Nissan revealed its refreshed 2020 Titan full-size pickup truck at the 2019 State Fair of Texas in Dallas, and we were there to get you all the details. But we didn’t drive it — yet — because it’s a state fair and if we drove it around the fairgrounds, Big Tex’s hair might catch fire … again.
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Nissan eliminated both the Titan XD diesel version and regular-cab body style for 2020, but the updates to the Titan go beyond those two subtractions. Exterior styling is now cohesive and handsome — particularly with the orange accents on the Pro-4X trim — and the interior gets a decent set of updates, as well, to make it more competitive in the full-size truck class. The most important addition is probably an updated multimedia system to replace one that seemed old, outdated and completely outclassed by its rivals’ offerings. Standard is a new 8-inch display, but the real star is the optional 9-incher.
Under the hood is the 5.6-liter Endurance V-8, the only available engine for 2020 now making 400 horsepower and 413 pounds-feet of torque. That V-8 is paired to a new, in-house nine-speed automatic transmission. We’ll have to wait and see how well the extra power and torque play with the transmission.
Elsewhere in the world of pickups, Ford took (or retook? At some point Ford was leading, probably) the crown of most torque for a heavy-duty diesel pickup, and also the best-in-class claimed payload and towing titles. For now.
Meanwhile, Chevrolet and Ram each revealed more special editions of their pickups at the State Fair of Texas, both focusing on blacking out the exterior as much as possible — one of the Chevrolet special editions is only available with black exterior paint. We also got a chance to get behind the wheel on- and off-road with the new 2020 Toyota Tacoma while we were in Dallas.
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