2012 Nissan Titan

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15 reviews
Available Price Range $16,963-$32,143 Trims14 Combined MPG 14-15 Seats 5-6

Our Take on the 2012 Nissan Titan

Our Take

The Titan comes in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and the off-road-ready PRO-4X, which includes an electronic locking rear differential, 18-inch alloy wheels, BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires, skid plat... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Uninspired interior
  • No V-6 engine
  • No regular cab version or 8-foot bed
  • High price
  • Marginal IIHS side-impact crash rating
  • No optional integrated trailer-brake controller or trailer-sway control

Notable Features

  • Standard V-8 power
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Standard captain's chairs on SL model
  • Two cab and three bed configurations


Consumer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

Based on 15 reviews

Rugged Design, Great Value

by Route Boy from New York on May 1, 2012

2012 Titan Pro-4X - another reviewer stated the Nissan can't compare to RAM,GMC, and Ford . First off, I think the interiors in these are great - the hit on plastics used is grossly overstated. I sugg... Read Full Review

14 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Warranty Coverage





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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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