CARS.COM — Nissan's Titan long has been a marginal seller in the half-ton pickup truck class. But as half tons continue to sell like mad, overall Titan sales (Titan and Titan XD) and reputational momentum have also, well, picked up — to the tune of nearly 142 percent at the end of 2017 versus the end of 2016, and that was before the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released the 2018 Titan's improved crash scores and Nissan announced some additional accessories.
Still, fuel economy is fairly average among competitors: 15/21/18 mpg city/highway/combined in base form by EPA figures. How does that affect what you'll pay out of pocket at the pump?
Given fuel prices this week, the Titan's 390-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8 and seven-speed automatic transmission may not be the most efficient engine available in the class — but it would generally cost you less to fill up than it did a week ago.
- With the national average for regular gas at $2.55 a gallon Thursday per the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, filling the 2018 Titan's 26-gallon tank from an empty state would cost you $66.30.
- In Mississippi and Texas, where the average cost of regular was the lowest in the U.S. for a second straight week at $2.30 a gallon, filling up a Titan would cost $59.80.
- In Hawaii — where the average price of regular actually increased to $3.45 a gallon, up from $3.43 the previous week — filling up a Titan would cost you a whopping $89.70.
After two weeks steadying at $2.60 a gallon nationally following a steady rise through January and early February, prices dropped significantly for regular this past week. The national average for premium fuel also dropped, to $3.09; diesel's decline in average cost was far less than either regular or premium, shaving a couple of cents off to average at $2.98.
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