CARS.COM — Nissan’s redesigned 2017 Titan competes with other full-size pickup trucks such as the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500. When properly equipped, the Titan can tow more than 9,000 pounds and carry more than 1,500 pounds of payload. What we loaded it with in our Car Seat Check won’t tip the scales quite that high. We tested the 2017 Titan Platinum Reserve crew cab with a leather interior and room for five. It easily fit our three car seats across its roomy backseat.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Three
What We Like
- The Titan has two sets of lower Latch anchors in the outboard seats. The anchors are in slits in the seat cushions and are easy to use. The three tether anchors sit behind the rear seatbacks. They were surprisingly easy to use despite their hidden location.
- Both the rear-facing infant and convertible seats fit well. There were no installation issues and no need to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate either car seat.
- To install the forward-facing convertible, the owner’s manual recommends removing the head restraint first and then installing the car seat using the lower Latch anchors before connecting to the top tether anchors. We followed those instructions, but made sure to add a lot of slack to the Latch straps before connecting to the lower anchors. Next, we folded the seatback forward and connected the tether strap to the anchor, tightening the strap as much as possible. After putting the Titan’s rear seatback into the upright position, we were able to keep tightening the tether strap — that’s not always possible with this tether design. We then tightened the lower Latch straps to get a secure fit. After all that effort, the forward convertible fit well.
- The booster seat also fit well on the flat rear seat.
What We Don’t Like
- The only mark against the Titan is its floppy seat belt buckles, which makes it difficult for kids to buckle up independently.