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque, making it easy to keep up with traffic in the Titan. The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission for optimal fuel economy at high speeds. The Titan beats the Tundra with 15 city/21 highway mpg. When you add four-wheel drive, the Titan moves over soft surfaces, like sand, mud, and snow, with ease.
The Toyota Tundra offers two V8 engines, so you can select the powertrain that works for your needs. The base engine is a 4.6-liter V6 that delivers 310 horses and 327 pound-feet of torque. It earns the Tundra's best EPA ratings, with up to 15/19 mpg. You can also choose the more powerful 5.7-liter V8, which maximizes acceleration and hauling capabilities with 381 horses and 401 pound-feet of torque.
Max Towing: 2018 Toyota Tundra
If you've got a massive boat or camper to tow, the Tundra is your best bet. This full-size pickup truck tows max loads of 10,200 pounds. The 2018 Nissan Titan isn't quite as capable, but the Titan still a good pick for moving heavy toys. This Nissan maxes out at 9,740 pounds.
The 2018 Nissan Titan and the Toyota Tundra impress with their towing capabilities and powerful V8 engines. However, the Titan is our overall pick. Nissan surpasses the competition with the Titan's roomy new King cabin and quiet, refined ride. You'll also find a wide range of safety aids for increased vigilance on a crowded highway.